By Region http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53476/more en ZF’s TRW Acquisition Symbolizes Evolving Auto Industry http://wardsauto.com/north-america/zf-s-trw-acquisition-symbolizes-evolving-auto-industry <div class="node-body article-body">The two companies argue global megatrends related to fuel economy, safety and autonomous driving are transforming vehicles and the auto industry, making their businesses more complementary than they may appear. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/zf-s-trw-acquisition-symbolizes-evolving-auto-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/zf-s-trw-acquisition-symbolizes-evolving-auto-industry#comments Premium Limited Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. TRW ZF Automatic Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Fuel Economy Future Products Globalization Product Development Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:58:00 +0000 1121671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>The new company will offer all relevant technologies for a fully autonomous chassis under one roof, says ZF CEO Sommer.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Hyundai Goes Gangnam Style With Plan for $10 Billion HQ, Theme Park http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-goes-gangnam-style-plan-10-billion-hq-theme-park <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker appears to be back in expansion mode, with its planned Seoul complex and significant investment in additional capacity in China.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-goes-gangnam-style-plan-10-billion-hq-theme-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-goes-gangnam-style-plan-10-billion-hq-theme-park#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific China South Korea Hyundai Finance Globalization Labor & Human Resources Vehicle Assembly Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:26:00 +0000 1121641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai headquarters on move to Gangnam district.</strong></p> Production in China Rises for 17th Consecutive Month http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/production-china-rises-17th-consecutive-month <div class="node-body article-body">Nearly every sector witnessed gains in the month with buses posting the largest growth over like-2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/production-china-rises-17th-consecutive-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/production-china-rises-17th-consecutive-month#comments Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific China Auto Makers Production Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:57:00 +0000 1121451 at http://wardsauto.com GM Confirms Range-Topping Cadillac, Bows Early Next Year http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-confirms-range-topping-cadillac-bows-early-next-year <div class="node-body article-body">GM will build the 4-door Cadillac at its Detroit-Hamtramck, MI, assembly plant, where it recently invested $384 million in tools and equipment for the car.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-confirms-range-topping-cadillac-bows-early-next-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-confirms-range-topping-cadillac-bows-early-next-year#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Cadillac Future Products CTS Elmiraj ITS World Congress Johan de Nysschen Mary Barra XTS Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:45:00 +0000 1121381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cadillac Elmiraj concept car likely basis of new top-of-the-line Cadillac sedan.</strong></p> Ferrari Could Be Safety Valve in Fiat-Chrysler Investment Plans http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ferrari-could-be-safety-valve-fiat-chrysler-investment-plans <div class="node-body article-body">Without solid backing on Wall Street, FCA may have trouble securing favorable credit for the estimated €50 billion needed to reach aggressive volume targets set last May for the Chrysler, Jeep and Alfa Romeo brands.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ferrari-could-be-safety-valve-fiat-chrysler-investment-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ferrari-could-be-safety-valve-fiat-chrysler-investment-plans#comments Premium Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Italy Ferrari Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Finance Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:30:00 +0000 1120771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Italian press captivated by</strong> <strong>Marchionne-Montezemolo breakup.</strong></p> Composite Suspension Underpins Sanluis Rassini Racing Venture http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/composite-suspension-underpins-sanluis-rassini-racing-venture <div class="node-body article-body">Together with PPG Fiber Glass and Polystrand, Sanluis Rassini will invest $5 million to support an entry in the Grand Touring Lite classification of the Sports Car Club of America. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/composite-suspension-underpins-sanluis-rassini-racing-venture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/composite-suspension-underpins-sanluis-rassini-racing-venture#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Suppliers Suspension Thermoplastic Bob Friedrichs Continuous Fiber Thermoplastic Composite Detroit Three Norman Jacobs Sanluis Rassini Volkswagen Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:11:00 +0000 1120431 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Continuous Fiber Thermoplastic Composite leaf springs of Sanluis Rassini race car.</strong></p> PSA Madrid Plant Goes From Basket Case to Showcase http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-madrid-plant-goes-basket-case-showcase <div class="node-body article-body">The Cactus has been a lifesaver for the Madrid plant, which was threatened with closing after PSA assigned production of the Peugeot 208 subcompact elsewhere in 2012.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-madrid-plant-goes-basket-case-showcase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-madrid-plant-goes-basket-case-showcase#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology France Germany Italy Netherlands Spain United Kingdom Citroen Peugeot Capacity Utilization Employment Hybrid Vehicles Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Madrid Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:23:00 +0000 1120711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>C4 Cactus revitalizes PSA Madrid plant.</strong></p> EU Antitrust Regulator Says Price-Fixing Crackdown to Continue http://wardsauto.com/eu-antitrust-regulator-says-price-fixing-crackdown-continue <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia, who has fined auto-parts cartels more than €1 billion in the past year, says he will hand over "a long list of other investigations in this sector" to his successor when he leaves office next month.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/eu-antitrust-regulator-says-price-fixing-crackdown-continue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Europe - Regional Laws/Law Enforcement OE-Supplier Relations Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:06:00 +0000 1121201 at http://wardsauto.com Maruti Suzuki Profiting From Push Into Rural India http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-profiting-push-rural-india <div class="node-body article-body">Maruti faces intense competition with Honda, Hyundai and Nissan in urban areas, but India’s No.1 automaker also has penetrated into the rural interior, which it has virtually no competitors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-profiting-push-rural-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-profiting-push-rural-india#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Diesel Resource Center India Maruti Capacity Utilization Employment Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:57:00 +0000 1119701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker touts new Ciaz sedan&rsquo;s affordability, fuel efficiency.</strong></p> Ford Trimming Output of European Best-Seller http://wardsauto.com/ford-trimming-output-european-best-seller <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker will shut down production of its Fiesta hatchback for 11 days in October and November at its Cologne, Germany, plant as sales slip in the region's major markets.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-trimming-output-european-best-seller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe Germany Production Cologne Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:16:00 +0000 1121141 at http://wardsauto.com