World http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53481/more en Making Luxury Interiors Green http://wardsauto.com/industry/making-luxury-interiors-green <div class="node-body article-body">Now in its second year, the Alcantara-sponsored International Symposium on Sustainability in Venice, Italy, is focusing on ways to make the automotive industry carbon-neutral. Alcantara CEO Andrea Boragno says his company could be a model.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/making-luxury-interiors-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/making-luxury-interiors-green#comments Public World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Europe Analysis Industry Materials Italy Interiors Technology Data & Insights World Miscellaneous Audi BMW Lamborghini Porsche Suppliers Tesla Politics Global Sources Globalization Headliner Materials OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Production Purchashing Seats Mon, 09 Nov 2015 11:03:00 +0000 1390911 at http://wardsauto.com <p align="left"><strong>Alcantara CEO Andrea Boragno discusses sustainability in industry at Venice conference.</strong></p> Hyundai Reportedly Plans Premium Brand http://wardsauto.com/industry/hyundai-reportedly-plans-premium-brand <div class="node-body article-body">The South Korean automaker for years has discussed the possibility of its own luxury marque, telling media in 2008 the cost of such a venture was a prohibitive-at-the-time $2.5 billion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/hyundai-reportedly-plans-premium-brand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/hyundai-reportedly-plans-premium-brand#comments Public World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Industry World Miscellaneous Hyundai Management & Strategy Tue, 03 Nov 2015 14:37:00 +0000 1389961 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Second-gen Hyundai Genesis sedan.</strong></p> World Vehicle Sales Up 3.2% in September http://wardsauto.com/industry/world-vehicle-sales-32-september <div class="node-body article-body">Results were positive in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/world-vehicle-sales-32-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/world-vehicle-sales-32-september#comments Public Gated Data Center World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Analysis Industry Data & Insights World Miscellaneous Auto Makers Sales Results Thu, 29 Oct 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1384621 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Claims Global Sales Title in September http://wardsauto.com/toyota-claims-global-sales-title-september <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">In reporting 7.49 million deliveries through September, Toyota captured the title of No.1 global seller from Volkswagen, which has been rocked by its admission last month it cheated on diesel emissions tests. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-claims-global-sales-title-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Analysis Industry Data & Insights World Miscellaneous Sales Results Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:36:00 +0000 1381001 at http://wardsauto.com VW Made Several Defeat Devices http://wardsauto.com/vw-made-several-defeat-devices <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">VW altered software for four engine types over a 7-year period, sources say.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-made-several-defeat-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Industry Diesel Technology World Miscellaneous Diesel Mon, 19 Oct 2015 11:33:00 +0000 1374311 at http://wardsauto.com Hands-On Approach to Autonomous Vehicles Urged http://wardsauto.com/industry/hands-approach-autonomous-vehicles-urged <div class="node-body article-body">The report says without significant deployment and penetration of electric vehicles, car sharing and supportive regulations, the advent of driverless vehicles will not, by itself, be enough to solve urban air-pollution and congestion problems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/hands-approach-autonomous-vehicles-urged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/hands-approach-autonomous-vehicles-urged#comments Public Gated World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Autonomous Vehicles U.S. Safety Technology Technology World Miscellaneous Unspecified Companies Autonomous Vehicles Electric Vehicles Future Products Safety Fri, 16 Oct 2015 09:51:00 +0000 1368891 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Advanced safety systems assist s</strong><strong>elf-driving Volvo XC90.</strong></p> Toyota Confirms Prius Battery Choices http://wardsauto.com/technology/toyota-confirms-prius-battery-choices <div class="node-body article-body">Li-ions are the battery of choice for most EVs and some hybrids by other manufacturers, but up to now in the standard Prius Toyota only has offered NiMh batteries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/toyota-confirms-prius-battery-choices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/toyota-confirms-prius-battery-choices#comments Public World Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Technology World Miscellaneous Toyota Batteries Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:41:00 +0000 1369921 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;16 Toyota Prius on sale early next year.</strong></p> White Still Bright When It Comes to Car Colors http://wardsauto.com/industry/white-still-bright-when-it-comes-car-colors <div class="node-body article-body">Automotive hues may begin to skew toward a more colorful palette in 2018-19, but for now buyers tend to like conservative choices like white, black, silver and gray. Here’s a look at what the experts predict in car colors. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/white-still-bright-when-it-comes-car-colors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/white-still-bright-when-it-comes-car-colors#comments Public World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific North America Asia Pacific - Regional Industry North America - Regional World Miscellaneous Ford Suppliers Product Development Social Media AutoTrader BASF Ford Ford F-150 King Ranch Ford F-150 Platinum Ford F-Series paint PPG Fri, 09 Oct 2015 10:02:00 +0000 1365791 at http://wardsauto.com <p align="left"><strong>PPG&rsquo;s automotive color expert Harrington reveals Hyper HD palette coming in 2018-19.</strong></p> Lexus Seeing Global Growth, Europe Enamored With CUVs, Hybrids http://wardsauto.com/industry/lexus-seeing-global-growth-europe-enamored-cuvs-hybrids <div class="node-body article-body">“What we’ve really seen with Lexus over the last couple years is pretty much consistent, sustainable growth,” says Lexus International’s Matthew Callachor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/lexus-seeing-global-growth-europe-enamored-cuvs-hybrids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/lexus-seeing-global-growth-europe-enamored-cuvs-hybrids#comments Public World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Industry World Miscellaneous Lexus Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Wed, 30 Sep 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1355001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>NX CUV proving&nbsp;popular in Europe, China.</strong></p> World Vehicle Sales Down 0.7% in August http://wardsauto.com/industry/world-vehicle-sales-down-07-august <div class="node-body article-body">Steady declines in China and South America kept the global total down another month.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/world-vehicle-sales-down-07-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/world-vehicle-sales-down-07-august#comments Public Gated Data Center World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Analysis Industry Data & Insights World Miscellaneous Auto Makers Sales Results Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:57:00 +0000 1359081 at http://wardsauto.com