Wheels http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53463/more en Ford Conquesting Young Enthusiasts http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-conquesting-young-enthusiasts <div class="node-body article-body">The new Ford Performance Group unites several previously independent teams into one organization focused on the lucrative (and growing) sector of high-output sports cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-conquesting-young-enthusiasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-conquesting-young-enthusiasts#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Ford Carbon Fiber Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Product Development Social Media Turbocharger Wheels Dave Pericak Dow Fiesta ST Ford Focus RS Ford GT Ford Mustang Ford Performance Group Ford Racing Ford Shelby GT350 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:40:00 +0000 1234321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dave Pericak, former chief engineer for Ford Mustang, takes over as director of Ford Performance Group.</strong></p> Lincoln Black Label MKC and MKZ http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-black-label-mkc-and-mkz <div class="node-body gallery-body">Each time a Lincoln vehicle is all-new, such as the next-generation Navigator now in the pipeline, a Black Label version will be offered.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-black-label-mkc-and-mkz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-black-label-mkc-and-mkz#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Lincoln Sales & Marketing 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Future Products Instrument Panel Materials Product Development Seats Vehicle Interiors Wheels Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:07:00 +0000 1160581 at http://wardsauto.com 2014 Woodward Dream Cruise http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2014-woodward-dream-cruise <div class="node-body gallery-body">Today is officially the Woodward Dream Cruise, but actually it's been going on for days and, for some car enthusiasts who can't wait to show off their rides, weeks and even months. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2014-woodward-dream-cruise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2014-woodward-dream-cruise#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional Canada U.S. Germany Buick Cadillac Chevrolet Chrysler Ford Ford Lincoln Exterior Product Development Vehicle Interiors Wheels Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:30:00 +0000 1086361 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-120 <div class="node-body article-body">Braking news from TRW, Continental; Bosch charged with powering BMW i3; aluminum-wheel maker closing Arkansas plant, promises assistance for 500 employees.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-120" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-120#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico U.S. Japan BMW Bosch Continental Honda Magna Subaru TRW Aluminum Antilock Braking System (ABS) Brakes Capacity Utilization Charging Employment Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Restructuring Sheet Molding Composite (SMC) Wheels Enerpulse MAE Superior Industries UGN Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:59:00 +0000 1071981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Versatility among electronic parking brake&rsquo;s strengths, TRW says.</strong></p> ’15 BMW M3 and M4 http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-bmw-m3-and-m4 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Four generations of M3 have earned BMW the kind of respect every automaker envies. The dual-purpose car is designed to be just at home on the racetrack as tootling through suburbia. Having done a little of both here at the legendary Road America track and in and around this quaint Upper Midwestern town, it’s easy to understand this car’s vaunted status. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-bmw-m3-and-m4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-bmw-m3-and-m4#comments Public Auto Makers Test Drives North America North America - Regional U.S. Germany BMW Aluminum Carbon Fiber Exterior Gasoline Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Turbocharger Wheels Test Drives Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:34:00 +0000 1043131 at http://wardsauto.com Once-Exclusive Brembo Adapts to High Volume http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/once-exclusive-brembo-adapts-high-volume <div class="node-body article-body">Recognized for producing brakes for high-performance cars, Italy-based Brembo has expanded its product strategy to include high-volume mainstream vehicles. But BMW, Mercedes and the new Chevrolet Corvette remain core customers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/once-exclusive-brembo-adapts-high-volume" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/once-exclusive-brembo-adapts-high-volume#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Italy Suppliers Brakes Component Employment Globalization Wheels BMW brake rotor Brembo Brembo North America caliper carbon-ceramic rotors Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Daniel Sandberg Mercedes Z07 Wed, 28 May 2014 10:48:00 +0000 1026921 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Brembo plant in Homer, MI, supplies carbon-ceramic brake rotors for new Chevrolet Corvette Z07 Performance Package variant.</strong></p> Brembo Brake Plant Expanding http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/brembo-brake-plant-expanding <div class="node-body gallery-body">Brembo stepped up its presence in the market for foundation brakes as one of the top players, Robert Bosch, was exiting because profit margins are thin, compounded at the time by declining volumes. Rivals TRW and Continental remained. But Brembo’s biggest advantage over the established giants was entering the segment without extensive legacy costs and large amounts of capacity going unused. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/brembo-brake-plant-expanding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/brembo-brake-plant-expanding#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Italy Brakes Component Employment Globalization Wheels Wed, 28 May 2014 10:47:00 +0000 1026961 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-100 <div class="node-body article-body">Alcoa gets Hungary wheel-plant contruction rolling; Visteon getting out of automotive interiors; PPG growing green coatings operation in Mexico.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-100" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-100#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico U.S. South Korea Hungary BMW Cadillac TRW Visteon Aluminum Capacity Utilization Component Employment Finance Globalization Instrument Panel Logistics Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Restructuring Seatbelts Wheels Alcoa Barnes Group Duckyang Industry Evana Littelfuse PPG Preh Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:30:00 +0000 977901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>TRW seatbelt pretensioner activated by sensing potential accident.</strong></p> New Technology Reinvents the Wheel http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/new-technology-reinvents-wheel <div class="node-body article-body">Lacks’ only customer to date is Audi, which is using the innovation on its flagship ’15 A8 Quattro. The A8 is a low-volume car, but for the privately owned supplier the application marks a significant breakthrough.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/new-technology-reinvents-wheel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/new-technology-reinvents-wheel#comments Premium Limited Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Audi Suppliers Thermoplastic Wheels Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:47:00 +0000 915771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Audi saves 37 lbs. compared with using all-aluminum wheels.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-87 <div class="node-body article-body">ZF, BMW get close in Malaysia; Honeywell, suppliers invest cool $300 million to raise refrigerant output; Japanese company forms seating-component JV with Chinese manufacturer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-87" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-87#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Japan Malaysia United Kingdom BMW FAW Meritor Volkswagen ZF Brakes Capacity Utilization Climate Controls/HVAC Electric Vehicles Emissions Future Products Globalization Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Seats Suspension Wheels Honeywell Nippon Steel Protean Scania Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:33:00 +0000 914281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Protean, FAW-Volkswagen JV co-developing rear-drive EV powertrain.</strong></p>