Chrysler http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53564/more en Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105 <div class="node-body article-body">Consortium to forge closer ties between OEMs, suppliers; LEDs at heart of Hella headlamp system in Audi A8; JLR calls on Bosch to devise smartphone-vehicle interface; juicy offer from Nissan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional Mexico U.S. Audi Bosch Faurecia Ford Hella Jaguar Jeep Land Rover Magna Nissan Volkswagen Body Capacity Utilization Charging Exterior Globalization Headlamps Incentives Information & Entertainment OE-Supplier Relations SAE International Seats Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) Vehicle Assembly Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium Flextronics Haartz Key Safety Systems Macedonia Recaro Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:50:00 +0000 998421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Recyclable Magna liftgate has paintable outer panel.</strong></p> FCA’s New Brazil Plant to Build Jeep Renegade http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-s-new-brazil-plant-build-jeep-renegade <div class="node-body article-body">Job One is expected by year’s end and initial 2-shift capacity is planned at 250,000 units per year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-s-new-brazil-plant-build-jeep-renegade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-s-new-brazil-plant-build-jeep-renegade#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific South America Brazil China Fiat Jeep Vehicle Assembly Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:19:00 +0000 995451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Renegade also likely headed for production in China.</strong></p> Downsized Engines Leading to Increased NVH Issues http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/downsized-engines-leading-increased-nvh-issues <div class="field-deck"> 2014 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Active-noise control is a technology increasingly being employed by automakers to address NVH issues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/downsized-engines-leading-increased-nvh-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/downsized-engines-leading-increased-nvh-issues#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler Ford 2014 SAE World Congress Turbocharger Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:10:00 +0000 994571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chrysler&rsquo;s Bernie Swanson says NVH engineers need to be innovators.</strong></p> Venezuela President Plays With Fire as Auto Sales Plunge http://wardsauto.com/blog/venezuela-president-plays-fire-auto-sales-plunge <div class="node-body blog-body">New-vehicle deliveries tumbled 87% in January and 89.9% in February, marking the lowest level since 2003 when the country was ensnarled in a nationwide strike against Chavez.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/venezuela-president-plays-fire-auto-sales-plunge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/venezuela-president-plays-fire-auto-sales-plunge#comments Blog Politics Auto Makers South America Venezuela Chrysler Ford General Motors Toyota Capacity Utilization Globalization Laws/Law Enforcement Sales Results Tariffs Vehicle Assembly Nicholas Maduro Final Inspection Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 992121 at http://wardsauto.com From Kia to Rolls-Royce, Interiors Honored http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/kia-rolls-royce-interiors-honored <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Culled from a pool of 41 new or redesigned vehicles, the 2014 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors represent a broad swath of cars and utility vehicles available in the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/kia-rolls-royce-interiors-honored" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/kia-rolls-royce-interiors-honored#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. Japan South Korea Germany United Kingdom Chevrolet Chrysler GMC Hyundai Jeep Kia Mazda Mercedes Rolls Royce Volkswagen 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Carbon Fiber Cockpit Headliner Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Seats Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Chrysler 200C GMC Sierra Denali Hyundai Equus Jeep Cherokee Kia Soul Mazda3 Mercedes S550 Rolls-Royce Wraith Volkswagen GTI Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:12:00 +0000 990981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes S550 both technologically advanced and aesthetically engaging.</strong></p> 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Winners http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-wards-10-best-interiors-winners <div class="node-body gallery-body">From headliners to brushed-aluminum pedals, the 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors are a tribute to exceptional design, clever technology and old-school craftsmanship. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-wards-10-best-interiors-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-wards-10-best-interiors-winners#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. Japan South Korea Germany United Kingdom Chevrolet Chrysler GMC Hyundai Jeep Kia Mazda Mercedes Rolls Royce Volkswagen 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Carbon Fiber Cockpit Headliner Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Seats Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:11:00 +0000 991031 at http://wardsauto.com SAE Powertrain Panel: Higher-Octane Gas Could Improve Fuel Economy http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/sae-powertrain-panel-higher-octane-gas-could-improve-fuel-economy <div class="field-deck"> 2014 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. mandated European-style standards for ultra-low sulfur content in diesel fuel in 2007, resulting in improved diesel engines and emissions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/sae-powertrain-panel-higher-octane-gas-could-improve-fuel-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/sae-powertrain-panel-higher-octane-gas-could-improve-fuel-economy#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors 2014 SAE World Congress Fuel Economy Gasoline Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:20:00 +0000 992651 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford&rsquo;s Bob Fascetti: Raising U.S. octane would be win-win for innovators and customers.</strong></p> 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Roundtable - Part Three http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-wards-10-best-interiors-roundtable-part-three <div class="node-body video-body">WardsAuto editors gather for a roundtable discussion of several vehicles vying for 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors honors. Vehicles discussed include: Volvo V60 and Jeep Cherokee. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-wards-10-best-interiors-roundtable-part-three" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-wards-10-best-interiors-roundtable-part-three#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. AB Volvo Jeep Interior Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:31:00 +0000 989521 at http://wardsauto.com ’15 Chrysler 200 Light-Years Beyond Predecessor http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-chrysler-200-light-years-beyond-predecessor <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Vehicle Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chrysler’s CUS-wide platform underpins the new 200, which is a good start considering the architecture also serves as the basis for the Alfa Romeo Giulia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-chrysler-200-light-years-beyond-predecessor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-chrysler-200-light-years-beyond-predecessor#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives North America U.S. Chrysler Automatic Exterior Gasoline Interior Suspension Vehicle Test Drives Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:40:00 +0000 987601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Chrysler 200 formidable competitor in midsize sedan segment.</strong></p> '15 Chrysler 200 http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-chrysler-200 <div class="node-body gallery-body">All-new '15 Chrysler 200 features a new exterior design meant to convey an American, timeless feel the automaker says will distinguish it from competitors. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-chrysler-200" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-chrysler-200#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives North America U.S. Chrysler Automatic Exterior Gasoline Interior Suspension Vehicle Test Drives Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:39:00 +0000 987711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;15 Chrysler 200 has dramatic character lines accenting its coupe-like profile.&nbsp;</strong></p>