North America http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53477/more en What Can You Make? http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/what-can-you-make <div class="node-body article-body">The Henry Ford in Dearborn will host this weekend’s celebration of creativity in parts of the museum and adjacent parking lot. The family-friendly festival is like a traveling circus, highlighting the works of local tinkerers at each stop.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/what-can-you-make" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/what-can-you-make#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Ford Alternative Fuels Autonomous Vehicles Electric Vehicles Engines Future Products Manufacturing Technology Product Development Solar Dearborn LifeSize Moustrap Maker Faire Detroit Pewabic Pottery The Henry Ford Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:55:00 +0000 1065161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Throwing flames a favorite pastime at Maker Faire.</strong></p> Proxy Adviser Recommends Against FCA Cross-Border Merger http://wardsauto.com/proxy-adviser-recommends-against-fca-cross-border-merger <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Fiat investors should vote against a cross-border merger of the two automakers, advisory group ISS says, because the action would diminish shareholder rights.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/proxy-adviser-recommends-against-fca-cross-border-merger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe North America U.S. Italy Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Finance Restructuring Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:47:00 +0000 1066051 at http://wardsauto.com Average Convertible Buyer Defies Youthful Image http://wardsauto.com/retail/average-convertible-buyer-defies-youthful-image <div class="node-body article-body">Convertible owners tend to be affluent and 40-something.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/retail/average-convertible-buyer-defies-youthful-image" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/retail/average-convertible-buyer-defies-youthful-image#comments Public Retail Auto Makers Dealerships North America U.S. Auto Makers Retail Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:25:00 +0000 1064941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mustang tops convertible list.</strong></p> Chevy Cruze Diesel Caught in Game of Catch Up http://wardsauto.com/blog/chevy-cruze-diesel-caught-game-catch <div class="node-body blog-body">According to WardsAuto data, the Cruze diesel has accounted for 5,974 deliveries since its launch one year ago. That’s a scant 2.0% of the compact sedan’s powertrain mix.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/chevy-cruze-diesel-caught-game-catch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/chevy-cruze-diesel-caught-game-catch#comments Blog Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Diesel Sales Results Allen Schaeffer Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel Diesel Technology Forum Rick Kwiecien Volkswagen Jetta TDI Final Inspection Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:45:00 +0000 1065131 at http://wardsauto.com Strap In the Kids: It’s a 1,029-hp Honda Minivan http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/strap-kids-it-s-1029-hp-honda-minivan <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Seeing a customized version of a model does influence the purchase decision of 8% of new-vehicle buyers, according to the Specialty Equipment Market Assn. and market researcher AutoPacific.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/strap-kids-it-s-1029-hp-honda-minivan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/strap-kids-it-s-1029-hp-honda-minivan#comments Premium Limited Retail Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Honda Ethanol Sales Results Turbocharger Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:30:00 +0000 1064071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Customizer spices up meat-and-potatoes minivan.</strong></p> CRM No Longer Draws Blank Stares From Dealers http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/crm-no-longer-draws-blank-stares-dealers <div class="node-body article-body">Dealership use of CRM systems surged when the recession hit and auto sales plummeted. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/crm-no-longer-draws-blank-stares-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/crm-no-longer-draws-blank-stares-dealers#comments Public Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships Information Technology Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 1054951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>CRM key part of dealerships, Perry says.</strong></p> Cruze Diesel Impressive Effort Against Germany’s Best http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cruze-diesel-impressive-effort-against-germany-s-best <div class="field-deck"> Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Clearly it will take time to find a following like VW has developed over decades in the U.S. But as far as the engine itself is concerned, the GM 2.0L turbodiesel is a strong start.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cruze-diesel-impressive-effort-against-germany-s-best" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cruze-diesel-impressive-effort-against-germany-s-best#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Bosch Chevrolet Diesel Globalization Product Development Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines Turbocharger Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:30:00 +0000 1064261 at http://wardsauto.com Lexus Sees Success With Less-Expensive GX http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/lexus-sees-success-less-expensive-gx <div class="node-body article-body">Lowering the price of the base grade for the GX’s ’14 refresh, by substituting fake leather for real leather and deleting some content, was key to this year’s sales jump, a company official says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/lexus-sees-success-less-expensive-gx" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/lexus-sees-success-less-expensive-gx#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Lexus Management & Strategy Vehicles in Operation 3-row Acura MDX body-on-frame Brian Smith CUV GX Land Rover Lexus Luxury SUV unibody Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 1063511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;14 Lexus GX 460 starts below $50,000.</strong></p> Chrysler Issues New Ignition-Switch Recall http://wardsauto.com/chrysler-issues-new-ignition-switch-recall <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The No.3 U.S. automaker's second recall of the year involving potentially faulty ignition switches covers '05-'07 Jeep Grand Cherokee and '06-'07 Jeep Commander models. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/chrysler-issues-new-ignition-switch-recall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Suppliers North America North America - Regional Component Safety Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:45:00 +0000 1065241 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Reveals ’15 F-150 Engine Ratings, Weight Savings http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-reveals-15-f-150-engine-ratings-weight-savings <div class="node-body article-body">Ford’s all-new 2.7L EcoBoost V-6, which comes standard with auto stop/start, will make 325 hp and 375 lb.-ft. of torque in the new F-150.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-reveals-15-f-150-engine-ratings-weight-savings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-reveals-15-f-150-engine-ratings-weight-savings#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Aluminum Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup Future Products Gasoline Turbocharger Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:30:00 +0000 1065121 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Ford F-150 more than 700 lbs. lighter than predecessor. </strong></p>