Volkswagen http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53669/more en VW to Show Off New Touareg in Beijing http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/vw-show-new-touareg-beijing <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Beijing Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Powertrains include V-6 and V-8 turbodiesels, a gasoline V-6 and, in Europe, a hybrid system that combines the gasoline engine with a 38-kW (52-hp) electric motor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/vw-show-new-touareg-beijing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/vw-show-new-touareg-beijing#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe China Germany Volkswagen 2014 Beijing Auto Show Unions & Trade Organizations Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:35:00 +0000 998831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Refreshed Touareg.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105 <div class="node-body article-body">Consortium to forge closer ties between OEMs, suppliers; LEDs at heart of Hella headlamp system in Audi A8; JLR calls on Bosch to devise smartphone-vehicle interface; juicy offer from Nissan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional Mexico U.S. Audi Bosch Faurecia Ford Hella Jaguar Jeep Land Rover Magna Nissan Volkswagen Body Capacity Utilization Charging Exterior Globalization Headlamps Incentives Information & Entertainment OE-Supplier Relations SAE International Seats Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) Vehicle Assembly Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium Flextronics Haartz Key Safety Systems Macedonia Recaro Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:50:00 +0000 998421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Recyclable Magna liftgate has paintable outer panel.</strong></p> New Buyers, Regulations Breaking Old Definition of Luxury, Execs Say http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-buyers-regulations-breaking-old-definition-luxury-execs-say <div class="field-deck"> 2014 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Just a few short years ago, luxury makers targeted the baby-boomer generation almost exclusively. Today, luxury brands are marketing to buyers as young as 20-something Millennials.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-buyers-regulations-breaking-old-definition-luxury-execs-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-buyers-regulations-breaking-old-definition-luxury-execs-say#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Audi Cadillac Hyundai Mercedes 2014 New York International Auto Show Sales Results Audi Cadillac ELR David Zuchowski Equus Genesis Hyundai Infiniti Mercedes Michael Bartsch Scott Keogh Steve Cannon Tesla Uwe Ellinghaud Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 996391 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cadillac&rsquo;s Uwe Ellinghaus says Tesla taught premium makers key lesson.</strong></p> VW Tweaks Jetta for ’15 http://wardsauto.com/north-america/vw-tweaks-jetta-15 <div class="field-deck"> 2014 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">VW’s all-new diesel and improved interior are among highlights of the updated model that bows this week in New York.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/vw-tweaks-jetta-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/vw-tweaks-jetta-15#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Volkswagen 2014 New York International Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:15:00 +0000 995281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New headlamps most striking exterior feature for new Jetta.</strong></p> Bugatti to Show Stunning ‛Black Bess’ Vitesse Legend in Beijing http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/bugatti-show-stunning-black-bess-vitesse-legend-beijing <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Beijing Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As with all models in the Legends series, the new car is limited to a production run of three copies and is available for a net price of €2.15 million.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/bugatti-show-stunning-black-bess-vitesse-legend-beijing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/bugatti-show-stunning-black-bess-vitesse-legend-beijing#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology China France Bugatti 2014 Beijing Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:10:00 +0000 993351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Black Bess fifth in Legends series.</strong></p> 2014 Bugatti Black Bess Vitesse Legend http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2014-bugatti-black-bess-vitesse-legend <div class="node-body gallery-body">Black Bess is the fifth in Bugatti's limited-run Legends series. Like others in the line, only three will be built. All 12 Legends models produced so far have been sold.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2014-bugatti-black-bess-vitesse-legend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2014-bugatti-black-bess-vitesse-legend#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology China France Bugatti Vehicles & Technology Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:09:00 +0000 993331 at http://wardsauto.com From Kia to Rolls-Royce, Interiors Honored http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/kia-rolls-royce-interiors-honored <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Culled from a pool of 41 new or redesigned vehicles, the 2014 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors represent a broad swath of cars and utility vehicles available in the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/kia-rolls-royce-interiors-honored" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/kia-rolls-royce-interiors-honored#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. Japan South Korea Germany United Kingdom Chevrolet Chrysler GMC Hyundai Jeep Kia Mazda Mercedes Rolls Royce Volkswagen 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Carbon Fiber Cockpit Headliner Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Seats Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Chrysler 200C GMC Sierra Denali Hyundai Equus Jeep Cherokee Kia Soul Mazda3 Mercedes S550 Rolls-Royce Wraith Volkswagen GTI Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:12:00 +0000 990981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes S550 both technologically advanced and aesthetically engaging.</strong></p> 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Winners http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-wards-10-best-interiors-winners <div class="node-body gallery-body">From headliners to brushed-aluminum pedals, the 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors are a tribute to exceptional design, clever technology and old-school craftsmanship. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-wards-10-best-interiors-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-wards-10-best-interiors-winners#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. Japan South Korea Germany United Kingdom Chevrolet Chrysler GMC Hyundai Jeep Kia Mazda Mercedes Rolls Royce Volkswagen 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Carbon Fiber Cockpit Headliner Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Seats Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:11:00 +0000 991031 at http://wardsauto.com Russian LV Sales Comeback No Sure Bet, Industry Says http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-lv-sales-comeback-no-sure-bet-industry-says <div class="node-body article-body">The pace of declining sales again slowed in March, but automakers’ spokesman Joerg Schreiber says the recovery may have reflected ‟one-time effects” that could curtail second-quarter demand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-lv-sales-comeback-no-sure-bet-industry-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-lv-sales-comeback-no-sure-bet-industry-says#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Hyundai Kia Lada Nissan Renault Volkswagen Sales Results Association of European Businesses Automobile Manufacturers Committee Joerg Schreiber Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:10:00 +0000 991191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Almera climbing sales charts but AvtoVAZ-Renault-Nissan Alliance saw market-share lead slip in March.</strong></p> 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>