Volkswagen http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53669/more en EPA Says Industry Ahead of CAFE Curve http://wardsauto.com/politics/epa-says-industry-ahead-cafe-curve <div class="node-body article-body">“What we are finding is manufacturers are not only bringing technology in faster than we thought they would, they are also bringing different technology to fruition than what we anticipated,” says the EPA’s Michael Olechiw.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/epa-says-industry-ahead-cafe-curve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/epa-says-industry-ahead-cafe-curve#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Germany Acura BMW Chevrolet Chrysler Ford Jeep Mercedes Volkswagen Automatic Continuously Variable (CVT) Diesel Dual Clutch (DCT) Electric Vehicles Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Turbocharger 10-speed transmission CAFE Environmental Protection Agency Light-Duty Vehicle Center Michael Olechiw midterm assessment TDI University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Volkswagen Jetta TDI Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1067381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Michael Olechiw, director of EPA&rsquo;s Light-Duty Vehicle Center in Ann Arbor, MI, spoke this week at CAFE conference.</strong></p> Luxury Brands Nudge Spain Used-Vehicle Prices Upward http://wardsauto.com/europe/luxury-brands-nudge-spain-used-vehicle-prices-upward <div class="node-body article-body">Many customers seeking social prestige but unable to afford a new car are showing interest in used models such as the Audi A3, A4 and A6; BMW118, 220, 320 and X5; and some Mercedes products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/luxury-brands-nudge-spain-used-vehicle-prices-upward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/luxury-brands-nudge-spain-used-vehicle-prices-upward#comments Premium Retail Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Dealerships Europe Spain Audi BMW Dealerships Mercedes Volkswagen Remarketing Sales Results Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:44:00 +0000 1061591 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Used market lets buyers ‟make real the car of our dreams,&rdquo; industry-watcher says.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-118 <div class="node-body article-body">BorgWarner ignition coils spark Daimler GDI engines; Faurecia North America opens HQ in suburban Detroit; Cadillac steers ATS business to ZF-Bosch joint venture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-118" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-118#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico U.S. Romania BorgWarner Bosch Cadillac Continental Faurecia Maserati Mercedes Mini Skoda Volkswagen ZF Aluminum Chassis Component Electronic Control Units (ECU) Gasoline Global Sources Globalization Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Tires Turbocharger Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:55:00 +0000 1061691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aluminum turbocharger eases catalytic converter&rsquo;s workload.</strong></p> Fiat-Chrysler Could Be Good Fit With VW http://wardsauto.com/blog/fiat-chrysler-could-be-good-fit-vw <div class="node-body blog-body">VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech long has had his eye on the Alfa Romeo brand, but would the rest of Fiat-Chrysler fit? Maybe not as badly as you would think at first blush.</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/fiat-chrysler-could-be-good-fit-vw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/fiat-chrysler-could-be-good-fit-vw#comments Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe North America U.S. Germany Italy Chrysler Fiat Volkswagen Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Globalization Final Inspection Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:34:00 +0000 1062381 at http://wardsauto.com Porsche Sure to Score With Macan http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/porsche-sure-score-macan <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Vehicle Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If the Cayenne proved to be an easy layup for German engineers who knew nothing about SUVs, then the Macan is Air Jordan soaring through the lane, tongue wagging, ball raised like a lethal tomahawk about to find its target.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/porsche-sure-score-macan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/porsche-sure-score-macan#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives North America North America - Regional U.S. Germany Audi Porsche Volkswagen Dual Clutch (DCT) Exterior Fuel Economy Gasoline Product Development Seats Suspension Turbocharger Vehicle Interiors Vehicle Test Drives Angeles Crest Highway Audi Q5 BMW luxury CUV Mercedes PDK Porsche Macan S Porsche Macan Turbo Porsche Torque Vectoring PTV Plus VarioCam Plus Ward's 10 Best Engines Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:12:00 +0000 1057941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Porsche has sold 2,026 Macans since deliveries started May 17. </strong></p> '15 Porsche Macan http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-porsche-macan <div class="node-body gallery-body">Derived from the capable Audi Q5, the Macan proves Porsche’s absorption into the VW Group in 2012 hasn’t been all bad. Yes, it unflinchingly carries over the Q5’s general shape, but there the similarities end. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-porsche-macan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-porsche-macan#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives North America North America - Regional U.S. Germany Porsche Carbon Fiber Exterior Gasoline Headlamps Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Suspension Taillamps Turbocharger Vehicle Test Drives Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:11:00 +0000 1057951 at http://wardsauto.com CrossBlue Headed to Tennessee as VW Makes Bigger U.S. Commitment http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/crossblue-headed-tennessee-vw-makes-bigger-us-commitment <div class="node-body article-body">Plans call for an investment of $600 million in the Chattanooga plant to add production of the midsize CUV beginning late 2016. The outlay will bring 2,000 new production jobs to the plant.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/crossblue-headed-tennessee-vw-makes-bigger-us-commitment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/crossblue-headed-tennessee-vw-makes-bigger-us-commitment#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers North America U.S. Volkswagen Globalization Vehicle Assembly Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:58:00 +0000 1058891 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>CrossBlue to fill hole for family vehicle in VW&rsquo;s U.S. lineup.</strong></p> Vintage Car Owners Line Up for Fuel http://wardsauto.com/blog/vintage-car-owners-line-fuel <div class="node-body blog-body">“This is the greatest day ever!” declares Thomas Semaan, whose ’80 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray fueled up for a mere $8.60 instead of the $38 he would have paid for the same amount in today’s dollars.</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/vintage-car-owners-line-fuel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/vintage-car-owners-line-fuel#comments Blog Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Buick Ferrari Ford General Motors Jaguar Lamborghini Rolls Royce Exterior Gasoline Vehicles in Operation Birmingham Corvette Hagerty Group Jaguar E-Type MI Mobil National Collector Car Appreciation Day Woodward Woodward Dream Cruise Road Ahead Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000 1058001 at http://wardsauto.com Collector Car Appreciation Day http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/collector-car-appreciation-day <div class="node-body gallery-body">In honor of National Collector Car Appreciation Day, Hagerty Classic Cars, which insures about 900,000 lovingly restored autos nationwide, celebrated by offering owners (many of them customers) up to 10 gallons (37.8 L) of fuel at a deep, deep discount. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/collector-car-appreciation-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/collector-car-appreciation-day#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Buick Ferrari Ford General Motors Lamborghini Rolls Royce Volkswagen Exterior Gasoline Vehicles in Operation Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:07:00 +0000 1058011 at http://wardsauto.com A3 E-Tron No Compliance Car, Audi Says http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/a3-e-tron-no-compliance-car-audi-says <div class="node-body article-body">“Obviously, we have challenging targets for CAFE and ZEV-mandate states,” says Audi of America President Scott Keogh. “(But) we’d like to have a business case that makes sense for us and our dealers.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/a3-e-tron-no-compliance-car-audi-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/a3-e-tron-no-compliance-car-audi-says#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Audi Sales & Marketing Hybrid Vehicles Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:21:00 +0000 1055721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>A3 Sportback e-tron hits U.S. in second-quarter 2015.</strong></p>