Daimler http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53569/more en Mercedes Launches Production of Beefed-Up Vito Van http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/mercedes-launches-production-beefed-vito-van <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker hopes the Vito can replicate the success of the fullsize Sprinter, which posted a 15% year-over-year sales increase in second-quarter 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/mercedes-launches-production-beefed-vito-van" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/mercedes-launches-production-beefed-vito-van#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Germany Spain Mercedes Diesel Product Development Sales Results Transmissions Vehicle Assembly Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:39:00 +0000 1114251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes has global ambitions for new Vito.</strong></p> Luxury, Super-Luxury Models Enrich India Auto Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-super-luxury-models-enrich-india-auto-market <div class="node-body article-body">Buyers can choose from among 150 high-end models from five automakers, including the Indian subsidiaries of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, and 70 super-luxuries from nine manufacturers ranging from Aston Martin to Rolls-Royce.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-super-luxury-models-enrich-india-auto-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-super-luxury-models-enrich-india-auto-market#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Dealers India Aston Martin Bugatti Jaguar Lamborghini Land Rover Mercedes Rolls Royce Globalization Internet Marketing Social Media Tariffs Fri, 05 Sep 2014 09:58:00 +0000 1107321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rental company&rsquo;s purchase of 120 C-Class sedans reflects demand.</strong></p> Moscow Auto Show Highlights Lada, Chevrolet Concepts http://wardsauto.com/europe/moscow-auto-show-highlights-lada-chevrolet-concepts <div class="node-body article-body">Nissan’s revived low-cost Datsun brand, which is participating in the Moscow show for the first time, introduces its second model, the Datsun mi-DO. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/moscow-auto-show-highlights-lada-chevrolet-concepts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/moscow-auto-show-highlights-lada-chevrolet-concepts#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Russia AvtoVAZ Chevrolet Lada Mercedes Nissan Peugeot Renault Toyota Sales & Marketing Exterior Production Vehicles & Technology Wed, 03 Sep 2014 09:41:00 +0000 1105401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Datsun mi-DO hatchback based on Lada Kalina.</strong></p> Daimler Staying Ahead of Curve in Silicon Valley http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/daimler-staying-ahead-curve-silicon-valley <div class="field-byline"> Joseph R. Szczesny </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker has had a formal partnership with Google for more than two years and Apple content will be available on the screens of Mercedes vehicles starting in mid-2016. But informal relationships also are important.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/daimler-staying-ahead-curve-silicon-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/daimler-staying-ahead-curve-silicon-valley#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Mercedes Sales & Marketing Autonomous Vehicles Design Information & Entertainment Product Development Amazon Google Silicon Valley Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:24:00 +0000 1086961 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes-Benz R&amp;D draws on synergies with Silicon Valley players.</strong></p> Study Offers Road Map for Fuel-Cell-Vehicle Growth http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-offers-road-map-fuel-cell-vehicle-growth <div class="node-body article-body">The study says a key to hydrogen's potential success is clustering hydrogen-fuel infrastructure in urban or regional networks, limiting initial costs and creating an early market for the technology before committing to full national deployment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-offers-road-map-fuel-cell-vehicle-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-offers-road-map-fuel-cell-vehicle-growth#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan Germany BMW Daimler Honda Hyundai Nissan Toyota Fuel-Cell Vehicles Logistics fueling infrastructure Joan Ogden University of California-Davis Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:22:00 +0000 1088131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>University of California, Davis researcher Joan Ogden, shown with Honda FCX Clarity, bullish on hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles&rsquo; future.</strong></p> U.K. Jumping Gun on Driverless Cars, Survey Shows http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-jumping-gun-driverless-cars-survey-shows <div class="node-body article-body">SmartWitness Managing Director Simon Marsh says two-thirds of motorists believe the government is premature in allowing driverless cars on U.K. roads and more tests are needed to ensure the safety of the new technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-jumping-gun-driverless-cars-survey-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-jumping-gun-driverless-cars-survey-shows#comments Premium Politics Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Ford Honda Mercedes Nissan Opel/Vauxhall Volkswagen Volvo Car Politics Autonomous Vehicles Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:49:00 +0000 1088021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hands on wheel, please, survey respondents say.</strong></p> Korea Output, Domestic Sales Up in First-Half 2014 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai’s domestic market share through June was 49.0%, followed by Kia, 30.9%; GM Korea, 10.2%; Renault Samsung, 5.2%; and Ssangyong, 4.7%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Audi BMW General Motors Hyundai Kia Mercedes Samsung Ssangyong Volkswagen Production Sales Results Trade Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:33:00 +0000 1085931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sonata leads way as Hyundai maintains domestic dominance.</strong></p> Cadillac Rolling Globally, Seeks Traction in U.S. http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/cadillac-rolling-globally-seeks-traction-us <div class="node-body article-body">Global Cadillac sales jumped 30% and improved 22.1% in the U.S. in 2013, according to WardsAuto data. But for the first half of this year, Cadillac’s U.S. sales slipped 1.0% against an industry that was ahead 4.0% and a luxury market up 7.0%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/cadillac-rolling-globally-seeks-traction-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/cadillac-rolling-globally-seeks-traction-us#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. BMW Cadillac Lexus Lincoln Mercedes Incentives Sales Results Jim Vurpillat Uwe Ellinghaus Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1080601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Coupe intended to spur flagging ATS sales.</strong></p> Research, Salesmanship Equal Priorities for Autoliv http://wardsauto.com/supply-chain/research-salesmanship-equal-priorities-autoliv <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We have preferred-partner status on what we are doing today,” Autoliv America President Steve Fredin says. “But we are also investing in new things. We are in a box. They say, ‘You are a seatbelt supplier, why talk to us about a radar system?’”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/supply-chain/research-salesmanship-equal-priorities-autoliv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/supply-chain/research-salesmanship-equal-priorities-autoliv#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Autoliv BMW Bosch Continental Daimler Delphi Denso Ford Toyota 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Airbags Cameras Future Products OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Radar Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:30:00 +0000 1081881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Autoliv America President Steve Fredin (far left) at MBS panel discussion.</strong></p> C-Class Ready to Battle 3-Series http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/c-class-ready-battle-3-series <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Vehicle Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The new C gets two excellent new gasoline engines, more space, top-notch active-safety equipment, solid driving dynamics, an available air suspension and a spot-on interior that looks and feels truly premium.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/c-class-ready-battle-3-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/c-class-ready-battle-3-series#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives North America North America - Regional U.S. Germany Mercedes Aluminum Exterior Future Products Gasoline Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Interior Product Development Sales Results Turbocharger Vehicle Assembly Vehicle Interiors Vehicle Test Drives 4Matic BMW 3-Series C300 C400 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Mercedes-Benz CLA Mercedes-Benz S-Class Tuscaloosa Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:13:00 +0000 1073831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New C-Class designed to emulate S-Class flagship.</strong></p>