By Topic http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53469/more en Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-9 <div class="node-body article-body">Continental arrives in Silicon Valley; Visteon wireless charging pulls plugs on ’15 Cadillacs; DTE solar system puts charge in Ford EVs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-9#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. South Korea Sweden AB Volvo Audi Autoliv Cadillac Continental Ford Visteon Volvo Car Charging Climate Controls/HVAC Dual Clutch (DCT) Electric Vehicles Future Products Information & Entertainment OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Safety LG Preh Texas Instruments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:06:00 +0000 1099741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>LG says DCT motor circumvents concerns about rare-earth supply.</strong></p> World Vehicle Sales Climb 1.5% in July; Top 50 Million for Year http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-climb-15-july-top-50-million-year <div class="node-body article-body">Sales in North America surged 9.6% in the month with 1.7 million vehicles sold, accounting for 25.4% of the worldwide market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-climb-15-july-top-50-million-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-climb-15-july-top-50-million-year#comments Public Gated Data Center World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing World Auto Makers Sales Results Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 1098761 at http://wardsauto.com Audi Issues Globall Recall of 70,000 Cars http://wardsauto.com/audi-issues-globall-recall-70000-cars <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The German luxury brand says the recall covers 3.0L diesel-engine-equipped A4, A5, A6 and A7 models with potentially defective brake boosters. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/audi-issues-globall-recall-70000-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe Germany Component Safety Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:36:00 +0000 1099611 at http://wardsauto.com New Kia Plant in Mexico Aimed at Bolstering U.S. Supplies http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-kia-plant-mexico-aimed-bolstering-us-supplies <div class="node-body article-body">Analysts expect the new plant initially will build the Rio and Soul subcompact, and the Forte compact sedan. Kia executives say U.S. sales of all three are being curtailed by tight supplies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-kia-plant-mexico-aimed-bolstering-us-supplies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-kia-plant-mexico-aimed-bolstering-us-supplies#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific North America South America Brazil Mexico U.S. South Korea Kia Capacity Utilization Globalization Inventories Sales Results Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1098571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kia Vice Chairman Hyuong-Keun Lee (left), Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto and Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz, governor of the State of Nuevo Leon, at signing of deal to build $1 billion plant near Monterrey.</strong></p> JV With Ford Cuts Russian Automaker Sollers's Profit http://wardsauto.com/jv-ford-cuts-russian-automaker-sollerss-profit <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Russian automaker says its first-half net profit plunged to $7 million, compared with $45.7 million year-ago, mainly because its 50-50 joint venture with Ford posted a net loss of $91 million.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/jv-ford-cuts-russian-automaker-sollerss-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe Russia Finance Globalization Vehicle Assembly Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:42:00 +0000 1099331 at http://wardsauto.com TLX: Acura’s New-Old Car http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/tlx-acura-s-new-old-car <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Vehicle Test Drive </font color="#8005</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The TLX is Acura’s new, technology-rich midsize sedan, but it looks a lot like the models it replaces, not a good thing when needing to stand out in a segment that is shrinking.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/tlx-acura-s-new-old-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/tlx-acura-s-new-old-car#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives North America U.S. Acura Vehicle Test Drives 320i 328xi Acura BMW cars CUVs direct injection dual-stage intake ILX Lexus Mat Hargett MDX Mercedes RDX RLX sedan TL TLX TSX Type-S Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:33:00 +0000 1091291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Acura TLX on sale now in U.S.</strong></p> '15 Acura TLX http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-acura-tlx <div class="node-body gallery-body">On the outside, Acura's new midsize TLX sedan bears too close of a resemblance to the model it replaces. Inside, the brand did a fine job on fit-and-finish but the car has some inspired cues. (See related story: The TLX: Acura’s New-Old Car.)</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-acura-tlx" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-acura-tlx#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives North America U.S. Acura Vehicle Test Drives Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:32:00 +0000 1091511 at http://wardsauto.com China Tax Breaks on EVs Mostly Limited to Domestic Brands http://wardsauto.com/china-tax-breaks-evs-mostly-limited-domestic-brands <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The government on Sept. 1 will stop levying sales tax on 17 electric vehicles built by 11 automakers, including one each from Chinese joint ventures of Daimler, General Motors and Nissan.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/china-tax-breaks-evs-mostly-limited-domestic-brands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Electric Vehicles Incentives Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:02:00 +0000 1099361 at http://wardsauto.com Tesla, China Telecom Business Cut Car-Charging Deal http://wardsauto.com/tesla-china-telecom-business-cut-car-charging-deal <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The American EV manufacturer will team with China Unicom to install charging stations at 400 of the mobile carrier's stores in 120 Chinese cities, as well as supercharging outlets in 20 cities. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/tesla-china-telecom-business-cut-car-charging-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Charging Globalization Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:43:00 +0000 1099261 at http://wardsauto.com Fiat Confident Chrysler Merger Will Go Through http://wardsauto.com/fiat-confident-chrysler-merger-will-go-through <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Italian automaker says it does not expect its stockholder share-buyout plan to raise enough money to jeopardize completion of the merger. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fiat-confident-chrysler-merger-will-go-through" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe North America U.S. Italy Finance Restructuring Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:15:00 +0000 1099221 at http://wardsauto.com