Aston Martin http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53554/more en Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/technology-roundup-24 <div class="node-body article-body">GE claims LEDs to save dealership $46,000 yearly; Aston Martin gets high-powered help for engine program; desert shrub touted as potential homegrown replacement for petroleum in tire-making.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/technology-roundup-24" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/technology-roundup-24#comments Premium Management & Strategy Retail Auto Makers Dealerships Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany United Kingdom Aston Martin Continental Mercedes Department of Energy (DOE) Engines Fixed Operations Future Products Lighting Product Development Tires Vehicle Interiors Benecke-Kaliko ContiTech Cooper Tire General Electric guayule LED PanAridus U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Yulex Fri, 03 Jan 2014 11:22:00 +0000 923211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>LED lighting system hits dimmer switch at night.</strong></p> Premium-Car Sales Bright Spot in Gloomy Indian Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/premium-car-sales-bright-spot-gloomy-indian-market <div class="node-body article-body">This robust growth of the luxury segment sharply contrasts with the 7.3% year-over-year decline in Indian light-vehicle sales through July, WardsAuto data shows.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/premium-car-sales-bright-spot-gloomy-indian-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/premium-car-sales-bright-spot-gloomy-indian-market#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Retail Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Aston Martin Audi BMW Bugatti Jaguar Land Rover Maserati Mercedes Porsche Rolls Royce Retail Globalization Production Sales Results Eberhard Kem Michael Perschke Thu, 12 Sep 2013 08:59:00 +0000 844611 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>GLA among several locally built Mercedes models.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-68 <div class="node-body article-body">A roundup of this week’s news involving automotive suppliers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-68" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-68#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Japan Germany Thailand United Kingdom Aston Martin Citroen Daimler Mercedes Peugeot TRW ZF Automatic Braking Brakes Capacity Utilization Finance Headlamps Lane-Departure Warning Product Development Radar Akebono Brake Guangzhou Koito Mercedes AMG NGK Spark Plug Thu, 01 Aug 2013 11:34:00 +0000 820521 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Partnership provides Mercedes AMG power to Aston Martin. </strong></p> Aston Martin Celebrates 100 Years With CC100 Speedster Concept http://wardsauto.com/europe/aston-martin-celebrates-100-years-cc100-speedster-concept <div class="node-body article-body">The Speedster Concept, a race-inspired, open-air 2-seater, translates the design and craftsmanship of the iconic ’59 DBR1 into a modern interpretation of open-air motoring.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/aston-martin-celebrates-100-years-cc100-speedster-concept" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/aston-martin-celebrates-100-years-cc100-speedster-concept#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Aston Martin Carbon Fiber Exterior Gasoline Wed, 22 May 2013 08:58:00 +0000 776961 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>CC100 reportedly to be reproduced only twice for privileged customers.</strong></p> Website Lists Family Cars Vanishing From U.K. Roads http://wardsauto.com/europe/website-lists-family-cars-vanishing-uk-roads <div class="node-body article-body">A number of these cars had more than a million made, and yet there only are hundreds, or dozens, left.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/website-lists-family-cars-vanishing-uk-roads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/website-lists-family-cars-vanishing-uk-roads#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe United Kingdom Aston Martin Daimler Ford Lotus Production Vehicles in Operation Austin HonestJohn.co.uk Keith Adams Reliant Triumph Tue, 21 May 2013 08:46:00 +0000 775501 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Nearly extinct Austin Allegro features squarish steering wheel.</strong></p> Bertone Turns Rapide Sedan Into Wagon http://wardsauto.com/europe/bertone-turns-rapide-sedan-wagon <div class="field-byline"> Giancarlo Perini </div> <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There’s no change to the wheelbase, chassis or powertrains from the production Rapide for the one-off model. As a result, the car is street-legal and potentially could be produced in limited volume.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/bertone-turns-rapide-sedan-wagon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/bertone-turns-rapide-sedan-wagon#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Italy Switzerland Aston Martin 2013 Geneva Auto Show Exterior Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:15:00 +0000 723201 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Rapide shooting brake to be fully revealed at Geneva.</strong></p> Aston Martin Seeking Capital Infusion http://wardsauto.com/europe/aston-martin-seeking-capital-infusion <div class="node-body article-body">Indian auto maker Mahindra and Mahindra reportedly is a front-runner in the race to acquire a stake in the celebrated, but struggling, Aston Martin brand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/aston-martin-seeking-capital-infusion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/aston-martin-seeking-capital-infusion#comments Premium Limited Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Aston Martin Mahindra & Mahindra Product Development Restructuring Vehicles & Technology Tue, 04 Dec 2012 11:45:00 +0000 668591 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Luxury sports-car maker seeking capital in exchange for 40% equity share.</strong></p> Aston Martin Ramping Up Training Academy http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/aston-martin-ramping-training-academy <div class="node-body article-body">The academy will train technical staff at the sportscar maker’s production facility, and provide technical and sales training for the luxury marque’s global dealer network.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/aston-martin-ramping-training-academy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/aston-martin-ramping-training-academy#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Europe United Kingdom Aston Martin Politics Labor & Human Resources Thu, 17 May 2012 10:30:00 +0000 527721 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Tech training academy supports production operations.</strong></p> Fisker Karma Answers Higher Calling http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/fisker-karma-answers-higher-calling <div class="node-body article-body">The Fisker brand’s doctrine preaches “responsible luxury,” promising redemption from conspicuous consumption. And the Karma delivers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/fisker-karma-answers-higher-calling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/fisker-karma-answers-higher-calling#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives North America U.S. Aston Martin Aston Martin BMW Fisker Maserati Mercedes Porsche Electric Vehicles Li-ion Vehicle Test Drives A123 Alcantara Aston Martin Rapide Audi A8 TDI Batman BMW 750i AcitveHybrid Bridge of Weir California Fisker Karma Henrik Fisker Lake Michigan Maserati Quattroporte Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid Porsche Panamera S Tron Fri, 17 Feb 2012 15:35:00 +0000 458111 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>If Karma were a book, it would be &lsquo;The Kama Sutra.&rsquo;</strong></p> Gas Guzzler Group Grows http://wardsauto.com/regulations/gas-guzzler-group-grows <div class="node-body article-body">Fifty-two ’12 nameplates fail to meet the fuel-economy threshold needed to escape the penalty. Factor in all the variations of each and that number swells to 71.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/regulations/gas-guzzler-group-grows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/regulations/gas-guzzler-group-grows#comments Public Auto Makers North America U.S. Aston Martin BMW Bugatti Ford Honda Lamborghini Maserati Mercedes Nissan Rolls Royce Fuel Economy Audi BMW EPA Mercedes Tue, 03 Jan 2012 15:10:00 +0000 423071 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>&rsquo;12 M3 among 13 BMW offerings subject to gas-guzzler tax.</strong></p>