Nissan http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53626/more en Infiniti Q40 Name to Stick Around; EV Intro Date Fuzzy http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/infiniti-q40-name-stick-around-ev-intro-date-fuzzy <div class="node-body article-body">The car formerly known as the G37 is set to exit the lineup next year, but the name will live on, although on what type of vehicle is unclear.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/infiniti-q40-name-stick-around-ev-intro-date-fuzzy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/infiniti-q40-name-stick-around-ev-intro-date-fuzzy#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Infiniti Management & Strategy Electric Vehicles battery BMW concept Coupe G37 Infiniti LE Michael Bartsch New York Nissan Q40 Q50 sedan Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:15:00 +0000 1094611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;15 Infiniti Q40.</strong></p> Study Offers Road Map for Fuel-Cell-Vehicle Growth http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-offers-road-map-fuel-cell-vehicle-growth <div class="node-body article-body">The study says a key to hydrogen's potential success is clustering hydrogen-fuel infrastructure in urban or regional networks, limiting initial costs and creating an early market for the technology before committing to full national deployment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-offers-road-map-fuel-cell-vehicle-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-offers-road-map-fuel-cell-vehicle-growth#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan Germany BMW Daimler Honda Hyundai Nissan Toyota Fuel-Cell Vehicles Logistics fueling infrastructure Joan Ogden University of California-Davis Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:22:00 +0000 1088131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>University of California, Davis researcher Joan Ogden, shown with Honda FCX Clarity, bullish on hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles&rsquo; future.</strong></p> U.K. Jumping Gun on Driverless Cars, Survey Shows http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-jumping-gun-driverless-cars-survey-shows <div class="node-body article-body">SmartWitness Managing Director Simon Marsh says two-thirds of motorists believe the government is premature in allowing driverless cars on U.K. roads and more tests are needed to ensure the safety of the new technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-jumping-gun-driverless-cars-survey-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-jumping-gun-driverless-cars-survey-shows#comments Premium Politics Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Ford Honda Mercedes Nissan Opel/Vauxhall Volkswagen Volvo Car Politics Autonomous Vehicles Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:49:00 +0000 1088021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hands on wheel, please, survey respondents say.</strong></p> Thailand’s Auto-Sales Juggernaut Loses More Steam http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/thailand-s-auto-sales-juggernaut-loses-more-steam <div class="node-body article-body">An industry official attributes last month’s 29.2% sales skid to the psychological impact on consumer spending from the political turmoil earlier in the year and the resulting economic slowdown.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/thailand-s-auto-sales-juggernaut-loses-more-steam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/thailand-s-auto-sales-juggernaut-loses-more-steam#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Indonesia Thailand Honda Isuzu Mitsubishi Nissan Toyota Politics Production Sales Results Trade Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:50:00 +0000 1090471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mitsubishi Triton virtually alone among 1-ton pickup sales gainers in July.</strong></p> Annual U.K. Fuel Efficiency Competition Electrified http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/annual-uk-fuel-efficiency-competition-electrified <div class="node-body article-body">Electric vehicles, extended-range EVs and plug-in hybrid EVs will compete in their own class alongside the more-conventional but increasingly fuel-efficient internal-combustion-engine models.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/annual-uk-fuel-efficiency-competition-electrified" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/annual-uk-fuel-efficiency-competition-electrified#comments Premium Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Nissan Renault Charging Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:10:00 +0000 1089051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Charge-point choices key to EV drivers&rsquo; strategy.</strong></p> Toyota Remains Unchallenged Global Hybrid Leader http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-remains-unchallenged-global-hybrid-leader <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota sold 665,740 hybrids in the year’s first six months, 4.1% ahead of last year's record pace. Honda followed with global sales of 158,696 units, a 105.8% spike, while Hyundai jumped 33% to 27,118.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-remains-unchallenged-global-hybrid-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-remains-unchallenged-global-hybrid-leader#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Honda Hyundai Infiniti Kia Lexus Mazda Mitsubishi Nissan Subaru Toyota Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Production Sales Results Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:22:00 +0000 1087731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aqua, sold outside Japan as Prius C, top-selling hybrid through June.</strong></p> From Fantastic to Bizarre http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/fantastic-bizarre <div class="node-body gallery-body">Metro Detroit hosted the 20th annual Woodward Dream Cruise this past weekend, and the event truly has become Motor City Mardi Gras. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/fantastic-bizarre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/fantastic-bizarre#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Chevrolet Jaguar Nissan Porsche Design Exterior Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Vehicle Interiors Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000 1087111 at http://wardsauto.com Export Markets New Combat Zone for Indian Automakers http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Domestic automakers and global manufacturers’ Indian subsidiaries are exporting, or will export, both fully assembled vehicles and kits for local assembly in the importing country. Their market reach is worldwide.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Honda Hyundai Jeep Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Renault Tata Volkswagen Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 1082031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Datsun GO helps Nissan become India&rsquo;s No.2 exporter.</strong></p> Japanese Automakers Recovering From China Turbulence http://wardsauto.com/politics/japanese-automakers-recovering-china-turbulence <div class="node-body article-body">Japanese automakers’ combined share of the Chinese market in first-half 2014 was 16.5%, a slight uptick from 16.4% a year ago, but well short of the more than 20% level before the 2012 islands dispute.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/japanese-automakers-recovering-china-turbulence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/japanese-automakers-recovering-china-turbulence#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Japan Ford General Motors Honda Hyundai Nissan Toyota Volkswagen Globalization Sales Results Trade China Association of Automobile Manufacturers Fitch Ratings Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:39:00 +0000 1080411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda Crider among best-selling Japanese models in China.</strong></p> Japanese Automakers Boost Exports From Europe http://wardsauto.com/europe/japanese-automakers-boost-exports-europe <div class="node-body article-body">More than two-thirds of all Japanese-brand models sold in Europe now are produced there, an industry group says. Imports from Japan fell to 371,576 units in 2013, down 8.2% from 401,870 compared with prior-year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/japanese-automakers-boost-exports-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/japanese-automakers-boost-exports-europe#comments Premium World Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Africa - Regional Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional Middle East - Regional North America - Regional South America - Regional Japan BMW Daimler Honda Hyundai Nissan PSA Toyota Capacity Utilization Employment Fuel-Cell Vehicles Globalization Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) Product Development Production Purchashing Trade Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:59:00 +0000 1077901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota expanding Yaris output at French plant.</strong></p>