Special Reports http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53362/more en Toyota Calls C-HR Concept Next Step in Design, Driving Revival http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-calls-c-hr-concept-next-step-design-driving-revival <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“This concept is the synthesis of more than 20 years of Toyota creativity,” says Karl Schlicht, executive vice president-Sales at Toyota Europe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-calls-c-hr-concept-next-step-design-driving-revival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-calls-c-hr-concept-next-step-design-driving-revival#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Toyota 2014 Paris Auto Show Hybrid Vehicles Restructuring Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:19:00 +0000 1129291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota Europe executives Didier Leroy (<em>left</em>), Karl Schlicht with C-HR Concept.&nbsp;</strong></p> BMW Sales Chief Sees Modest Growth in 2014 http://wardsauto.com/bmw-sales-chief-sees-modest-growth-2014 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Ian Robertson, head of sales for the German luxury automaker, says growth in China is slowing but still will exceed that of other foreign markets.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bmw-sales-chief-sees-modest-growth-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe France Sales & Marketing 2014 Paris Auto Show Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:09:00 +0000 1129281 at http://wardsauto.com Fifth-Generation Opel Corsa Takes Leap Forward http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/fifth-generation-opel-corsa-takes-leap-forward <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Given its expected sales volumes, the car should play a key role in turning around Opel’s flagging financial results, which GM CEO Mary Barra today said will finish in the black in 2016 for the first time in 15 years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/fifth-generation-opel-corsa-takes-leap-forward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/fifth-generation-opel-corsa-takes-leap-forward#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Opel/Vauxhall 2014 Paris Auto Show Future Products Mark Adams Mary Barra Opel Corsa Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:14:00 +0000 1128481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fifth-generation Opel Corsa bows in Paris.</strong></p> Renault Eolab Concept a Fuel-Efficient Tour de Force http://wardsauto.com/europe/renault-eolab-concept-fuel-efficient-tour-de-force <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Volkswagen reportedly has been working on similar technology and may show off a similar concept in Paris. But Renault wants to be the first automaker to offer a B-segment compact family car that delivers 235 mpg and can carry four people.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/renault-eolab-concept-fuel-efficient-tour-de-force" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/renault-eolab-concept-fuel-efficient-tour-de-force#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology France Renault 2014 Paris Auto Show Aerodynamics Emissions Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:51:00 +0000 1126281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Designers sought roominess after engineers tackled technology.</strong></p> PSA to Unveil 118-MPG Citroen Concept at Paris Show http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/psa-unveil-118-mpg-citroen-concept-paris-show <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The outstanding fuel economy comes from a unique hybrid powertrain that uses air instead of electricity. The technology combines a 3-cyl. PureTech gasoline engine with a compressed-air energy-storage unit that powers the automatic transmission.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/psa-unveil-118-mpg-citroen-concept-paris-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/psa-unveil-118-mpg-citroen-concept-paris-show#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology France Citroen Sales & Marketing 2014 Paris Auto Show Aerodynamics Engines Exterior Hybrid Vehicles Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:44:00 +0000 1125741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>PSA says concept&rsquo;s fuel economy tops production model&rsquo;s 91 mpg.</strong></p> Quartz Concept Crystallizes Peugeot Design Know-How http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/quartz-concept-crystallizes-peugeot-design-know-how <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Peugeot Quartz combines the space, style and comfort of the Exalt 5-door sedan with the capability and look of a high-performance SUV.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/quartz-concept-crystallizes-peugeot-design-know-how" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/quartz-concept-crystallizes-peugeot-design-know-how#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology France Peugeot Sales & Marketing 2014 Paris Auto Show Exterior Hybrid Vehicles Interior Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:22:00 +0000 1125261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Peugeot concept bears racing influences.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Renault to Unveil New-Gen Espace MPV at Paris Show http://wardsauto.com/europe/renault-unveil-new-gen-espace-mpv-paris-show <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Through the years the family van has matured into a large, sophisticated utility meant to appeal to buyers with a strong design and modular, highly flexible interior.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/renault-unveil-new-gen-espace-mpv-paris-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/renault-unveil-new-gen-espace-mpv-paris-show#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology France Renault Sales & Marketing 2014 Paris Auto Show Design Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:58:00 +0000 1125161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Time-tested MPV comes in 5-, 7-seat versions.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> VW’s Featherweight Fuel Miser http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-s-featherweight-fuel-miser <div class="field-deck"> Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">VW’s third-generation EA888 I-4 is a modularized masterpiece that plays many roles well. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-s-featherweight-fuel-miser" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-s-featherweight-fuel-miser#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Volkswagen Gasoline Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines Turbocharger Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:38:00 +0000 1123301 at http://wardsauto.com Bentley Mulsanne Speed Packs More Punch http://wardsauto.com/europe/bentley-mulsanne-speed-packs-more-punch <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The new model features a tweaked version of Bentley’s venerable 6.75L V-8 that is 13% more efficient and drives the car to a segment-leading top speed of 190 mph.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/bentley-mulsanne-speed-packs-more-punch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/bentley-mulsanne-speed-packs-more-punch#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology France United Kingdom Bentley 2014 Paris Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:45:00 +0000 1118921 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mulsanne Speed features exclusive grille treatment.</strong></p> Wait for It…F&I Pros Offer Tips on Doing It Right http://wardsauto.com/dealers/wait-it-fi-pros-offer-tips-doing-it-right <div class="node-body article-body">Some of the best in the business tell what it takes to be an effective dealership finance and insurance manager.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/wait-it-fi-pros-offer-tips-doing-it-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/wait-it-fi-pros-offer-tips-doing-it-right#comments Public Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships 2014 WardsAuto F&I 150 Finance & Insurance Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1116251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Speed important at dealership.</strong></p>