Honda http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53606/more en Strap In the Kids: It’s a 1,029-hp Honda Minivan http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/strap-kids-it-s-1029-hp-honda-minivan <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Seeing a customized version of a model does influence the purchase decision of 8% of new-vehicle buyers, according to the Specialty Equipment Market Assn. and market researcher AutoPacific.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/strap-kids-it-s-1029-hp-honda-minivan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/strap-kids-it-s-1029-hp-honda-minivan#comments Premium Limited Retail Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Honda Ethanol Sales Results Turbocharger Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:30:00 +0000 1064071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Customizer spices up meat-and-potatoes minivan.</strong></p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-6 <div class="node-body article-body">Linde Group helps put more fuel-cell vehicles on Vienna streets; EPA to run engine simulation with ANSYS software; Henkel provides technology package to German aluminum processor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-6#comments Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Austria U.S. Germany Italy United Kingdom Uzbekistan BMW Honda Jaguar Land Rover Mercedes Aerodynamics Aluminum Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Electric Vehicles Electronic Control Units (ECU) Emissions Engine Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Manufacturing Technology AB Dynamics ANSYS Dassault Henkel Linde Group Trelleborg Trimet Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:20:00 +0000 1062751 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>System dampens NVH in EVs with range extenders.</strong></p> More Magnesium in Japanese Auto-Parts Makers’ Mix http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/more-magnesium-japanese-auto-parts-makers-mix <div class="node-body article-body">A Japan Magnesium Assn. official predicts demand will grow 3% to 4% over the next five years thanks to a new alloy mix incorporating calcium, making it possible to die-cast magnesium components on the same line as aluminum parts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/more-magnesium-japanese-auto-parts-makers-mix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/more-magnesium-japanese-auto-parts-makers-mix#comments Premium Auto Makers Asia Pacific Suppliers Vehicles & Technology China Japan Aisin Autoliv Honda Nissan Toyota Aluminum Magnesium Steel Japan Magnesium Assn. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 1055701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Turbine-powered &rsquo;06 GM EcoJet concept had magnesium structural parts.</strong></p> 2-Cyl. Limbo: How Low Can You Go? http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2-cyl-limbo-how-low-can-you-go <div class="node-body article-body">Schaeffler says a 3-cyl. engine with cylinder deactivation would consume at least 3% less fuel than the same engine without it, and the technology is less expensive than a hybrid powertrain.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2-cyl-limbo-how-low-can-you-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2-cyl-limbo-how-low-can-you-go#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Germany Chrysler Ford General Motors Honda Schaeffler Emissions Engines Fuel Economy Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Vehicles & Technology 1.0L 3-cyl. EcoBoost 3-cyl. engine cylinder deactivation direct injection lash adjuster roller finger follower rolling cylinder deactivation Turbocharging Ward's 10 Best Engines Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1055621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Schaeffler wants to use roller finger followers for cylinder deactivation, even in 3-cyl. engines.</strong></p> ArcelorMittal Touts New Ultra-Strong Structural Parts for Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/arcelormittal-touts-new-ultra-strong-structural-parts-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body">The steelmaker predicts North American automotive customers alone will adopt more than 4 million, hot-stamped, laser-welded blanks during the next two years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/arcelormittal-touts-new-ultra-strong-structural-parts-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/arcelormittal-touts-new-ultra-strong-structural-parts-vehicles#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Acura Suppliers Safety Steel Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:22:00 +0000 1054361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Stiffener ring combines A-pillar, B-pillar, roof rail and lower frame member.</strong></p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-5 <div class="node-body article-body">TRW seatbelt retractor enforces laws of physics; Hyundai, Honda, Volvo dial in on Android Auto; Hella headlamp targets LED light.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-5#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Canada U.S. BorgWarner Ford Hella Honda Hyundai TRW Volkswagen Volvo Car Airbags Diesel Headlamps Hybrid Vehicles Information & Entertainment Li-ion Product Development Seatbelts Android Mahle Behr Open Automotive Alliance Samsung SDI Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:14:00 +0000 1052911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford Transit airbag measures 15 ft. by 3 ft.</strong></p> Japanese Parts Manufacturers Display Latest Wares http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/japanese-parts-manufacturers-display-latest-wares <div class="node-body article-body">Jatco is producing about 1,500 units of the second transmission in its CVT8 Hybrid series monthly, but plans to raise output to 4,500 units per month by 2016, with its Aguascalientes, Mexico-based subsidiary accounting for almost all of the growth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/japanese-parts-manufacturers-display-latest-wares" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/japanese-parts-manufacturers-display-latest-wares#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology Japan Aisin Denso General Motors Honda Infiniti Isuzu Lexus Nissan Ram Toyota Body Climate Controls/HVAC Continuously Variable (CVT) Electric Vehicles Global Sources Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion OE-Supplier Relations Production Purchashing Transmission Hitachi Jatco Toyota Industries Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:19:00 +0000 1046821 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Next-gen Jatco CVT-8 transmission designed for lower torque levels.</strong></p> May LV Sales Reflect Post-Coup Thai Consumer Jitters http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/may-lv-sales-reflect-post-coup-thai-consumer-jitters <div class="node-body article-body">A Toyota executive says June traditionally is a top-selling month and the industry is hoping consumer outlook will relax as the country stabilizes following last month’s military takeover.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/may-lv-sales-reflect-post-coup-thai-consumer-jitters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/may-lv-sales-reflect-post-coup-thai-consumer-jitters#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Ford Honda Isuzu Mazda Nissan Toyota Sales Results Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:21:00 +0000 1045531 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota year-to-date car sales falling at lower rate than competition.</strong></p> Army Coup Not Sidetracking Thailand Eco-Car Project http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/army-coup-not-sidetracking-thailand-eco-car-project <div class="node-body article-body">The government likely will approve details of investment plans by the 10 automakers signed up for the second phase of the eco-car scheme sometime this year. The 10 projects are set to produce 1.58 million eco-cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/army-coup-not-sidetracking-thailand-eco-car-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/army-coup-not-sidetracking-thailand-eco-car-project#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Honda Nissan Suzuki Sales & Marketing Emissions Fuel Economy Vehicle Assembly eco-car Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:45:00 +0000 1043901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>City accounts for half of No.3-seller Honda volume in Thailand.</strong></p> Most Brands Decline in J.D. Power IQS http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/most-brands-decline-jd-power-iqs <div class="node-body article-body">More than half of U.S. auto brands measured fell from 2013 to 2014, with all GM brands, Audi, Chrysler, Fiat, Honda, Toyota and Volkswagen losing ground.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/most-brands-decline-jd-power-iqs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/most-brands-decline-jd-power-iqs#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BMW Chrysler Ford General Motors Honda Hyundai Mazda Mercedes Mitsubishi Nissan Toyota Volkswagen Vehicles & Technology Acura Audi BMW Buick Cadillac Chevrolet Chrysler Dodge Fiat Ford General Motors GMC Honda Hyundai Initial Quality Study IQS J.D. Power & Associates Jeep Kia Lexus Lincoln Mercedes-Benz Nissan Ram Scion Subaru Toyota Volkswagen Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:00:00 +0000 1041701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat dead last among brands in 2014 IQS.</strong></p>