Daimler http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53569/more en 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Nominee: Mercedes S550 Coupe http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-mercedes-s550-coupe <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Mercedes S550 sedan earned a 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors trophy, and this year the coupe is vying for contention, delivering the same jaw-dropping features as the 4-door while amping up style with bold red leather inside.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-mercedes-s550-coupe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-mercedes-s550-coupe#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Germany Mercedes Cockpit Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:12:00 +0000 1239491 at http://wardsauto.com UAW Aims to Open Door to South at Mercedes in Alabama http://wardsauto.com/north-america/uaw-aims-open-door-south-mercedes-alabama <div class="node-body article-body">“The company provides for me and my family,” says George Jones, who is leading the union’s organizing effort at the Vance plant. “So why would I want to hurt it?”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/uaw-aims-open-door-south-mercedes-alabama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/uaw-aims-open-door-south-mercedes-alabama#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America U.S. Mercedes Volkswagen Employment Labor & Human Resources Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1239301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Alabama plant sole non-unionized Daimler facility in world.</strong></p> Daimler, Russia’s Kamaz Merge JVs in Efficiency Bid http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/daimler-russia-s-kamaz-merge-jvs-efficiency-bid <div class="field-byline"> Alan Osborn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kamaz OAO also makes military vehicles, including some of the armored vehicles used by Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists, but its soon-to-be-merged JVs with Daimler only build commercial vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/daimler-russia-s-kamaz-merge-jvs-efficiency-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/daimler-russia-s-kamaz-merge-jvs-efficiency-bid#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Mercedes Mitsubishi Fuso European Commission Production Restructuring Sales Results Trade Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:31:00 +0000 1235071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Truck makers seek efficiency amid dim short-term sales outlook.</strong></p> Russia’s January Sales Slump May Set Pace for Year http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-january-sales-slump-may-set-pace-year <div class="node-body article-body">Sales of several premium models increased in 2014, but even that segment is not expected to avoid this year’s gloomy outlook as the ruble continues to lose value and interest rates climb.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-january-sales-slump-may-set-pace-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-january-sales-slump-may-set-pace-year#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Honda Land Rover Lexus Mercedes Toyota Globalization Sales Results Trade Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:19:00 +0000 1227321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota grew share in 2014 as Lexus sales jumped 21%.</strong></p> Georgia Steps Up Auto Industry Push With Mercedes HQ, Rumored JLR Talks http://wardsauto.com/politics/georgia-steps-auto-industry-push-mercedes-hq-rumored-jlr-talks <div class="node-body article-body">Officials say the UAW’s recent push to organize Volkswagen’s Tennessee plant is helping drive more business to their state, where labor rates remain low and unionization has seen a steady decline.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/georgia-steps-auto-industry-push-mercedes-hq-rumored-jlr-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/georgia-steps-auto-industry-push-mercedes-hq-rumored-jlr-talks#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Suppliers North America U.S. Kia Mercedes Porsche Politics Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:31:00 +0000 1221991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes-U.S President Stephen Cannon announces location of new headquarters in Georgia.</strong></p> Malaysia Registers Record LV Deliveries in 2014 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysia-registers-record-lv-deliveries-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Malaysian Automotive Assn. President Aishah Ahmad says the good times are expected to continue this year, with the market forecast to increase 2.0% to 680,000 units.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysia-registers-record-lv-deliveries-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysia-registers-record-lv-deliveries-2014#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Mercedes Perodua Sales Results Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1206081 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Myvi helps keep Perodua country&rsquo;s top-selling brand.</p> Mercedes Concept Designers Render Luxury in Motion http://wardsauto.com/europe/mercedes-concept-designers-render-luxury-motion <div class="node-body article-body">‟The design had to appeal equally to the intellect and to the emotions and its exterior had to signal its visionary and pioneering character at first glance,” Mercedes-Benz design chief Gorden Wagener says of the F 015 self-driving concept car.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/mercedes-concept-designers-render-luxury-motion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/mercedes-concept-designers-render-luxury-motion#comments Premium Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Mercedes Autonomous Vehicles Exterior Interior Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:11:00 +0000 1196231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Seats in autonomous Mercedes F 015 concept swivel out as doors open.</strong></p> CUV Coupe, PHEVs and 9-Speed Coming from Mercedes http://wardsauto.com/dealers/cuv-coupe-phevs-and-9-speed-coming-mercedes-0 <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The ’16 GLE will be built at Mercedes’ plant near Tuscaloosa, AL. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/cuv-coupe-phevs-and-9-speed-coming-mercedes-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/cuv-coupe-phevs-and-9-speed-coming-mercedes-0#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Mercedes 2015 North American International Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Mon, 12 Jan 2015 05:40:00 +0000 1197311 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Mercedes GLE will compete with BMW X6.</strong></p> TRW Pleased With First CES Display http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-pleased-first-ces-display <div class="node-body article-body">More than 170,000 analysts, techies, executives, purchasing agents and company reps attended this year’s CES from around the world to learn what’s new and on the horizon. Some 3,500 companies exhibited, including TRW.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-pleased-first-ces-display" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-pleased-first-ces-display#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Audi BMW Chevrolet Chrysler Fiat Ford Mercedes TRW Volkswagen ZF Sales & Marketing Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Brakes Future Products Product Development Purchashing Bosch Carsten Hass cloud computing Consumer electronics Show Delphi Denso John Wilkerson Las Vegas Convention Center Magna Valeo vehicle-to-infrastructure Sun, 11 Jan 2015 21:56:00 +0000 1197191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>TRW&#39;s acrylic car showing supplier content was popular among CES booth visitors.</strong></p> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines Quick Hits http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-quick-hits <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A concise pro-and-con summation of all 37 powertrains evaluated in the 2015 competition. Many of these comments came directly from editor score sheets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-quick-hits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-quick-hits#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional China U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Italy Sweden United Kingdom Acura Alfa Romeo Audi BMW BMW Chevrolet Fiat Ford Honda Hyundai Kia Lexus Lincoln Mercedes Mini Ram SRT Subaru Toyota Volkswagen Volvo Car Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Li-ion Product Development Supercharger Transmissions Turbocharger 300h Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Alfa Romeo 4C Audi S5 BMW i3 Chevrolet Cruze Corvette Stingray F-150 Fiat 500e Ford Fiesta Fusion Genesis Honda Accord Hyundai Tucson FCV Lexus NX 200T Mini Cooper Mustang S3 Sonata TLX Volvo S60 VW GTI X5 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:00:00 +0000 1189231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes C400, with 329-hp 3.0L bi-turbo V-6, coaches efficient driving.&nbsp;</strong></p>