By Region http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53476/more en 10BE Judge Passes on Judging BMW i3 http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/10be-judge-passes-judging-bmw-i3 <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With 55 miles of range available and facing a 45-mile round-trip commute, not being able to recharge the i3 at home would be cutting things too close for comfort.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/10be-judge-passes-judging-bmw-i3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/10be-judge-passes-judging-bmw-i3#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Engines North America U.S. BMW Charging Electric Vehicles Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:00:00 +0000 1188581 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Juice plentiful at <em>Ward</em><em>&rsquo;s</em> charge point, but dried up at home.</strong></p> 2015 Winner: Chrysler 6.2L Supercharged OHV V-8 http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-chrysler-62l-supercharged-ohv-v-8 <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Exploring the Hellcat’s expansive powerband is nothing short of transformative. Getting out of the car afterward, one might resemble Moses coming down from Mount Sinai with a glowing aura after conversing with God.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-chrysler-62l-supercharged-ohv-v-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-chrysler-62l-supercharged-ohv-v-8#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Engines North America North America - Regional U.S. Dodge ZF Fuel Economy Gasoline Product Development Supercharger Transmissions 6.2L Supercharged V-8 Audi S4 Avant Dave Zoia Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Hellcat Hemi IHI supercharger TorqueFlite ZF Wed, 24 Dec 2014 11:31:00 +0000 1187581 at http://wardsauto.com Takata President Steps Down Amid Global Airbag Crisis http://wardsauto.com/takata-president-steps-down-amid-global-airbag-crisis <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Shigehisa Takada, a grandson of the company's founder, will succeed Stefan Stocker as president.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-president-steps-down-amid-global-airbag-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan World Airbags Labor & Human Resources Safety Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:47:00 +0000 1189851 at http://wardsauto.com Report Says EC Probe Targets Top European Truck Makers http://wardsauto.com/report-says-ec-probe-targets-top-european-truck-makers <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Financial Times report centers on leaked documents from a European Commission investigation into the manufacturers' alleged collaboration in meeting emissions regulations. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/report-says-ec-probe-targets-top-european-truck-makers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Europe - Regional Emissions European Commission Finance Laws/Law Enforcement Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:38:00 +0000 1189801 at http://wardsauto.com Faurecia to Appeal Fine for Leaking Financial Info http://wardsauto.com/faurecia-appeal-fine-leaking-financial-info <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">French regulators fined the auto-parts manufacturer 100,000 euros for allegedly sharing financial information with stock analysts in 2012. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/faurecia-appeal-fine-leaking-financial-info" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe France Finance Laws/Law Enforcement Tue, 23 Dec 2014 17:31:00 +0000 1189241 at http://wardsauto.com Look Out for Private-Equity Firms Eyeing Dealerships http://wardsauto.com/dealers/look-out-private-equity-firms-eyeing-dealerships <div class="node-body article-body">Long-term costs may exceed short-terms gains. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/look-out-private-equity-firms-eyeing-dealerships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/look-out-private-equity-firms-eyeing-dealerships#comments Public Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Management & Strategy Retail Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:24:00 +0000 1188461 at http://wardsauto.com CAFE Ruining Driving? Fuhgeddaboudit http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/cafe-ruining-driving-fuhgeddaboudit <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A comparison of this year’s 10 Best Engines with 2010’s list reveals a relatively steep upward curve in output ratings over the past five years – even though fuel-stingy 3-cyl. engines, a battery-electric and a fuel-cell model are among the winners.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/cafe-ruining-driving-fuhgeddaboudit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/cafe-ruining-driving-fuhgeddaboudit#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Engines North America U.S. Auto Makers Engines Tue, 23 Dec 2014 12:40:00 +0000 1181921 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fun not out of driving yet.</strong></p> 2015 Winner: Chevrolet 6.2L LT1 OHV DI V-8 http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-chevrolet-62l-lt1-ohv-di-v-8 <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Whereas the Hellcat Hemi V-8 is a Braveheart mallet to the face, the 460-hp ’Vette powerplant is a black-ops sniper with a clear shot in daylight. Other naturally aspirated small-blocks will outsell the LT1, but they will never outperform it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-chevrolet-62l-lt1-ohv-di-v-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-chevrolet-62l-lt1-ohv-di-v-8#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Engines North America North America - Regional U.S. Chevrolet Aluminum Automatic Chassis Fuel Economy Gasoline Product Development 6.2L LT1 V-8 Active Fuel Management Chevy Corvette Corvette cylinder deactivation Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Hemi naturally aspirated Porsche 911 small-block V-8 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 12:11:00 +0000 1184981 at http://wardsauto.com French Used-Car Dealers Hail Crackdown on Tax Fraud http://wardsauto.com/politics/french-used-car-dealers-hail-crackdown-tax-fraud <div class="field-byline"> Alan Osborn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Concerns have been especially intense about the sale of expensive secondhand cars from Germany into France, hitting both the country’s new- and used-car car markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/french-used-car-dealers-hail-crackdown-tax-fraud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/french-used-car-dealers-hail-crackdown-tax-fraud#comments Premium Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional France Dealerships Laws/Law Enforcement Remarketing Trade Vehicles in Operation Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:39:00 +0000 1187741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tax loophole open to high-end cars such as &rsquo;12 Mercedes C-Class.</strong></p> Malaysia Sales Up in November; Automakers Cautious on 2015 Prospects http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-sales-november-automakers-cautious-2015-prospects <div class="node-body article-body">Uncertainties over the impact of the 6% goods and services tax next April 1, rising living costs and bleak global economic outlook, as well as a weakening ringgit, is tempering the market outlook for next year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-sales-november-automakers-cautious-2015-prospects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-sales-november-automakers-cautious-2015-prospects#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Auto Makers Sales Results Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:10:00 +0000 1188451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Axia hot seller for Perodua since August launch.</strong></p>