Daimler http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53569/more en 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> Luxury Automakers Cater to Lead Feet of Well-Heeled http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/luxury-automakers-cater-lead-feet-well-heeled <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With mass-market cars now offering LED lighting, Bluetooth connectivity and even Alcantara fabrics, performance is where many luxury brands are trying to stand out. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/luxury-automakers-cater-lead-feet-well-heeled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/luxury-automakers-cater-lead-feet-well-heeled#comments Public World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology World Audi Bentley Cadillac Maybach Mercedes Porsche Sales & Marketing Autonomous Vehicles Information & Entertainment Interior Lighting Materials Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:12:00 +0000 1176411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Porsche Panamera Turbo S lacks little except cutting-edge technology.</strong></p> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines Roundtable - Part Three http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-three <div class="node-body video-body">WardsAuto editors gather for a roundtable discussion of several muscle engine vehicles vying for 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines honors. Vehicles discussed include: Audi S5, Mercedes C-Class, Hyundai Genesis, Dodge Challenger, Chevy Corvette. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-three" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-three#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Test Drives Ward's 10 Best Engines North America U.S. Audi Chevrolet Dodge Hyundai Mercedes Engines Test Drives Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:57:00 +0000 1172631 at http://wardsauto.com Global Automakers Riding Out Storm in Russian Market http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-riding-out-storm-russian-market <div class="node-body article-body">Ford Europe President Stephen Odell says the automaker remains committed to Russia, where it plans to be producing 11 models at three plants by the end of 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-riding-out-storm-russian-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-riding-out-storm-russian-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Fiat Ford Mercedes PSA Globalization Production Sales Results Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1169911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes escapes downward sales spiral.</strong></p>