Daimler http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53569/more en Inner Beauty for the Masses http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/inner-beauty-masses <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Editors selected the Ward’s 10 Best Interiors after spending February and March evaluating 42 new interiors and scoring them on design aesthetics, materials, ergonomics, safety, comfort, value, fit-and-finish and driver information. Trophies will be awarded May 13.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/inner-beauty-masses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/inner-beauty-masses#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Italy BMW Chrysler Ford GMC Honda Jeep Kia Mazda Mercedes Nissan Aluminum Carbon Fiber Cockpit Electric Vehicles Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Information & Entertainment Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Vehicles in Operation BMW i3 C400 Chrysler 300C Ford F-150 King Ranch GMC Canyon Honda Fit Jeep Renegade Kia Sedona Mazda6 Mercedes C-Class Nissan Murano Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1260201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nissan Murano interior punctuated by smooth, flowing lines extending from IP to center console.</strong></p> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Winners http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winners <div class="node-body gallery-body">An extensive package profiling the winners will appear on WardsAuto.com beginning April 27 and will be featured in the May issue of WardsAuto World digital magazine.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winners#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany BMW Chrysler Ford GMC Honda Jeep Kia Mazda Mercedes Nissan Aluminum Carbon Fiber Cockpit Electric Vehicles Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:52:00 +0000 1260281 at http://wardsauto.com Mercedes S550: Judging for 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/mercedes-s550-judging-2015-wards-10-best-interiors <div class="node-body video-body">WardsAuto's Drew Winter shares his thoughts on the Mercedes S550, a nominee in the 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors competition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/mercedes-s550-judging-2015-wards-10-best-interiors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/mercedes-s550-judging-2015-wards-10-best-interiors#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. Mercedes Interior Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:02:00 +0000 1257091 at http://wardsauto.com Mercedes Leans on Diesel Hybrid Tech for Thailand http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mercedes-leans-diesel-hybrid-tech-thailand <div class="node-body article-body">Already a mainstay luxury brand in the country, Mercedes has broadened its lineup with a number of niche models and expanded availability of locally built hybrids. The formula appears to be working.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mercedes-leans-diesel-hybrid-tech-thailand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mercedes-leans-diesel-hybrid-tech-thailand#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Thailand Mercedes Sales & Marketing Hybrid Vehicles Vehicle Assembly Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:41:00 +0000 1256281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>More than 4,000 Mercedes hybrids sold since CKD assembly began.</strong></p> Bringing Human Touch to Connected Car http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/bringing-human-touch-connected-car <div class="field-byline"> Jim Flavell </div> <div class="field-deck"> Industry Voices </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The in-vehicle experience continues to evolve rapidly, with both automakers and suppliers ramping up the rate of innovation. Here are a few thoughts on how we can bring a human touch to these connected features.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/bringing-human-touch-connected-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/bringing-human-touch-connected-car#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Audi Auto Makers Mercedes Suppliers Autonomous Vehicles Information & Entertainment Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 1250571 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Holding Strong Against Van Competition; FCA Forecast to Grow http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-holding-strong-against-van-competition-fca-forecast-grow <div class="node-body article-body">In small and large commercial vans, Ford still leads, gaining sales momentum while losing share.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-holding-strong-against-van-competition-fca-forecast-grow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-holding-strong-against-van-competition-fca-forecast-grow#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler Ford Mercedes Nissan Vehicles in Operation Chevrolet Chevy Econoline FCA Ford General Motors gm GMC Hyundai Mercedes Nissan NV NV200 ProMaster Ram Sprinter Transit Transit Connect Van vans Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1256391 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford Transit slightly underperforming Econoline.</strong></p> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Nominees Roundtable - Part Two http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominees-roundtable-part-two <div class="node-body video-body">WardsAuto editors gather for a roundtable discussion of several vehicles vying for 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors honors. Vehicles discussed include: Mercedes GLA and Mercedes S550 Coupe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominees-roundtable-part-two" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominees-roundtable-part-two#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. Mercedes Interior Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:58:00 +0000 1256181 at http://wardsauto.com Three Versions of Spanish-Built Nissan Pickup Planned for Daimler http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/three-versions-spanish-built-nissan-pickup-planned-daimler <div class="node-body article-body">Latin American demand will be supplied for Daimler from the Renault Nissan Alliance plant in Cordoba, Argentina, where $600 million is being invested in retooling and modernization.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/three-versions-spanish-built-nissan-pickup-planned-daimler" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/three-versions-spanish-built-nissan-pickup-planned-daimler#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Spain Mercedes Nissan Renault Future Products Product Development Vehicle Assembly Thu, 09 Apr 2015 14:13:00 +0000 1256801 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>Nissan NP300 Navara captured during media drive in Chiang Mai, Thailand.</b><o:p></o:p></p> OEMs Reimagining Interiors, Competition Finds http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/oems-reimagining-interiors-competition-finds <div class="node-body article-body">From entry-level economy cars and rear-wheel-drive sport coupes to luxury plug-in hybrids and a raft of utility vehicles, this year’s Ward’s 10 Best Interiors pool finds automakers thinking creatively about passenger compartments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/oems-reimagining-interiors-competition-finds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/oems-reimagining-interiors-competition-finds#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Acura BMW Cadillac Chevrolet Chrysler Ford GMC Honda Hyundai Infiniti Jeep Kia Lexus Lincoln Mercedes Nissan Toyota Cockpit Headliner Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Safety Seats 300C Alfa Romeo 4C Camry Canyon Challenger Charger Colorado CR-V Edge Escalade Fit Hellcat i3 i8 King Ranch Lexus RC Lincoln MKC Black Label Mazda6 Mercedes C400 MKZ Mustang NX QX80 Renegade S550 Sedona Subaru Legacy Wed, 08 Apr 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1254261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong><em>WardsAuto</em> editors Christie Schweinsberg, Steve Finlay, Jim Irwin and Drew Winter inspect prototype Volvo XC90, which will be part of next year&rsquo;s competition.</strong></p> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Nominees http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-nominees <div class="node-body gallery-body">Editors evaluated 42 vehicles as part of the 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors competition. Here are some of the nominees. Winners will be announced April 16.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-nominees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-nominees#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. BMW Cadillac Chevrolet Chrysler Ford Honda Hyundai Jeep Kia Lexus Lincoln Mercedes Subaru Toyota Cockpit Headliner Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Hybrid Vehicles Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Wed, 08 Apr 2015 10:14:00 +0000 1254581 at http://wardsauto.com