Vehicles & Technology http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53470/more en Toyota Australia Links Bogus Parts to Online Dealer http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota says the recall involves counterfeit brake pads sold by online supplier Westend Spares between June 2013 and October 2015. The fakes were found to contain asbestos, a cancer-causing substance.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Analysis Industry Australia Fixed Ops Safety Technology Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Technology Dealer Miscellaneous Toyota Brakes Fixed Operations Safety Vehicles in Operation Mon, 23 Nov 2015 20:15:00 +0000 1408711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nothing like the real thing, Toyota reminds customers</strong>.</p> UPDATE 1-Volkswagen chief says diesel engine refits "manageable" http://wardsauto.com/update-1-volkswagen-chief-says-diesel-engine-refits-manageable <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Over 90 pct of VW fixes approved by KBA -CEO</p> <p>* VW to publish scandal investigation details in Dec -CEO</p> <p>* Clearing up scandal in full will take several months -CEO (Adds CEO comments, detail and background)</p> <p>By Andreas Cremer</p> <p>BERLIN, Nov 23 (Reuters) - The steps needed to fix about 8.5 million Volkswagen cars in Europe fitted with illegal emissions-control software are technically and financially manageable, the German automaker's chief executive said on Monday.</p></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-volkswagen-chief-says-diesel-engine-refits-manageable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Germany Technology Miscellaneous Mon, 23 Nov 2015 18:41:46 +0000 1408631 at http://wardsauto.com Grab Bag of Green Tech on Display in LA http://wardsauto.com/grab-bag-green-tech-display-la <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Los Angeles auto show saw Toyota, Honda and Hyundai display new hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles targeted at other green-car manufacturers such as electric-vehicle maker Tesla.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/grab-bag-green-tech-display-la" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Japan South Korea Technology Miscellaneous Electric Vehicles Fuel-Cell Vehicles Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:00:00 +0000 1408341 at http://wardsauto.com Emissions Scandal Not Hurting Sales, VW Says http://wardsauto.com/emissions-scandal-not-hurting-sales-vw-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker says it "cannot confirm" a report in a German newspaper that sales have collapsed since it admitted to understating carbon-dioxide-emissions levels in some cars.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/emissions-scandal-not-hurting-sales-vw-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Analysis Industry Engines Germany Technology Data & Insights Miscellaneous Emissions Engines Sales Results Sat, 21 Nov 2015 15:02:00 +0000 1407851 at http://wardsauto.com Mitsubishi Looks to Connect With Younger Buyers http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/mitsubishi-looks-connect-younger-buyers <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The inclusion of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay infotainment systems in the 1.2L, 3-cyl. Mirage offers functionality “today’s young buyers are absolutely going to love,” Mitsubishi Motors North America executive Don Swearingen says.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/mitsubishi-looks-connect-younger-buyers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/mitsubishi-looks-connect-younger-buyers#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America Industry HMI U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Mitsubishi Sales & Marketing 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Information & Entertainment Fri, 20 Nov 2015 19:11:00 +0000 1407621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Diminutive Mirage big part of Mitsubishi&rsquo;s U.S. sales gains.</strong></p> Impreza Concept No Sedate Sedan for Surging Subaru http://wardsauto.com/industry/impreza-concept-no-sedate-sedan-surging-subaru <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Spokesman Michael McHale calls the Impreza Sedan Concept the first example of a new generation of vehicles developed on a modular, less angular platform and employing the automaker’s Dynamic x Solid design language.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/impreza-concept-no-sedate-sedan-surging-subaru" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/impreza-concept-no-sedate-sedan-surging-subaru#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America Analysis Industry U.S. Technology Data & Insights Miscellaneous Subaru 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Exterior Sales Results Vehicles & Technology Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:22:00 +0000 1406501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Impreza Concept loses boxy look, gains boxer engine.</strong></p> CH-R Close Copy of Scion Production CUV http://wardsauto.com/technology/ch-r-close-copy-scion-production-cuv <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Unlike when the brand launched 10 years ago, Scion’s new vice president says today’s younger buyers like and want utility vehicles.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/ch-r-close-copy-scion-production-cuv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/ch-r-close-copy-scion-production-cuv#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America Industry U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Scion Management & Strategy 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Future Products Fri, 20 Nov 2015 11:31:00 +0000 1406331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Scion VP Gilleland with CH-R concept.</strong></p> EC Gives VW Until Year's End to Provide CO2 Data http://wardsauto.com/ec-gives-vw-until-years-end-provide-co2-data <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The European Union's executive branch turned down the automaker's request for extra time to provide information regarding "irregularities" in reporting carbon-dioxide emissions.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ec-gives-vw-until-years-end-provide-co2-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Engines Germany Technology Miscellaneous Emissions Engines European Commission Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:57:00 +0000 1407051 at http://wardsauto.com Kia Niro Hybrid SUV Coming in Early 2016 http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/kia-niro-hybrid-suv-coming-early-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">The Niro will be powered by a 1.6L Kappa GDI 105 hp engine, supplemented by a 32 kW electric motor and 1.56 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/kia-niro-hybrid-suv-coming-early-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/kia-niro-hybrid-suv-coming-early-2016#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry South Korea Technology Miscellaneous Kia Future Products Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:04:00 +0000 1405021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Niro developed outside of existing Kia products.</strong></p> Mitsubishi Mirage, Outlander Sport Get Design Updates, New Tech http://wardsauto.com/technology/mitsubishi-mirage-outlander-sport-get-design-updates-new-tech <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Both vehicles get new faces and improved interior fabrics, while the Mirage sees a slight bump in horsepower and better handling.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/mitsubishi-mirage-outlander-sport-get-design-updates-new-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/mitsubishi-mirage-outlander-sport-get-design-updates-new-tech#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Mitsubishi 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Future Products Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:40:00 +0000 1398871 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Revised hood, grille, bumpers part of Mirage redo.</strong></p>