As part of the expansion program, some manufacturing-related R&D activities, such as launch costs, production development and implementation, will be transferred to Kechnec from the company’s innovation center in Cologne, Germany....More
The auto maker does not fully explain the delay. A spokesman hints that Chrysler was not satisfied with the DDCT’s performance. “It’s got to be something that customers are happy with,” Vince Muniga tells WardsAuto....More
Marchionne says the elimination of Opel reduces by about 15% the possible synergies FCA and GM could achieve, but he still thinks a deal would be worth pursuing, even though he spotted one big negative the day of the sale’s announcement....More
With the upper luxury Phaeton now out of production, the new Arteon will take over at the head of Volkswagen's car lineup in most markets except China, where the recently introduced Audi A6-based Phideon will sit above it.
WardsAuto editors are evaluating about 30 vehicles as part of the 2017 Wards 10 Best Interiors competition. Today's gallery focuses on the '17 Kia Niro, a 5-passenger hybrid CUV with a sticker price of $32,445.