Ford http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53589/more en Despite Falling Gas Prices, CAFE Targets Unlikely to Change http://wardsauto.com/politics/despite-falling-gas-prices-cafe-targets-unlikely-change <div class="node-body article-body">The increasingly global nature of the auto industry and emissions regulations all but rule out major changes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/despite-falling-gas-prices-cafe-targets-unlikely-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/despite-falling-gas-prices-cafe-targets-unlikely-change#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford General Motors Hyundai Toyota Emissions Fuel Economy Product Development Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:24:00 +0000 1182231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cheap gas won&rsquo;t hurt demand for new Mirai fuel-cell car or next-generation Prius, Toyota says.</strong></p> Ford Australia Profiling Potential Mustang Buyers http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-australia-profiling-potential-mustang-buyers <div class="node-body article-body">The pre-ordering system allows Australian dealerships to capture details of potential Mustang buyers. It also will help dealers identify customers who may have been drawn by the new car but are more likely to choose another Ford model.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-australia-profiling-potential-mustang-buyers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-australia-profiling-potential-mustang-buyers#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Ford Sales & Marketing Information Technology Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1182051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford Australia already looking for more cars from factory.</strong></p> UAW Chief Pledges to Narrow 2-Tier Wage Gap http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-chief-pledges-narrow-2-tier-wage-gap <div class="node-body article-body">Dennis Williams does not seem convinced complete wage parity will occur, as he talks about “bridging” the gap between the two levels and stresses that the automakers must continue to be successful.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-chief-pledges-narrow-2-tier-wage-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-chief-pledges-narrow-2-tier-wage-gap#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics North America U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors Nissan Toyota Labor & Human Resources Trade United Auto Workers (UAW) 2-tier wage Bob King Dennis Williams Trans Pacific Partnership Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:00:00 +0000 1182061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>UAW President Williams speaks to journalists at Solidarity House. </strong></p> Thai Government Offers Encouragement to Automakers http://wardsauto.com/politics/thai-government-offers-encouragement-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Industry Minister Chakramon Phasukvanich says upcoming excise-tax changes will lower retail prices of eco-cars and hybrids. The new tax will be based on carbon-dioxide emissions, E-85 compatibility and fuel efficiency instead of engine size.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/thai-government-offers-encouragement-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/thai-government-offers-encouragement-automakers#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Ford General Motors Mitsubishi Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Emissions Finance Fuel Economy Incentives Production Sales Results Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1179251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Government lowering taxes on eco-cars including Mitsubishi Mirage.</strong></p> Sync 3 Introduction Spells End of MyFord Touch http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/sync-3-introduction-spells-end-myford-touch <div class="node-body article-body">Sync 3 will feature faster performance, more conversational voice recognition and an easier-to-understand graphical interface, Ford says. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/sync-3-introduction-spells-end-myford-touch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/sync-3-introduction-spells-end-myford-touch#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Voice Activation Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:44:00 +0000 1179291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sync 3 touchscreen emulates smartphones.</strong></p> Ford Not Altering Product Plans Despite Falling Fuel Prices, Fields Says http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-not-altering-product-plans-despite-falling-fuel-prices-fields-says <div class="node-body article-body">Fields says lower gasoline prices are a positive for consumers, but long term it’s not going to change their desire for more fuel-efficient vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-not-altering-product-plans-despite-falling-fuel-prices-fields-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-not-altering-product-plans-despite-falling-fuel-prices-fields-says#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Lincoln Future Products Product Development Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:40:00 +0000 1179241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford CEO Mark Fields says automaker taking long-term approach to product plans.&nbsp;</strong></p> Ford, GM Holden Woo Oz Buyers as Production Era Ends http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-gm-holden-woo-oz-buyers-production-era-ends <div class="node-body article-body">The core of Ford’s transformation is its dealerships’ evolution with modern customer trends, while GM Holden’s new Customer Council is designed to facilitate direct feedback on the automaker’s products and customer service.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-gm-holden-woo-oz-buyers-production-era-ends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-gm-holden-woo-oz-buyers-production-era-ends#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Ford Holden Advertising Dealership Management Restructuring Social Media Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:50:00 +0000 1177521 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM Holden Customer Council seeks loyal owners&rsquo; feedback.</strong></p> Variety Distinguishes 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/variety-distinguishes-2015-ward-s-10-best-engines <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">WardsAuto editors evaluated 37 all-new or improved powertrains before settling on the winners: two V-8s, a diesel V-6, three 4-cyl. turbos, two 3-cyl. turbos, a battery-electric vehicle and a hydrogen-powered fuel cell.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/variety-distinguishes-2015-ward-s-10-best-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/variety-distinguishes-2015-ward-s-10-best-engines#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 U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Sweden United Kingdom BMW Chevrolet Dodge Ford Hyundai Mini Ram Subaru Volkswagen Volvo Car Automatic Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Flex-Fuel Vehicles Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Future Products Gasoline Li-ion Manual Product Development Supercharger Turbocharger 2.0L turbo 4-cyl. engine 6.2L LT1 V-8 BMW i3 Chevrolet Corvette Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Ford Fiesta EcoBoost hydrogen fuel cell Hyundai Tucson FCV range extender Volvo T5 Drive-E Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:30:00 +0000 1175021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>2015 <em>Ward&rsquo;s 10 Best Engines</em> winners will receive trophies at ceremony during Detroit auto show.</strong></p> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines Winners http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-winners <div class="node-body gallery-body">The 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines were chosen from a field of 37 nominees, including the 10 returning winners and 27 all-new or re-engineered powertrains and propulsion systems available in the U.S. for under $60,000. The winners consist of two V-8s, a diesel V-6, three 4-cyl. turbos, two 2-cyl. turbos, an electric vehicle and a hydrogen-powered fuel cell.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-winners#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 U.S. Japan South Korea Germany BMW Chevrolet Dodge Ford Hyundai Mini Ram Subaru Volkswagen Volvo Car Diesel Electric Vehicles Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Gasoline Product Development Supercharger Turbocharger Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:29:00 +0000 1175431 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Display in Hyundai Tucson Fuel-Cell Vehicle shows 228 miles (367 km) of range.</strong></p> Lincoln Intent on Growth in China http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-intent-growth-china <div class="node-body article-body">Even though Lincoln is just getting started there, the brand has something many premium makers lack: a rich history of celebrities and American presidents as customers. Still, the brand president says sales in China will not rival Audi anytime soon.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-intent-growth-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-intent-growth-china#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific North America Asia Pacific - Regional North America - Regional China U.S. Lincoln Sales & Marketing Globalization Product Development Sound Systems Harman Kumar Galhotra Lincoln Black Label premium audio Presidential Revel sommelier tea THX Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:16:00 +0000 1172601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kumar Galhotra became Lincoln president in September.</strong></p>