Mazda http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53620/more en Malaysian Automotive Investments Gaining Traction http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automotive-investments-gaining-traction <div class="node-body article-body">The government says Honda and Mazda are increasing spending and a Daihatsu-owned components maker is on its way, but questions surround the company granted the country’s first energy-efficient vehicle license.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automotive-investments-gaining-traction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automotive-investments-gaining-traction#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Daihatsu Honda Mazda Perodua Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Capacity Utilization Component Finance Globalization Transmission Vehicle Assembly Akashi-Kikai Malaysia Go Automobile Great Wall Malaysia Automotive Institute Mustapa Mohamed National Automotive Policy Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:26:00 +0000 995421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda adds capacity for models including Jazz Hybrid.</strong></p> From Kia to Rolls-Royce, Interiors Honored http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/kia-rolls-royce-interiors-honored <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Culled from a pool of 41 new or redesigned vehicles, the 2014 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors represent a broad swath of cars and utility vehicles available in the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/kia-rolls-royce-interiors-honored" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/kia-rolls-royce-interiors-honored#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. Japan South Korea Germany United Kingdom Chevrolet Chrysler GMC Hyundai Jeep Kia Mazda Mercedes Rolls Royce Volkswagen 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Carbon Fiber Cockpit Headliner Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Seats Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Chrysler 200C GMC Sierra Denali Hyundai Equus Jeep Cherokee Kia Soul Mazda3 Mercedes S550 Rolls-Royce Wraith Volkswagen GTI Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:12:00 +0000 990981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes S550 both technologically advanced and aesthetically engaging.</strong></p> 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Winners http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-wards-10-best-interiors-winners <div class="node-body gallery-body">From headliners to brushed-aluminum pedals, the 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors are a tribute to exceptional design, clever technology and old-school craftsmanship. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-wards-10-best-interiors-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-wards-10-best-interiors-winners#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. Japan South Korea Germany United Kingdom Chevrolet Chrysler GMC Hyundai Jeep Kia Mazda Mercedes Rolls Royce Volkswagen 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Carbon Fiber Cockpit Headliner Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Seats Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:11:00 +0000 991031 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-103 <div class="node-body article-body">BorgWarner adds thermostats to emissions-control arsenal; Daimler quits JV with maker of battery cells for Smart; Dirac technology will customize Harman Kardon audio system in Volvo V70. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-103" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-103#comments Premium Management & Strategy Auto Makers Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. France Germany Italy Sweden BorgWarner Citroen Daimler Mazda Smart TRW Volvo Car Airbags Globalization Instrument Panel Li-ion Purchashing Sound Systems Aunde Deutsche ACCUmotive Dirac Evonik James Verrier Jim O'Sullivan Li-Tec Mitsubishi Electric Wahler Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:30:00 +0000 988631 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Roof airbag frees up cabin space for storage, IP expansion or openness.</strong></p> Luxury Entries Overwhelming Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Field http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/luxury-entries-overwhelming-ward-s-10-best-interiors-field <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More than half of the 41 vehicles being evaluated in this year’s competition are from premium brands or those aspiring to be. Winners will be announced next week.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/luxury-entries-overwhelming-ward-s-10-best-interiors-field" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/luxury-entries-overwhelming-ward-s-10-best-interiors-field#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Italy United Kingdom Acura BMW Chrysler Fiat General Motors Hyundai Mazda Mercedes Nissan Toyota Volkswagen 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Carbon Fiber Collision Avoidance Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Audi SQ5 Bentley Flying Spur BMW M235i BMW X5 Cadillac CTS Vsport Cadillac ELR Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Chrysler 200 Kia K900 Maserati Ghibli Mazda3 Mercedes-Benz S550 Rolls-Royce Wraith Toyota Highlander Toyota Tundra Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:22:00 +0000 985881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW&rsquo;s all-new X5.</strong></p> 2014 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Nominees http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-ward-s-10-best-interiors-nominees <div class="node-body gallery-body">Contenders in 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors run the gamut, from compacts such as Mazda3 and Nissan Versa Note to high-end luxury cars such as Mercedes S550 and Rolls-Royce Wraith. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-ward-s-10-best-interiors-nominees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-ward-s-10-best-interiors-nominees#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Italy United Kingdom Acura BMW Chrysler Fiat General Motors Hyundai Mazda Mercedes Nissan Toyota Volkswagen 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Carbon Fiber Collision Avoidance Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Information & Entertainment Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:21:00 +0000 986181 at http://wardsauto.com Shift to Fiat for Roadster as Much Business as Brand Decision, Sources Say http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/shift-fiat-roadster-much-business-brand-decision-sources-say <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The small size of Alfa’s worldwide dealer network means it is unlikely FCA would have been able to purchase enough vehicles to make the supply deal work for Mazda.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/shift-fiat-roadster-much-business-brand-decision-sources-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/shift-fiat-roadster-much-business-brand-decision-sources-say#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Italy Switzerland Alfa Romeo Fiat Mazda 2014 Geneva Auto Show Future Products Product Development Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:25:00 +0000 970141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Original Fiat Sport Spider dates back to 1966.</strong></p> Toyota Strengthens Grip on Japan EV, Hybrid Market http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/toyota-strengthens-grip-japan-ev-hybrid-market <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota delivered 1,280,235 electric and hybrid-electric vehicles last year, up 5% from 2012 and good for an 83% share of the domestic market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/toyota-strengthens-grip-japan-ev-hybrid-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/toyota-strengthens-grip-japan-ev-hybrid-market#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan South Korea Honda Hyundai Kia Mazda Mitsubishi Nissan Subaru Toyota Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Sales Results Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:30:00 +0000 969441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aqua, sold as Prius c outside Japan, topped domestic sales charts in 2013.</strong></p> Whither Compact Cars? http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/whither-compact-cars <div class="node-body article-body">While compact-car sales have slumped for six straight months, demand for compact CUVs has skyrocketed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/whither-compact-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/whither-compact-cars#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Dodge Ford Honda Hyundai Mazda Subaru Toyota Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Bob Carter c-car C-segment C-size cars compact CR-V CUV CX-5 D-cars Dodge Dart Ford Focus Forester Honda Civic Hyundai Elantra Jim O'Sullivan Mazda3 RAV4 Subaru Impreza Toyota Corolla Volkswagen Jetta Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:04:00 +0000 968961 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda Civic best-selling C-car in U.S. in 2013.</strong></p> Australia Vehicle Sales Backslide Again in February http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/australia-vehicle-sales-backslide-again-february <div class="node-body article-body">Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries CEO Tony Weber says the February result was weighed down by light-commercial-vehicle sales, which fell 14.5% to 15,090 units.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/australia-vehicle-sales-backslide-again-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/australia-vehicle-sales-backslide-again-february#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Alfa Romeo Fiat Holden Hyundai Jeep Mazda Toyota Sales Results Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries Martin Benders Tony Cramb Veronica Johns Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:45:00 +0000 968101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mazda3 top seller in February, but brand distant second to Toyota.</strong></p>