By Topic http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53469/more en 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> 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> Ram Ecodiesel Barely Louder Than German Luxury Cars http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ram-ecodiesel-barely-louder-german-luxury-cars <div class="field-deck"> Story Behind 2015 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One key contributor to its unusual quietness is its rigid compacted graphite iron (CGI) block and bedplate. CGI typically reduces combustion noise 0.5 to 1.5 dBA vs. conventional gray iron.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ram-ecodiesel-barely-louder-german-luxury-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ram-ecodiesel-barely-louder-german-luxury-cars#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Engines North America U.S. Bosch Ram Diesel Story Behind 2015 10 Best Engines Turbocharger Fri, 22 May 2015 09:11:00 +0000 1274881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong><span style="font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Specs reflect engine status during testing last fall. Ram&rsquo;s most-efficient 2WD Ecodiesel model now rated at 21/29 mpg (11.2-8.1 L/100 km).</span></strong></p> Ford, FCA Production in Turkey Resumes; Renault Still Down http://wardsauto.com/ford-fca-production-turkey-resumes-renault-still-down <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A weeklong protest over working conditions and pay initially shut down parts suppliers, then spread to automakers with operations in the country.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-fca-production-turkey-resumes-renault-still-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Turkey Labor & Human Resources Production Fri, 22 May 2015 08:11:00 +0000 1285691 at http://wardsauto.com Ford’s U.K. Engine Plant Passes Milestone http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-s-uk-engine-plant-passes-milestone <div class="node-body article-body">More than 700,000 engines were built at Ford’s Bridgend operation last year, 80% of which were exported.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-s-uk-engine-plant-passes-milestone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-s-uk-engine-plant-passes-milestone#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe United Kingdom Ford Engine Thu, 21 May 2015 19:10:00 +0000 1285451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bridgend shipped 75,000 engines to U.S., Mexico so far this year.</strong></p>