Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/69961/more en Volvo Questions EV Safety http://wardsauto.com/ar/volvo_questions_safety_110114 <div class="field-byline"> Tom Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Swedish auto maker designed the C30 EV with a high priority on keeping the batteries outside the crumple zones, to prevent a potential fire in the event of a collision.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ar/volvo_questions_safety_110114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/ar/volvo_questions_safety_110114#comments Public News & Analysis Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Europe Sweden Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Batteries Chassis Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) Electric Vehicles Future Products Li-ion Product Development Safety Vehicles & Technology Batteries Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle lithium-ion Nissan Leaf North American International Auto Show Safety Stefan Jacoby Sweden U.S. Fri, 14 Jan 2011 14:00:00 +0000 41406 at http://wardsauto.com AutoNation CEO Says Detroit Must Resist Overproducing http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/autonation-ceo-says-detroit-must-resist-overproducing <div class="field-byline"> Steve Finlay </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“As a capitalist, an entrepreneur and a Republican, it pains me to say that Uncle Sam saved the auto industry,” Jackson says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/autonation-ceo-says-detroit-must-resist-overproducing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/autonation-ceo-says-detroit-must-resist-overproducing#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Dealers North America North America U.S. AutoNation Chrysler Dealerships Ford Retail Sales & Marketing Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) Alan Mulally Automotive News World Congress Chrysler Dealers Ford North American International Auto Show Sergio Marchionne U.S. Thu, 13 Jan 2011 15:21:00 +0000 21432 at http://wardsauto.com More-Expensive Toyota Scion? Count on It, Brand Chief Says http://wardsauto.com/ar/scion_expensive_count_110113 <div class="field-byline"> Christie Schweinsberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Scion could add higher-priced models to its lineup, in addition to its three sub-$20,000 cars, and still draw younger buyers to its showroom, Jack Hollis tell Ward’s.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ar/scion_expensive_count_110113" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/ar/scion_expensive_count_110113#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Fuji Scion Subaru Toyota Sales & Marketing Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) Vehicles & Technology North American International Auto Show Scion Subaru Toyota U.S. Thu, 13 Jan 2011 14:10:00 +0000 50712 at http://wardsauto.com Kia Thinks Inside the Box http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/kia-thinks-inside-box <div class="field-byline"> Steve Finlay </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the KV7 concept, Kia wants to spur an “inter-van-tion” for the socially active. Why else would a vehicle have a mini-lounge area with swivel seats?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/kia-thinks-inside-box" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/kia-thinks-inside-box#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Kia Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) Vehicles & Technology Kia North American International Auto Show Tom Kearns U.S. Thu, 13 Jan 2011 14:00:00 +0000 26263 at http://wardsauto.com Reporter’s Notebook: Jeep Snow Job http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/reporter-s-notebook-jeep-snow-job <div class="field-byline"> Ward&amp;#8217;s Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ward’s writers pass along the buzz at this week’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/reporter-s-notebook-jeep-snow-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/reporter-s-notebook-jeep-snow-job#comments Public News & Analysis Management & Strategy Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America Auto Makers Bentley Cadillac Volkswagen Management & Strategy Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) Vehicles & Technology Bentley Cadillac Chevy Sonic Dan Akerson Mark Reuss North American International Auto Show Passat Volkswagen Wolfgang Durheimer Wed, 12 Jan 2011 21:19:00 +0000 5732 at http://wardsauto.com Jeep Considering New Technologies, Segments http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/jeep-considering-new-technologies-segments <div class="field-byline"> Byron Pope </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Among the possibilities is a hybrid or pure-electric vehicle, a smaller Jeep and a model larger than the new Grand Cherokee, CEO and President Mike Manley tells Ward’s.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/jeep-considering-new-technologies-segments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/jeep-considering-new-technologies-segments#comments Public News & Analysis Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Chrysler Fiat Jeep Management & Strategy Politics Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) Hybrid Vehicles Vehicles & Technology Chrysler Electric Vehicles Fiat Ford Explorer Hybrids Jeep Jeep Grand Cherokee Jeep Wrangler Mike Manley North American International Auto Show U.S. Wed, 12 Jan 2011 18:45:00 +0000 18411 at http://wardsauto.com Model Diversification, Venture Capital Part of GM’s Drive to Make EREV Pay Dividends http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/model-diversification-venture-capital-part-gm-s-drive-make-erev-pay-dividends <div class="field-byline"> David E. Zoia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Announcement of a new venture-capital investment could come this week aimed at taking “another couple grand” out of the cost of the Volt’s batteries, a top executive says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/model-diversification-venture-capital-part-gm-s-drive-make-erev-pay-dividends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/model-diversification-venture-capital-part-gm-s-drive-make-erev-pay-dividends#comments Public News & Analysis Management & Strategy Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers General Motors Management & Strategy Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) Finance Future Products Li-ion Product Development Vehicles & Technology Chevrolet Volt Dan Akerson General Motors lithium-ion batteries North American International Auto Show U.S. Wed, 12 Jan 2011 17:47:00 +0000 22790 at http://wardsauto.com Saab’s Muller: Auto Industry Breakdown a Boon http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/saab-s-muller-auto-industry-breakdown-boon <div class="field-byline"> Eric Mayne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There exists now in the industry a new openness that fosters innovation, says Victor Muller, adding: “(Since) the storm, everybody is willing to share everything with everybody.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/saab-s-muller-auto-industry-breakdown-boon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/saab-s-muller-auto-industry-breakdown-boon#comments Public News & Analysis Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Europe Sweden American Axle Auto Makers BMW Daimler General Motors Nissan Renault Saab Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) Future Products Vehicles & Technology BMW Daimler gm Nissan North American International Auto Show Renault Saab Sweden U.S. Victor Muller Wed, 12 Jan 2011 16:37:00 +0000 12605 at http://wardsauto.com Dull Matte Finishes Go From Cheap to Ultra-Chic http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/dull-matte-finishes-go-cheap-ultra-chic <div class="field-byline"> Drew Winter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Designers say the low-gloss look is becoming a popular means of making vehicles stand out in a crowd.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/dull-matte-finishes-go-cheap-ultra-chic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/dull-matte-finishes-go-cheap-ultra-chic#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers BMW Hyundai Mercedes Sales & Marketing Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) Exterior Vehicles & Technology BMW Hyundai Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid NAIAS U.S. Wed, 12 Jan 2011 16:05:00 +0000 27521 at http://wardsauto.com Venturi to Focus on Marketing EV Battery-Management System http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/venturi-focus-marketing-ev-battery-management-system <div class="field-byline"> William Diem </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Venturi is not going to challenge Tesla in the U.S. electric sports-car market, because it can’t afford “to lose $200,000 on each car it sells,” CEO Gildo Pastor says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/venturi-focus-marketing-ev-battery-management-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/venturi-focus-marketing-ev-battery-management-system#comments Public News & Analysis Plants & Production Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers PSA Plants & Production Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) Li-ion Vehicles & Technology General Electric lithium-ion batteries North American International Auto Show PSA Peugeot Citroen U.S. Wed, 12 Jan 2011 15:41:00 +0000 35191 at http://wardsauto.com