Europe http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53478/more en 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> 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 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 Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-127 <div class="field-byline"> Jim Irwin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">BorgWarner boosting EGR technology output in China; Ford experiments with expanding SYNC capabilities; truck bed, exhaust-system suppliers sign on with Toyota in Texas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-127" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-127#comments Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Germany BMW BorgWarner Ford Toyota Component Electric Vehicles Global Sources Information & Entertainment Li-ion OE-Supplier Relations Production AMS ASI Automatic Labs Forma Automotive Penn Engineering PROFIL Voss Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:33:00 +0000 1119991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>AMS sensor interface keeps tabs on battery charge in BMW i3.</strong></p> Stop-Start Problems Could Put Charge Into Ultracapacitor Market http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/stop-start-problems-could-put-charge-ultracapacitor-market <div class="node-body article-body">Ultracaps, long considered too costly for widespread application in light vehicles, appear to be gaining traction – albeit ever so slowly – as electrification takes hold and automakers find the technology’s advantages harder to resist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/stop-start-problems-could-put-charge-ultracapacitor-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/stop-start-problems-could-put-charge-ultracapacitor-market#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan France Italy Ford Lamborghini Mazda PSA Suppliers Batteries Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:20:00 +0000 1115181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aventador supercar employs Maxwell ultracap.</strong></p> Europe Car-Sales Recovery May Not Be On Solid Ground http://wardsauto.com/europe-car-sales-recovery-may-not-be-solid-ground <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">August new-car registrations in the European Union and European Free Trade Area rose 1.8%, driven in part by a 13.7% jump in Spain, where sales are propped up by government subsidies. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe-car-sales-recovery-may-not-be-solid-ground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Incentives Sales Results Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:47:00 +0000 1119511 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 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> Pulsar Output Under Way, to Hit Spanish Showrooms in October http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/pulsar-output-under-way-hit-spanish-showrooms-october <div class="node-body article-body">Initially Nissan was targeting 80,000 units per year, but that has been reduced to 64,500 for 2015, likely a result of the weakening in the European market’s recovery over the past few months.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/pulsar-output-under-way-hit-spanish-showrooms-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/pulsar-output-under-way-hit-spanish-showrooms-october#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Spain Nissan Vehicle Assembly Vehicles & Technology Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:41:00 +0000 1117131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Pulsar first C-segment model assembled in Nissan&rsquo;s Barcelona plant.</strong></p> JLR’s Smarts, New Models Help Tata Reinvent Itself http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-s-smarts-new-models-help-tata-reinvent-itself <div class="node-body article-body">The mainstream automaker and its luxury division would benefit from significant exchanges of ideas regarding Tata’s market strategies and JLR technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-s-smarts-new-models-help-tata-reinvent-itself" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-s-smarts-new-models-help-tata-reinvent-itself#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center South America Europe - Regional India Indonesia Nigeria Venezuela Jaguar Land Rover Tata Sales & Marketing Diesel Gasoline Globalization Product Development Trade Cyrus Mistry Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:29:00 +0000 1117171 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Zest in vanguard of new-product cadence.</strong></p>