By Region http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53476/more en Marchionne Says Europe Stabilizing, China Increasingly Competitive http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/marchionne-says-europe-stabilizing-china-increasingly-competitive <div class="node-body article-body">FCA’s top executive expects a “significant year of recovery” for the automaker in Europe this year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/marchionne-says-europe-stabilizing-china-increasingly-competitive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/marchionne-says-europe-stabilizing-china-increasingly-competitive#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Chrysler Fiat Globalization Sales Results Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:30:00 +0000 1212201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Marchionne: &ldquo;There&rsquo;s skepticism about the level of profitability&rdquo; in China.&nbsp;</strong></p> Italy Vehicle Sales Up 2.5% in December http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/italy-vehicle-sales-25-december <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Italy vehicle sales totaled 103,939 units for December 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/italy-vehicle-sales-25-december" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/italy-vehicle-sales-25-december#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Italy Auto Makers Sales Results Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:31:00 +0000 1212171 at http://wardsauto.com North American 2015 LV Capacity Utilization to Top Record 2014 Results http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-2015-lv-capacity-utilization-top-record-2014-results <div class="node-body article-body">Forecast LV production 3.1% above year-ago will lift North American plant capacity utilization to 101.0% in Q1 2015. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-2015-lv-capacity-utilization-top-record-2014-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-2015-lv-capacity-utilization-top-record-2014-results#comments Premium Limited Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production North America North America - Regional Auto Makers Capacity Utilization Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:18:00 +0000 1211401 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 1-Fiat Chrysler meets full year profit guidance http://wardsauto.com/update-1-fiat-chrysler-meets-full-year-profit-guidance <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds details, trader)</p> <p>MILAN, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported full-year operating profit in line with its guidance on Wednesday as strong results from North America and improving operations in Europe and Asia managed to offset weakness in Latin America.</p> <p>Shares in the carmaker turned negative after the results and were down 2.2 percent at 11.3 euros by 1339 GMT. Traders said the reaction was mainly due to investors cashing in gains after the stock had risen quite significantly in recent days.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-fiat-chrysler-meets-full-year-profit-guidance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Italy Finance Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:11:41 +0000 1211961 at http://wardsauto.com Autonomous CUV for Offroad Enthusiasts Latest Design Challenge http://wardsauto.com/blog/autonomous-cuv-offroad-enthusiasts-latest-design-challenge <div class="node-body blog-body">An autonomous car for driving enthusiasts may sound like an oxymoron, but we’re betting there will be a lot of consumers in 2030 who still like to drive, at least on weekends.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/autonomous-cuv-offroad-enthusiasts-latest-design-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/autonomous-cuv-offroad-enthusiasts-latest-design-challenge#comments Blog Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Interior Vehicle Interiors Road Ahead Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:50:00 +0000 1209981 at http://wardsauto.com Student Designers Visit NAIAS http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/student-designers-visit-naias <div class="node-body gallery-body">WardsAuto kicks off its annual student interior design competition with a class visit to the North American International Auto Show. Students spend hours examining new vehicles. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/student-designers-visit-naias" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/student-designers-visit-naias#comments Public Blog Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers Autonomous Vehicles Future Products Interior Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:49:00 +0000 1209891 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Futuristic BMW i3 first stop on student tour of North American International Auto Show.</p> Acura Hopes for Enthusiasts Return With NSX, Ponders HR-V Derivative http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/acura-hopes-enthusiasts-return-nsx-ponders-hr-v-derivative <div class="node-body article-body">Acura expects the NSX to draw in customers to its entire lineup, as the supercar once again casts a design and performance halo.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/acura-hopes-enthusiasts-return-nsx-ponders-hr-v-derivative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/acura-hopes-enthusiasts-return-nsx-ponders-hr-v-derivative#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Acura Sales & Marketing Future Products Product Development Acura CUV Dealers Honda HR-V John Mendel Mike Accavitti NSX supercar Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:07:00 +0000 1210761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>NSX took nearly 10-year hiatus.</strong></p> Kia Slovakia Plant Breaks Production Records in 2014 http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/kia-slovakia-plant-breaks-production-records-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">The Zilina facility’s performance reflects the market success of the Kia Sportage compact SUV, which represented 55% of last year’s output.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/kia-slovakia-plant-breaks-production-records-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/kia-slovakia-plant-breaks-production-records-2014#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Slovakia Kia Engine Production Vehicle Assembly Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:29:00 +0000 1209951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Popular Sportage accounted for more than half of plant&rsquo;s 2014 output.</strong></p> GM’s New Global Car to Wear Commodore Badge in Oz http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-new-global-car-wear-commodore-badge-oz <div class="node-body article-body">GM Holden says customer feedback drove its decision to retain the Commodore nameplate after 2018, when the Australian manufacturing plant is shuttered and domestic production is supplanted by imports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-new-global-car-wear-commodore-badge-oz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-new-global-car-wear-commodore-badge-oz#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Holden Retail Sales & Marketing Product Development Production Restructuring Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:55:00 +0000 1206591 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Commodore getting one last facelift before demise.</p> Chairman, Son Look to Shed Stock in Hyundai Affiliate http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/chairman-son-look-shed-stock-hyundai-affiliate <div class="node-body article-body">Chairman Chung Mong-Koo and Vice Chairman Chung Eui-Sun earlier this month found no takers for 5 million shares of Hyundai Glovis with an asking price of roughly $1.3 billion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/chairman-son-look-shed-stock-hyundai-affiliate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/chairman-son-look-shed-stock-hyundai-affiliate#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific South Korea Hyundai Finance Labor & Human Resources Laws/Law Enforcement Restructuring Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:27:00 +0000 1208211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Stock offering by CEO Chung (second from right) raises questions about Hyundai future.</strong></p>