Chassis http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53393/more en EC Ruling Leaves Key TRW Assets Ripe for Taking http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ec-ruling-leaves-key-trw-assets-ripe-taking <div class="field-byline"> Alan Osborn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Acquisition of major elements of TRW following its merger with ZF, including design, manufacturing and intellectual property, could offer the buyer “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to expand globally, industry analyst Peter Cooke says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ec-ruling-leaves-key-trw-assets-ripe-taking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ec-ruling-leaves-key-trw-assets-ripe-taking#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional U.S. Germany TRW ZF Regulations Autonomous Vehicles Chassis European Commission Finance Restructuring Trade Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:36:00 +0000 1247971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>5-row side-cushion airbag co-developer TRW exiting safety technology.</strong></p> Ford Touts Technology, Design, Dynamics of ’15 Edge http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-touts-technology-design-dynamics-15-edge <div class="node-body article-body">The ’15 model comes with a number of technology features, including active-grille shutters, adaptive-cruise control, start-stop and active-park assist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-touts-technology-design-dynamics-15-edge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-touts-technology-design-dynamics-15-edge#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Automatic Collision Avoidance Gasoline Interior Sales Results Suspension Turbocharger Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:01:00 +0000 1244711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Edge receives new 2.0L twin-scroll EcoBoost inline 4-cyl. engine.</strong></p> Ford Hikes Output as Falcons Fly Out of Oz Showrooms http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-hikes-output-falcons-fly-out-oz-showrooms <div class="node-body article-body">Described as a future classic, the Falcon XR8 is being praised for the work the Australian-based engineering team has done to deliver its ride, handling and stopping power.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-hikes-output-falcons-fly-out-oz-showrooms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-hikes-output-falcons-fly-out-oz-showrooms#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Ford Sales & Marketing Production Supercharger Suspension Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:42:00 +0000 1246231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>XR8 draws 449 hp from 5.0L supercharged V-8.</strong></p> Hyundai Recalls Elantras Over Steering Issue http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-recalls-elantras-over-steering-issue <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Korean automaker says in documents filed with NHTSA it is recalling 204,768 older-model Elantras with a potential power-steering defect that might cause the cars to revert to manual steering.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-recalls-elantras-over-steering-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chassis National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:48:00 +0000 1234401 at http://wardsauto.com 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">Vehicle 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>