Zhejiang Geely http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53673/more en Volvo Aims to Regain Safety Reputation in U.S. http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-aims-regain-safety-reputation-us <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Volvo marketing and sales chief Alain Visser says the automaker’s reputation as safety leader in U.S. has slipped amid increased competition. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-aims-regain-safety-reputation-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-aims-regain-safety-reputation-us#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Volvo Car Globalization Product Development Sales Results Social Media Tue, 13 Jan 2015 21:00:00 +0000 1199261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volvo sales chief to increase marketing spend.&nbsp;</strong></p> Hybrid-Vehicle Interest Picks Up Among Australians http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/hybrid-vehicle-interest-picks-among-australians <div class="node-body article-body">The brand garnering the highest portion of hybrid consideration is Volvo, and the research company says Volvo Australia should bear this in mind when deciding whether or not to import the all-new XC90 Plug-In Hybrid.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/hybrid-vehicle-interest-picks-among-australians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/hybrid-vehicle-interest-picks-among-australians#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Volvo Car Hybrid Vehicles Thu, 08 Jan 2015 19:31:00 +0000 1195481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Poll suggests Volvo capitalize on Aussies&rsquo;</strong><strong> interest in hybrids.</strong></p> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines Quick Hits http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-quick-hits <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A concise pro-and-con summation of all 37 powertrains evaluated in the 2015 competition. Many of these comments came directly from editor score sheets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-quick-hits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-quick-hits#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 China U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Italy Sweden United Kingdom Acura Alfa Romeo Audi BMW BMW Chevrolet Fiat Ford Honda Hyundai Kia Lexus Lincoln Mercedes Mini Ram SRT Subaru Toyota Volkswagen Volvo Car Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Li-ion Product Development Supercharger Transmissions Turbocharger 300h Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Alfa Romeo 4C Audi S5 BMW i3 Chevrolet Cruze Corvette Stingray F-150 Fiat 500e Ford Fiesta Fusion Genesis Honda Accord Hyundai Tucson FCV Lexus NX 200T Mini Cooper Mustang S3 Sonata TLX Volvo S60 VW GTI X5 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:00:00 +0000 1189231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes C400, with 329-hp 3.0L bi-turbo V-6, coaches efficient driving.&nbsp;</strong></p> 2015 Winner: Volvo 2.0L Turbocharged DOHC 4-Cyl. http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-volvo-20l-turbocharged-dohc-4-cyl <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The premium market is flooded with good 4-cyl. turbocharged engines, but Volvo’s new T5 2.0L in the S60 sets a high bar for all.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-volvo-20l-turbocharged-dohc-4-cyl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-volvo-20l-turbocharged-dohc-4-cyl#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Sweden Volvo Car Automatic Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Product Development Turbocharger 2.0L turbo BMW 3-Series Cadillac ATS downsizing Geely Automobile James Amend Jim Irwin T5 T6 turbo-4 Volvo Engine Architecture Volvo S60 XC90 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 11:31:00 +0000 1187751 at http://wardsauto.com As Optimism of 2014 Fades, Europe Retrenches for 2015 http://wardsauto.com/europe/optimism-2014-fades-europe-retrenches-2015 <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Automotive Outlook </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A year that began with great optimism soured as months wore on, with sales deflating from a relatively robust 1.6 million units in March to a meager 739,263 in August, according to WardsAuto data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/optimism-2014-fades-europe-retrenches-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/optimism-2014-fades-europe-retrenches-2015#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Audi BMW Faurecia Fiat Ford Honda Jaguar Jeep Land Rover Opel/Vauxhall Toyota Volkswagen Volvo Car Capacity Utilization Finance Sales Results AvtoVAZ Carlos Ghosn Didier Leroy European Central Bank European Commission Federal Reserve Jyrki Katainen Karl-Thomas Neumann Sergio Marchionne Stephen Odell Tina Mueller Yann Delabriere Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:58:00 +0000 1192201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Opel&rsquo;s closure of Bochum assembly plant painful step in European industry&rsquo;s recovery.</strong></p> Internet Car Sales Click With Chinese Consumers http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/internet-car-sales-click-chinese-consumers <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Though consumers can buy a Geely car online, dealers still close the sale. That allows the dealer to sell additional products and give the buyer a point of contact for aftersales service.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/internet-car-sales-click-chinese-consumers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/internet-car-sales-click-chinese-consumers#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Auto Makers Dealerships Geely Internet Marketing Social Media Mon, 05 Jan 2015 10:33:00 +0000 1189091 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Customer purchases online but close deal through retailer.</strong></p> Little Engines That Could http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/little-engines-could <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The three smallest engines we tested among 36 nominees for 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines earned spots on our tough-to-crack list. The nominees included 18 4-cyl. engines, and 15 of those were turbocharged.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/little-engines-could" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/little-engines-could#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Engines North America North America - Regional U.S. South Korea Germany BMW Chevrolet Dodge Ford Hyundai Mini Ram Subaru Volkswagen Volvo Car Batteries Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Engines Fuel Economy Gasoline Product Development Supercharger Transmissions Turbocharger Alfa Romeo 4C Audi S5 BMW i3 Chevroelt Corvette Stingray Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Ford Fiesta Ford Fusion fuel cell Hyundai Tucson FCV Lexus NX Mini Cooper Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Subaru WRX Volkswagen Golf Volvo S60 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:33:00 +0000 1187611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>WardsAuto editors <em>(from left)</em> Tom Murphy, Byron Pope, James Amend and Drew Winter talk engines.</strong></p> Small-Car Policy Driving Industry Growth in Malaysia http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia <div class="node-body article-body">The National Automotive Policy aims to promote the creation of a competitive automotive industry in terms of employment, technology development and supply-chain improvement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Malaysia Honda Mazda Perodua Volvo Car Capacity Utilization Charging Emissions Finance Fuel Economy Globalization Trade Vehicle Assembly Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:51:00 +0000 1182291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perodua claims 50.8 mpg for locally built Axia Advance EEV.</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 36 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 36 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>