Toyota http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53660/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> Ford India Workers Emulate Gandhi in Pay Protest http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-india-workers-emulate-gandhi-pay-protest <div class="node-body article-body">Recalling Mahatma Gandhi’s non-cooperation strategy that won independence for India in 1947, the Ford employees are showing up for work but are refusing the company’s offers of a free lunch and free round-trip transportation to and from their homes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-india-workers-emulate-gandhi-pay-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-india-workers-emulate-gandhi-pay-protest#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Maruti Toyota Capacity Utilization Engine Finance Labor & Human Resources Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Bangalore Chennai Mahatma Gandhi Sanand Toyota Kirloskar Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:36:00 +0000 991561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EcoSport production not yet affected by Ford India wage dispute.</strong></p> Lexus NX U.S.-Bound With Turbo, Hybrid Variants http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lexus-nx-us-bound-turbo-hybrid-variants <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Beijing Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The new CUV’s turbo engine is a 2.0L gasoline unit but its specifications are unknown. The hybrid likely will use the 2.5L 4-cyl. gasoline engine from the ES 300h sedan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lexus-nx-us-bound-turbo-hybrid-variants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lexus-nx-us-bound-turbo-hybrid-variants#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Lexus 2014 Beijing Auto Show Future Products Turbocharger Beijing auto show compact CUV hybrid Lexus Mark Templin NX RX turbo Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:30:00 +0000 994561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Lexus small CUV debuting in Beijing.</strong></p> Venezuela President Plays With Fire as Auto Sales Plunge http://wardsauto.com/blog/venezuela-president-plays-fire-auto-sales-plunge <div class="node-body blog-body">New-vehicle deliveries tumbled 87% in January and 89.9% in February, marking the lowest level since 2003 when the country was ensnarled in a nationwide strike against Chavez.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/venezuela-president-plays-fire-auto-sales-plunge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/venezuela-president-plays-fire-auto-sales-plunge#comments Blog Politics Auto Makers South America Venezuela Chrysler Ford General Motors Toyota Capacity Utilization Globalization Laws/Law Enforcement Sales Results Tariffs Vehicle Assembly Nicholas Maduro Final Inspection Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 992121 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-104 <div class="node-body article-body">Magna subsidiary raising output of electronic latches; Daimler assigns 9-speed AT work to Romania facility; new leadership at Aisin Seiki’s U.S. technical center.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-104" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-104#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Canada U.S. Japan Czech Republic Romania Aisin Continental Magna Mercedes Toyota Automatic Body Brakes Capacity Utilization Component Labor & Human Resources OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Suspension Transmission Elio Motors GKN Driveline Ideal Automotive Markus Schafer Samir Salaman Yoshiaki Kato Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:45:00 +0000 993711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GKN North Carolina customers include Detroit Three, BMW.</strong></p> Toyota Initiates Massive Global Recall http://wardsauto.com/politics/toyota-initiates-massive-global-recall <div class="node-body article-body">The issues, reportedly uncovered in routine testing, include cables for driver-airbag modules that may become damaged, loose steering-column brackets, and seats that won’t stay locked in place.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/toyota-initiates-massive-global-recall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/toyota-initiates-massive-global-recall#comments Public World Politics Auto Makers World Toyota Politics Safety airbag Camry Corolla Fire Pontiac Vibe RAV4 recall Subaru Trezia Toyota Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:15:00 +0000 992251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Camry part of large Toyota recall.</strong></p> Dealers to the Rescue…Again http://wardsauto.com/blog/dealers-rescue-again <div class="node-body blog-body">GM dealers must do damage control, hold some hands and try to prevent existing customers from becoming ex-customers who trash the brand for the rest of their lives. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/retail-front">Retail Front</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/dealers-rescue-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/dealers-rescue-again#comments Blog Retail Auto Makers Dealerships North America U.S. General Motors Lexus Toyota Retail GM's Recall Crisis Retail Front Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:35:00 +0000 991641 at http://wardsauto.com 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Roundtable - Part Five http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-wards-10-best-interiors-roundtable-part-five <div class="node-body video-body">WardsAuto editors gather for a roundtable discussion of several vehicles vying for 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors honors. Vehicles discussed include: Chevy Corvette, GMC Yukon Denali, and Toyota Highlander.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-wards-10-best-interiors-roundtable-part-five" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-wards-10-best-interiors-roundtable-part-five#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Video U.S. Chevrolet Toyota Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:12:00 +0000 989541 at http://wardsauto.com 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