By Region http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53476/more en GM Holden Cutting More Workers as Oz Sales Slip http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-cutting-more-workers-oz-sales-slip <div class="node-body article-body">News Corp. Australia says production employees will be reduced to 1,260 from 1,530 and vehicle output will be reduced by 50 units to 240 a day. Parent General Motors is closing the plant in 2017.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-cutting-more-workers-oz-sales-slip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-cutting-more-workers-oz-sales-slip#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Ford Holden Toyota Employment Production Restructuring Sales Results Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:11:00 +0000 1266951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cruze sales decline along with workforce numbers.</strong></p> Honda Pioneers Ablation Casting With NSX http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/honda-pioneers-ablation-casting-nsx <div class="field-deck"> 2015 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Ablation casting was a key concept in order to produce this spaceframe,” Chief Engineer Ted Klaus says of the new NSX. “Without being able to apply castings at all the suspension points, we couldn’t produce a body this rigid.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/honda-pioneers-ablation-casting-nsx" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/honda-pioneers-ablation-casting-nsx#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Acura Aluminum Chassis Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Manufacturing Technology Product Development Turbocharger ablation ablation casting Acura NSX Alotech Alotech Limited BMW i8 Ferrari LaFerrari Marysville McLaren P1 Ohio Performance Manufacturing Center Porsche 918 Spyder Shawn Tarr spaceframe Ted Klaus Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:35:00 +0000 1266231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda chief engineers Ted Klaus and Yashuhide Sakamoto with Acura NSX.</strong></p> Tom Murphy Acura NSX at SAE World Congress http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/acura-nsx-sae-world-congress <div class="node-body gallery-body">Honda uses this week’s SAE World Congress in Detroit to trickle out some tantalizing nuggets of information about the car’s body rigidity, aerodynamics and drivetrain in an extensive Powerpoint presentation. </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/vehicles-technology/acura-nsx-sae-world-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/acura-nsx-sae-world-congress#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Acura Aerodynamics Aluminum Chassis Dual Clutch (DCT) Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Manufacturing Technology Product Development Turbocharger Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:34:00 +0000 1266241 at http://wardsauto.com Volvo, Chinese Parent Geely to Develop Small Car http://wardsauto.com/volvo-chinese-parent-geely-develop-small-car <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Volvo President and CEO Hakan Samuelsson says the automaker will build a small car based on a common platform and engine technology co-developed with Geely at its Belgian factory.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/volvo-chinese-parent-geely-develop-small-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Europe China Belgium Sweden Globalization Product Development Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:56:00 +0000 1266691 at http://wardsauto.com BMW Crowned World’s Most Reputable Company http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/bmw-crowned-world-s-most-reputable-company <div class="node-body article-body">BMW ranked third in last year’s survey and Daimler was eighth. Nissan and Suzuki were on the 2014 list but didn’t make the cut this year. GM squeezed in at 96th after missing the list last year while embroiled in the ignition-switch recall crisis. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/bmw-crowned-world-s-most-reputable-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/bmw-crowned-world-s-most-reputable-company#comments Public World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Suppliers World BMW Bosch Daimler Ford General Motors Honda Toyota Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:46:00 +0000 1266071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW, maker of Ward&rsquo;s 10 Best Interiors winner i3, highly regarded globally.</strong></p> Wrong Car Dealership Staffers Stuck Fielding Customer Questions http://wardsauto.com/dealers/wrong-car-dealership-staffers-stuck-fielding-customer-questions <div class="node-body article-body">Service advisers and auto technicians say they’ve got other things to do than explain how infotainment systems work.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/wrong-car-dealership-staffers-stuck-fielding-customer-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/wrong-car-dealership-staffers-stuck-fielding-customer-questions#comments Public Management & Strategy Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Fixed Operations Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1265621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Infotainment system usage can confuse customers</strong></p> CO2 Emissions Escaping Through Loopholes, Critics Say http://wardsauto.com/politics/co2-emissions-escaping-through-loopholes-critics-say <div class="field-byline"> Sara Lewis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers and the European Environment Agency both acknowledge current testing procedures do not reflect real-world driving conditions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/co2-emissions-escaping-through-loopholes-critics-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/co2-emissions-escaping-through-loopholes-critics-say#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Politics Emissions Engines Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1265631 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Consumer, green groups say clean-air test results not transparent.</strong></p> Opel-PSA Co-Development Deal Takes Shape With LCVs http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-psa-co-development-deal-takes-shape-lcvs <div class="node-body article-body">The LCVs to be built at Vigo are among several new-vehicle programs being jointly developed by PSA and Opel/Vauxhall parent General Motors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-psa-co-development-deal-takes-shape-lcvs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-psa-co-development-deal-takes-shape-lcvs#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe France Spain Turkey Citroen Opel/Vauxhall Peugeot Product Development Vehicle Assembly Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1265931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Combo production moving to Spain from Turkey.</strong></p> Mazda Projects 3.5% Uptick in Operating Profit http://wardsauto.com/mazda-projects-35-uptick-operating-profit <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Japanese automaker expects current-year global vehicle sales to rise 6.6%, but operating profit will be trimmed by the yen's strength against the euro, Australian dollar and Thai baht.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/mazda-projects-35-uptick-operating-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Japan Finance Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:13:00 +0000 1266511 at http://wardsauto.com Ssangyong Says Mahindra Denies Plan to Raise Stake http://wardsauto.com/ssangyong-says-mahindra-denies-plan-raise-stake <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Ssangyong says Mahindra & Mahindra, which owns 72.85% of the Korean automaker, denies a television report that the Indian industrial conglomerate will raise its stake to between 90% and 95%. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ssangyong-says-mahindra-denies-plan-raise-stake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific India South Korea Finance Restructuring Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:25:00 +0000 1266361 at http://wardsauto.com