Design http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53399/more en Luxury Automakers Cater to Lead Feet of Well-Heeled http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/luxury-automakers-cater-lead-feet-well-heeled <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With mass-market cars now offering LED lighting, Bluetooth connectivity and even Alcantara fabrics, performance is where many luxury brands are trying to stand out. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/luxury-automakers-cater-lead-feet-well-heeled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/luxury-automakers-cater-lead-feet-well-heeled#comments Public World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology World Audi Bentley Cadillac Maybach Mercedes Porsche Sales & Marketing Autonomous Vehicles Information & Entertainment Interior Lighting Materials Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:12:00 +0000 1176411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Porsche Panamera Turbo S lacks little except cutting-edge technology.</strong></p> UPDATE 2-New EU truck safety and efficiency law faces years of delay http://wardsauto.com/update-2-new-eu-truck-safety-and-efficiency-law-faces-years-delay <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds ACEA reaction)</p> <p>By Julia Fioretti</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Dec 11 (Reuters) - The European Union has agreed to a law to make trucks safer but implementation could take up to eight years after industry pushed for time to develop designs expected to save both lives and fuel.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-new-eu-truck-safety-and-efficiency-law-faces-years-delay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Politics Aerodynamics Emissions European Commission Fuel Economy Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:26:26 +0000 1178551 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Scores Three of Six Finalists in NACTOY Competition http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-scores-three-six-finalists-nactoy-competition <div class="node-body article-body">The winners for Car of the Year and Truck/Utility of the Year will be announced in January during the first day of press days at the North American International Auto Show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-scores-three-six-finalists-nactoy-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-scores-three-six-finalists-nactoy-competition#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers Design Vehicle Interiors Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:35:00 +0000 1175401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford F-150 one of three Ford finalists in NACTOY awards.</strong></p> Natural Colors Growing in Popularity, Annual Survey Says http://wardsauto.com/north-america/natural-colors-growing-popularity-annual-survey-says <div class="node-body article-body">White is the most popular color globally, up 3% from last year to 28%, while black, silver and gray followed with 13% each.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/natural-colors-growing-popularity-annual-survey-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/natural-colors-growing-popularity-annual-survey-says#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Suppliers Exterior Tue, 02 Dec 2014 11:01:00 +0000 1166131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mini one of few automakers to offer two-tone paint schemes.&nbsp;</strong></p> BMW Infuses X-Series CUVs With Sports-Car Performance http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/bmw-infuses-x-series-cuvs-sports-car-performance <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">BMW says the new M TwinPower Turbo engines for the X5 M and BMW X6 M are the most powerful unit ever developed by the automaker for an AWD vehicle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/bmw-infuses-x-series-cuvs-sports-car-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/bmw-infuses-x-series-cuvs-sports-car-performance#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BMW Sales & Marketing Exterior Product Development Turbocharger Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:36:00 +0000 1165551 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>X6 M packs punch with 575 hp, 552 lb.-ft. of torque.</strong></p> Fiat 500X New Addition to U.S. Lineup http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fiat-500x-new-addition-us-lineup <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fiat 500X designers leveraged cues from the flagship Fiat 500, including double headlamps and a trapezoidal nose.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fiat-500x-new-addition-us-lineup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fiat-500x-new-addition-us-lineup#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Fiat 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Automatic Collision Avoidance Exterior Gasoline Information & Entertainment Interior Manual Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:01:00 +0000 1163221 at http://wardsauto.com Audi Signals Styling, Technology Future http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/audi-signals-styling-technology-future <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The German luxury-car maker’s L.A. Auto Show offerings include a unique all-wheel-drive plug-in fuel-cell vehicle and a new styling exercise that previews a new A9 model and could reintroduce 4-wheel steering to the market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/audi-signals-styling-technology-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/audi-signals-styling-technology-future#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Audi Sales & Marketing 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Design Thu, 20 Nov 2014 02:12:00 +0000 1163021 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>Prologue Audi&rsquo;s new design direction for A6, A7, A8 and expected A9.<o:p></o:p></b></p> Mazda6 Refresh Conveys Brand Evolution, Automaker Says http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mazda6-refresh-conveys-brand-evolution-automaker-says <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mazda says NVH performance has been stepped up, with cabin noise reduced by 10% on rough roads and 25% on highways.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mazda6-refresh-conveys-brand-evolution-automaker-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mazda6-refresh-conveys-brand-evolution-automaker-says#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Mazda 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Automatic Collision Avoidance Exterior Interior Manual Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:00:00 +0000 1162481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;16 Mazda6 receives new front grille with horizontal flow.</strong></p> Mazda Refreshes ’16 CX-5 CUV http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mazda-refreshes-16-cx-5-cuv <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mazda CX-5 LED taillamps and headlamps receive updates to new designs, while nine new colors have been added to the palette.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mazda-refreshes-16-cx-5-cuv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mazda-refreshes-16-cx-5-cuv#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Mazda 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Automatic Exterior Future Products Gasoline Interior Manual Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:00:00 +0000 1162041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;16 Mazda CX-5 available with 2.0L or 2.5L Skyactiv 4-cyl. engine.</strong></p> Explorer Goes Upmarket; Adds 2.3L EcoBoost to Mix http://wardsauto.com/north-america/explorer-goes-upmarket-adds-23l-ecoboost-mix <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ford is taking the Explorer even more upscale to compete directly with the Jeep Grand Cherokee and GMC Acadia SUVs, which have more-lucrative, higher-priced models in their lineups.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/explorer-goes-upmarket-adds-23l-ecoboost-mix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/explorer-goes-upmarket-adds-23l-ecoboost-mix#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Sales & Marketing 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Design Gasoline Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:02:00 +0000 1162581 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Explorer launches in mid-2015.</strong></p>