Ford http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53589/more en Lincoln MKX Concept Bows in Beijing http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lincoln-mkx-concept-bows-beijing <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Beijing Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The concept boasts an aerodynamic, sloping roofline, which Lincoln says gives it a sporty appearance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lincoln-mkx-concept-bows-beijing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lincoln-mkx-concept-bows-beijing#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Lincoln 2014 Beijing Auto Show Exterior Future Products Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:01:00 +0000 998951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lincoln MKX concept offers a glimpse at upcoming production model.&nbsp;</strong></p> Buoyed by Recent Success, Ford Launches Lincoln Brand in China http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/buoyed-recent-success-ford-launches-lincoln-brand-china <div class="node-body article-body">Lincoln will start with an independent network of eight dedicated dealerships in seven cities but will ramp up quickly to 60 stores in 50 cities by 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/buoyed-recent-success-ford-launches-lincoln-brand-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/buoyed-recent-success-ford-launches-lincoln-brand-china#comments Public Management & Strategy Retail Auto Makers Asia Pacific Dealerships China Lincoln Dealership Management Globalization Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:15:00 +0000 998491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dealerships&rsquo; personalization studios to let customers view life-size image of vehicle inside and out, then configure it with family and friends before ordering.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105 <div class="node-body article-body">Consortium to forge closer ties between OEMs, suppliers; LEDs at heart of Hella headlamp system in Audi A8; JLR calls on Bosch to devise smartphone-vehicle interface; juicy offer from Nissan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional Mexico U.S. Audi Bosch Faurecia Ford Hella Jaguar Jeep Land Rover Magna Nissan Volkswagen Body Capacity Utilization Charging Exterior Globalization Headlamps Incentives Information & Entertainment OE-Supplier Relations SAE International Seats Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) Vehicle Assembly Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium Flextronics Haartz Key Safety Systems Macedonia Recaro Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:50:00 +0000 998421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Recyclable Magna liftgate has paintable outer panel.</strong></p> Fields: Don’t Count Lincoln Out http://wardsauto.com/north-america/fields-don-t-count-lincoln-out <div class="field-deck"> 2014 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mark Fields says successful business innovators recognize consumers’ spoken wants and unspoken needs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/fields-don-t-count-lincoln-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/fields-don-t-count-lincoln-out#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Lincoln Retail 2014 New York International Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:05:00 +0000 997231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fields says Lincoln to go on sale in China.</strong></p> BMW on Oz Subsidies for EV: It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/bmw-oz-subsidies-ev-it-doesn-t-hurt-ask <div class="node-body article-body">Even if BMW is denied government help in lowering the i3’s price, the automaker believes the car will succeed because it will be available both as an all-electric vehicle and as an EV with a range extender.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/bmw-oz-subsidies-ev-it-doesn-t-hurt-ask" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/bmw-oz-subsidies-ev-it-doesn-t-hurt-ask#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia BMW Ford Holden Mitsubishi Nissan Toyota Electric Vehicles Finance Incentives Restructuring Trade Phil Horton Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:49:00 +0000 996321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Government mum on automaker&rsquo;s bid for help cutting EV&rsquo;s ‟premium price.&rdquo;</strong></p> Ford’s Joe Hinrichs Sees Customer Satisfaction, F-150 Work Progressing http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-s-joe-hinrichs-sees-customer-satisfaction-f-150-work-progressing <div class="field-deck"> 2014 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The executive credits an overhaul in the 111-year-old company’s culture for delivering recent gains in key market metrics such as customer satisfaction, dealer loyalty and retail sales.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-s-joe-hinrichs-sees-customer-satisfaction-f-150-work-progressing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-s-joe-hinrichs-sees-customer-satisfaction-f-150-work-progressing#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford 2014 New York International Auto Show Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Restructuring American International Automobile Dealers Association C-Max F-150 J.D. Power Joe Hinrichs MyFord Touch Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:45:00 +0000 996561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford&rsquo;s Joe Hinrichs says automaker overhauled company culture.</strong></p> Ford Pledges to Ride Out Thailand’s Political Storm http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-pledges-ride-out-thailand-s-political-storm <div class="node-body article-body">Ford ASEAN President Matt Bradley reaffirms the automaker’s commitment to Thailand with its application to join Phase 2 of the country’s eco-car project.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-pledges-ride-out-thailand-s-political-storm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-pledges-ride-out-thailand-s-political-storm#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Thailand Ford Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Emissions Finance Fuel Economy Globalization Production Sales Results Trade eco-car Matt Bradley Yingluck Shinawatra Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:55:00 +0000 996191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker could offer up India-built Figo for eco-car scheme.</strong></p> Ford India Workers Emulate Gandhi in Pay Protest http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-india-workers-emulate-gandhi-pay-protest <div class="node-body article-body">Recalling Mahatma Gandhi’s non-cooperation strategy that won independence for India in 1947, the Ford employees are showing up for work but are refusing the company’s offers of a free lunch and free round-trip transportation to and from their homes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-india-workers-emulate-gandhi-pay-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-india-workers-emulate-gandhi-pay-protest#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Maruti Toyota Capacity Utilization Engine Finance Labor & Human Resources Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Bangalore Chennai Mahatma Gandhi Sanand Toyota Kirloskar Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:36:00 +0000 991561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EcoSport production not yet affected by Ford India wage dispute.</strong></p> Downsized Engines Leading to Increased NVH Issues http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/downsized-engines-leading-increased-nvh-issues <div class="field-deck"> 2014 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Active-noise control is a technology increasingly being employed by automakers to address NVH issues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/downsized-engines-leading-increased-nvh-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/downsized-engines-leading-increased-nvh-issues#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler Ford 2014 SAE World Congress Turbocharger Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:10:00 +0000 994571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chrysler&rsquo;s Bernie Swanson says NVH engineers need to be innovators.</strong></p> Venezuela President Plays With Fire as Auto Sales Plunge http://wardsauto.com/blog/venezuela-president-plays-fire-auto-sales-plunge <div class="node-body blog-body">New-vehicle deliveries tumbled 87% in January and 89.9% in February, marking the lowest level since 2003 when the country was ensnarled in a nationwide strike against Chavez.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/venezuela-president-plays-fire-auto-sales-plunge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/venezuela-president-plays-fire-auto-sales-plunge#comments Blog Politics Auto Makers South America Venezuela Chrysler Ford General Motors Toyota Capacity Utilization Globalization Laws/Law Enforcement Sales Results Tariffs Vehicle Assembly Nicholas Maduro Final Inspection Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 992121 at http://wardsauto.com