Mazda http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53620/more en 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 Politics, Economy Stall Thailand’s Eco-Car Program http://wardsauto.com/politics/politics-economy-stall-thailand-s-eco-car-program <div class="node-body article-body">The country’s prime minister says the government must ensure the eco-car program’s second phase does not repeat the failure of the first-time new-car-buyer incentive, which created artificial demand that contributed to raising household debt.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/politics-economy-stall-thailand-s-eco-car-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/politics-economy-stall-thailand-s-eco-car-program#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Thailand Honda Mazda Politics Emissions Incentives Product Development Vehicles & Technology Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:25:00 +0000 1248481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mazda2 first product of Thai eco-car program&rsquo;s second phase.</strong></p> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Nominee: Mazda6 http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-mazda6 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The redesigned Mazda6 won a Ward&#39;s 10 Best Interiors trophy two years ago, and this mid-cycle refresh delivers a new display screen and multimedia interface, as well as more premium materials. Our Grand Touring test vehicle stickered for $33,395.</p> </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-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-mazda6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-mazda6#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Mazda Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1238641 at http://wardsauto.com Yen Falls But Japanese Automakers’ Profits Rise http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/yen-falls-japanese-automakers-profits-rise <div class="node-body article-body">Years of deep cost-cutting, consolidating platforms, expanding production outside Japan and sharp focus on product planning have lifted the companies out of the depths of the recession triggered in 2008, industry analyst Chris Richter says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/yen-falls-japanese-automakers-profits-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/yen-falls-japanese-automakers-profits-rise#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Japan Daihatsu Honda Mazda Mitsubishi Nissan Subaru Suzuki Toyota Finance Restructuring Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:17:00 +0000 1246281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Global top seller Corolla helps lift Toyota to record earnings.</strong></p> Aussie Motorists Chasing Glamor Look North to Japan http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/aussie-motorists-chasing-glamor-look-north-japan <div class="node-body article-body">Roy Morgan Research finds four of the five most popular makes of sports cars, coupes and 2-door convertibles in the country are Japanese. Among their 326,000 owners, 11.1% drive a Mitsubishi, followed by Toyota, BMW, Nissan and Mazda.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/aussie-motorists-chasing-glamor-look-north-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/aussie-motorists-chasing-glamor-look-north-japan#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Japan BMW Mazda Mitsubishi Nissan Toyota Vehicles in Operation Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:04:00 +0000 1241801 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota 86 GTS descended from 2000 GT featured in James Bond film.</strong></p> Miata Mazda’s 'Heart,' Executive Says http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/miata-mazda-s-heart-executive-says <div class="node-body article-body">The roadster sells in low volumes, but Jim O’Sullivan, the automaker’s top North American executive, says the car is worth the investment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/miata-mazda-s-heart-executive-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/miata-mazda-s-heart-executive-says#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Mazda Automatic Exterior Gasoline Manual Product Development Sales Results Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 1237271 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Mazda Miata boasts 50:50 front-rear weight distribution.</strong></p> Mazda MX-5 Miata http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mazda-mx-5-miata <div class="node-body gallery-body">Despite selling in relatively low volumes, Mazda continues to refine the Miata roadster, arguably the automaker's most iconic vehicle. </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/auto-makers/mazda-mx-5-miata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mazda-mx-5-miata#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Mazda Automatic Exterior Gasoline Manual Product Development Sales Results Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:59:00 +0000 1237151 at http://wardsauto.com <p>&#39;16 Mazda MX-5 Miata to be sold in many global markets, including U.S. and Europe.&nbsp;</p> Utes Leave Cars in Dust as Oz Sales Grow in February http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/utes-leave-cars-dust-oz-sales-grow-february <div class="node-body article-body">A 23.8% spike in SUV deliveries offset a 6.6% drop in the car segment, raising year-to-date sales 2% to 172,540 units.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/utes-leave-cars-dust-oz-sales-grow-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/utes-leave-cars-dust-oz-sales-grow-february#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi Subaru Toyota Sales Results Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:56:00 +0000 1237201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai ix35 top seller in hot small-SUV segment.</strong></p>