Vehicles & Technology http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53470/more en VW Concept Glimpse of Future Design Cues, Upscale Direction http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-concept-glimpse-future-design-cues-upscale-direction <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker says Sport Coupe Concept GTE slots in the C-segment above the Passat and CC models and would be aimed at buyers looking for the functionality of a large hatchback with the interior space of a sedan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-concept-glimpse-future-design-cues-upscale-direction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-concept-glimpse-future-design-cues-upscale-direction#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Switzerland Volkswagen 2015 Geneva Auto Show Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:12:00 +0000 1235141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sport Coupe Concept GTE features hybrid powertrain with all-wheel-drive capability.</strong></p> Honda CR-V: Judging for 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/honda-cr-v-judging-2015-wards-10-best-interiors <div class="node-body video-body">WardsAuto's Tom Murphy shares his thoughts on the Honda CR-V, a nominee in the 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors competition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/honda-cr-v-judging-2015-wards-10-best-interiors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/honda-cr-v-judging-2015-wards-10-best-interiors#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Test Drives Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. Honda Interior Test Drives Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:41:00 +0000 1231681 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Seeks Vehicle-Use Insights Through Fleet Study http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-seeks-vehicle-use-insights-through-fleet-study <div class="node-body article-body">The Fleet Insight study has been under way for the past 10 weeks incorporating 72 Hewlett-Packard corporate vehicles. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-seeks-vehicle-use-insights-through-fleet-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-seeks-vehicle-use-insights-through-fleet-study#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Future Products Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:19:00 +0000 1232511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford gathering data through parameter-ID devices.</strong></p> Hyundai Recalls Elantras Over Steering Issue http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-recalls-elantras-over-steering-issue <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Korean automaker says in documents filed with NHTSA it is recalling 204,768 older-model Elantras with a potential power-steering defect that might cause the cars to revert to manual steering.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-recalls-elantras-over-steering-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chassis National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:48:00 +0000 1234401 at http://wardsauto.com Of Humvees and Heroes: Aluminum, Steel Do Battle http://wardsauto.com/blog/humvees-and-heroes-aluminum-steel-do-battle <div class="node-body blog-body">A key issue in the aluminum-vs.-steel standoff is strength. Each side is playing the military and, by extension, the patriotism card. The message is that if it’s strong enough to protect soldiers in combat, then it’s strong enough, and safe enough, for you and everybody in your truck. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/humvees-and-heroes-aluminum-steel-do-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/humvees-and-heroes-aluminum-steel-do-battle#comments Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Advertising Aluminum Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup OE-Supplier Relations Steel Road Ahead Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:31:00 +0000 1233481 at http://wardsauto.com GM’s Fuel-Sipping Beast http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-fuel-sipping-beast <div class="field-deck"> Story Behind 2015 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The classic image of a V-8 is big and thirsty. Engineers set out to dispel that notion by making the small-block Gen V engines extremely efficient. Along the way, some dynamometers also got toasted.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-fuel-sipping-beast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-fuel-sipping-beast#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Gasoline Story Behind 2015 10 Best Engines Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:56:00 +0000 1231741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>The OHV LT1 is much smaller and lighter than DOHC V-8s with comparable output.</strong></p> U.K. Ups Spending on EV Charging Infrastructure, R&D http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-ups-spending-ev-charging-infrastructure-rd <div class="node-body article-body">Nearly half of the new funding is earmarked for continuing an electric-vehicle home-charging installation program that gives drivers a 75% grant of up to £700.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-ups-spending-ev-charging-infrastructure-rd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-ups-spending-ev-charging-infrastructure-rd#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Auto Makers Charging Emissions Future Products Product Development Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:39:00 +0000 1233351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Leafs would spread as charging network grows.</strong></p> Mazda to Sell Only Diesel-Powered CUV in Home Market http://wardsauto.com/mazda-sell-only-diesel-powered-cuv-home-market <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker wants its CX-3 compact SUV to convince Japanese buyers diesel power has become cleaner and quieter while delivering more power than the hybrid engines that prevail in the market.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/mazda-sell-only-diesel-powered-cuv-home-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Sales & Marketing Diesel Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:09:00 +0000 1233801 at http://wardsauto.com Audi’s Second-Gen R8 Lighter, Faster, More Fuel-Efficient http://wardsauto.com/europe/audi-s-second-gen-r8-lighter-faster-more-fuel-efficient <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The super coupe’s V-10 now incorporates cylinder deactivation and both direct and indirect injection, features that help boost fuel-economy some 10%. The car has the ability to go fast too, hitting 62 mph from a standstill in as little as 3.2 seconds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/audi-s-second-gen-r8-lighter-faster-more-fuel-efficient" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/audi-s-second-gen-r8-lighter-faster-more-fuel-efficient#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Switzerland Audi 2015 Geneva Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:32:00 +0000 1233331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Headlamps, with laser highbeams, mark R8 redesign.</strong></p> Subaru Legacy: Judging for 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/subaru-legacy-judging-2015-wards-10-best-interiors <div class="node-body video-body">WardsAuto's Tom Murphy shares his thoughts on the Subaru Legacy, a nominee in the 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors competition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/subaru-legacy-judging-2015-wards-10-best-interiors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/subaru-legacy-judging-2015-wards-10-best-interiors#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Test Drives Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. Subaru Interior Test Drives Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:56:00 +0000 1229021 at http://wardsauto.com