Auto Makers http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53466/more en Toyota Investing $50 Million in Artificial Intelligence Research http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-investing-50-million-artificial-intelligence-research <div class="node-body article-body">Research areas will include improving the ability for intelligent vehicle technology to recognize objects around the vehicle in diverse environments, as well as the safe collaboration between vehicle occupants, other vehicles and pedestrians.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-investing-50-million-artificial-intelligence-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-investing-50-million-artificial-intelligence-research#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Toyota Autonomous Vehicles Fri, 04 Sep 2015 17:00:00 +0000 1343021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota autonomous technologies&nbsp;displayed on Lexus GS 450h.</strong></p> Hyundai’s Korean Workers’ Union Seeks Arbitration http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-s-korean-workers-union-seeks-arbitration <div class="node-body article-body">During the requested 10-day arbitration period the union will ask its members to vote on approving strike action.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-s-korean-workers-union-seeks-arbitration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-s-korean-workers-union-seeks-arbitration#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Hyundai Kia Finance Labor & Human Resources Production Sales Results Unions Vehicle Assembly Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:44:00 +0000 1343061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aging Ulsan plant curtails local Hyundai output.</strong></p> VW Looks to Russian Future With New Engine Plant http://wardsauto.com/vw-looks-russian-future-new-engine-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The German automaker says the plant in Kaluga, which has capacity to build 150,000 engines a year, demonstrates its confidence in an eventual turnaround in Russia's economy. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-looks-russian-future-new-engine-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Russia Engine Globalization Fri, 04 Sep 2015 12:19:00 +0000 1342911 at http://wardsauto.com U.S. Fuel Economy Unchanged in August http://wardsauto.com/north-america/us-fuel-economy-unchanged-august <div class="node-body article-body">Low gas prices pulled car shoppers away from hybrids and small cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/us-fuel-economy-unchanged-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/us-fuel-economy-unchanged-august#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Fuel Economy Sales Results Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:17:00 +0000 1342471 at http://wardsauto.com New Tacoma Shines Off-Road But Not a Slam-Dunk Truck http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/new-tacoma-shines-road-not-slam-dunk-truck <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The latest iteration of Toyota’s best-selling pickup not surprisingly maintains its tough and rugged image, but falls shy of the GM twins in various attributes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/new-tacoma-shines-road-not-slam-dunk-truck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/new-tacoma-shines-road-not-slam-dunk-truck#comments Public Auto Makers Test Drives North America U.S. Toyota Test Drives Fri, 04 Sep 2015 10:52:00 +0000 1339031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;16 Toyota Tacoma on sale Sept. 10 in U.S.</strong></p> '16 Toyota Tacoma http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-toyota-tacoma <div class="node-body gallery-body">The '16 Toyota Tacoma gets refreshed sheetmetal and changed interior components. However, some interior elements are better than others.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-toyota-tacoma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-toyota-tacoma#comments Public Auto Makers Test Drives North America U.S. Toyota Test Drives Fri, 04 Sep 2015 10:51:00 +0000 1340561 at http://wardsauto.com Auto Analysts Downplay China Currency Devaluation http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/auto-analysts-downplay-china-currency-devaluation <div class="field-byline"> Jens Kastner </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As many foreign-branded cars are locally produced through joint ventures with relatively few imported parts, analyst Yale Zhang says the renminbi devaluation against the U.S. dollar is “almost meaningless to multinational carmakers active in China.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/auto-analysts-downplay-china-currency-devaluation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/auto-analysts-downplay-china-currency-devaluation#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific China Unspecified Companies Finance Globalization Sales Results Trade Fri, 04 Sep 2015 10:11:00 +0000 1342291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>China-built Cadillac XTS price has fallen since 2013 rollout.&nbsp;</strong></p> New Zealand LV Sales Up Double Digits in August http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-zealand-lv-sales-double-digits-august <div class="node-body article-body">New-car sales had their strongest August since 1986, jumping 9.4% year-on-year to 7,752 units. Toyota outsold second- and third-place Mazda and GM Holden combined.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-zealand-lv-sales-double-digits-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-zealand-lv-sales-double-digits-august#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific New Zealand Ford Holden Mazda Toyota Sales Results Fri, 04 Sep 2015 09:43:00 +0000 1342401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Corolla reclaims top-seller title.</strong></p> Report Cites 9.6% Rise in Western Europe August Car Sales http://wardsauto.com/report-cites-96-rise-western-europe-august-car-sales <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Data compiled by consulting firm LMC Automotive shows last month's growth was led by the U.K. and Germany with increases of 9.6% and 6.2%, respectively.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/report-cites-96-rise-western-europe-august-car-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Sales Results Fri, 04 Sep 2015 09:35:00 +0000 1342791 at http://wardsauto.com Oz August Sales Rise With Another Lift From SUVs http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/oz-august-sales-rise-another-lift-suvs <div class="node-body article-body">“Sales of SUVs increased 19.4% on August 2014 figures, with a large part of that growth in the small-SUV segment, where sales increased by 51.3%,” industry spokesman Tony Weber says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/oz-august-sales-rise-another-lift-suvs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/oz-august-sales-rise-another-lift-suvs#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Holden Hyundai Mazda Toyota Sales Results Fri, 04 Sep 2015 09:09:00 +0000 1342271 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>i30 helps lift Hyundai into third place in year-to-date sales.</strong></p>