Special Reports http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53362/more en Internet Threatens Art of Selling http://wardsauto.com/edealer/internet-threatens-art-selling <div class="field-deck"> 2014 WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dealership salespeople increasingly face shoppers who have done their homework online.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/edealer/internet-threatens-art-selling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/edealer/internet-threatens-art-selling#comments Public Retail Dealerships edealer North America U.S. Dealerships 2014 WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 Information Technology Internet Marketing Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:45:00 +0000 1001911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Customers still need confidence to buy, Grill says.</strong></p> Jeep Cherokee Celebrates Great Indoors http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/jeep-cherokee-celebrates-great-indoors <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Winners </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The latest installment in our series on 2014 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors features the Jeep Cherokee Limited, a well-equipped CUV with an interior that is upscale, boldly styled, comfortable and, yes, rugged. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/jeep-cherokee-celebrates-great-indoors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/jeep-cherokee-celebrates-great-indoors#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Jeep 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Information & Entertainment Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Vehicle Interiors active safety adaptive cruise control Indigo Blue Jeep Brown Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x4 Jeep Grand Cherokee Jeep Wrangler perforated leather Vesuvio Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:11:00 +0000 1000261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cherokee&rsquo;s &ldquo;Vesuvio&rdquo; color scheme erupts with blend of &ldquo;Jeep Brown&rdquo; and &ldquo;Indigo Blue&rdquo; leather.</strong></p> 2014 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Winner – Jeep Cherokee Limited http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winner-jeep-cherokee-limited <div class="node-body gallery-body">The ’14 Jeep Cherokee, with its fetching interior, pleasant on-road demeanor and available trail-ready drivetrain, is the ideal vehicle for the consumers – and we know there are many – who want a Jeep for its brand image and because it feels good on dirt roads and snow.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winner-jeep-cherokee-limited" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winner-jeep-cherokee-limited#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Jeep 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Information & Entertainment Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Vehicle Interiors Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:10:00 +0000 1000271 at http://wardsauto.com Car Buyers Becoming Less Interested in Test Drives http://wardsauto.com/edealer/car-buyers-becoming-less-interested-test-drives <div class="field-deck"> 2014 WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Traditional sales training stresses the importance of demo drives, but buyers take fewer of them, according to a new study.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/edealer/car-buyers-becoming-less-interested-test-drives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/edealer/car-buyers-becoming-less-interested-test-drives#comments Public Retail Dealerships edealer North America U.S. Dealerships 2014 WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 Information Technology Internet Marketing Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:40:00 +0000 1001901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>More women than men skip dealership demo drives.</strong></p> FEV Expanding Into HMI, Infotainment Testing http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/fev-expanding-hmi-infotainment-testing <div class="node-body article-body">There is not necessarily a correlation between a high-priced vehicle and a high-performing infotainment system, FEV says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/fev-expanding-hmi-infotainment-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/fev-expanding-hmi-infotainment-testing#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. 2014 SAE World Congress Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:04:00 +0000 998011 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>FEV wants to benchmark performance of infotainment systems, such as this one on new Toyota Highlander.</strong></p> Polar Vortex No Match for Sierra Denali http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/polar-vortex-no-match-sierra-denali <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Winners </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The latest installment in our series on 2014 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors highlights the GMC Sierra Denali, a truck that survived the Polar Vortex and promises to make job sites a lot less like work.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/polar-vortex-no-match-sierra-denali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/polar-vortex-no-match-sierra-denali#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. GMC 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Information & Entertainment Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Vehicle Interiors Chevrolet Silverado comfort ergonomics GMC Sierra Denali Pandora Internet radio Polar Vortex storage cubbies USB jacks Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:12:00 +0000 998471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Leather appointments give GMC Sierra Denali interior warm, durable feel.</strong></p> 2014 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Winner – GMC Sierra Denali http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winner-gmc-sierra-denali <div class="node-body gallery-body">With heated steering wheel and seats and ample damping, the interior blocked out the brutal cold, kept us comfy and entertained and made the harsh weather less treacherous. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winner-gmc-sierra-denali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winner-gmc-sierra-denali#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Chevrolet GMC 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Information & Entertainment Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Vehicle Interiors Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:11:00 +0000 999001 at http://wardsauto.com Line Blurred Between Luxury, Mainstream Interiors http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/line-blurred-between-luxury-mainstream-interiors <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Winners </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Even “entry-level” cars earning Ward’s 10 Best Interiors honors this year are delivering premium content. Each day for the next two weeks, WardsAuto will profile a winning interior. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/line-blurred-between-luxury-mainstream-interiors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/line-blurred-between-luxury-mainstream-interiors#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. Chevrolet Chrysler GMC Hyundai Jeep Kia Mazda Mercedes Rolls Royce Volkswagen 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Information & Entertainment Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Vehicle Interiors Voice Activation Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Chrysler 200C GMC Sierra Denali Hyundai Equus Ultimate Jeep Cherokee Limited Kia Soul Mazda3 Mercedes S550 Mercedes-Benz Rolls-Royce Wraith Volkswagen GTI Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:12:00 +0000 998401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>WardsAuto editors evaluated 41 new or improved interiors in picking winners.</strong></p> Lincoln MKX Concept Bows in Beijing http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lincoln-mkx-concept-bows-beijing <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Beijing Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The concept boasts an aerodynamic, sloping roofline, which Lincoln says gives it a sporty appearance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lincoln-mkx-concept-bows-beijing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lincoln-mkx-concept-bows-beijing#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Lincoln 2014 Beijing Auto Show Exterior Future Products Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:01:00 +0000 998951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lincoln MKX concept offers a glimpse at upcoming production model.&nbsp;</strong></p> Jeep Signals Importance of China With Four Design Concepts http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jeep-signals-importance-china-four-design-concepts <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Beijing Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">China already is Jeep’s largest market outside of the U.S., and plans are to add local assembly of the new small Renegade model to further growth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jeep-signals-importance-china-four-design-concepts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jeep-signals-importance-china-four-design-concepts#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Jeep 2014 Beijing Auto Show Exterior Interior Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:01:00 +0000 998701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Wrangler Sundancer Concept.</strong></p>