2014 Chicago Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/641801/more en Chicago Auto Show Draws More Women Than Men http://wardsauto.com/north-america/chicago-auto-show-draws-more-women-men <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Chicago Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Research firm calls the big event’s 54% female-attendance rate a first.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/chicago-auto-show-draws-more-women-men" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/chicago-auto-show-draws-more-women-men#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales & Marketing 2014 Chicago Auto Show Trade Organizations Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:18:00 +0000 982491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chicago show visitor uses information kiosk at McCormick Place.</strong></p> Flat Rock to Get Back Up to Speed, Ford Exec Says http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/flat-rock-get-back-speed-ford-exec-says <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Chicago Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Once the new Mustang is launched, Flat Rock can more effectively balance its production mix, the auto maker says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/flat-rock-get-back-speed-ford-exec-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/flat-rock-get-back-speed-ford-exec-says#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production North America U.S. Ford 2014 Chicago Auto Show Vehicle Assembly Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:50:00 +0000 949601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Joe Hinrichs (<em>right</em>) and UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles launch Fusion at Flat Rock last August.</strong></p> Chrysler Still Mulling Minivan Strategy, Exec Says http://wardsauto.com/north-america/chrysler-still-mulling-minivan-strategy-exec-says <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Chicago Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brand CEO Al Gardner continues to push for the minivan to be badged a Chrysler and says if the new 200 sedan isn’t a home run, he’ll be stunned.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/chrysler-still-mulling-minivan-strategy-exec-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/chrysler-still-mulling-minivan-strategy-exec-says#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler 2014 Chicago Auto Show Advertising Future Products Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:30:00 +0000 949531 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Super Bowl ad got people talking about new 200, Chrysler says.</strong></p> Ford’s Hinrichs Says Currency Manipulation Still Tilting Playing Field http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-s-hinrichs-says-currency-manipulation-still-tilting-playing-field <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Chicago Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The executive says his company will urge Congress to oppose the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal covering 12 countries, if the agreement doesn’t include “strong and enforceable currency disciplines.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-s-hinrichs-says-currency-manipulation-still-tilting-playing-field" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-s-hinrichs-says-currency-manipulation-still-tilting-playing-field#comments Public Auto Makers Politics North America U.S. Ford 2014 Chicago Auto Show Trade Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:10:00 +0000 949511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hinrichs: Promising negotiations over future world trade taking place.</strong></p> VW Unwraps GRC Racing Beetle; Still No Decision on CUV Plant http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/vw-unwraps-grc-racing-beetle-still-no-decision-cuv-plant <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Chicago Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 560-hp Beetle derivative will be driven by Tanner Foust and Steve Speed in the Red Bull Global Rallycross series.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/vw-unwraps-grc-racing-beetle-still-no-decision-cuv-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/vw-unwraps-grc-racing-beetle-still-no-decision-cuv-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Volkswagen 2014 Chicago Auto Show Beetle Chattanooga CrossBlue Dune concept GRC Michael Andretti racing rallycross Steve Speed Tanner Foust TN UAW Vinay Shahani Volkswagen VW Thu, 06 Feb 2014 21:30:00 +0000 948771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volkswagen GRC racing Beetle.</strong></p> Chevrolet Wins Another Award, Looks Forward to Moving More Pickups http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/chevrolet-wins-another-award-looks-forward-moving-more-pickups <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Chicago Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Global marketing chief Tim Mahoney says he is happy with the receptivity of the brand’s Super Bowl ad. “We were successful building an image and pulling people into our fold.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/chevrolet-wins-another-award-looks-forward-moving-more-pickups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/chevrolet-wins-another-award-looks-forward-moving-more-pickups#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Chevrolet 2014 Chicago Auto Show Advertising Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:50:00 +0000 948741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Impala sedan named &ldquo;Family Car of Year&rdquo; by local writers.</strong></p> BMW Adds Turbodiesel to 7-Series Lineup http://wardsauto.com/north-america/bmw-adds-turbodiesel-7-series-lineup <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Chicago Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The long-wheelbase, all-wheel-drive 740Ld features BMW’s 3.0L DOHC inline 6-cyl., a 2014 Ward’s 10 Best Engines winner, mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/bmw-adds-turbodiesel-7-series-lineup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/bmw-adds-turbodiesel-7-series-lineup#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BMW 2014 Chicago Auto Show Diesel Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:30:00 +0000 947491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Turbodiesel propels 7-Series 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds.</strong></p> Kia Circumspect on Soul EV Volume; Plug-In Hybrid to Come? http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/kia-circumspect-soul-ev-volume-plug-hybrid-come <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Chicago Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sales will be limited, a Kia executive says, citing the slow rollout initially limited to California and Oregon this spring.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/kia-circumspect-soul-ev-volume-plug-hybrid-come" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/kia-circumspect-soul-ev-volume-plug-hybrid-come#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Kia Sales & Marketing 2014 Chicago Auto Show Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:15:00 +0000 948661 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Soul EV considered &ldquo;halo car&rdquo; for brand.</strong></p> Volvo Unveils Polestar S60, V60 Variants in Chicago http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/volvo-unveils-polestar-s60-v60-variants-chicago <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Chicago Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Just 400-500 of the high-performance sedans and wagons will be made, with only 100 allotted to the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/volvo-unveils-polestar-s60-v60-variants-chicago" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/volvo-unveils-polestar-s60-v60-variants-chicago#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Volvo Car 2014 Chicago Auto Show Future Products Brembo Chicago Auto Show Polestar S60 sedan T6 AWD Tony Nicolosi V60 Volvo wagon Thu, 06 Feb 2014 19:30:00 +0000 948601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volvo S60, V60 Polestar on sale in summer.</strong></p> Chevy City Express Bows; Impala Sedan Among CNG Vehicles Coming http://wardsauto.com/north-america/chevy-city-express-bows-impala-sedan-among-cng-vehicles-coming <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Chicago Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Retail buyers always can purchase a City Express for the family, GM Fleet Operations chief Ed Peper tells WardsAuto, "providing they realize it only comes with two front seats and a large cargo hold in back."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/chevy-city-express-bows-impala-sedan-among-cng-vehicles-coming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/chevy-city-express-bows-impala-sedan-among-cng-vehicles-coming#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet 2014 Chicago Auto Show Gasoline Thu, 06 Feb 2014 18:55:00 +0000 948581 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>City Express in growing segment, seen topping 110,000-unit sales annually by 2017.</strong></p>