Hyundai http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53611/more en Alabama Dispute Strains UAW-Lear Relationship http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/alabama-dispute-strains-uaw-lear-relationship <div class="node-body article-body">Lear says tests conducted by it and OSHA show air quality in the Renosol plant, which makes foam for seat cushions used by Hyundai supplier Lear, is at acceptable levels. It also contends the UAW is staging the dispute to win support for its organizing effort at Renosol.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/alabama-dispute-strains-uaw-lear-relationship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/alabama-dispute-strains-uaw-lear-relationship#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers North America U.S. Hyundai Lear Component Labor & Human Resources OE-Supplier Relations United Auto Workers (UAW) Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:34:00 +0000 1263731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Workers say foam in seats for Alabama-built Hyundais making them sick.</strong></p> Winners in South Korea-EU Trade Deal Hard to Pick http://wardsauto.com/politics/winners-south-korea-eu-trade-deal-hard-pick <div class="field-byline"> Sara Lewis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Yoon Dae-Sung, executive managing director of the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Assn., says the free-trade agreement has been beneficial, but measuring the size of its impact is difficult.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/winners-south-korea-eu-trade-deal-hard-pick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/winners-south-korea-eu-trade-deal-hard-pick#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Europe - Regional South Korea BMW Hyundai Mercedes Volkswagen European Commission Globalization Sales Results Supply Chain Tariffs Trade Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:09:00 +0000 1261361 at http://wardsauto.com <p>VW&nbsp;Tiguan&nbsp;BlueMotion diesel&nbsp;South Korea&rsquo;s top-selling&nbsp;import.</p> Hyundai Looking for 50% Sales Boost From New Tucson http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-looking-50-sales-boost-new-tucson <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai executive Mike O’Brien predicts the new-generation Tucson CUV will help the automaker raise its overall share of the U.S. market to 5% this year, up from 4.4% in 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-looking-50-sales-boost-new-tucson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-looking-50-sales-boost-new-tucson#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Hyundai Mazda Toyota Fuel-Cell Vehicles Product Development Sales Results Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:31:00 +0000 1260251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai hitches new-gen Tucson to CUV bandwagon.</strong></p> 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 China Strong-Arms Hyundai Into Building Fifth Plant http://wardsauto.com/politics/china-strong-arms-hyundai-building-fifth-plant <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai Vice Chairman Chung Eui-sun said at the Cangzhou plant’s groundbreaking only that it would help increase the Beijing Hyundai Motor joint venture’s sales. He could not publicly say it was a plant Hyundai did not want to build.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/china-strong-arms-hyundai-building-fifth-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/china-strong-arms-hyundai-building-fifth-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Dealers Suppliers Asia Pacific China South Korea Hyundai Capacity Utilization Globalization Local Content OE-Supplier Relations Production Tariffs Trade Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:17:00 +0000 1257541 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Political gamesmanship drives Hyundai expansion in China.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Russia’s Car Sales Run Into Deeper Rut in March http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-car-sales-run-deeper-rut-march <div class="node-body article-body">Amidst Kremlin-inspired anti-American sentiment over the Ukraine crisis and subsequent sanctions, the General Motors Group of Chevrolet, Opel and Cadillac finished both March and the first quarter down 75.5%. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-car-sales-run-deeper-rut-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-car-sales-run-deeper-rut-march#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Chevrolet Hyundai Kia Lada Sales Results Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1256161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lada still top-selling brand despite 26% backslide in March.</strong></p> Kia Carnival Underachieves in Australian Crash Tests http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/kia-carnival-underachieves-australian-crash-tests <div class="node-body article-body">Kia Australia says it is extremely surprised by the performance of the model that has been Australia’s biggest-selling people mover in 10 of the past 11 years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/kia-carnival-underachieves-australian-crash-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/kia-carnival-underachieves-australian-crash-tests#comments Premium Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Kia Design Safety Thu, 09 Apr 2015 08:30:00 +0000 1256311 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Carnival found wanting for star power.</strong></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