Volkswagen http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53669/more en Fuel-Cell Cars: All Ramped Up With No Place to Go? http://wardsauto.com/blog/fuel-cell-cars-all-ramped-no-place-go <div class="node-body blog-body">Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle discussions usually turn to the I word: infrastructure. Automakers are investing too much into FCVs to guess whether refueling infrastructure will grow. It will. But for now it’s running on fumes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/fuel-cell-cars-all-ramped-no-place-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/fuel-cell-cars-all-ramped-no-place-go#comments Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. France Honda Hyundai Renault Volkswagen Politics Department of Energy (DOE) Emissions Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles fuel-cell vehicles fueling infrastructure hydrogen refueling stations Road Ahead Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:41:00 +0000 1183681 at http://wardsauto.com Luxury Automakers Not Discouraged by India Slump http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-automakers-not-discouraged-india-slump <div class="node-body article-body">Luxury-segment sales are expected to grow from about 32,000 units in 2013 to nearly 50,000 this year, according to IHS Automotive.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-automakers-not-discouraged-india-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-automakers-not-discouraged-india-slump#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Audi Bentley Jeep Rolls Royce Production Sales Results Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:10:00 +0000 1171901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Audi A3 opens door to luxury market.</strong></p> Luxury Automakers Cater to Lead Feet of Well-Heeled http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/luxury-automakers-cater-lead-feet-well-heeled <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With mass-market cars now offering LED lighting, Bluetooth connectivity and even Alcantara fabrics, performance is where many luxury brands are trying to stand out. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/luxury-automakers-cater-lead-feet-well-heeled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/luxury-automakers-cater-lead-feet-well-heeled#comments Public World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology World Audi Bentley Cadillac Maybach Mercedes Porsche Sales & Marketing Autonomous Vehicles Information & Entertainment Interior Lighting Materials Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:12:00 +0000 1176411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Porsche Panamera Turbo S lacks little except cutting-edge technology.</strong></p> Variety Distinguishes 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/variety-distinguishes-2015-ward-s-10-best-engines <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">WardsAuto editors evaluated 37 all-new or improved powertrains before settling on the winners: two V-8s, a diesel V-6, three 4-cyl. turbos, two 3-cyl. turbos, a battery-electric vehicle and a hydrogen-powered fuel cell.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/variety-distinguishes-2015-ward-s-10-best-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/variety-distinguishes-2015-ward-s-10-best-engines#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Sweden United Kingdom BMW Chevrolet Dodge Ford Hyundai Mini Ram Subaru Volkswagen Volvo Car Automatic Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Flex-Fuel Vehicles Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Future Products Gasoline Li-ion Manual Product Development Supercharger Turbocharger 2.0L turbo 4-cyl. engine 6.2L LT1 V-8 BMW i3 Chevrolet Corvette Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Ford Fiesta EcoBoost hydrogen fuel cell Hyundai Tucson FCV range extender Volvo T5 Drive-E Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:30:00 +0000 1175021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>2015 <em>Ward&rsquo;s 10 Best Engines</em> winners will receive trophies at ceremony during Detroit auto show.</strong></p> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines Winners http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-winners <div class="node-body gallery-body">The 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines were chosen from a field of 37 nominees, including the 10 returning winners and 27 all-new or re-engineered powertrains and propulsion systems available in the U.S. for under $60,000. The winners consist of two V-8s, a diesel V-6, three 4-cyl. turbos, two 2-cyl. turbos, an electric vehicle and a hydrogen-powered fuel cell.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-winners#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany BMW Chevrolet Dodge Ford Hyundai Mini Ram Subaru Volkswagen Volvo Car Diesel Electric Vehicles Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Gasoline Product Development Supercharger Turbocharger Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:29:00 +0000 1175431 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Display in Hyundai Tucson Fuel-Cell Vehicle shows 228 miles (367 km) of range.</strong></p> UAW Points Toward Collective Bargaining at VW Tennessee Plant http://wardsauto.com/north-america/uaw-points-toward-collective-bargaining-vw-tennessee-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The timetable toward wage negotiations remains unclear. “I don’t know it’s a 2-week deal, but it’s not a 2-year deal either,” says a high-ranking union official.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/uaw-points-toward-collective-bargaining-vw-tennessee-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/uaw-points-toward-collective-bargaining-vw-tennessee-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America U.S. Volkswagen Labor & Human Resources United Auto Workers (UAW) Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:44:00 +0000 1176421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>UAW says more than half VW Chattanooga&rsquo;s line workers now members.</strong></p> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines Roundtable - Part Three http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-three <div class="node-body video-body">WardsAuto editors gather for a roundtable discussion of several muscle engine vehicles vying for 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines honors. Vehicles discussed include: Audi S5, Mercedes C-Class, Hyundai Genesis, Dodge Challenger, Chevy Corvette. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-three" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-three#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Test Drives Ward's 10 Best Engines North America U.S. Audi Chevrolet Dodge Hyundai Mercedes Engines Test Drives Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:57:00 +0000 1172631 at http://wardsauto.com SEAT’s Russian Exit Not Slowing Spain Plant’s Output http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/seat-s-russian-exit-not-slowing-spain-plant-s-output <div class="node-body article-body">SEAT union officials hope to make up the capacity shortfall at Martorell by landing both a smaller version of an upcoming CUV awarded to a Czech Republic plant and the new Audi A1 now being assembled in Brussels.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/seat-s-russian-exit-not-slowing-spain-plant-s-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/seat-s-russian-exit-not-slowing-spain-plant-s-output#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Spain Fiat SEAT Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:10:00 +0000 1174901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>SEAT assembly plant in Spain raising capacity utilization, looking for more.</strong></p> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines Roundtable - Part Two http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-two <div class="node-body video-body">WardsAuto editors gather for a roundtable discussion of several diesel vehicles vying for 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines honors. Vehicles discussed include: BMW X5, Cruze Diesel, Ram 1500, Ford Transit, Volkswagen Golf TDI.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-two" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-two#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Test Drives Ward's 10 Best Engines North America U.S. BMW Chevrolet Ford Ram Volkswagen Gasoline Test Drives Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:09:00 +0000 1172231 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines Roundtable - Part One http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-one <div class="node-body video-body">WardsAuto editors gather for a roundtable discussion of several EV and hybrid vehicles vying for 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines honors. Vehicles discussed include: BMW i3 (range extender and pure EV), Fiat 500e, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Soul EV, Lexus NX, Volkswagen e-Golf.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-one#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Test Drives Ward's 10 Best Engines North America U.S. BMW Fiat Hyundai Kia Lexus Volkswagen Engines Test Drives Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:57:00 +0000 1171351 at http://wardsauto.com