Body http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53314/more en India’s Tata Gaining Traction After 3-Year Slump http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/india-s-tata-gaining-traction-after-3-year-slump <div class="node-body article-body">Demand for the recently launched Zest and Bolt provide some evidence of the transformation at Tata. Deliveries in December were almost double the industrywide rate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/india-s-tata-gaining-traction-after-3-year-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/india-s-tata-gaining-traction-after-3-year-slump#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Land Rover Tata Retail Body Finance Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:44:00 +0000 1231731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bolt seeks to break with automaker&rsquo;s reputation for poor quality.</strong></p> New Top-of-Line Offering By VW’s Skoda Is Superb http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-top-line-offering-vw-s-skoda-superb <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Roomier and better-appointed than the model it replaces, the new Skoda is targeted at affluent buyers in China and elsewhere and billed as having the same functionality as a limousine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-top-line-offering-vw-s-skoda-superb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-top-line-offering-vw-s-skoda-superb#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Czech Republic Switzerland Skoda Sales & Marketing 2015 Geneva Auto Show Body Design Product Development Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:30:00 +0000 1231161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Superb latest application of VW&rsquo;s MQB architecture.</strong></p> Nissan Capacity Expansion Defies Russian Slowdown http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-capacity-expansion-defies-russian-slowdown <div class="node-body article-body">Nissan last fall launched production of a hybrid version of its fourth-generation Pathfinder CUV at St. Petersburg, making the plant the first in Russia to build a hybrid engine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-capacity-expansion-defies-russian-slowdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-capacity-expansion-defies-russian-slowdown#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Russia Nissan Body Capacity Utilization Globalization Hybrid Vehicles Production Sales Results Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:47:00 +0000 1204781 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>X-Trail fourth Nissan model in production at St. Petersburg.</strong></p> Ford Will Maintain Truck Leadership With New F-150, CEO Says http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-will-maintain-truck-leadership-new-f-150-ceo-says <div class="node-body article-body">Ford CEO Mark Fields says decisions on converting other vehicles to aluminum will be made on a case-by-case basis.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-will-maintain-truck-leadership-new-f-150-ceo-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-will-maintain-truck-leadership-new-f-150-ceo-says#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production North America U.S. Ford Body Vehicle Assembly Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:26:00 +0000 1156371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford today begins production of aluminum-bodied &rsquo;15 F-150 at Dearborn Truck Plant.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-132 <div class="node-body article-body">Novelis gets aluminum-sheet production rolling in China; Hankook Tire, metals processor Samuel waltz into Tennessee; Hay Group forges ahead into China.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-132" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-132#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Citroen Continental Aluminum Body Exterior Global Sources Globalization Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Plastic Tires Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:54:00 +0000 1141111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Citroen C4 Cactus has PolyOne protection on its sides.</strong></p> Ford Adds 850 Jobs to Build New F-150 http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-adds-850-jobs-build-new-f-150 <div class="node-body article-body">Ford bringing some work for new F-150 in-house, including stampings and subassemblies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-adds-850-jobs-build-new-f-150" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-adds-850-jobs-build-new-f-150#comments Public Plants & Production Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Aluminum Body Component Employment Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup Stamping Vehicle Assembly Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:23:00 +0000 1134721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Joe Hinrichs, president-The Americas, says the F-150 launch is going according to plan.</strong></p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/technology-roundup <div class="node-body article-body">Audi A6, RS 5 concepts get 48V boost; MIT consortium to study aluminum’s crashworthiness; ’15 Ford Focus features anti-skid technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/technology-roundup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/technology-roundup#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Taiwan United Kingdom Audi Ford Rolls Royce Toyota Aluminum Biodiesel Body Electric Vehicles Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Electronics Fuel-Cell Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Logistics Traction Control Constellium GKN Driveline Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:35:00 +0000 1116191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Trimming red tape moves Toyota&rsquo;s fuel-cell-vehicle program forward.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-125 <div class="node-body article-body">EcoDC MAC dip-tank technology’s precise current and voltage supply reduce energy use, improve car-body-coating quality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-125" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-125#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology U.S. Poland Slovenia Chevrolet General Motors Magna Advertising Body Electronics Finance Global Sources Globalization Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Seats Social Media Casco Durr IMI Letrika Mahle PPG Recaro Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:30:00 +0000 1107691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EcoDC MAC dip-tank technology&rsquo;s precise current and voltage supply reduce energy use, improve car-body-coating quality.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-121 <div class="node-body article-body">Size matters in Continental’s DCT control unit for Audi; Cooper Standard targets Asia-Pacific markets from Shanghai base; state helps Michigan supplier build up, clean up.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-121" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-121#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America China Mexico U.S. Germany Audi Continental Subaru Body Dual Clutch (DCT) Globalization Information & Entertainment OE-Supplier Relations Restructuring Challenge Manufacturing Clarion Cooper Standard Stoneridge Voith Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:35:00 +0000 1079461 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>STARLINK infotainment system debuts on &rsquo;15 Outback.</strong></p> Toyota Mixing Materials for Strength, Stiffness http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-mixing-materials-strength-stiffness <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Using ultra-high-strength steel can save 88 lbs. on a typical body, and adding aluminum can double that to 187 lbs. But the last improvement comes from the carbon-fiber panels, the automaker finds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-mixing-materials-strength-stiffness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-mixing-materials-strength-stiffness#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Lexus Toyota 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Aluminum Body Carbon Fiber Manufacturing Technology Product Development 2014 North American International Auto Show closure panels doors Lexus LFA Lexus RC F Takefumi Shiga Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:48:00 +0000 1076521 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota&rsquo;s Takefumi Shiga.</strong></p>