News & Analysis http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53464/more en Autoline Daily http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/autoline-daily <div class="node-body video-body">World’s 1st Electric Ferry, Why Merger Talk Went Public, New Toyota Hilux Debuts</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/autoline-daily" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/autoline-daily#comments Public News & Analysis Fri, 22 May 2015 15:43:00 +0000 830251 at http://wardsauto.com Unexpected Goodies in Boxberg, Germany http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany <div class="node-body gallery-body">Bosch hosted its biennial International Automotive Press Briefing this week at its test track in Boxberg, Germany, for more than 300 journalists from 40-some nations. The afternoon was spent test driving (or riding in) up to 40 vehicles, including the VW XL1 concept, a self-driving Tesla Model S and a Porsche 918 Spyder.</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/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Fuel Economy Resource Center Europe - Regional North America - Regional Germany BMW Citroen Ford Honda Maserati Porsche Tesla Volkswagen Batteries Cameras Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Lidar Product Development Radar Fri, 22 May 2015 15:28:00 +0000 1285511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Self-driving Tesla Model S keeps safe distance from lead vehicle on handling track.</strong></p> Auto Dealers Set for Big Holiday Weekend http://wardsauto.com/dealers/auto-dealers-set-big-holiday-weekend <div class="node-body article-body">Selling used cars requires extra effort but offers higher yields, according to DealerSocket data on last year’s holiday. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/auto-dealers-set-big-holiday-weekend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/auto-dealers-set-big-holiday-weekend#comments Public Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Retail Remarketing Fri, 22 May 2015 14:24:00 +0000 1285921 at http://wardsauto.com <p>S<strong>ales brisk during Memorial Day&rsquo;s extended weekend.</strong></p> The Dealer 5 | May 22, 2015 http://wardsauto.com/dealers/dealer-5-may-22-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Dealer news and information from WardsAuto and around the web. </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/dealers/dealer-5-may-22-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/dealer-5-may-22-2015#comments Public Dealers U.S. Fri, 22 May 2015 13:30:00 +0000 1285881 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Boosting Production of Tucson SUV http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-boosting-production-tucson-suv <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Korean automaker is taking pressure off its sole factory that builds the hot-selling Tucson by adding 50,000 units annually to the production schedule at a second plant.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-boosting-production-tucson-suv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Sales & Marketing Capacity Utilization Fri, 22 May 2015 11:57:00 +0000 1285871 at http://wardsauto.com Striptease and Hype http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/striptease-and-hype <div class="field-byline"> Theo Nissim </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It used to be no one got to see the new model before its big reveal. Now automakers are leaking early glimpses of future cars and trucks through spy photographers and other means. Is this a good thing?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/striptease-and-hype" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/striptease-and-hype#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers Sales & Marketing U.S. Viral Marketing Fri, 22 May 2015 11:34:00 +0000 1283901 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai: Light-Truck Relief Likely With Santa Cruz, Small CUV http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-light-truck-relief-likely-santa-cruz-small-cuv <div class="node-body article-body">A compact pickup based on a Detroit auto show concept vehicle and an all-new B-segment CUV are near-certainties for the South Korean brand’s U.S. lineup.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-light-truck-relief-likely-santa-cruz-small-cuv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-light-truck-relief-likely-santa-cruz-small-cuv#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Hyundai Future Products Product Development Fri, 22 May 2015 10:52:00 +0000 1285231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai Santa Cruz concept.</strong></p> Frustrated Ultracap Supplier Sees Light at End of Tunnel http://wardsauto.com/north-america/frustrated-ultracap-supplier-sees-light-end-tunnel <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers are investing heavily in lightweighting and new engine technology to improve fuel economy. But they could get a bigger bang for the buck simply by replacing batteries with supercapacitors in stop-start applications, Ioxus’ marketing chief says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/frustrated-ultracap-supplier-sees-light-end-tunnel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/frustrated-ultracap-supplier-sees-light-end-tunnel#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Suppliers Batteries Hybrid Vehicles Fri, 22 May 2015 10:14:00 +0000 1281481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Ioxus&nbsp;ultracaps&nbsp;certified to 185&ordm; F, so they can package under hood.</strong></p> Mazda, Mitsubishi Expand Takata Airbag Recall http://wardsauto.com/mazda-mitsubishi-expand-takata-airbag-recall <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Mitsubishi and Mazda are expanding their recalls of vehicles with potentially defective Takata airbag inflators to 512,000 and 112,000 units, respectively.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/mazda-mitsubishi-expand-takata-airbag-recall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Airbags Safety Fri, 22 May 2015 10:06:00 +0000 1285751 at http://wardsauto.com Automakers, Suppliers Show Off Powertrain Prowess http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/automakers-suppliers-show-powertrain-prowess <div class="field-deck"> 2015 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota’s 1.2L 4-cyl. mill, the second in the automaker’s new downsized engine lineup, was introduced in Japan as an option for the Aurus in April and is being launched this month on an unspecified model in Europe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/automakers-suppliers-show-powertrain-prowess" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/automakers-suppliers-show-powertrain-prowess#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Acura Hyundai Toyota Sales & Marketing 2015 SAE World Congress Aluminum Diesel Fuel-Cell Vehicles Gasoline Magnesium Steel Transmissions Fri, 22 May 2015 09:49:00 +0000 1283881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda says 60% of Acura TLX frame uses lightweight materials.</strong></p>