Europe http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53478/more en France Vehicle Sales Up 2.9% in January http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/france-vehicle-sales-29-january <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">France vehicle sales totaled 161,905 for January 2015</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/france-vehicle-sales-29-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/france-vehicle-sales-29-january#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe France Auto Makers Sales Results Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:22:00 +0000 1234221 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 1-VW keeps profit outlook after record earnings http://wardsauto.com/update-1-vw-keeps-profit-outlook-after-record-earnings <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* VW keeps 5.5-6.5 pct EBIT margin target</p> <p>* But "no guarantee" that 2015 will be success -CFO</p> <p>* Shares down 2.3 percent (Adds comments from CFO, analyst and detail)</p> <p>BERLIN, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Volkswagen stuck to its guidance for operating profit even after making record earnings last year, saying geopolitical risks and falling demand in key markets may weigh on business.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-vw-keeps-profit-outlook-after-record-earnings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Finance Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:34:43 +0000 1233941 at http://wardsauto.com U.K. Ups Spending on EV Charging Infrastructure, R&D http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-ups-spending-ev-charging-infrastructure-rd <div class="node-body article-body">Nearly half of the new funding is earmarked for continuing an electric-vehicle home-charging installation program that gives drivers a 75% grant of up to £700.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-ups-spending-ev-charging-infrastructure-rd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-ups-spending-ev-charging-infrastructure-rd#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Auto Makers Charging Emissions Future Products Product Development Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:39:00 +0000 1233351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Leafs would spread as charging network grows.</strong></p> Audi’s Second-Gen R8 Lighter, Faster, More Fuel-Efficient http://wardsauto.com/europe/audi-s-second-gen-r8-lighter-faster-more-fuel-efficient <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The super coupe’s V-10 now incorporates cylinder deactivation and both direct and indirect injection, features that help boost fuel-economy some 10%. The car has the ability to go fast too, hitting 62 mph from a standstill in as little as 3.2 seconds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/audi-s-second-gen-r8-lighter-faster-more-fuel-efficient" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/audi-s-second-gen-r8-lighter-faster-more-fuel-efficient#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Switzerland Audi 2015 Geneva Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:32:00 +0000 1233331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Headlamps, with laser highbeams, mark R8 redesign.</strong></p> Italy Vehicle Sales Up 10.4% in January http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/italy-vehicle-sales-104-january <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Italy vehicle sales totaled 142,307 units for January 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/italy-vehicle-sales-104-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/italy-vehicle-sales-104-january#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Italy Auto Makers Sales Results Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:46:00 +0000 1233231 at http://wardsauto.com Audi Offers Glimpse of High-Performance PHEV http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/audi-offers-glimpse-high-performance-phev <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Stretched roof key design element in 5-door coupe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/audi-offers-glimpse-high-performance-phev" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/audi-offers-glimpse-high-performance-phev#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Switzerland Audi Sales & Marketing 2015 Geneva Auto Show Exterior Hybrid Vehicles Information & Entertainment Instrument Panel Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:24:00 +0000 1232781 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Stretched roof key design element in 5-door coupe.</strong></p> Suzuki U.K. Pulls Out Stops on Celerio Brake Fix http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/suzuki-uk-pulls-out-stops-celerio-brake-fix <div class="node-body article-body">After Autocar magazine reported the failure of its emergency-braking test from high speed, Suzuki issued a safety recall, saying the problem was a flaw in the brake-pedal release mechanism. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/suzuki-uk-pulls-out-stops-celerio-brake-fix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/suzuki-uk-pulls-out-stops-celerio-brake-fix#comments Premium Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Australia United Kingdom Suzuki Retail Sales & Marketing Brakes Safety Vehicles in Operation Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:04:00 +0000 1232601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Suzuki resumes Celerio shipments to dealers.</strong></p> Small But Scrappy Honda Spain Mounting Comeback http://wardsauto.com/europe/small-scrappy-honda-spain-mounting-comeback <div class="node-body article-body">Honda Spain sales rose 13.5% in 2013 and 11.4% in 2014 to help the country’s car market recover more rapidly than those elsewhere in Western Europe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/small-scrappy-honda-spain-mounting-comeback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/small-scrappy-honda-spain-mounting-comeback#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Spain Honda Diesel Gasoline Sales Results Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:39:00 +0000 1231381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda adds two gasoline options to popular diesel in &rsquo;15 Civic.</strong></p> VW CEO Tabs BMW, Daimler Executives As Potential Successors http://wardsauto.com/vw-ceo-tabs-bmw-daimler-executives-potential-successors <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn lists Daimler's Andreas Renschler and BMW's Herbert Diess among the executives who might succeed him, but adds there are internal candidates as well.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-ceo-tabs-bmw-daimler-executives-potential-successors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Labor & Human Resources Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:28:00 +0000 1232251 at http://wardsauto.com Daimler Labor Leader Suggests Rethinking U.S. Expansion http://wardsauto.com/daimler-labor-leader-suggests-rethinking-us-expansion <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Michael Brecht says the automaker should reconsider moving some production of Sprinter vans from Germany to North America, as the euro's weakness against the dollar has made European factories more productive.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/daimler-labor-leader-suggests-rethinking-us-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe North America North America - Regional Germany Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:15:00 +0000 1232191 at http://wardsauto.com