2012 Chicago Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/575011/more en Detroit, Not Chicago, Scores Tractor Unveiling http://wardsauto.com/blog/detroit-not-chicago-scores-tractor-unveiling <div class="node-body blog-body">Truly, a lawn tractor in Detroit in January is about as useful as a snowplow in July. </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/detroit-not-chicago-scores-tractor-unveiling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/detroit-not-chicago-scores-tractor-unveiling#comments Blog Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Sales & Marketing 2012 Chicago Auto Show Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) Craftsman CTX Larry Costello Sears Road Ahead Thu, 16 Feb 2012 17:00:00 +0000 458401 at http://wardsauto.com <p> Craftsman CTX tractor display at North American International Auto Show in Detroit.</p> Nissan Tests NYC Market for EV Cabs http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/nissan-tests-nyc-market-ev-cabs <div class="node-body article-body">The auto maker will hand over six Nissan Leafs for testing in New York before NV200-based taxis arrive in fall 2013. Next February, NV200 cargo vans go on sale.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/nissan-tests-nyc-market-ev-cabs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/nissan-tests-nyc-market-ev-cabs#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Nissan Politics 2012 Chicago Auto Show Vehicles in Operation Ford Transit Connect Joe Castelli New York city taxi NV200 Ram C/V Fri, 10 Feb 2012 17:29:00 +0000 453941 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Cargo version of Nissan NV200 goes on sale next February, followed by arrival of New York taxi version in fall 2013.</strong></p> No XTS Performance Model Planned, But Bigger Cadillac Being Eyed http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/no-xts-performance-model-planned-bigger-cadillac-being-eyed <div class="node-body article-body">“We can add a turbo to the V-6, and as we move forward with the XTS there will be what we'll call power enhancements," says Don Butler, vice president-marketing for Cadillac.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/no-xts-performance-model-planned-bigger-cadillac-being-eyed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/no-xts-performance-model-planned-bigger-cadillac-being-eyed#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Cadillac 2012 Chicago Auto Show Engines Cadillac XTS Don Butler Mark Reuss Fri, 10 Feb 2012 15:20:00 +0000 453831 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>New Cadillac XTS sedan powered by V-6.</strong></p> Next-Gen Corvette Could Roll Without ZR1; Future of Granite Unclear http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/next-gen-corvette-could-roll-without-zr1-future-granite-unclear <div class="node-body article-body">"The current ZR1 may be the high-water mark for Corvette for awhile," says Harlan Charles, product marketing manager, suggesting the debut of the C7 won't include the potent 638-hp model at the outset.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/next-gen-corvette-could-roll-without-zr1-future-granite-unclear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/next-gen-corvette-could-roll-without-zr1-future-granite-unclear#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. General Motors 2012 Chicago Auto Show Future Products 2012 Chicago auto show Acadia Buick Enclave Chevrolet Corvette General Motors GMC Harlan Charles Traverse Thu, 09 Feb 2012 18:45:00 +0000 452811 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>No ZR1 inventory backlog, Corvette exec says.</strong></p> Volvo Pins Future on 4-Cyl. Engines http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-pins-future-4-cyl-engines <div class="node-body article-body">The new strategy represents an about-face. Six years ago, Volvo was excited to introduce a V-8 in its XC90 CUV. Today, the Swedish auto maker is planning to use only 4-cyl. engines across its lineup.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-pins-future-4-cyl-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-pins-future-4-cyl-engines#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Volvo Car 2012 Chicago Auto Show Gasoline Turbocharger animal detection John Maloney XC90 Yamaha V-8 Thu, 09 Feb 2012 15:30:00 +0000 452011 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Stefan Jacoby, Volvo president and CEO, with XC60 plug-in concept that pairs 280-hp turbocharged I-4 with 70-hp electric motor.</strong></p> Judge Performance Cars by Handling, Not Just Speed, GM Exec Says http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/judge-performance-cars-handling-not-just-speed-gm-exec-says <div class="node-body article-body">“We still build performance cars because there are some people who have gas in their veins, and love cars and love driving them," says Russ Clark, GM global marketing director-Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/judge-performance-cars-handling-not-just-speed-gm-exec-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/judge-performance-cars-handling-not-just-speed-gm-exec-says#comments Public Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet 2012 Chicago Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Camaro Chevrolette Chicago Auto Show Corvette driving performance Ford Mustang General Motors Horsepower Russ Clark Thu, 09 Feb 2012 15:02:00 +0000 452481 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Chevy performance models deserve credit for improved fuel efficiency, Clark argues.</strong></p> More to Come From ATS Platform, Model Line, Cadillac Hints http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/more-come-ats-platform-model-line-cadillac-hints <div class="node-body article-body">The new architecture is scalable either up or down in size, says Dave Leone, vehicle-line executive. A coupe and convertible also are under consideration, he says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/more-come-ats-platform-model-line-cadillac-hints" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/more-come-ats-platform-model-line-cadillac-hints#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Cadillac 2012 Chicago Auto Show Chassis ATS CTS-V Dave Leone Wed, 08 Feb 2012 22:12:00 +0000 451791 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>A performance V model could be in the cards, executive indicates.</strong></p> Princeton Plant Expanding for Additional Toyota Highlander Output http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/princeton-plant-expanding-additional-toyota-highlander-output <div class="node-body article-body">The Indiana facility has built non-hybrid Highlander CUVs since 2009. Hybrid versions have been sourced for the U.S. from Kyushu, Japan, but a Toyota executive told WardsAuto nearly four years ago of plans to localize hybrid production here.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/princeton-plant-expanding-additional-toyota-highlander-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/princeton-plant-expanding-additional-toyota-highlander-output#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production North America U.S. Toyota 2012 Chicago Auto Show Vehicle Assembly Economic Club of Chicago Highlander Highlander Hybrid Yoshi Inaba Wed, 08 Feb 2012 21:47:00 +0000 451601 at http://wardsauto.com <p> Increased Highlander output in Princeton in 2013 to correspond with end of production in Japan.</p> Volvo Not Hindered by Chinese Ownership, North American Exec Says http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/volvo-not-hindered-chinese-ownership-north-american-exec-says-0 <div class="node-body article-body">“When Ford owned Volvo, no one paid attention to Ford’s ownership, and no one pays attention to Geely’s ownership,” says John Maloney. “As long as Volvo is recognized as a Scandinavian company, no one cares." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/volvo-not-hindered-chinese-ownership-north-american-exec-says-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/volvo-not-hindered-chinese-ownership-north-american-exec-says-0#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America North America - Regional Management & Strategy 2012 Chicago Auto Show Future Products Sales Results Chicago Auto Show Ford Geely John Maloney S60 Volvo Volvo Cars of America Wed, 08 Feb 2012 21:03:00 +0000 451631 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Volvo S60 emphasis on design, driving dynamics.</strong></p> Fiat Counting on Abarth to Pull in Male Buyers http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/fiat-counting-abarth-pull-male-buyers <div class="node-body article-body">Ads starring Jennifer Lopez worked to draw women to the brand, says Fiat’s chief marketing officer. Now it’s the performance-minded Abarth’s turn to work some magic with men.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/fiat-counting-abarth-pull-male-buyers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/fiat-counting-abarth-pull-male-buyers#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Fiat 2012 Chicago Auto Show Advertising Sales Results Fiat 500 Abarth Jennifer Lopez Mini Olivier Francois Smart Wed, 08 Feb 2012 20:58:00 +0000 451581 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Fiat 500 Abarth hits U.S. showrooms this year.</strong></p>