Chrysler http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53564/more en Ram Ecodiesel Barely Louder Than German Luxury Cars http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ram-ecodiesel-barely-louder-german-luxury-cars <div class="field-deck"> Story Behind 2015 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One key contributor to its unusual quietness is its rigid compacted graphite iron (CGI) block and bedplate. CGI typically reduces combustion noise 0.5 to 1.5 dBA vs. conventional gray iron.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ram-ecodiesel-barely-louder-german-luxury-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ram-ecodiesel-barely-louder-german-luxury-cars#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Engines North America U.S. Bosch Ram Diesel Story Behind 2015 10 Best Engines Turbocharger Fri, 22 May 2015 09:11:00 +0000 1274881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong><span style="font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Specs reflect engine status during testing last fall. Ram&rsquo;s most-efficient 2WD Ecodiesel model now rated at 21/29 mpg (11.2-8.1 L/100 km).</span></strong></p> After Price-Fixing Plea, Bosch Emphasizes Core Technologies http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/after-price-fixing-plea-bosch-emphasizes-core-technologies <div class="node-body article-body">Bosch’s top automotive executive says tough lessons were learned in the recent price-fixing scandal, and the company now needs to press on with next-generation vehicle technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/after-price-fixing-plea-bosch-emphasizes-core-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/after-price-fixing-plea-bosch-emphasizes-core-technologies#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Bosch Chrysler Ford General Motors TRW ZF Batteries Diesel Electric Vehicles Electronics Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Purchashing Bosch’s Automotive Technology Department of Justice internal combustion engine Mobility Solutions price fixing Rolf Bulander Thu, 21 May 2015 16:53:00 +0000 1284601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bosch Board Member Rolf Bulander&nbsp;speaks at press briefing this week in Germany.</strong></p> Tom Murphy Detroit Three, Nissan Supplier Relations Worsen http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/detroit-three-nissan-supplier-relations-worsen <div class="node-body article-body">If FCA, Ford, GM and Nissan had achieved the same rise in the WRI ranking as Honda and Toyota, the four automakers collectively would have posted an estimated $2.02 billion higher operating income in 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/detroit-three-nissan-supplier-relations-worsen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/detroit-three-nissan-supplier-relations-worsen#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers North America North America - Regional Chrysler Ford General Motors Honda Nissan Toyota Purchashing Mon, 18 May 2015 04:01:00 +0000 1279321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota leads all automakers, GM and FCA&nbsp;tie for last place.</strong></p> FCA’s Busse Finds Inspiration Outside Industry http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/fca-s-busse-finds-inspiration-outside-industry <div class="field-deck"> 2015 WardsAuto Interiors Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The splatter from a paintball, a genuine Texas Ranger’s badge, the warm lights of the Middle East and Lake Michigan stones are just some elements that have influenced recent FCA interiors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/fca-s-busse-finds-inspiration-outside-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/fca-s-busse-finds-inspiration-outside-industry#comments Public World Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors World Chrysler 2015 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Interior Vehicle Interiors Thu, 14 May 2015 17:45:00 +0000 1281471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;"><strong>Renegade&rsquo;s tachometer with paintball-splatter redline.</strong></span></p> Truck Designers Walk Line Between Gritty, Pretty http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/truck-designers-walk-line-between-gritty-pretty <div class="field-deck"> 2015 WardsAuto Interiors Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Customers told designers of the all-new ’15 GMC Canyon midsize pickup “they didn’t want a car – but they didn’t want it to look rough or cheap,” design chief Helen Emsley says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/truck-designers-walk-line-between-gritty-pretty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/truck-designers-walk-line-between-gritty-pretty#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. GMC Nissan Ram 2015 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Product Development Wed, 13 May 2015 20:15:00 +0000 1280621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GMC takes rough edges off &rsquo;15 Canyon, <em>WardsAuto</em> 10 Best Interiors honoree.</strong></p> OEMs Take Map Pockets in Many Directions http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/oems-take-map-pockets-many-directions <div class="node-body gallery-body">The map pocket has become a vital storage bin in today's vehicles, clearly used for much more than folded paper roadmaps. A smattering of photos from the 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors field shows the varying approaches as automakers attempt to maximize the utility of this space.</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/oems-take-map-pockets-many-directions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/oems-take-map-pockets-many-directions#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany United Kingdom BMW Cadillac Chevrolet Dodge Ford GMC Jeep Kia Land Rover Lexus Mercedes Ram Toyota Volkswagen Interior Plastic Product Development Vehicle Interiors Fri, 08 May 2015 11:13:00 +0000 1275471 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Quick Hits http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-quick-hits <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A concise summation of all 42 interiors evaluated as part of the 2015 competition. Many of these comments are taken directly from score sheets submitted by WardsAuto editors. Prices listed are sticker.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-quick-hits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-quick-hits#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Italy United Kingdom Acura Alfa Romeo BMW Chevrolet Chrysler Ford Infiniti Kia Land Rover Lexus Mazda Mercedes Mitsubishi Volkswagen Aluminum Cameras Carbon Fiber Cockpit Electric Vehicles Headliner Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Plastic Product Development Seatbelts Seats Acura TLX Alfa Romeo 4C BMW i3 BMW i8 Cadillac Escalade Chrysler 300C Ford Mustang Honda CR-V Infiniti QX80 Jeep Renegade Kia Sorento Land Rover Discovery Sport Lexus RC 350 Mercedes CLS400 SRT Hellcat Subaru Outback Thu, 07 May 2015 10:10:00 +0000 1274731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Spectacular wood trim extends to second-row armrest of Infiniti QX80.</strong></p> Poor Hybrid Sales Threaten 2025 CAFE Targets http://wardsauto.com/politics/poor-hybrid-sales-threaten-2025-cafe-targets <div class="node-body article-body">“We believe that we do have technologies that can technically meet the targets but we must be able to commercially produce these vehicles and sell them to customers who want to keep returning to them,” says FCA’s Chris Cowland. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/poor-hybrid-sales-threaten-2025-cafe-targets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/poor-hybrid-sales-threaten-2025-cafe-targets#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Chrysler General Motors Honda Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Transmissions Tue, 05 May 2015 10:59:00 +0000 1271211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>While HEVs selling poorly even with big incentives, FCA completely sold out of gas-guzzling 707-hp Hellcat Challenger and Charger&nbsp;models with zero spiffs.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Jeep Renegade: Design Conveys Fun and Adventure http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/jeep-renegade-design-conveys-fun-and-adventure <div class="field-deck"> 2015 10 Best Interiors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">WardsAuto tests a lot of vehicles where designers sweated over details, but we can’t recall an interior where they seemed to have so much fun obsessing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/jeep-renegade-design-conveys-fun-and-adventure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/jeep-renegade-design-conveys-fun-and-adventure#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. Jeep Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Interior Voice Activation Mon, 04 May 2015 10:57:00 +0000 1272261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Jeep features eye-catching colors we&rsquo;ve never seen before in an interior.</strong></p> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Winner: Jeep Renegade http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-winner-jeep-renegade <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Fiat Chrysler marriage produces one of its first offspring, the Jeep Renegade compact CUV built in Melfi, Italy, and sharing its underpinnings with the Fiat 500X. The design team took a clean-sheet approach that integrates several design cues paying tribute to Jeep interiors over the years. Our 4x4 Limited test vehicle carries a base price of $26,795 and a $33,205 sticker.</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-wards-10-best-interiors-winner-jeep-renegade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-winner-jeep-renegade#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional Jeep Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Mon, 04 May 2015 10:56:00 +0000 1250441 at http://wardsauto.com