Body http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53314/more en Famed Coachbuilder Bertone Bound for Auction Block http://wardsauto.com/europe/famed-coachbuilder-bertone-bound-auction-block <div class="node-body article-body">History does not favor family names under corporate management; marques including Vignale, Ghia, Francis-Lombardi and Frua disappeared from the scene shortly after being sold by their founders.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/famed-coachbuilder-bertone-bound-auction-block" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/famed-coachbuilder-bertone-bound-auction-block#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Italy Alfa Romeo Cadillac Chevrolet Ferrari Fiat Lamborghini Lancia Body Exterior Restructuring Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:41:00 +0000 1322571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Marcello Gambini&nbsp;<em>(right)</em>&nbsp;designed Lamborghini Miura for Bertone.</strong></p> BMW Plant Showcase for Carbon-Fiber Production http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bmw-plant-showcase-carbon-fiber-production <div class="node-body article-body">The plant in Dingolfing, Germany, has upgraded paint and body shops and new “material trains” for moving components to the line as the sixth-generation 7-Series flagship sedan nears launch.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bmw-plant-showcase-carbon-fiber-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bmw-plant-showcase-carbon-fiber-production#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Europe - Regional Germany BMW Rolls Royce Aluminum Body Carbon Fiber Employment Manufacturing Technology Product Development Steel Vehicle Assembly BMW 7-Series body panels camera gates Carbon Core Deggendorf Dingolfing EDP material trains Moses Lake semi-anechoic structural components wind chamber Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:12:00 +0000 1300271 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Warehouse at Dingolfing complex converted to carbon-fiber production for all-new 7-Series.</strong></p> Spanish Companies Plan Homegrown Electric Vehicle http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/spanish-companies-plan-homegrown-electric-vehicle <div class="node-body article-body">The EV’s powertrain will be supplied by the electromobility division of Jofemar, a global leader in vending-machine production. The company likely will assemble the powertrain from components now on the market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/spanish-companies-plan-homegrown-electric-vehicle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/spanish-companies-plan-homegrown-electric-vehicle#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Spain Nissan Tesla Politics Body Electric Vehicles Product Development Vehicle Assembly Mon, 01 Jun 2015 09:55:00 +0000 1289261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Prototype EV suggests designer&rsquo;s retro leanings.</strong></p> 3D Printers Offer New Dimension in Manufacturing http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/3d-printers-offer-new-dimension-manufacturing <div class="field-byline"> Kitty So </div> <div class="node-body article-body">From fabricating entire structures to specific parts, 3D printing can create most components of an innovative automobile and in the future could build an entire car.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/3d-printers-offer-new-dimension-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/3d-printers-offer-new-dimension-manufacturing#comments Public Gated Plants & Production Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional Body Carbon Fiber Design Manufacturing Technology Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:46:00 +0000 1256331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Local Motors Strati 3-D car printed, driven at 2014 International Manufacturing Technology Show.</strong></p> JLR Launches Jaguar XE Output at Historic U.K. Plant http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/jlr-launches-jaguar-xe-output-historic-uk-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The start of XE production is the first step in making Solihull a dual-branded manufacturing operation. Earlier this year, JLR confirmed its breakthrough Jaguar performance CUV, the F-PACE, is to be built at the site. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/jlr-launches-jaguar-xe-output-historic-uk-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/jlr-launches-jaguar-xe-output-historic-uk-plant#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Jaguar Land Rover Aluminum Body Flexible Manufacturing OE-Supplier Relations Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:00:00 +0000 1257931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New XE product of biggest single investment in U.K. plant&rsquo;s history.</strong></p> 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>