Design http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53399/more en Spotted at Dearborn Maker Faire 2014 http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/spotted-dearborn-maker-faire-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI, hosted its fifth annual Maker Faire Detroit this past weekend in highlighting the importance of grassroots innovation and problem-solving. Some 400 creators participated in this year’s event, including 100 for the first time. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/spotted-dearborn-maker-faire-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/spotted-dearborn-maker-faire-2014#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Ford Design Diesel Electric Vehicles Electronics Future Products Gasoline Product Development Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:51:00 +0000 1069471 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Launches New Expedition in Small, But Stabilized Segment http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-launches-new-expedition-small-stabilized-segment <div class="node-body article-body">The ’15 Expedition will be available for the first time in a Platinum trim level, which will slot above the previous top-of-the-line King Ranch edition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-launches-new-expedition-small-stabilized-segment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-launches-new-expedition-small-stabilized-segment#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Automatic Exterior Gasoline Interior Sales Results Turbocharger Vehicles in Operation Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1064211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Ford Expedition powered by 3.5L EcoBoost V-6.</strong></p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-6 <div class="node-body article-body">Linde Group helps put more fuel-cell vehicles on Vienna streets; EPA to run engine simulation with ANSYS software; Henkel provides technology package to German aluminum processor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-6#comments Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Austria U.S. Germany Italy United Kingdom Uzbekistan BMW Honda Jaguar Land Rover Mercedes Aerodynamics Aluminum Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Electric Vehicles Electronic Control Units (ECU) Emissions Engine Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Manufacturing Technology AB Dynamics ANSYS Dassault Henkel Linde Group Trelleborg Trimet Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:20:00 +0000 1062751 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>System dampens NVH in EVs with range extenders.</strong></p> Faurecia Opens $30 Million NA Headquarters http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/faurecia-opens-30-million-na-headquarters <div class="node-body article-body">Since auto sales and production began recovering, the supplier has gone from about 20 manufacturing sites in North America to 47.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/faurecia-opens-30-million-na-headquarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/faurecia-opens-30-million-na-headquarters#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Faurecia Capacity Utilization Globalization Interior Product Development Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:57:00 +0000 1061701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Faurecia CEO Yann Delabriere addresses well-wishers at new NA headquarters.</strong></p> Jeep Repair Deadline Can Be Moved Up, Chrysler Says http://wardsauto.com/jeep-repair-deadline-can-be-moved-chrysler-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Chrysler tells NHTSA it can fit trailer hitches onto 1.56 million older Jeep SUVs by March, after the regulator approved the automaker's plan to protect rear fuel tanks by installing the hitches. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/jeep-repair-deadline-can-be-moved-chrysler-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Design Manufacturing Technology National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:40:00 +0000 1062171 at http://wardsauto.com Porsche Sure to Score With Macan http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/porsche-sure-score-macan <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Vehicle Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If the Cayenne proved to be an easy layup for German engineers who knew nothing about SUVs, then the Macan is Air Jordan soaring through the lane, tongue wagging, ball raised like a lethal tomahawk about to find its target.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/porsche-sure-score-macan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/porsche-sure-score-macan#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives North America North America - Regional U.S. Germany Audi Porsche Volkswagen Dual Clutch (DCT) Exterior Fuel Economy Gasoline Product Development Seats Suspension Turbocharger Vehicle Interiors Vehicle Test Drives Angeles Crest Highway Audi Q5 BMW luxury CUV Mercedes PDK Porsche Macan S Porsche Macan Turbo Porsche Torque Vectoring PTV Plus VarioCam Plus Ward's 10 Best Engines Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:12:00 +0000 1057941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Porsche has sold 2,026 Macans since deliveries started May 17. </strong></p> '15 Porsche Macan http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-porsche-macan <div class="node-body gallery-body">Derived from the capable Audi Q5, the Macan proves Porsche’s absorption into the VW Group in 2012 hasn’t been all bad. Yes, it unflinchingly carries over the Q5’s general shape, but there the similarities end. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-porsche-macan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-porsche-macan#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives North America North America - Regional U.S. Germany Porsche Carbon Fiber Exterior Gasoline Headlamps Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Suspension Taillamps Turbocharger Vehicle Test Drives Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:11:00 +0000 1057951 at http://wardsauto.com Vintage Car Owners Line Up for Fuel http://wardsauto.com/blog/vintage-car-owners-line-fuel <div class="node-body blog-body">“This is the greatest day ever!” declares Thomas Semaan, whose ’80 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray fueled up for a mere $8.60 instead of the $38 he would have paid for the same amount in today’s dollars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/vintage-car-owners-line-fuel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/vintage-car-owners-line-fuel#comments Blog Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Buick Ferrari Ford General Motors Jaguar Lamborghini Rolls Royce Exterior Gasoline Vehicles in Operation Birmingham Corvette Hagerty Group Jaguar E-Type MI Mobil National Collector Car Appreciation Day Woodward Woodward Dream Cruise Road Ahead Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000 1058001 at http://wardsauto.com Collector Car Appreciation Day http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/collector-car-appreciation-day <div class="node-body gallery-body">In honor of National Collector Car Appreciation Day, Hagerty Classic Cars, which insures about 900,000 lovingly restored autos nationwide, celebrated by offering owners (many of them customers) up to 10 gallons (37.8 L) of fuel at a deep, deep discount. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/collector-car-appreciation-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/collector-car-appreciation-day#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Buick Ferrari Ford General Motors Lamborghini Rolls Royce Volkswagen Exterior Gasoline Vehicles in Operation Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:07:00 +0000 1058011 at http://wardsauto.com Owners Can Dress Daihatsu 2-Seat Mini-Convertible http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/owners-can-dress-daihatsu-2-seat-mini-convertible <div class="node-body article-body">Following the concept of Daimler’s Smart minicar, Daihatsu rejects the notion it is difficult to alter a car’s design after it is bought, and instead is enabling customers to make post-purchase changes in line with their preferences.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/owners-can-dress-daihatsu-2-seat-mini-convertible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/owners-can-dress-daihatsu-2-seat-mini-convertible#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Daihatsu Smart Body Exterior Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:49:00 +0000 1055061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Daihatsu minicar&rsquo;s looks go beyond painted sheetmetal.</strong></p>