Vehicles & Technology http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53470/more en Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123 <div class="node-body article-body">Axalta expands in Mexico; Bosch looks to Vietnam for latest Asian expansion; Mitsubishi Rayon acquires carbon-fiber plastics supplier Wethje.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China Mexico U.S. Finland Germany Vietnam BMW BorgWarner Bosch General Motors Porsche Automatic Capacity Utilization Carbon Fiber Component Electronics Finance Global Sources Globalization Instrument Panel Lane-Departure Warning Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:05:00 +0000 1090321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chevrolet, Buick, GMC shift to BorgWarner solenoid valves.</strong></p> WardsAuto Global Update: North America Production - The Shift South http://wardsauto.com/world/wardsauto-global-update-north-america-production-shift-south <div class="node-body video-body">Video brief: Haig Stoddard looks at regional production in North America and why the Great Lakes area will continue to matter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/world/wardsauto-global-update-north-america-production-shift-south" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/world/wardsauto-global-update-north-america-production-shift-south#comments Public Gated Data Center World Management & Strategy Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology World Future Products Product Development Production Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:59:00 +0000 1089331 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Planning Prius Fighter, Report Says http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-planning-prius-fighter-report-says <div class="node-body article-body">Codenamed C240, the vehicle will be built on Ford’s C2 architecture, which also will underpin the next-generation Focus C-car and Escape CUV.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-planning-prius-fighter-report-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-planning-prius-fighter-report-says#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology U.S. Ford Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Sales Results Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:30:00 +0000 1090211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Ford hybrid could replace C-Max.</strong></p> Honda Calling Back ’15 Fits for Bumper Fix http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/honda-calling-back-15-fits-bumper-fix <div class="node-body article-body">Honda discovered welding wasn’t up to snuff after the Fit rated “marginal” in the most recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety small-overlap test.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/honda-calling-back-15-fits-bumper-fix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/honda-calling-back-15-fits-bumper-fix#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Honda Safety Steel call back Celaya Chuck Thomas Fit front-bumper beam Honda IIHS Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Mexico steel subcompact U.S. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 1089271 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda Fit needs a fix.</strong></p> Magna Glass-Manufacturing Technique Draws OE Interest http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/magna-glass-manufacturing-technique-draws-oe-interest <div class="node-body article-body">Magna International process blasts thin hole in panel of glass using powerful water jets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/magna-glass-manufacturing-technique-draws-oe-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/magna-glass-manufacturing-technique-draws-oe-interest#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Magna Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup Manufacturing Technology Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:13:00 +0000 1087121 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Magna technology creates seamless sliding rear window design on&rsquo;15 Ford F-150.</strong></p> New Product Mix Regains Lost Ground for Honda India http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-product-mix-regains-lost-ground-honda-india <div class="node-body article-body">Honda India dropped every model but the CR-V and refilled its portfolio with the popular Brio hatchback and Amaze compact sedan. The Mobilio is shaping up as India’s most successful MPV since the Toyota Innova. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-product-mix-regains-lost-ground-honda-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-product-mix-regains-lost-ground-honda-india#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Honda Capacity Utilization Diesel Gasoline Product Development Sales Results Gujarat Hironori Kanayama Yoshiyuki Matsumoto Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:21:00 +0000 1087971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Diesel option drives Mobilio demand.</strong></p> Annual U.K. Fuel Efficiency Competition Electrified http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/annual-uk-fuel-efficiency-competition-electrified <div class="node-body article-body">Electric vehicles, extended-range EVs and plug-in hybrid EVs will compete in their own class alongside the more-conventional but increasingly fuel-efficient internal-combustion-engine models.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/annual-uk-fuel-efficiency-competition-electrified" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/annual-uk-fuel-efficiency-competition-electrified#comments Premium Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Nissan Renault Charging Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:10:00 +0000 1089051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Charge-point choices key to EV drivers&rsquo; strategy.</strong></p> Planned Flagship Seen Boosting Cadillac's Credibility http://wardsauto.com/north-america/planned-flagship-seen-boosting-cadillacs-credibility <div class="node-body article-body">GM’s product chief says the new fullsize sedan will be based on an all-new platform. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/planned-flagship-seen-boosting-cadillacs-credibility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/planned-flagship-seen-boosting-cadillacs-credibility#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Cadillac Future Products Sales Results Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:30:00 +0000 1089141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Cadillac sedan reportedly to draw cues from Elmiraj concept vehicle.</strong></p> EU regulators seek to close car emissions testing loopholes http://wardsauto.com/eu-regulators-seek-close-car-emissions-testing-loopholes <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Nitrogen oxides a bigger issue than C02</p> <p>* Vehicles would be tested on roads, not in laboratories</p> <p>* "Real-world" testing rules to be unveiled by year-end</p> <p>By Barbara Lewis</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Aug 20 (Reuters) - EU regulators are preparing draft legislation that will require vehicle fuel use to be tested on roads rather than in laboratories, looking to close loopholes that allow car makers to exaggerate fuel-saving and emissions credentials.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/eu-regulators-seek-close-car-emissions-testing-loopholes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Emissions Engines European Commission Fuel Economy Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:14:08 +0000 1088471 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Remains Unchallenged Global Hybrid Leader http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-remains-unchallenged-global-hybrid-leader <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota sold 665,740 hybrids in the year’s first six months, 4.1% ahead of last year's record pace. Honda followed with global sales of 158,696 units, a 105.8% spike, while Hyundai jumped 33% to 27,118.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-remains-unchallenged-global-hybrid-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-remains-unchallenged-global-hybrid-leader#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Honda Hyundai Infiniti Kia Lexus Mazda Mitsubishi Nissan Subaru Toyota Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Production Sales Results Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:22:00 +0000 1087731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aqua, sold outside Japan as Prius C, top-selling hybrid through June.</strong></p>