2014 North American International Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/640311/more en Cadillac Not Going Hog Wild With Variants, New Marketing Chief Says http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/cadillac-not-going-hog-wild-variants-new-marketing-chief-says <div class="field-deck"> 2014 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Expect additional models from Cadillac, Uwe Ellinghaus adds, but before building a portfolio of sedans, coupes, convertibles, wagons, CUVs and SUVs, the brand has more work to do on the perception front.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/cadillac-not-going-hog-wild-variants-new-marketing-chief-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/cadillac-not-going-hog-wild-variants-new-marketing-chief-says#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Cadillac 2014 North American International Auto Show Restructuring Sales Results BMW Cadillac ATS Coupe Cadillac ATS Sedan Mercedes Mini Montblanc International Rolls Royce Uwe Ellinghaus Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:22:00 +0000 933411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cadillac keeping a lid on variants, such as ATS Coupe, for time being.</strong></p> 600 HP: Everybody’s Doing It http://wardsauto.com/blog/600-hp-everybody-s-doing-it <div class="node-body blog-body">The auto industry has traded its vegan-friendly salad plate for a medium-rare triple-bacon cheeseburger. And, boy, does it taste good.</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/600-hp-everybody-s-doing-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/600-hp-everybody-s-doing-it#comments Blog Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Bentley BMW Chevrolet Ford Porsche Rolls Royce SRT 2014 North American International Auto Show Electric Vehicles Gasoline Supercharger Turbocharger Bentley Flying Spur BMW M3 BMW M4 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Chevy Camaro Z/28 Ford Shelby GT500 North American International Auto Show Porsche 918 Spyder Rolls-Royce Wraith Road Ahead Mon, 20 Jan 2014 19:16:00 +0000 934251 at http://wardsauto.com Denso Growth Plans Still Growing http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/denso-growth-plans-still-growing <div class="field-deck"> 2014 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In Southfield, MI, Denso is spending $10 million to purchase a neighboring 3-story building to join the current campus of four facilities, creating 176 new jobs. The supplier also announces a consortium to study how drivers interact with vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/denso-growth-plans-still-growing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/denso-growth-plans-still-growing#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Denso Honda Jaguar Land Rover Subaru Toyota 2014 North American International Auto Show Component Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Advanced Human Factors Evaluator for Automotive Distraction AHEAD Athens investment manufacturing MI MIT North American headquarters Southfield Terry Helgesen TN Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:03:00 +0000 932901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Electronics supplier Denso announces research project targeting distracted driving.</strong></p> Tesla Model X No Show in Detroit http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tesla-model-x-no-show-detroit <div class="field-deck"> 2014 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tesla delivered 6,900 Model S sedans in fourth-quarter 2013, exceeding guidance by 20%, the automaker says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tesla-model-x-no-show-detroit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tesla-model-x-no-show-detroit#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Tesla 2014 North American International Auto Show Electric Vehicles Future Products Sales Results Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:52:00 +0000 932891 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tesla Model X CUV production expected to begin this year.</strong></p> Small Steps Toward Self-Driving Cars Big Business http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/small-steps-toward-self-driving-cars-big-business <div class="field-deck"> 2014 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Continental Automotive study shows U.S. consumers saying they would pay a premium of $1,500 for features such as automated driving on freeways and in heavy traffic, while Germans would pay twice as much.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/small-steps-toward-self-driving-cars-big-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/small-steps-toward-self-driving-cars-big-business#comments Public World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology World BMW Continental Ford 2014 North American International Auto Show Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Blindspot Detection Cameras Electric Vehicles Fuel-Cell Vehicles Lane-Departure Warning Lidar OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Safety Elmar Degenhart Google Nokia State Farm Insurance University of Michigan Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:40:00 +0000 932791 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Supplier Continental Automotive sets goal of zero highway deaths.</strong></p> German OEMs Anxious for Free-Trade Deal With U.S. http://wardsauto.com/politics/german-oems-anxious-free-trade-deal-us <div class="field-deck"> 2014 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The biggest effect of the treaty would be harmonization and mutual recognition of standards so cars approved in one market automatically would be approved in the other.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/german-oems-anxious-free-trade-deal-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/german-oems-anxious-free-trade-deal-us#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe North America Europe - Regional Mexico U.S. Germany Audi BMW Mercedes Porsche 2014 North American International Auto Show Finance OE-Supplier Relations Production Sales Results Tariffs Trade Euro European Union Matthias Wissmann Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership VDA Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:00:00 +0000 932621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Drivetrain joined to body at BMW plant in Spartanburg, SC.</strong></p> Reporter’s Notebook: Lost in Translation http://wardsauto.com/north-america/reporter-s-notebook-lost-translation <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> 2014 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">WardsAuto writers pass along the buzz at this week’s annual North American International Auto Show in Detroit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/reporter-s-notebook-lost-translation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/reporter-s-notebook-lost-translation#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. Cadillac Infiniti Toyota 2014 North American International Auto Show Labor & Human Resources Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:00:00 +0000 931841 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>De Nysschen: Pardon our French.</strong></p> Corvette Mill Gets Under Fiskers’ Skin http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/corvette-mill-gets-under-fiskers-skin <div class="field-deck"> 2014 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The company has 10 chassis without EV powertrains that came directly from bankrupt Fisker, 15 it bought itself to gut and Karmas owned by individuals who want to change from electric to V-8 power.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/corvette-mill-gets-under-fiskers-skin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/corvette-mill-gets-under-fiskers-skin#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Fisker 2014 North American International Auto Show Body Electric Vehicles Engine Exterior Gasoline Logistics Product Development Purchashing Restructuring Bob Lutz Destino Gilbert Villareal VL Automotive Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:50:00 +0000 931771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Startup drops Corvette engine into erstwhile EV, tweaks body.</strong></p> Steel Industry Gearing Up for Aluminum Challenge http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/steel-industry-gearing-aluminum-challenge <div class="field-deck"> 2014 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The new threat from Ford is re-energizing steelmakers and forcing them to sharpen their focus on delivering new ultra-high-strength steels and advanced processes to market faster.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/steel-industry-gearing-aluminum-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/steel-industry-gearing-aluminum-challenge#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Suppliers 2014 North American International Auto Show Aluminum Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup Steel Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:20:00 +0000 931291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New F-150 up to 700 lbs. lighter than current-generation truck, which has a traditional steel body</strong>.</p> Porsche Sees Upcoming Macan as Plus Business http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/porsche-sees-upcoming-macan-plus-business <div class="field-deck"> 2014 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker doesn’t believe the new CUV will take sales away from the bigger Cayenne. Production is planned at 50,000 units annually, with supply distributed about evenly between North America, Europe and Asia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/porsche-sees-upcoming-macan-plus-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/porsche-sees-upcoming-macan-plus-business#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Porsche Sales & Marketing 2014 North American International Auto Show Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:06:00 +0000 931031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Macan goes on sale in U.S. midyear.</strong></p>