Chassis http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53393/more en Suzuki U.K. Pulls Out Stops on Celerio Brake Fix http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/suzuki-uk-pulls-out-stops-celerio-brake-fix <div class="node-body article-body">After Autocar magazine reported the failure of its emergency-braking test from high speed, Suzuki issued a safety recall, saying the problem was a flaw in the brake-pedal release mechanism. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/suzuki-uk-pulls-out-stops-celerio-brake-fix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/suzuki-uk-pulls-out-stops-celerio-brake-fix#comments Premium Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Australia United Kingdom Suzuki Retail Sales & Marketing Brakes Safety Vehicles in Operation Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:04:00 +0000 1232601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Suzuki resumes Celerio shipments to dealers.</strong></p> Corvette Z06 Tutorial: Know Your Limits http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/corvette-z06-tutorial-know-your-limits <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 650-hp super car is capable of sprinting to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 2.9 seconds and traversing a quarter-mile (0.4 km) in less than 11 seconds. If you don’t know your limitations as a driver, or passenger, the Z06 will.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/corvette-z06-tutorial-know-your-limits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/corvette-z06-tutorial-know-your-limits#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America North America - Regional U.S. Chevrolet Porsche Aluminum Automatic Brakes Carbon Fiber Gasoline Manual Product Development Sales Results Supercharger Test Drives aerodynamics Alex MacDonald Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Corvette Z07 Corvette ZR1 downforce Michelin Pilot Sport Cup motion sickness Performance Data Recorder Spring Mountain Tadge Juechter Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:02:00 +0000 1227491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM sold 1,500 all-new Corvette Z06s in December.</strong></p> Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and Z07 http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/chevrolet-corvette-z06-and-z07 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Corvette always has been unique as a 2-seat muscle car with few competitors, and the high-tech, lightweight Z06 and more aerodynamic Z07 place the nameplate amid even more rarefied, even exotic, company.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/chevrolet-corvette-z06-and-z07" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/chevrolet-corvette-z06-and-z07#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America North America - Regional U.S. Chevrolet Aerodynamics Brakes Exterior Fuel Economy Gasoline Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Interior Product Development Supercharger Test Drives Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:01:00 +0000 1231921 at http://wardsauto.com Thai Brake Suppliers Eye Advanced Technology, Broader Reach http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/thai-brake-suppliers-eye-advanced-technology-broader-reach <div class="node-body article-body">Suppliers are told to shift away from price competition and pay more attention to R&D, at the ASEAN’s inaugural brake-systems conference in Bangkok.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/thai-brake-suppliers-eye-advanced-technology-broader-reach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/thai-brake-suppliers-eye-advanced-technology-broader-reach#comments Premium Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Thailand Auto Makers Suppliers Brakes Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:34:00 +0000 1231231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Initial success turning ASEAN brake-systems confab into annual event.</strong></p> Brake Failures Force Suzuki Global Recall http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/brake-failures-force-suzuki-global-recall <div class="node-body article-body">Tests by two U.K. magazines brought the defect to light in the new Thai-built Celerio small car. Only right-hand-drive models are affected by the recall so far.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/brake-failures-force-suzuki-global-recall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/brake-failures-force-suzuki-global-recall#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Australia Thailand United Kingdom Suzuki Brakes Safety Fri, 06 Feb 2015 10:12:00 +0000 1218821 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>About 100 Celerios believed to be in hands of U.K. motorists.</strong></p> Ford Focus RS Joins AWD Hot-Hatch Segment http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-focus-rs-joins-awd-hot-hatch-segment <div class="node-body article-body">Ford reveals its all-new Focus RS, slated for arrival next year with a 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cyl. that carries a number of upgrades from its first application in the all-new Mustang. Ford isn’t discussing pricing or volume projections.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-focus-rs-joins-awd-hot-hatch-segment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-focus-rs-joins-awd-hot-hatch-segment#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Ford Gasoline Manual Product Development Suspension Turbocharger Vehicle Assembly all-wheel drive Cologne EVO Ford Focus RS Germany GKN hatchback hot-hatch Mustang Saarlouis Spain STI torque vectoring Valencia VW Golf R Tue, 03 Feb 2015 18:00:00 +0000 1216551 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford Focus RS will be assembled in Saarlouis, Germany, on same line building standard Focus compacts.</strong></p> Hella Giving Vehicles Sense of Touch http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/hella-giving-vehicles-sense-touch <div class="node-body article-body">Hella unveils its Intelligent Damage Detection System, which uses piezo-based sensors to detect whenever a body panel sustains a scratch, dent or worse. Think of the implications for rental fleets, car-sharing companies and personal vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/hella-giving-vehicles-sense-touch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/hella-giving-vehicles-sense-touch#comments Public Gated Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany BMW Hella Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Chassis Future Products Navigation Systems Product Development Safety body sensors car rental CMOS camera damage fleet GPS insurance companies Intelligent Damage Detection System Marc Rosenmayr OnStar Park Distance Control ultrasonic sensors Mon, 02 Feb 2015 12:29:00 +0000 1211521 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Kristian D&ouml;scher, Hella&rsquo;s head of marketing-original equipment, with Intelligent Damage Detection sensor.&nbsp;</p> SEAT Not Sitting Still After 10% Sales Gain in 2014 http://wardsauto.com/europe/seat-not-sitting-still-after-10-sales-gain-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">SEAT sold 304,000 vehicles in Western Europe in 2014, up 11.3%, with Germany, Spain and the U.K. being its major markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/seat-not-sitting-still-after-10-sales-gain-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/seat-not-sitting-still-after-10-sales-gain-2014#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Spain SEAT Chassis Gasoline Product Development Production Sales Results Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1205981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker adds sporty Cupra ST to Leon range.</strong></p> Ram Rebel Geared Toward Off-Road Use http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ram-rebel-geared-toward-road-use <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ram Rebel receives a number of exterior changes, including a billet silver Ram badge on the grille.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ram-rebel-geared-toward-road-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ram-rebel-geared-toward-road-use#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ram 2015 North American International Auto Show Exterior Gasoline Interior Suspension Tue, 13 Jan 2015 05:01:00 +0000 1196821 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Ram Rebel powered by 3.6L Pentastar V-6 or 5.7L Hemi V-8.</strong></p> New Lincoln MKX Arrives in Fall http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-lincoln-mkx-arrives-fall <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Among midsize luxury CUVs, the Lincoln MKX has trailed big sellers from BMW, Cadillac and Mercedes. But the new model arrives this fall with fresh styling, a clean interior, high-end audio and numerous active-safety technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-lincoln-mkx-arrives-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-lincoln-mkx-arrives-fall#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Lincoln 2015 North American International Auto Show Exterior Interior Product Development Safety Sound Systems Suspension Vehicle Interiors Acura Audi BMW X5 Cadillac SRX Ford Edge Harman Infiniti Lincoln Black Label Lincoln MKX Mercedes MyLincoln Mobile premium audio QuantumLogic Surround Sound Revel THX Volvo Tue, 13 Jan 2015 05:01:00 +0000 1198401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Styling of all-new Lincoln MKX is stately, distinguished.</strong></p>