Chicago Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/69941/more en Hyundai Scales Back 5.0L Tau MPG Estimate http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/hyundai-scales-back-50l-tau-mpg-estimate <div class="field-byline"> Tom Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The auto maker initially said its direct-injection Tau V-8 would achieve 18/26 mpg but now has reduced that estimate to 16/25 mpg in the R-Spec Genesis sedan.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/hyundai-scales-back-50l-tau-mpg-estimate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/hyundai-scales-back-50l-tau-mpg-estimate#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Chicago Auto Show Industry North America Engines U.S. Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Hyundai Chicago Auto Show Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Future Products Vehicles & Technology Chicago Auto Show Environmental Protection Agency Equus Fuel Economy Hyundai John Krafcik Fri, 11 Feb 2011 21:29:00 +0000 25757 at http://wardsauto.com Camaro Bolsters Pony-Car Offensive http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/camaro-bolsters-pony-car-offensive <div class="field-byline"> Tom Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Latest volley in the muscle-car wars pits Chevy’s new Camaro ZL1 against rival Ford’s Shelby GT500. Expect the new Camaro to exceed 550 hp.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/camaro-bolsters-pony-car-offensive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/camaro-bolsters-pony-car-offensive#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America Chicago Auto Show Industry North America U.S. Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Chicago Auto Show Future Products Vehicles & Technology Chicago Auto Show Ed Welburn Ford Mustang Horsepower U.S. Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:00:00 +0000 18112 at http://wardsauto.com Dodge’s Gilles Pioneered ‘Man Van’ http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/dodge-s-gilles-pioneered-man-van <div class="field-byline"> Tom Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Years ago, Ralph Gilles converted his Dodge minivan into a tricked-out weekend racer, setting the stage for the new Dodge Grand Caravan R/T.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/dodge-s-gilles-pioneered-man-van" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/dodge-s-gilles-pioneered-man-van#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America Chicago Auto Show Industry North America Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Chrysler Dodge Sales & Marketing Chicago Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Chicago Auto Show Chrysler Dodge Ralph Gilles Thu, 10 Feb 2011 20:16:00 +0000 3768 at http://wardsauto.com Ram Cummins Turbodiesel Tied for Torque Lead http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/ram-cummins-turbodiesel-tied-torque-lead <div class="field-byline"> Tom Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The High Output 6.7L turbodiesel I-6 has been recalibrated to produce 800 lb.-ft. (1,084 Nm) of torque, tying it with the Ford Super Duty in the battle for spec-sheet supremacy.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/ram-cummins-turbodiesel-tied-torque-lead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/ram-cummins-turbodiesel-tied-torque-lead#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Chicago Auto Show Industry North America Diesel U.S. Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Bosch Chrysler Ford General Motors Chicago Auto Show Diesel Vehicles & Technology Chicago Auto Show Chrysler Ford gm Ram U.S. Thu, 10 Feb 2011 15:05:00 +0000 7324 at http://wardsauto.com VW’s Browning: Expanded Lineup Not Biggest Need http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/vw-s-browning-expanded-lineup-not-biggest-need <div class="field-byline"> Jim Mateja </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Microbus, the Scirocco and Phaeton are among longer-term candidates for VW’s U.S. showrooms.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/vw-s-browning-expanded-lineup-not-biggest-need" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/vw-s-browning-expanded-lineup-not-biggest-need#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Plants & Production Vehicles & Technology North America Chicago Auto Show Industry North America U.S. Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Volkswagen Plants & Production Chicago Auto Show Future Products Vehicles & Technology Beetle Chicago Auto Show Economic Club of Chicago Jonathan Browning Passat U.S. Volkswagen Wed, 09 Feb 2011 21:27:00 +0000 19827 at http://wardsauto.com Ford’s Farley: Gas Prices a Concern, Hyundai One to Watch http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/ford-s-farley-gas-prices-concern-hyundai-one-watch <div class="field-byline"> Jim Mateja </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“It's not a matter of if gas prices reach $4 to $5 a gallon but when,” the sales executive says, “though we are prepared now with electric vehicles…and higher-mileage vehicles when they do.”</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/ford-s-farley-gas-prices-concern-hyundai-one-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/ford-s-farley-gas-prices-concern-hyundai-one-watch#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America Chicago Auto Show Industry North America U.S. Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Hyundai Sales & Marketing Chicago Auto Show Camaro Chicago Auto Show Elantra Explorer Focus Hyundai Sonata U.S. Wed, 09 Feb 2011 18:36:00 +0000 20997 at http://wardsauto.com Acura Takes Wrap Off Refreshed TL http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/acura-takes-wrap-refreshed-tl <div class="field-byline"> Christie Schweinsberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The ’12 TL boasts a completely new front fascia, including a new grille. Industry analysts have disparaged the brand’s current “power plenum” shield-type grilles.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/acura-takes-wrap-refreshed-tl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/acura-takes-wrap-refreshed-tl#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America Chicago Auto Show Industry North America Retail U.S. Technology Dealer Miscellaneous News & Analysis Acura Dealerships Honda Retail Sales & Marketing Chicago Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Acura Chicago Auto Show Crosstour Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive U.S. ZDX Wed, 09 Feb 2011 17:16:00 +0000 35399 at http://wardsauto.com Buick Targets Price-Sensitive Buyers With Mild-Hybrid Technology http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/buick-targets-price-sensitive-buyers-mild-hybrid-technology <div class="field-byline"> Jim Mateja </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The eAssist system, debuting on the LaCrosse and Regal, is exclusive to Buick for the time being, with the upcoming Verano expected to get the powertrain next.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/buick-targets-price-sensitive-buyers-mild-hybrid-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/buick-targets-price-sensitive-buyers-mild-hybrid-technology#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Chicago Auto Show Industry North America Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines U.S. Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Buick General Motors Chicago Auto Show Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Vehicles & Technology Chevy Volt Chicago Auto Show eAssist General Motors hybrid Tony DiSalle U.S. Verano Wed, 09 Feb 2011 16:02:00 +0000 19135 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Debuts Refreshed Genesis; Veloster to Rallycross http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/hyundai-debuts-refreshed-genesis-veloster-rallycross <div class="field-byline"> Christie Schweinsberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 5.0L direct-injected V-8, with a higher 11.5:1 compression ratio, is exclusive to the R-Spec version of the ’12 Genesis.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/hyundai-debuts-refreshed-genesis-veloster-rallycross" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/hyundai-debuts-refreshed-genesis-veloster-rallycross#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Chicago Auto Show Industry North America U.S. Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Hyundai Chicago Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Chicago Auto Show Equus Genesis Hyundai Lambda U.S. Veloster Wed, 09 Feb 2011 15:46:00 +0000 34079 at http://wardsauto.com VW Adds GLI to Jetta Line http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/vw-adds-gli-jetta-line <div class="field-byline"> Jim Mateja </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Jetta GLI is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cyl. gasoline engine generating 200 hp. and 207 lb.-ft. of torque.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/vw-adds-gli-jetta-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/vw-adds-gli-jetta-line#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Chicago Auto Show Industry North America U.S. Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Volkswagen Chicago Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Chicago Auto Show Jetta U.S. Volkswagen Wed, 09 Feb 2011 15:24:00 +0000 11134 at http://wardsauto.com