Engine http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53318/more en FCA Defends Ram Diesel Take-Rate http://wardsauto.com/blog/fca-defends-ram-diesel-take-rate <div class="node-body blog-body">General Motors has questioned Fiat Chrysler’s claimed 20% take-rate for the Ram EcoDiesel, and FCA says the rampup continues. An FCA executive says production bottlenecks at the plant in Cento, Italy, have been fixed to free up additional volume for the engine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/fca-defends-ram-diesel-take-rate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/fca-defends-ram-diesel-take-rate#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Italy General Motors Jeep Maserati Ram Diesel Engine Fuel Economy Product Development Sales Results Turbocharger Vehicles in Operation Bob Lee Dave Elshoff EcoDiesel Fuel Economy Jeep Grand Cherokee Maserati Ghibli price premium Ram 1500 SCR urea Ward's 10 Best Engines Final Inspection Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:30:00 +0000 1306141 at http://wardsauto.com U.K. Engine Output Slips in May http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-engine-output-slips-may <div class="node-body article-body">The SMMT trade group says plants are gearing up for production of new low-emission Euro 6 engines that should boost exports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-engine-output-slips-may" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-engine-output-slips-may#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe United Kingdom Engine Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:14:00 +0000 1304511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Monthly engine production off 10.6% in U.K.</strong></p> Duramax Seeks Tow-Hold Among Compact Trucks http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/duramax-seeks-tow-hold-among-compact-trucks <div class="node-body article-body">Block, head, pistons, connecting rods and crankshaft are among carry-over parts on 2.8L diesel slated for Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, but unique features include an exhaust brake and torque converter with vibration-absorbing qualities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/duramax-seeks-tow-hold-among-compact-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/duramax-seeks-tow-hold-among-compact-trucks#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Asia Pacific - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Thailand Chevrolet Denso GMC Emissions Engine Fuel Economy Product Development centrifugal pendulum absorber Chevy Colorado CPA Diesel Duramax turbodiesel GM Thailand GMC Canyon Honeywell Nemak Rayong Scott Yackley SCR Tupy Wentzville Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:56:00 +0000 1303111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Duramax 2.8L 4-cyl. churns out 369 lb.-ft. (500 Nm) of twist at 2,000 rpm, trouncing 3.6L gasoline V-6.</strong></p> FCA, Tata Expanding Indian SUV Production Capacity http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-tata-expanding-indian-suv-production-capacity <div class="node-body article-body">Initial products to be assembled from kits on the 100,000-unit-capacity line are 5- and 7-seat SUVs being developed jointly by Tata and its Jaguar and Land Rover subsidiaries. Codenamed Q501 and Q502, the vehicles are due on the market in 2017. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-tata-expanding-indian-suv-production-capacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-tata-expanding-indian-suv-production-capacity#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific India Fiat Jaguar Land Rover Tata Capacity Utilization Engine Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Globalization Product Development Vehicle Assembly Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1302391 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New models would join Safari in Tata&rsquo;s limited SUV lineup.&nbsp;</strong></p> Labor, Product Challenges Await New GM Korea COO http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/labor-product-challenges-await-new-gm-korea-coo <div class="node-body article-body">GM Korea chief Sergio Rocha says James Kim will be responsible for managing all operations, including production, quality control, parts sourcing and labor relations. Rocha will continue handling other executive responsibilities, including strategic development and implementation of sales, marketing and service programs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/labor-product-challenges-await-new-gm-korea-coo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/labor-product-challenges-await-new-gm-korea-coo#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Capacity Utilization Engine Finance Labor & Human Resources Sales Results Wed, 03 Jun 2015 18:20:00 +0000 1292621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rocha with GM Korea-built &rsquo;15 Chevrolet Cruze.</strong></p> Ford’s U.K. Engine Plant Passes Milestone http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-s-uk-engine-plant-passes-milestone <div class="node-body article-body">More than 700,000 engines were built at Ford’s Bridgend operation last year, 80% of which were exported.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-s-uk-engine-plant-passes-milestone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-s-uk-engine-plant-passes-milestone#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe United Kingdom Ford Engine Thu, 21 May 2015 19:10:00 +0000 1285451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bridgend shipped 75,000 engines to U.S., Mexico so far this year.</strong></p> Ford Announces $2.5 Billion Mexico Investment http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-announces-25-billion-mexico-investment <div class="node-body article-body">Ford is just the latest global automaker to expand in Mexico, lured by the country’s many free trade agreements, low wages and inexpensive land.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-announces-25-billion-mexico-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-announces-25-billion-mexico-investment#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production North America Mexico Ford Engine Transmission Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:27:00 +0000 1261941 at http://wardsauto.com FCA to Build Two New Engines at Italy Plant http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fca-build-two-new-engines-italy-plant <div class="node-body article-body">FCA is investing $540 million to retool the plant, including the addition of new production lines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fca-build-two-new-engines-italy-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fca-build-two-new-engines-italy-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Italy Alfa Romeo Employment Engine Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:17:00 +0000 1256271 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne says new engines key part in Alfa Romeo strategy.</strong></p> Barra Buying Into Beleaguered GM India’s Turnaround http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/barra-buying-beleaguered-gm-india-s-turnaround <div class="node-body article-body">GMI’s shrinking market share and capacity utilization caught the attention of parent company CEO Mary Barra, who visited India in September to assess the affiliate’s options. She conceded GM did not have the right focus.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/barra-buying-beleaguered-gm-india-s-turnaround" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/barra-buying-beleaguered-gm-india-s-turnaround#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India General Motors Capacity Utilization Engine Product Development Restructuring Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:33:00 +0000 1237831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Beat may be placeholder during GMI product development.</strong></p> U.K. Engine Production Shows 0.2% January Uptick http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-engine-production-shows-02-january-uptick <div class="node-body article-body">Output for the U.K. market climbed 11.2% last month to 78,960 units, more than enough to offset a 5.6% drop in export demand to 127,726.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-engine-production-shows-02-january-uptick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-engine-production-shows-02-january-uptick#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe United Kingdom Auto Makers Engine Production Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:49:00 +0000 1228991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Industry expects increased investment to spur output.</strong></p>