BMW http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53559/more en Hyundai Making Foray Into High-Performance Arena http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-making-foray-high-performance-arena <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai sources say the vehicle won’t go into production but was developed to show features that could wind up in future performance cars and perhaps even in production vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-making-foray-high-performance-arena" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-making-foray-high-performance-arena#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy 2015 Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology South Korea Germany BMW Hyundai Advertising Design Product Development Social Media Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1337581 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>N2025 concept comes to ‟life&rdquo; with placement in PlayStation video game.</strong></p> 2015 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-rolex-monterey-motorsports-reunion <div class="node-body gallery-body">Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosted the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion this past weekend, paying homage to a century of auto racing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-rolex-monterey-motorsports-reunion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-rolex-monterey-motorsports-reunion#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Alfa Romeo BMW Bugatti Chevrolet Ford Maserati Porsche Exterior Gasoline Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:12:00 +0000 1333701 at http://wardsauto.com Pebble Beach Close Up http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/pebble-beach-close <div class="node-body gallery-body">A closer look at some of the vehicles on display this past weekend in Carmel, CA, at the 65th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/pebble-beach-close" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/pebble-beach-close#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Germany United Kingdom Bentley Cadillac Chrysler Lincoln Rolls Royce Exterior Instrument Panel Interior Seats Mon, 17 Aug 2015 20:02:00 +0000 1333071 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-pebble-beach-concours-delegance <div class="node-body gallery-body">Carmel, CA, hosted the 65th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance this past weekend, showcasing 200 exceptional vehicles dating from 1902 to 1966.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-pebble-beach-concours-delegance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-pebble-beach-concours-delegance#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Italy United Kingdom Bentley Cadillac Chrysler Lancia Lincoln Mercedes Rolls Royce Exterior Instrument Panel Interior Seats Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:35:00 +0000 1333021 at http://wardsauto.com Defying Weak Market, BMW Adding Russian Dealerships http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/defying-weak-market-bmw-adding-russian-dealerships <div class="node-body article-body">Unlike other automakers that have scaled back or even halted production to reduce inventories of unsold vehicles, BMW is moving to expand its current network of 65 dealerships in 41 Russian cities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/defying-weak-market-bmw-adding-russian-dealerships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/defying-weak-market-bmw-adding-russian-dealerships#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia BMW Mini Retail Sales & Marketing Sales Results Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:47:00 +0000 1330971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker bullish on X1 in bearish Russia.</strong></p> Spain Levies Hefty Fines in Latest Price-Fixing Case http://wardsauto.com/europe/spain-levies-hefty-fines-latest-price-fixing-case <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers planning to appeal the fines may argue the fragmented Spanish market is competitive. Their combined market share is 91% but no single brand has a stake greater than 10%, spurring discounts averaging €4,000.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/spain-levies-hefty-fines-latest-price-fixing-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/spain-levies-hefty-fines-latest-price-fixing-case#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Spain BMW Citroen Fiat Ford General Motors Peugeot PSA Renault SEAT Toyota Volkswagen Politics Sales & Marketing Laws/Law Enforcement Fri, 14 Aug 2015 16:48:00 +0000 1331731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fines against whistleblower SEAT, parent VW waived.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Electrification Generates U.K. Motorists’ Interest http://wardsauto.com/europe/electrification-generates-uk-motorists-interest <div class="node-body article-body">Infrastructure provider ChargeMaster says more than 90% of electric-vehicle charging takes place at home while total charging volumes have soared 163% since 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/electrification-generates-uk-motorists-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/electrification-generates-uk-motorists-interest#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Audi BMW Mitsubishi Nissan Renault Toyota Volkswagen Charging Electric Vehicles Incentives Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Fri, 07 Aug 2015 10:01:00 +0000 1326571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Expanded charging infrastructure to keep Prius PHEV going.</strong></p> Reporter Notebook: Luxury Sales Handcuffed in China http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/reporter-notebook-luxury-sales-handcuffed-china-0 <div class="field-deck"> 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">WardsAuto writers pass along the buzz at this week’s Center for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, MI.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/reporter-notebook-luxury-sales-handcuffed-china-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/reporter-notebook-luxury-sales-handcuffed-china-0#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Suppliers North America North America - Regional China U.S. General Motors Rolls Royce 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Design Fuel Economy Product Development Purchashing Sales Results Thu, 06 Aug 2015 17:05:00 +0000 1328311 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Yao Lu, China&rsquo;s senior business analyst-State Information Center.</span></strong></p> Full View Photography Powertrain Diversity: ‘So Far, So Good’ On CAFE Future http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/powertrain-diversity-so-far-so-good-cafe-future <div class="field-byline"> Bill Visnic </div> <div class="field-deck"> 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More than 10% of ’15 model-year vehicles already meet CAFE standards for 2020 or later, including many pickups and other utility vehicles. Automakers outline how a diversity of powertrain solutions has helped it all come about. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/powertrain-diversity-so-far-so-good-cafe-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/powertrain-diversity-so-far-so-good-cafe-future#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers BMW General Motors Toyota Volkswagen Politics 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Charging Diesel Electric Vehicles Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Manufacturing Technology Turbocharger Tue, 04 Aug 2015 21:04:00 +0000 1326411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota&rsquo;s Ward slips Mirai FCEV sales pitch into speech.</strong></p> Full View Photography ‘Let’s Take A Little Risk’ http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/let-s-take-little-risk <div class="field-byline"> Bill Visnic </div> <div class="field-deck"> 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An MBS panel, which included interests from the steel, aluminum and plastics sectors, makes it appear, at least, there’s not quite as much competition between materials suppliers as widely believed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/let-s-take-little-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/let-s-take-little-risk#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BMW Suppliers 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Materials Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:15:00 +0000 1326181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>SABIC&rsquo;s Marks: &ldquo;Let&rsquo;s take a little risk.&rdquo;</strong></p> Full View Photography