Volkswagen http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53669/more en Unexpected Goodies in Boxberg, Germany http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany <div class="node-body gallery-body">Bosch hosted its biennial International Automotive Press Briefing this week at its test track in Boxberg, Germany, for more than 300 journalists from 40-some nations. The afternoon was spent test driving (or riding in) up to 40 vehicles, including the VW XL1 concept, a self-driving Tesla Model S and a Porsche 918 Spyder.</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/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Fuel Economy Resource Center Europe - Regional North America - Regional Germany BMW Citroen Ford Honda Maserati Porsche Tesla Volkswagen Batteries Cameras Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Lidar Product Development Radar Fri, 22 May 2015 15:28:00 +0000 1285511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Self-driving Tesla Model S keeps safe distance from lead vehicle on handling track.</strong></p> Enhanced Mexico Trade Piques EU Automakers’ Interest http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the value of European car exports to Mexico reaching €1.3 billion ($1.4 billion) in 2014, EU automakers are assessing how exports could be increased following a trade-deal upgrade.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe North America Europe - Regional Mexico Audi BMW Mercedes Sales & Marketing European Commission Globalization Production Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 21 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1283641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Yucatan dealership among more than 20 Mercedes outlets in Mexico.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Emergency Braking Works, U.K. Accident Data Shows http://wardsauto.com/europe/emergency-braking-works-uk-accident-data-shows <div class="node-body article-body">An insurance group reports dramatic drops in personal-injury claims in Volkswagens equipped with the technology, which the automaker expects to expand to other models in its lineup.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/emergency-braking-works-uk-accident-data-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/emergency-braking-works-uk-accident-data-shows#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Volkswagen Automatic Braking Wed, 20 May 2015 16:53:00 +0000 1283831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Front Assist standard on most Golf models.</strong></p> Heirs of Italian Tradition to Unveil Supercars at Turin Show http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/heirs-italian-tradition-unveil-supercars-turin-show <div class="node-body article-body">Both limited-run models will feature high-powered V-12 engines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/heirs-italian-tradition-unveil-supercars-turin-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/heirs-italian-tradition-unveil-supercars-turin-show#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Italy Lamborghini Design Mon, 18 May 2015 18:33:00 +0000 1283621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>No name yet for Torino Design&rsquo;s low-volume supercar.</strong></p> VW's Biggest-Ever Investment in Spain May Pave Way for A1 http://wardsauto.com/europe/vws-biggest-ever-investment-spain-may-pave-way-a1 <div class="node-body article-body">The investment raises the possibility Audi A1 production CUV could be transferred to Martorell from the VW plant in Brussels, as the Spanish factory already builds the Audi Q3 and labor costs are lower there than in Belgium.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/vws-biggest-ever-investment-spain-may-pave-way-a1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/vws-biggest-ever-investment-spain-may-pave-way-a1#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Mexico Belgium Spain Audi SEAT Volkswagen Globalization Product Development Production Vehicle Assembly Mon, 18 May 2015 13:21:00 +0000 1281801 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volkswagen global purchasing chief Garcia Sanz <em>(left) </em>discusses VW&rsquo;s &euro;2.4 billion investment in Spain with Spanish President Rajoy.</strong></p> Here’s Mud on Yer Lens http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/here-s-mud-yer-lens <div class="field-byline"> Bill Visnic </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ford thinks it’s high time rearview cameras get washed – and it is. But as vehicles become more autonomous, will that be good enough?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/here-s-mud-yer-lens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/here-s-mud-yer-lens#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford TRW Volkswagen Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Department of Transportation (DOT) Safety Mon, 18 May 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1274651 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford&rsquo;s all-new &rsquo;15 Edge CUV fits washable camera in grille to enable 360-degree view and active-parking functions, but washing system not on rearview camera.</strong></p> Refreshed SEAT Ibiza, Alhambra Tuned to Connectivity http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/refreshed-seat-ibiza-alhambra-tuned-connectivity <div class="node-body article-body">The ’15 Ibiza is compatible with smartphones running on either Android or iOS operating systems and features the MirrorLink system that displays the user interface of the smartphone applications on the touchscreen.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/refreshed-seat-ibiza-alhambra-tuned-connectivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/refreshed-seat-ibiza-alhambra-tuned-connectivity#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology Spain SEAT Diesel Gasoline Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Internet Product Development Tue, 12 May 2015 10:06:00 +0000 1276961 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Most Ibiza updates found in cabin, under hood.</strong></p> New Tax Break Could Power EV Sales Surge in Norway http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-tax-break-could-power-ev-sales-surge-norway <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Burnyeat </div> <div class="node-body article-body">EV buyers no longer will have to pay a 25% sales tax on vehicles already exempt from the import duties applied to fuel-based cars. They also are allowed to use bus lanes and can be parked at reduced rates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-tax-break-could-power-ev-sales-surge-norway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-tax-break-could-power-ev-sales-surge-norway#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Norway Nissan Tesla Volkswagen Charging Electric Vehicles Emissions Sales Results Tariffs Mon, 11 May 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1274741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tesla EV outsold General Motors, Honda, Hyundai brands in Norway in 2014.</strong></p> Remembering Automotive Pioneer Denise McCluggage http://wardsauto.com/blog/remembering-automotive-pioneer-denise-mccluggage <div class="node-body blog-body">In a memorable drive along the Le Mans race course that followed the Mediterranean coastline on our way to Nice, Denise filled my head with raucous stories of her many races and the famous drivers she knew from the early days.</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/remembering-automotive-pioneer-denise-mccluggage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/remembering-automotive-pioneer-denise-mccluggage#comments Blog Auto Makers North America U.S. Volkswagen Final Inspection Fri, 08 May 2015 11:49:00 +0000 1275401 at http://wardsauto.com OEMs Take Map Pockets in Many Directions http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/oems-take-map-pockets-many-directions <div class="node-body gallery-body">The map pocket has become a vital storage bin in today's vehicles, clearly used for much more than folded paper roadmaps. A smattering of photos from the 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors field shows the varying approaches as automakers attempt to maximize the utility of this space.</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/oems-take-map-pockets-many-directions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/oems-take-map-pockets-many-directions#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany United Kingdom BMW Cadillac Chevrolet Dodge Ford GMC Jeep Kia Land Rover Lexus Mercedes Ram Toyota Volkswagen Interior Plastic Product Development Vehicle Interiors Fri, 08 May 2015 11:13:00 +0000 1275471 at http://wardsauto.com