Europe http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53478/more en Porsche Labor Rep Joins Volkswagen Supervisory Board http://wardsauto.com/porsche-labor-rep-joins-volkswagen-supervisory-board <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Uwe Hueck, deputy chairman of the VW-owned sports car maker, replaces Juergen Dorn, the former lead labor representative at truck manufacturer MAN, on the parent company's 20-member board.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/porsche-labor-rep-joins-volkswagen-supervisory-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Labor & Human Resources Unions & Trade Organizations Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:43:00 +0000 1307251 at http://wardsauto.com Spanish Auto Industry Exec Bullish on 2016 Recovery http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/spanish-auto-industry-exec-bullish-2016-recovery <div class="node-body article-body">Mario Armero says factors in his optimistic forecast include falling oil prices, an increase in money available for auto financing after the country’s latest fiscal reforms, and low interest rates set by the European Central Bank.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/spanish-auto-industry-exec-bullish-2016-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/spanish-auto-industry-exec-bullish-2016-recovery#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Spain Unspecified Companies Retail Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:45:00 +0000 1305331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tiguan helps put VW brand in Spanish market&rsquo;s top rank.</strong></p> France’s PSA Raising African Profile in Morocco http://wardsauto.com/africa-middle-east/france-s-psa-raising-african-profile-morocco <div class="field-byline"> Iana Dreyer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker aims to cater to the growing North African and sub-Saharan African market from its Morocco unit. It bets on car-market volume of 8 million units in the region by 2025 and hopes to account for 1 million of those sales.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/africa-middle-east/france-s-psa-raising-african-profile-morocco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/africa-middle-east/france-s-psa-raising-african-profile-morocco#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Europe Algeria Morocco Nigeria France Citroen Ford Peugeot PSA Renault Sales & Marketing Globalization Local Content Vehicle Assembly Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1306071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>PSA rival Renault&rsquo;s Dacia brand came to Morocco in 2012.</strong></p> German Supplier Leoni Expects Improved Q2 Earnings http://wardsauto.com/german-supplier-leoni-expects-improved-q2-earnings <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Dieter Belle, chief executive of the automotive wiring specialist, tells a German newspaper the company expects "significantly improved" EBIT results in the second quarter and further growth in the fourth.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/german-supplier-leoni-expects-improved-q2-earnings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Germany Finance Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:37:00 +0000 1306281 at http://wardsauto.com BMW Among Bidders for ANZ Car-Finance Arm http://wardsauto.com/bmw-among-bidders-anz-car-finance-arm <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Australia and New Zealand Bank Group's $6 billion-plus car- and equipment-loan book likely will draw bids not only from the German automaker but also from U.S. private-equity firms. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bmw-among-bidders-anz-car-finance-arm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Europe North America Australia U.S. New Zealand Germany Finance Globalization Purchashing Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:25:00 +0000 1305641 at http://wardsauto.com EU Automakers Defend Diesel in Flap With France http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-automakers-defend-diesel-flap-france <div class="field-byline"> Sara Lewis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers object to diesels’ exclusion from the highest ranking of vehicles by tailpipe emissions levels which, alongside a separate electric-vehicle class, provides parking and driving concessions, plus access to low-pollution zones in large cities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-automakers-defend-diesel-flap-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-automakers-defend-diesel-flap-france#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional France PSA Politics Diesel Emissions European Commission Gasoline Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:13:00 +0000 1304721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Diesel-electric Peugeot 3008 misses cut for low-emissions perks.</strong></p> Kamaz Cuts Spare Autonomous-Truck Development http://wardsauto.com/europe/kamaz-cuts-spare-autonomous-truck-development <div class="node-body article-body">Driving the cutbacks in both investment and production is a 40% decline in year-to-date sales from like-2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/kamaz-cuts-spare-autonomous-truck-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/kamaz-cuts-spare-autonomous-truck-development#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Russia Auto Makers Autonomous Vehicles Finance Future Products Product Development Production Sales Results Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:51:00 +0000 1304011 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Weak ruble could strengthen exports of Kamaz dump trucks.</strong></p> U.K. Engine Output Slips in May http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-engine-output-slips-may <div class="node-body article-body">The SMMT trade group says plants are gearing up for production of new low-emission Euro 6 engines that should boost exports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-engine-output-slips-may" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-engine-output-slips-may#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe United Kingdom Engine Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:14:00 +0000 1304511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Monthly engine production off 10.6% in U.K.</strong></p> Mini on Track for Record Year, BMW Exec Says http://wardsauto.com/mini-track-record-year-bmw-exec-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Peter Schwarzenbauer, a board member of Mini parent BMW, says the brand's 163,000 year-to-date sales put it on track for record sales in 2015.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/mini-track-record-year-bmw-exec-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Germany Sales Results Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 1303831 at http://wardsauto.com Truck Maker MAN Reportedly Cutting 1,800 Jobs http://wardsauto.com/truck-maker-man-reportedly-cutting-1800-jobs <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Volkswagen subsidiary cites efforts to cut costs and restore profitability in eliminating 1,800 jobs at its main trucks division.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/truck-maker-man-reportedly-cutting-1800-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Finance Labor & Human Resources Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:22:00 +0000 1303591 at http://wardsauto.com