Chrysler http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53564/more en GM, Chrysler Post Strong Sales as U.S. Recovery Gains Steam http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gm-chrysler-post-strong-sales-us-recovery-gains-steam <div class="node-body article-body">Trucks continue to drive sales, with GM pacing the sector and Chrysler’s Jeep and Ram brands staying well ahead of year-ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gm-chrysler-post-strong-sales-us-recovery-gains-steam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gm-chrysler-post-strong-sales-us-recovery-gains-steam#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Chrysler General Motors Sales Results Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:16:00 +0000 1074571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Strong SUV, CUV sales leading GM in 2014.</strong></p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-7 <div class="node-body article-body">Bosch doubles down on Vietnam R&D; automakers, utilities look to minimize EV charging’s burden on electrical grid; Detroit Three consortium bankrolls more EV battery research.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-7#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Vietnam United Kingdom BMW Bosch Chrysler Ford General Motors Honda Nissan Autonomous Vehicles Carbon Fiber Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Electric Vehicles Electronics Globalization Li-ion Product Development Electric Power Research Institute Luxfer Gas Cylinders U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:02:00 +0000 1072391 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nissan phasing in autonomous-drive features under CEO Ghosn.</strong></p> Suppliers Wild Card in North American Output Surge http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/suppliers-wild-card-north-american-output-surge <div class="node-body article-body">“The industry is in good shape. We’re not over our skis,” Visteon CEO Tim Leuliette says. “Not just Visteon, but as an industry we are all running pretty good balance sheets and being very conservative.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/suppliers-wild-card-north-american-output-surge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/suppliers-wild-card-north-american-output-surge#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Suppliers North America North America - Regional Bosch Chrysler Continental Faurecia Ford General Motors JCI Lear TRW Visteon Volkswagen ZF Capacity Utilization Production Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:49:00 +0000 1068141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM Arlington assembly plant employee Mark Magallon shines Chevy Tahoe badge.</strong></p> EPA Says Industry Ahead of CAFE Curve http://wardsauto.com/politics/epa-says-industry-ahead-cafe-curve <div class="node-body article-body">“What we are finding is manufacturers are not only bringing technology in faster than we thought they would, they are also bringing different technology to fruition than what we anticipated,” says the EPA’s Michael Olechiw.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/epa-says-industry-ahead-cafe-curve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/epa-says-industry-ahead-cafe-curve#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Germany Acura BMW Chevrolet Chrysler Ford Jeep Mercedes Volkswagen Automatic Continuously Variable (CVT) Diesel Dual Clutch (DCT) Electric Vehicles Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Turbocharger 10-speed transmission CAFE Environmental Protection Agency Light-Duty Vehicle Center Michael Olechiw midterm assessment TDI University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Volkswagen Jetta TDI Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1067381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Michael Olechiw, director of EPA&rsquo;s Light-Duty Vehicle Center in Ann Arbor, MI, spoke this week at CAFE conference.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-119 <div class="node-body article-body">JCI, Chinese manufacturer form interior-trim JV; Continental auto-electronics arm picks Philippines site as Asia supply hub; German, Chinese companies forge aluminum-castings agreement. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-119" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-119#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Canada China U.S. Philippines Germany United Kingdom Continental Dodge JCI SAIC SRT Aluminum Brakes Capacity Utilization Component Electronic Control Units (ECU) Global Sources Globalization Manufacturing Technology Vehicle Interiors Brembo North America Continental Temic Electronic Motion Systems Evana KSR Rheinmetall Group TI Automotive Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:26:00 +0000 1067111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cast-iron foundry expands Brembo brake operations in Michigan.</strong></p> Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Heck of a Car http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/dodge-challenger-srt-hellcat-heck-car <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Vehicle Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The car breaks the 700-hp barrier but isn’t like a wild animal that turns on you.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/dodge-challenger-srt-hellcat-heck-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/dodge-challenger-srt-hellcat-heck-car#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives North America U.S. Dodge SRT Vehicle Test Drives Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:32:00 +0000 1064221 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hellcat burns out.</strong></p> '15 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-dodge-challenger-srt-hellcat <div class="node-body gallery-body">The car from Chrysler's Street and Racing Technolgy team is the most powerful non-exotic ever. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-dodge-challenger-srt-hellcat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-dodge-challenger-srt-hellcat#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives North America U.S. Dodge SRT Vehicle Test Drives Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:31:00 +0000 1064241 at http://wardsauto.com New for ’20: The HALcat http://wardsauto.com/blog/new-20-halcat <div class="node-body blog-body">Engines are becoming more potent as the self-driving car keeps evolving. Will the smart cars of the future use their horsepower for good and not evil? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/new-20-halcat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/new-20-halcat#comments Blog Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. United Kingdom Chevrolet Dodge Ford Jaguar Land Rover Autonomous Vehicles Engines Road Ahead Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1063461 at http://wardsauto.com Jeep Renegade Adds to Growing Small CUV Segment http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/jeep-renegade-adds-growing-small-cuv-segment <div class="node-body article-body">Popularity of this new breed of vehicles is growing rapidly worldwide, and more automakers are beginning to test the U.S. market, where buyers are expected to migrate from small hatchbacks and sedans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/jeep-renegade-adds-growing-small-cuv-segment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/jeep-renegade-adds-growing-small-cuv-segment#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Jeep Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:57:00 +0000 1060411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Renegade production for U.S. begins in first-quarter 2015.</strong></p> Fiat-Chrysler Could Be Good Fit With VW http://wardsauto.com/blog/fiat-chrysler-could-be-good-fit-vw <div class="node-body blog-body">VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech long has had his eye on the Alfa Romeo brand, but would the rest of Fiat-Chrysler fit? Maybe not as badly as you would think at first blush.</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/fiat-chrysler-could-be-good-fit-vw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/fiat-chrysler-could-be-good-fit-vw#comments Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe North America U.S. Germany Italy Chrysler Fiat Volkswagen Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Globalization Final Inspection Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:34:00 +0000 1062381 at http://wardsauto.com