Europe http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53478/more en JLR Engine Plant Already Expanding http://wardsauto.com/engines/jlr-engine-plant-already-expanding <div class="node-body article-body">In just 12 months, the West Midlands-based facility has moved from prototype production to full-scale manufacturing of more than 50,000 engines a year. The center builds the low-emissions Ingenium 2.0L diesel 4-cyl.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/engines/jlr-engine-plant-already-expanding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/engines/jlr-engine-plant-already-expanding#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Industry Engines Diesel Europe United Kingdom Miscellaneous Diesel Emissions Engine Fuel Economy Gasoline Supercharger Turbocharger Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:39:00 +0000 1409591 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Jaguar F-Pace CUV will offer 2.0L Ingenium diesel in Europe.</strong></p> Renault’s Spain Investment Grows Output, Workforce http://wardsauto.com/industry/renault-s-spain-investment-grows-output-workforce <div class="node-body article-body">Renault has spent the biggest portion of its €600 million 2014-2016 investment program on retrofitting the Palencia plant to the Common Modular Family platform on which the new Megane, Kadjar and Nissan Pulsar models are built.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/renault-s-spain-investment-grows-output-workforce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/renault-s-spain-investment-grows-output-workforce#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Industry Spain Miscellaneous Vehicle Assembly Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:37:00 +0000 1409571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Renault plant monitors paint quality with technology licensed from Daimler.</strong></p> CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Car emissions campaigners turn sights on Renault http://wardsauto.com/corrected-update-3-car-emissions-campaigners-turn-sights-renault <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Corrects role of ICCT co-founder in 12th paragraph)</p> <p>* DUH says excess emissions levels detected in 5 separate tests</p> <p>* Renault contests the DUH body's findings</p> <p>* DUH calls for reform of European approval system</p> <p>By Andreas Cremer and Laurence Frost</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/corrected-update-3-car-emissions-campaigners-turn-sights-renault" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Europe Industry Engines France Miscellaneous Politics Emissions Tue, 24 Nov 2015 20:22:27 +0000 1409211 at http://wardsauto.com GM Poland Launches Output of U.S.-Bound Buick Cascada http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/gm-poland-launches-output-us-bound-buick-cascada <div class="node-body article-body">The Polish facility will export a car to the U.S. for the first time since its inauguration in 1998.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/gm-poland-launches-output-us-bound-buick-cascada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/gm-poland-launches-output-us-bound-buick-cascada#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe North America Industry U.S. Poland Miscellaneous Buick Vehicle Assembly Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19:49:00 +0000 1409641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cascada on line at Gliwice plant.</strong></p> German Prosecutors Confirm Launch of Second Probe at Volkswagen http://wardsauto.com/german-prosecutors-confirm-launch-second-probe-volkswagen <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The prosecution is examining whether owners of Volkswagen vehicles for which carbon dioxide emissions were understated paid too little automotive tax.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/german-prosecutors-confirm-launch-second-probe-volkswagen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Europe Industry Germany Miscellaneous Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:11:00 +0000 1409341 at http://wardsauto.com U.K. Arm Proposes Scheme to Get Diesels Off Roads http://wardsauto.com/industry/uk-arm-proposes-scheme-get-diesels-roads <div class="node-body article-body">Tens of thousands premature deaths are linked to illegal levels of air pollution from vehicles, a government official says, with diesels seen as a primary culprit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/uk-arm-proposes-scheme-get-diesels-roads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/uk-arm-proposes-scheme-get-diesels-roads#comments Public Politics Europe Industry Engines Diesel United Kingdom Miscellaneous Diesel Emissions Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:37:00 +0000 1408521 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>U.K. committee calls for diesel-scrappage program.</strong></p> U.K. Output at Decade-Long High http://wardsauto.com/industry/uk-output-decade-long-high <div class="node-body article-body">In total, 1,318,452 new vehicles rolled off U.K. production lines in the first 10 months, the best performance since 2005 and up 2.8% year-to-date.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/uk-output-decade-long-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/uk-output-decade-long-high#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Industry United Kingdom Miscellaneous Auto Makers Engine Vehicle Assembly Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:09:00 +0000 1408601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Export demand driving U.K. production.</strong></p> UPDATE 1-Volkswagen chief says diesel engine refits "manageable" http://wardsauto.com/update-1-volkswagen-chief-says-diesel-engine-refits-manageable <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Over 90 pct of VW fixes approved by KBA -CEO</p> <p>* VW to publish scandal investigation details in Dec -CEO</p> <p>* Clearing up scandal in full will take several months -CEO (Adds CEO comments, detail and background)</p> <p>By Andreas Cremer</p> <p>BERLIN, Nov 23 (Reuters) - The steps needed to fix about 8.5 million Volkswagen cars in Europe fitted with illegal emissions-control software are technically and financially manageable, the German automaker's chief executive said on Monday.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-volkswagen-chief-says-diesel-engine-refits-manageable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Germany Technology Miscellaneous Mon, 23 Nov 2015 18:41:46 +0000 1408631 at http://wardsauto.com U.S.-EU Trade Talks Focus on Vehicle Harmonization http://wardsauto.com/industry/us-eu-trade-talks-focus-vehicle-harmonization <div class="node-body article-body">In the latest talks, regulators discussed mutual recognition of EU and U.S. automotive standards, notably on braking systems, and harmonization of rules, such as for seatbelt anchorages. Tariff-reduction proposals are being exchanged as well.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/us-eu-trade-talks-focus-vehicle-harmonization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/us-eu-trade-talks-focus-vehicle-harmonization#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Europe North America Europe - Regional Industry U.S. Miscellaneous Unspecified Companies European Commission Local Content Tariffs Trade Vehicles & Technology Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:09:00 +0000 1407331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>President Obama <em>(left)</em>, EC President Barroso kick off trade talks in June 2013.</strong></p> VW Cost Cuts May Include Soccer Sponsorships http://wardsauto.com/vw-cost-cuts-may-include-soccer-sponsorships <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker spends €11 million a year to sponsor four professional soccer teams and an ice hockey club, a drop in the bucket of what analysts say could be €35 million in costs stemming from the diesel-emissions scandal.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-cost-cuts-may-include-soccer-sponsorships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Industry Germany Miscellaneous Advertising Finance Sun, 22 Nov 2015 11:23:00 +0000 1407871 at http://wardsauto.com