General Motors http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53596/more en Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-9 <div class="node-body article-body">Continental arrives in Silicon Valley; Visteon wireless charging pulls plugs on ’15 Cadillacs; DTE solar system puts charge in Ford EVs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-9#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. South Korea Sweden AB Volvo Audi Autoliv Cadillac Continental Ford Visteon Volvo Car Charging Climate Controls/HVAC Dual Clutch (DCT) Electric Vehicles Future Products Information & Entertainment OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Safety LG Preh Texas Instruments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:06:00 +0000 1099741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>LG says DCT motor circumvents concerns about rare-earth supply.</strong></p> Why Young People Shun Auto Industry http://wardsauto.com/blog/why-young-people-shun-auto-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">The difference today is automakers have stopped selling the dream in favor of selling the deal. Dream cars disappeared decades ago, and concept cars are merely production cars with the door handles and side mirrors removed. </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/why-young-people-shun-auto-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/why-young-people-shun-auto-industry#comments Blog Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors Labor & Human Resources Product Development Final Inspection Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:11:00 +0000 1091661 at http://wardsauto.com Oz Panel: Allow Used-Car Imports, Drop New-Car Tariff http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff <div class="node-body article-body">The Productivity Commission report says eliminating the 5% tariff on new imported cars once GM Holden, Ford and Toyota end local production might be justified, but it also “notes the effect on government revenue.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Australia Ford Holden Toyota Finance Labor & Human Resources Production Restructuring Supply Chain Tariffs Trade Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries Productivity Commission Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:32:00 +0000 1096241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Duties on BMWs, other imports raised A$920 million last fiscal year.</strong></p> GM Confirms Cadillac SRX for Spring Hill, Adds Engine Investment to Site http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-confirms-cadillac-srx-spring-hill-adds-engine-investment-site <div class="node-body article-body">GM previously announced plans to inject $350 million into the former Saturn complex to build the SRX and a second “midsize CUV,” which WardsAuto forecasts as the next GMC Acadia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-confirms-cadillac-srx-spring-hill-adds-engine-investment-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-confirms-cadillac-srx-spring-hill-adds-engine-investment-site#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Cadillac Chevrolet Capacity Utilization Employment Engine Future Products Vehicle Assembly Arvin Jones Bedford Cadillac SRX Chevroelt Equinox GMC Acadia Hill Spring Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:25:00 +0000 1096421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM&rsquo;s Spring Hill, TN, assembly to add next-gen Cadillac SRX to Chevy Equinox production.</strong></p> ATS Coupe Another Compelling Cadillac http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/ats-coupe-another-compelling-cadillac <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Vehicle Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The new 2-door variant of the brand’s midsize sport sedan is a winner, and should draw more attention to the struggling ATS lineup.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/ats-coupe-another-compelling-cadillac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/ats-coupe-another-compelling-cadillac#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives North America U.S. Cadillac Vehicle Test Drives 2-door 4-door ATS BMW 4-Series Cadillac Coupe Dave Masch direct injection General Motors gm Magnetic Ride Control sedan turbo turbocharged Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:45:00 +0000 1089041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Cadillac ATS coupe arriving at dealers now.</strong></p> '15 Cadillac ATS Coupe http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-cadillac-ats-coupe <div class="node-body gallery-body">The wreath brand's newest 2-door is stylish and full of technology, with mixed levels of comfort and performance. (See related story: ATS Coupe Another Compelling Cadillac).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-cadillac-ats-coupe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-cadillac-ats-coupe#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives North America U.S. Cadillac Vehicle Test Drives Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:44:00 +0000 1089311 at http://wardsauto.com GM Tech Center Shakes Off Flooding, Gets ‘Back to Work’ http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-tech-center-shakes-flooding-gets-back-work <div class="node-body article-body">The 58-year-old GM Tech Center serves as the global hub for the automaker’s vehicle development and many of its buildings are of historical significance for their architecture. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-tech-center-shakes-flooding-gets-back-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-tech-center-shakes-flooding-gets-back-work#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers North America U.S. General Motors Product Development Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:15:00 +0000 1093611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM Tech Center employees back to work after campus flooding.</strong></p> GM Holden Denies Decision on Commodore Replacement http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-holden-denies-decision-commodore-replacement <div class="node-body article-body">Media speculate GM is keeping the replacement decision under its hat for fear an announcement would undermine sales of the current Commodore as would-be buyers in Australia and New Zealand await the arrival of the replacement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-holden-denies-decision-commodore-replacement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-holden-denies-decision-commodore-replacement#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia New Zealand Buick Chevrolet Holden Opel/Vauxhall Sales & Marketing Production Restructuring Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000 1093581 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Buick LaCrosse among potential successors to Commodore.</strong></p> GM Says Corvette’s New 8-Speed Gearbox Rivals DCT http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-says-corvette-s-new-8-speed-gearbox-rivals-dct <div class="node-body article-body">The 8-speed automatic bows on the Corvette for ’15, joining the Performance Data Recorder and Valet Mode as new technologies for the coming model year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-says-corvette-s-new-8-speed-gearbox-rivals-dct" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-says-corvette-s-new-8-speed-gearbox-rivals-dct#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Automatic Dual Clutch (DCT) Video Audi BorgWarner Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Cosworth Getrag Performance Data Recorder Porsche 911 Tadge Juechter Valet Mode Volkswagen Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:02:00 +0000 1090221 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Hydra-Matic 8L90 8-speed RWD automatic transmission.</strong></p> '15 Chevy Corvette Hydra-Matic 8L90 and PDR http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/15-chevy-corvette-hydra-matic-8l90-and-pdr <div class="node-body gallery-body">The '15 Chevy Corvette Stingray's single-clutch rear-wheel-drive Hydra-Matic 8L90 transmission rivals the performance of dual-clutch units favored by German performance automakers, GM says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/15-chevy-corvette-hydra-matic-8l90-and-pdr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/15-chevy-corvette-hydra-matic-8l90-and-pdr#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Automatic Dual Clutch (DCT) Video Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:01:00 +0000 1090331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;15 Chevy Corvette Stingray</strong></p>