2013 Chicago Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/615961/more en Conti ‘Halo’ System Refocuses Driver’s Attention http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/conti-halo-system-refocuses-driver-s-attention <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Chicago Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Driver Focus concept uses a light bar to capture a distracted driver’s gaze and prevent texting, applying lipstick, reading and other dangerous behaviors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/conti-halo-system-refocuses-driver-s-attention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/conti-halo-system-refocuses-driver-s-attention#comments Public 2013 Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Continental 2013 Chicago Auto Show Safety Vehicle Interiors 2013 Chicago auto show Cadillac XTS collision avoidance Driver distraction Driver Focus Tejas Desai Wed, 20 Feb 2013 10:02:00 +0000 716761 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Continental&rsquo;s Tejas Desai with concept designed to prevent distracted driving.</strong></p> Continental’s Driver Focus Demo http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/continental-s-driver-focus-demo <div class="node-body video-body">At the Chicago auto show, Continental's Tejas Desai explains the supplier's Driver Focus concept vehicle, which uses a camera and light bar to draw the attention of a distracted driver back to the center of the road.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/continental-s-driver-focus-demo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/continental-s-driver-focus-demo#comments Public 2013 Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Continental 2013 Chicago Auto Show Collision Avoidance Vehicle Interiors Wed, 20 Feb 2013 10:00:00 +0000 717291 at http://wardsauto.com Topless Viper? Count On It http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/topless-viper-count-it <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Chicago Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For the first time, Viper is launching initially as a hardtop, but SRT chief Ralph Gilles says a convertible could be only a few years away.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/topless-viper-count-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/topless-viper-count-it#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing 2013 Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler Sales & Marketing 2013 Chicago Auto Show Future Products Interior 2013 Chicago auto show ALMS racing Club de l’Ouest Conner Avenue assembly plant Le Mans Ralph Gilles SRT Viper GTS Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:55:00 +0000 713661 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Chrysler&rsquo;s Ralph Gilles speaks with Viper enthusiasts at Chicago auto show.</strong></p> ’13 SRT Viper http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/13-srt-viper <div class="node-body gallery-body">Chrysler's Ralph Gilles says a convertible version of the new Viper is likely within a few years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/13-srt-viper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/13-srt-viper#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing 2013 Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler Sales & Marketing 2013 Chicago Auto Show Exterior Vehicle Interiors Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:54:00 +0000 713761 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Gilles says he would put Viper up against any interior in the world.</strong></p> Ram’s Small Van at Fork in Road http://wardsauto.com/north-america/ram-s-small-van-fork-road <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Chicago Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chrysler’s new minivan strategy may spell an end to the model, which has been popular among fleet customers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/ram-s-small-van-fork-road" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/ram-s-small-van-fork-road#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ram 2013 Chicago Auto Show Product Development Vehicles in Operation Vehicles & Technology Tue, 12 Feb 2013 11:42:00 +0000 709631 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Ram C/V small van Chrysler&rsquo;s lowest-selling vehicle.</strong></p> New Corvette Stingray Likely to See Higher-Performance Versions http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-corvette-stingray-likely-see-higher-performance-versions <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Chicago Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"The Stingray goes on sale in the third quarter, and while we will have a 6.2L 450-hp V-8 at launch, if you ask if there will be more-potent versions, remember it's a Corvette with a history of power," Russ Clark says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-corvette-stingray-likely-see-higher-performance-versions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-corvette-stingray-likely-see-higher-performance-versions#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet 2013 Chicago Auto Show Engines Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:35:00 +0000 711011 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>&quot;Chevy looking at global opportunities for Corvette,&quot; says Clark.</strong></p> Hyundai Has U.S. Sales Problems to Envy, Exec Says http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/hyundai-has-us-sales-problems-envy-exec-says <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Chicago Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With its allotment of vehicles for U.S. dealers capped at 734,000 units for a second straight year, industrywide growth means the auto maker won’t show a percentage sales gain and its market share will drop, sales chief Bob Pradzinski says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/hyundai-has-us-sales-problems-envy-exec-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/hyundai-has-us-sales-problems-envy-exec-says#comments Public Plants & Production Retail Auto Makers Sales & Marketing U.S. Hyundai 2013 Chicago Auto Show Capacity Utilization Dealership Management Incentives Inventories Production Sales Results Bob Pradzinski Montgomery Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:35:00 +0000 712561 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Bob Pradzinski, executive director of national sales for Hyundai Motors of America, has high hopes for new Santa Fe.</strong></p> Toyota Sees Tundra Sales Climbing to 130,000 Next Year http://wardsauto.com/2013/toyota-sees-tundra-sales-climbing-130000-next-year <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Chicago Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The auto maker's heavily refreshed large pickup truck should help 2014 sales bounce back to levels not seen since 2008.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/2013/toyota-sees-tundra-sales-climbing-130000-next-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/2013/toyota-sees-tundra-sales-climbing-130000-next-year#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing 2013 North America U.S. Toyota Sales & Marketing 2013 Chicago Auto Show Bill Fay Diesel fullsize heavy-duty hybrid large pickup Toyota truck Tundra Fri, 08 Feb 2013 16:07:00 +0000 712061 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>&#39;14 Toyota Tundra on sale in fourth quarter.</strong></p> Reporter Notebook: Mission Impossible http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/reporter-notebook-mission-impossible <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Chicago Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">WardsAuto writers pass along the buzz at this week’s Chicago Auto Show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/reporter-notebook-mission-impossible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/reporter-notebook-mission-impossible#comments Public Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. 2013 Chicago Auto Show Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:49:00 +0000 712261 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Keeping watchful eye on competition.</strong></p> Chrysler to Focus on Longevity, Brand Chief Says http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/chrysler-focus-longevity-brand-chief-says <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Chicago Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chrysler brand is planning new versions of its large and midsize sedans and considering a new people mover in place of the Town & Country minivan, Saad Chehab says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/chrysler-focus-longevity-brand-chief-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/chrysler-focus-longevity-brand-chief-says#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Chrysler Sales & Marketing 2013 Chicago Auto Show Product Development Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:31:00 +0000 712251 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Chrysler mulling replacement for Town &amp; Country.</strong></p>