North America http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53477/more en Problem Employees Do Lots of Damage http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/problem-employees-do-lots-damage <div class="field-byline"> Jim Leman </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Even if they’re top performers, bad apples must go, says Terry Dortch.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/problem-employees-do-lots-damage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/problem-employees-do-lots-damage#comments Public Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:30:00 +0000 1087201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&ldquo;Heed warnings,&rdquo; Dortch says.</strong></p> Delphi’s Tool to Keep Cool http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-s-tool-keep-cool <div class="node-body article-body">The supplier’s Cold Storage Evaporator, which goes into production next year, can keep the cabin cool up to two minutes while the engine is off in a micro-hybrid.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-s-tool-keep-cool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-s-tool-keep-cool#comments Premium Limited Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Delphi Climate Controls/HVAC Emissions Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Product Development air conditioning aluminum climate control cold storage evaporator compressor Delphi Thermal Erich Becker evaporator phase-change material Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:50:00 +0000 1090741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Device captures energy produced when AC runs normally. Frozen phase-change material within evaporator&rsquo;s upper chamber provides cool air while engine off.</strong></p> Infiniti Q40 Name to Stick Around; EV Intro Date Fuzzy http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/infiniti-q40-name-stick-around-ev-intro-date-fuzzy <div class="node-body article-body">The car formerly known as the G37 is set to exit the lineup next year, but the name will live on, although on what type of vehicle is unclear.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/infiniti-q40-name-stick-around-ev-intro-date-fuzzy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/infiniti-q40-name-stick-around-ev-intro-date-fuzzy#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Infiniti Management & Strategy Electric Vehicles battery BMW concept Coupe G37 Infiniti LE Michael Bartsch New York Nissan Q40 Q50 sedan Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:15:00 +0000 1094611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;15 Infiniti Q40.</strong></p> Volvo Takes Wraps Off All-New XC90 http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-takes-wraps-all-new-xc90 <div class="node-body article-body">Volvo has set a medium-term goal of selling 100,000 units annually in the U.S., and says the XC90 will play a significant role in reaching that objective.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-takes-wraps-all-new-xc90" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-takes-wraps-all-new-xc90#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Volvo Car Exterior Gasoline Headlamps Hybrid Vehicles Interior Sales Results Supercharger Turbocharger Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:30:00 +0000 1095001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volvo XC90 all-new for first time since introduction in 2002.</strong></p> Bosch Breaks Ground for $40 Million Tech Center Expansion http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-breaks-ground-40-million-tech-center-expansion <div class="node-body article-body">Work at the technical center will continue to involve several Bosch divisions, including Electrical Drives, Starter Motors and Generators, as well as Chassis Systems Control and Automotive Electronics. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-breaks-ground-40-million-tech-center-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-breaks-ground-40-million-tech-center-expansion#comments Premium Limited Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Bosch Autonomous Vehicles Electronic Control Units (ECU) Employment Global Sources Product Development Suspension Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:40:00 +0000 1093781 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>E</strong><strong>xpansion will nearly double size of existing facility, have capacity for 1,400 people.</strong></p> ATS Coupe Another Compelling Cadillac http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/ats-coupe-another-compelling-cadillac <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Vehicle Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The new 2-door variant of the brand’s midsize sport sedan is a winner, and should draw more attention to the struggling ATS lineup.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/ats-coupe-another-compelling-cadillac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/ats-coupe-another-compelling-cadillac#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives North America U.S. Cadillac Vehicle Test Drives 2-door 4-door ATS BMW 4-Series Cadillac Coupe Dave Masch direct injection General Motors gm Magnetic Ride Control sedan turbo turbocharged Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:45:00 +0000 1089041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Cadillac ATS coupe arriving at dealers now.</strong></p> '15 Cadillac ATS coupe http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-cadillac-ats-coupe <div class="node-body gallery-body">The wreath brand's newest 2-door is stylish and full of technology, with mixed levels of comfort and performance. (See related story: ATS Coupe Another Compelling Cadillac).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-cadillac-ats-coupe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-cadillac-ats-coupe#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives North America U.S. Cadillac Vehicle Test Drives Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:44:00 +0000 1089311 at http://wardsauto.com Ford ST Products Surpassing Expectations http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-st-products-surpassing-expectations <div class="node-body article-body">Ford is working to increase production of the performance-oriented Focus ST and Fiesta ST due to strong customer demand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-st-products-surpassing-expectations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-st-products-surpassing-expectations#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Ford Capacity Utilization Sales Results Social Media Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:05:00 +0000 1091441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Focus ST boasts 15-day turn rate, faster than most Ford products.</strong></p> Off Year for Automotive Customer Satisfaction http://wardsauto.com/north-america/year-automotive-customer-satisfaction <div class="node-body article-body">Imports still lead domestics, but the gap narrows because of Asian and European brand declines in satisfied vehicle owners. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/year-automotive-customer-satisfaction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/year-automotive-customer-satisfaction#comments Public Retail Auto Makers North America U.S. Retail Tue, 26 Aug 2014 04:01:00 +0000 1091651 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Buick only domestic nameplate to exceed index&rsquo;s industry average.</strong></p> GM Tech Center Shakes Off Flooding, Gets ‘Back to Work’ http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-tech-center-shakes-flooding-gets-back-work <div class="node-body article-body">The 58-year-old GM Tech Center serves as the global hub for the automaker’s vehicle development and many of its buildings are of historical significance for their architecture. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-tech-center-shakes-flooding-gets-back-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-tech-center-shakes-flooding-gets-back-work#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers North America U.S. General Motors Product Development Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:15:00 +0000 1093611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM Tech Center employees back to work after campus flooding.</strong></p>