BMW http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53559/more en BMW Crowned World’s Most Reputable Company http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/bmw-crowned-world-s-most-reputable-company <div class="node-body article-body">BMW ranked third in last year’s survey and Daimler was eighth. Nissan and Suzuki were on the 2014 list but didn’t make the cut this year. GM squeezed in at 96th after missing the list last year while embroiled in the ignition-switch recall crisis. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/bmw-crowned-world-s-most-reputable-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/bmw-crowned-world-s-most-reputable-company#comments Public World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Suppliers World BMW Bosch Daimler Ford General Motors Honda Toyota Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:46:00 +0000 1266071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW, maker of Ward&rsquo;s 10 Best Interiors winner i3, highly regarded globally.</strong></p> Volvo Eyes More Than Sliver of India Luxury Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/volvo-eyes-more-sliver-india-luxury-market <div class="node-body article-body">Volvo’s objective of 20,000 annual sales in India by 2020 is the same number set by larger luxury rivals Audi, BMW and Mercedes – but they hope to hit their targets by 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/volvo-eyes-more-sliver-india-luxury-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/volvo-eyes-more-sliver-india-luxury-market#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Audi BMW Mercedes Volvo Car Globalization Sales Results Tariffs Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:01:00 +0000 1257901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker challenged in India by limited product lineup.</strong></p> Rush of Luxury Plug-Ins First Challenge to Hybrids http://wardsauto.com/north-america/rush-luxury-plug-ins-first-challenge-hybrids <div class="node-body article-body">PHEV demand remains a fraction of the overall hybrid market, which accounted for 451,831 sales in 2014 and a 2.8% market share. But that also means there’s considerable upside for the vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/rush-luxury-plug-ins-first-challenge-hybrids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/rush-luxury-plug-ins-first-challenge-hybrids#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Audi BMW Cadillac Chevrolet Honda Mercedes Porsche Volkswagen Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:00:00 +0000 1257851 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM CEO Barra introduces second-generation Chevy Volt.</strong></p> PHEVs Storm U.S. http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/phevs-storm-us <div class="node-body gallery-body">A slew of luxury plug-in hybrid electric vehicles begin rolling out this year, raising a first challenge to the dominance of traditional hybrids.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/phevs-storm-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/phevs-storm-us#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Audi BMW Cadillac Chevrolet Honda Mercedes Mitsubishi Porsche Volkswagen Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:59:00 +0000 1257861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>PHEVs Storm U.S.<span class="rangySelectionBoundary" id="selectionBoundary_1428950417762_9730608864566231"></span></strong></p> Super-Luxury Automakers Follow the Money in Korea http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/super-luxury-automakers-follow-money-korea <div class="node-body article-body">Many of Korea’s millionaires are just a generation or two removed from the days when their families lived humbly, so the supercars are one way to make a show of their elevated socioeconomic status.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/super-luxury-automakers-follow-money-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/super-luxury-automakers-follow-money-korea#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Aston Martin Bentley Ferrari Lamborghini Maserati McLaren Rolls Royce Sales & Marketing Globalization Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:24:00 +0000 1247171 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aston Martin looks for Vanquish to fetch $307,000 in Korea.</strong></p> Government Backing Helps U.K. Vehicle Fleet Go Green http://wardsauto.com/politics/government-backing-helps-uk-vehicle-fleet-go-green <div class="node-body article-body">An increasing number of models qualify for a £5,000 ($7,484) plug-in subsidy, putting the government well on the way toward reaching its goal of ULEVs making up 5% of all new registrations by 2020.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/government-backing-helps-uk-vehicle-fleet-go-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/government-backing-helps-uk-vehicle-fleet-go-green#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom BMW Mitsubishi Nissan Politics Electric Vehicles Emissions Incentives Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:08:00 +0000 1263101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Interest in low-emissions Mitsubishi Outlander high.</strong></p> Winners in South Korea-EU Trade Deal Hard to Pick http://wardsauto.com/politics/winners-south-korea-eu-trade-deal-hard-pick <div class="field-byline"> Sara Lewis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Yoon Dae-Sung, executive managing director of the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Assn., says the free-trade agreement has been beneficial, but measuring the size of its impact is difficult.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/winners-south-korea-eu-trade-deal-hard-pick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/winners-south-korea-eu-trade-deal-hard-pick#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Europe - Regional South Korea BMW Hyundai Mercedes Volkswagen European Commission Globalization Sales Results Supply Chain Tariffs Trade Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:09:00 +0000 1261361 at http://wardsauto.com <p>VW&nbsp;Tiguan&nbsp;BlueMotion diesel&nbsp;South Korea&rsquo;s top-selling&nbsp;import.</p> Inner Beauty for the Masses http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/inner-beauty-masses <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Editors selected the Ward’s 10 Best Interiors after spending February and March evaluating 42 new interiors and scoring them on design aesthetics, materials, ergonomics, safety, comfort, value, fit-and-finish and driver information. Trophies will be awarded May 13.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/inner-beauty-masses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/inner-beauty-masses#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Italy BMW Chrysler Ford GMC Honda Jeep Kia Mazda Mercedes Nissan Aluminum Carbon Fiber Cockpit Electric Vehicles Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Information & Entertainment Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Vehicles in Operation BMW i3 C400 Chrysler 300C Ford F-150 King Ranch GMC Canyon Honda Fit Jeep Renegade Kia Sedona Mazda6 Mercedes C-Class Nissan Murano Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1260201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nissan Murano interior punctuated by smooth, flowing lines extending from IP to center console.</strong></p> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Winners http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winners <div class="node-body gallery-body">An extensive package profiling the winners will appear on WardsAuto.com beginning April 27 and will be featured in the May issue of WardsAuto World digital magazine.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winners#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany BMW Chrysler Ford GMC Honda Jeep Kia Mazda Mercedes Nissan Aluminum Carbon Fiber Cockpit Electric Vehicles Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:52:00 +0000 1260281 at http://wardsauto.com BMW North America Chief Stands Pat With Winning Hand http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/bmw-north-america-chief-stands-pat-winning-hand <div class="field-deck"> 2015 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ludwig Willisch sees opportunities to grow sales in North America, but he’s not interested in the sub-$30,000 segments. At the high end of the price spectrum, Willisch is content pitting BMW’s Rolls-Royce against Daimler’s Maybach brand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/bmw-north-america-chief-stands-pat-winning-hand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/bmw-north-america-chief-stands-pat-winning-hand#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. BMW Sales Results Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1255581 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>320i sedan ensconced at bottom of BMW price range.</b><o:p></o:p></p>