Engines http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53422/more en GM’s Fuel-Sipping Beast http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-fuel-sipping-beast <div class="field-deck"> Story Behind 2015 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The classic image of a V-8 is big and thirsty. Engineers set out to dispel that notion by making the small-block Gen V engines extremely efficient. Along the way, some dynamometers also got toasted.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-fuel-sipping-beast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-fuel-sipping-beast#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Gasoline Story Behind 2015 10 Best Engines Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:56:00 +0000 1231741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>The OHV LT1 is much smaller and lighter than DOHC V-8s with comparable output.</strong></p> Mazda to Sell Only Diesel-Powered CUV in Home Market http://wardsauto.com/mazda-sell-only-diesel-powered-cuv-home-market <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker wants its CX-3 compact SUV to convince Japanese buyers diesel power has become cleaner and quieter while delivering more power than the hybrid engines that prevail in the market.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/mazda-sell-only-diesel-powered-cuv-home-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Sales & Marketing Diesel Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:09:00 +0000 1233801 at http://wardsauto.com 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 Small But Scrappy Honda Spain Mounting Comeback http://wardsauto.com/europe/small-scrappy-honda-spain-mounting-comeback <div class="node-body article-body">Honda Spain sales rose 13.5% in 2013 and 11.4% in 2014 to help the country’s car market recover more rapidly than those elsewhere in Western Europe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/small-scrappy-honda-spain-mounting-comeback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/small-scrappy-honda-spain-mounting-comeback#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Spain Honda Diesel Gasoline Sales Results Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:39:00 +0000 1231381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda adds two gasoline options to popular diesel in &rsquo;15 Civic.</strong></p> Inconsistency a Constant for Indian Automakers http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/inconsistency-constant-indian-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers are responding to market demands in the short term by offering discounts and incentives, and in the long term by increasing their retail presence in rural communities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/inconsistency-constant-indian-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/inconsistency-constant-indian-automakers#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Honda Hyundai Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Tata Toyota Politics Retail Diesel Gasoline Sales Results Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:02:00 +0000 1229231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Market leader Maruti Suzuki launching SX4 S-Cross this year.</strong></p> Engine-Fire Risk Prompts Mercedes Recall of 147,000 Cars http://wardsauto.com/engine-fire-risk-prompts-mercedes-recall-147000-cars <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker is recalling midsize sedans and stations from the '13-'15 model years to examine rubber seals in the engine compartment that can fall onto the exhaust system, raising the risk of an under-hood fire.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/engine-fire-risk-prompts-mercedes-recall-147000-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Engines National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Sun, 22 Feb 2015 20:50:00 +0000 1230271 at http://wardsauto.com Volvo Promises 7 Vehicles in 4 Years http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/volvo-promises-7-vehicles-4-years <div class="node-body article-body">The plan includes redesigned versions of the S80, V70, XC60, S60 and V60, as well as new V40 and XC40 for the U.S. By the time Volvo’s product offensive is complete four years from now, no vehicle in the lineup will be more than four years old.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/volvo-promises-7-vehicles-4-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/volvo-promises-7-vehicles-4-years#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional U.S. Spain Sweden Volvo Car Fuel Economy Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Sales Results Supercharger Turbocharger Vehicle Assembly Bodil Eriksson Chinese European Vehicle Technology Graeme McInally S40 S80 S90 Scalable Platform Architecture V40 V70 V90 Volvo XC90 Ward's 10 Best Engines XC40 XC60 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:01:00 +0000 1228341 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>XC90 springs from Volvo&rsquo;s new Scalable Platform Architecture.</strong></p> Mazda Bullish on CX-3 http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mazda-bullish-cx-3 <div class="node-body article-body">Mazda North American chief predicts B-segment CUVs will be one of the fastest-growing segments over the next two years. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mazda-bullish-cx-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mazda-bullish-cx-3#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Mazda Automatic Future Products Gasoline Product Development Sales Results Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:48:00 +0000 1227281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mazda CX-3 rides on Mazda2 B-car platform.&nbsp;</strong></p> Hyundai Veloster Receives Upgrades, New Rally Edition Unveiled http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-veloster-receives-upgrades-new-rally-edition-unveiled <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Chicago Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Veloster turbo gets Hyundai’s Active Sound Design, which accentuates powertrain sound for a more engaging driving experience.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-veloster-receives-upgrades-new-rally-edition-unveiled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-veloster-receives-upgrades-new-rally-edition-unveiled#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Hyundai 2015 Chicago Auto Show Dual Clutch (DCT) Future Products Gasoline Manual Turbocharger Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:27:00 +0000 1224481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;16 Hyundai Veloster features Fluidic Sculpture character lines.</strong></p>