North America http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53477/more en Forecast: December Sales Set to Reach 10-Year High http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-december-sales-set-reach-10-year-high <div class="node-body article-body">The latest WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S. automakers to sell 1.51 million light vehicles this month, equating to a 16.95 million-unit SAAR.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-december-sales-set-reach-10-year-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-december-sales-set-reach-10-year-high#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:01:00 +0000 1187731 at http://wardsauto.com Mercedes Recalls Sprinter Vans With Possible Oil Leak http://wardsauto.com/mercedes-recalls-sprinter-vans-possible-oil-leak <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The recall covers 8,279 Sprinter 2500- and 3500-model vans from the 2014 and 2015 model years with chain tensioner gaskets that may allow oil to leak, raising the risk of a fire or stalling engine.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/mercedes-recalls-sprinter-vans-possible-oil-leak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Safety Vehicles & Technology Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:22:00 +0000 1187331 at http://wardsauto.com Kia, Nissan React to Slump in Electric Vehicle Sales http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/kia-nissan-react-slump-electric-vehicle-sales <div class="field-byline"> Sean Muller </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Could more advertising be the answer to sluggish EV demand?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/kia-nissan-react-slump-electric-vehicle-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/kia-nissan-react-slump-electric-vehicle-sales#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Advertising Electric Vehicles Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:15:00 +0000 1184691 at http://wardsauto.com Despite Falling Gas Prices, CAFE Targets Unlikely to Change http://wardsauto.com/politics/despite-falling-gas-prices-cafe-targets-unlikely-change <div class="node-body article-body">The increasingly global nature of the auto industry and emissions regulations all but rule out major changes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/despite-falling-gas-prices-cafe-targets-unlikely-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/despite-falling-gas-prices-cafe-targets-unlikely-change#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford General Motors Hyundai Toyota Emissions Fuel Economy Product Development Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:24:00 +0000 1182231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cheap gas won&rsquo;t hurt demand for new Mirai fuel-cell car or next-generation Prius, Toyota says.</strong></p> Berkshire Expected to Keep Van Tuyl’s Dealership Business Model http://wardsauto.com/dealers/berkshire-expected-keep-van-tuyl-s-dealership-business-model <div class="field-byline"> Lillie Guyer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Van Tuyl dealerships are run by managing partners who know their communities and have a vested financial interest in their stores.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/berkshire-expected-keep-van-tuyl-s-dealership-business-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/berkshire-expected-keep-van-tuyl-s-dealership-business-model#comments Public Dealers North America U.S. Dealership Management Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:59:00 +0000 1184761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Berkshire-Van Tuyl deal &ldquo;a win-win,&rdquo; says new group&rsquo;s CEO Rachor.&nbsp;</strong></p> Cadillac CT6 Interior Rearview Mirror to Stream Video http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cadillac-ct6-interior-rearview-mirror-stream-video <div class="node-body article-body">GM claims the mirror improves the driver’s field of vision by an estimated 300%, or roughly four times greater than a standard rearview mirror.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cadillac-ct6-interior-rearview-mirror-stream-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cadillac-ct6-interior-rearview-mirror-stream-video#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Cadillac Cameras Future Products Vehicle Interiors Cadillac CT6 rearview mirror Super Cruise Travis Hester Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:00:00 +0000 1185701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cadillac CTS rearview mirror streams video.</strong></p> North American Light-Vehicle Production Down 2.2% in November http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-down-22-november <div class="node-body article-body">Declines in output from the Detroit Three outweighed gains from other manufacturers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-down-22-november" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-down-22-november#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production North America North America - Regional Canada Mexico U.S. Auto Makers Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:45:00 +0000 1186001 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Recalling 502,000 Mustangs With Takata Airbags http://wardsauto.com/ford-recalling-502000-mustangs-takata-airbags <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker is recalling 502,500 Mustangs and Ford GT sports cars sold outside the high-humidity areas that supplier Takata said could increase the chances of its airbag inflators to malfunction. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-recalling-502000-mustangs-takata-airbags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Airbags OE-Supplier Relations Safety Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:56:00 +0000 1185711 at http://wardsauto.com Fuel-Cell Cars: All Ramped Up With No Place to Go? http://wardsauto.com/blog/fuel-cell-cars-all-ramped-no-place-go <div class="node-body blog-body">Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle discussions usually turn to the I word: infrastructure. Automakers are investing too much into FCVs to guess whether refueling infrastructure will grow. It will. But for now it’s running on fumes. </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/fuel-cell-cars-all-ramped-no-place-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/fuel-cell-cars-all-ramped-no-place-go#comments Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. France Honda Hyundai Renault Volkswagen Politics Department of Energy (DOE) Emissions Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles fuel-cell vehicles fueling infrastructure hydrogen refueling stations Road Ahead Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:41:00 +0000 1183681 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Mirai Mixed Bag http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/toyota-mirai-mixed-bag <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The FCV’s fun-to-drive nature is a surprise, but so is the compressor noise and limited passenger space.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/toyota-mirai-mixed-bag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/toyota-mirai-mixed-bag#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America U.S. Toyota Test Drives Air Liquide California CUV FCHV-adv FCV FirstElement fuel-cell stack fuel-cell vehicle Highlander Honda hybrid hydrogen Hyundai Mirai motor Prius stack Toyota Tucson Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:04:00 +0000 1183661 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota Mirai FCV on sale Q4 2015 in California.</strong></p>