Volkswagen http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53669/more en Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/technology-roundup <div class="node-body article-body">Audi A6, RS 5 concepts get 48V boost; MIT consortium to study aluminum’s crashworthiness; ’15 Ford Focus features anti-skid technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/technology-roundup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/technology-roundup#comments Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Taiwan United Kingdom Audi Ford Rolls Royce Toyota Aluminum Biodiesel Body Electric Vehicles Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Electronics Fuel-Cell Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Logistics Traction Control Constellium GKN Driveline Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:35:00 +0000 1116191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Trimming red tape moves Toyota&rsquo;s fuel-cell-vehicle program forward.</strong></p> SEAT to Continue Audi Q3 Output With Next-Gen Model http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/seat-continue-audi-q3-output-next-gen-model <div class="node-body article-body">Launch timing is unclear, but close to 2018 appears likely. Union sources say the Martorell plant beat out Volkswagen’s Belgium plant to win the job.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/seat-continue-audi-q3-output-next-gen-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/seat-continue-audi-q3-output-next-gen-model#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe Spain Audi SEAT Labor & Human Resources Vehicle Assembly Unions & Trade Organizations Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:30:00 +0000 1115981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>SEAT targeting production of 115,000 Audi Q3s this year.</strong></p> Citroen Concept Sedan Nothing Short of Divine http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/citroen-concept-sedan-nothing-short-divine <div class="node-body article-body">Up to now most DS designs have been derived from various Citroens, but the Divine owes nothing to any existing model. The Audi A4 is considered the benchmark.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/citroen-concept-sedan-nothing-short-divine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/citroen-concept-sedan-nothing-short-divine#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology France Audi Citroen Exterior Interior Product Development Paris auto show Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:21:00 +0000 1114451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Crystal fabricator Swarovski unlikely supplier for Divine DS interior.</strong></p> Luxury, Super-Luxury Models Enrich India Auto Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-super-luxury-models-enrich-india-auto-market <div class="node-body article-body">Buyers can choose from among 150 high-end models from five automakers, including the Indian subsidiaries of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, and 70 super-luxuries from nine manufacturers ranging from Aston Martin to Rolls-Royce.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-super-luxury-models-enrich-india-auto-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-super-luxury-models-enrich-india-auto-market#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Dealers India Aston Martin Bugatti Jaguar Lamborghini Land Rover Mercedes Rolls Royce Globalization Internet Marketing Social Media Tariffs Fri, 05 Sep 2014 09:58:00 +0000 1107321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rental company&rsquo;s purchase of 120 C-Class sedans reflects demand.</strong></p> Range Sole Compromise With New e-Golf http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/range-sole-compromise-new-e-golf <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Vehicle Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Volkswagen’s first EV for the U.S. market comes with all the room, comfort and drivability of the standard Golf 5-door.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/range-sole-compromise-new-e-golf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/range-sole-compromise-new-e-golf#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives North America U.S. Volkswagen Electric Vehicles Vehicle Test Drives Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:35:00 +0000 1097071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Instant-on torque means e-Golf can outrun GTI to 30 mph.</strong></p> '15 Volkswagen e-Golf http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-volkswagen-e-golf <div class="node-body gallery-body">Some stylistic and aerodynamic tweaks separate the e-Golf from the conventionally powered model, but more impressive is how much the two cars are alike in packaging, ride and handling</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-volkswagen-e-golf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-volkswagen-e-golf#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives North America U.S. Volkswagen Electric Vehicles Vehicle Test Drives Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:34:00 +0000 1097111 at http://wardsauto.com Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-9 <div class="node-body article-body">Continental arrives in Silicon Valley; Visteon wireless charging pulls plugs on ’15 Cadillacs; DTE solar system puts charge in Ford EVs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-9#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. South Korea Sweden AB Volvo Audi Autoliv Cadillac Continental Ford Visteon Volvo Car Charging Climate Controls/HVAC Dual Clutch (DCT) Electric Vehicles Future Products Information & Entertainment OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Safety LG Preh Texas Instruments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:06:00 +0000 1099741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>LG says DCT motor circumvents concerns about rare-earth supply.</strong></p> U.K. Jumping Gun on Driverless Cars, Survey Shows http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-jumping-gun-driverless-cars-survey-shows <div class="node-body article-body">SmartWitness Managing Director Simon Marsh says two-thirds of motorists believe the government is premature in allowing driverless cars on U.K. roads and more tests are needed to ensure the safety of the new technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-jumping-gun-driverless-cars-survey-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-jumping-gun-driverless-cars-survey-shows#comments Premium Politics Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Ford Honda Mercedes Nissan Opel/Vauxhall Volkswagen Volvo Car Politics Autonomous Vehicles Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:49:00 +0000 1088021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hands on wheel, please, survey respondents say.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123 <div class="node-body article-body">Axalta expands in Mexico; Bosch looks to Vietnam for latest Asian expansion; Mitsubishi Rayon acquires carbon-fiber plastics supplier Wethje.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China Mexico U.S. Finland Germany Vietnam BMW BorgWarner Bosch General Motors Porsche Automatic Capacity Utilization Carbon Fiber Component Electronics Finance Global Sources Globalization Instrument Panel Lane-Departure Warning Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:05:00 +0000 1090321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chevrolet, Buick, GMC shift to BorgWarner solenoid valves.</strong></p> Korea Output, Domestic Sales Up in First-Half 2014 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai’s domestic market share through June was 49.0%, followed by Kia, 30.9%; GM Korea, 10.2%; Renault Samsung, 5.2%; and Ssangyong, 4.7%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Audi BMW General Motors Hyundai Kia Mercedes Samsung Ssangyong Volkswagen Production Sales Results Trade Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:33:00 +0000 1085931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sonata leads way as Hyundai maintains domestic dominance.</strong></p>