Europe http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53478/more en Volvo, Chinese Parent Geely to Develop Small Car http://wardsauto.com/volvo-chinese-parent-geely-develop-small-car <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Volvo President and CEO Hakan Samuelsson says the automaker will build a small car based on a common platform and engine technology co-developed with Geely at its Belgian factory.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/volvo-chinese-parent-geely-develop-small-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Europe China Belgium Sweden Globalization Product Development Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:56:00 +0000 1266691 at http://wardsauto.com CO2 Emissions Escaping Through Loopholes, Critics Say http://wardsauto.com/politics/co2-emissions-escaping-through-loopholes-critics-say <div class="field-byline"> Sara Lewis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers and the European Environment Agency both acknowledge current testing procedures do not reflect real-world driving conditions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/co2-emissions-escaping-through-loopholes-critics-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/co2-emissions-escaping-through-loopholes-critics-say#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Politics Emissions Engines Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1265631 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Consumer, green groups say clean-air test results not transparent.</strong></p> Opel-PSA Co-Development Deal Takes Shape With LCVs http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-psa-co-development-deal-takes-shape-lcvs <div class="node-body article-body">The LCVs to be built at Vigo are among several new-vehicle programs being jointly developed by PSA and Opel/Vauxhall parent General Motors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-psa-co-development-deal-takes-shape-lcvs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-psa-co-development-deal-takes-shape-lcvs#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe France Spain Turkey Citroen Opel/Vauxhall Peugeot Product Development Vehicle Assembly Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1265931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Combo production moving to Spain from Turkey.</strong></p> Domestic Demand Shores Up U.K. Vehicle Production http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/domestic-demand-shores-uk-vehicle-production <div class="node-body article-body">First-quarter car production fell 0.6% to 402,193 units as the export order book slipped 6.8% to 296,678. Domestic builds rose a healthy 22.0% to 105,515 units.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/domestic-demand-shores-uk-vehicle-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/domestic-demand-shores-uk-vehicle-production#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe United Kingdom Auto Makers Production Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:29:00 +0000 1265781 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>U.K. car production marks best March in nine years.</strong></p> VW Stakeholders Back Embattled CEO Winterkorn http://wardsauto.com/vw-stakeholders-back-embattled-ceo-winterkorn <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Labor leaders at Volkswagen and the German state of Lower Saxony, which holds 20% of VW's voting rights, say they continue supporting the CEO whose ouster is being sought by Chairman Ferdinand Piech. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-stakeholders-back-embattled-ceo-winterkorn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Labor & Human Resources Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:40:00 +0000 1265441 at http://wardsauto.com REFILE-PSA Peugeot Citroen CEO open to expand mini-car collaboration beyond Toyota http://wardsauto.com/refile-psa-peugeot-citroen-ceo-open-expand-mini-car-collaboration-beyond-toyota <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Fixes spelling of CEO's name in second paragraph)</p> <p>By Norihiko Shirouzu</p> <p>SHANGHAI April 23 (Reuters) - French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen is open to bringing in more partners to its existing collaboration with Toyota Motor Corp to share the cost of designing and manufacturing mini-cars, according to its chief executive.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/refile-psa-peugeot-citroen-ceo-open-expand-mini-car-collaboration-beyond-toyota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Europe Japan France Globalization Product Development Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:43:10 +0000 1265371 at http://wardsauto.com Daimler Moving Closer to New Plant in Russia http://wardsauto.com/europe/daimler-moving-closer-new-plant-russia <div class="node-body article-body">Construction is targeted to begin by the end of the year and be completed by the end of 2016. The plant is expected to reach capacity by 2017. Planned production volumes and location of the operation have not been disclosed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/daimler-moving-closer-new-plant-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/daimler-moving-closer-new-plant-russia#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Russia Mercedes Vehicle Assembly Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:42:00 +0000 1264871 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>S-Class, shown in production in Sindelfingen, Germany, candidate for Russia assembly.</strong></p> One-off Graphic Distinguishes 6 Millionth Land Rover http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/one-graphic-distinguishes-6-millionth-land-rover <div class="node-body article-body">The same graphic was projected on the wall of the Solihull manufacturing facility to mark the moment when the 6 millionth vehicle rolled off the production line. The vehicle was displayed at the Shanghai Auto Show. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/one-graphic-distinguishes-6-millionth-land-rover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/one-graphic-distinguishes-6-millionth-land-rover#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe United Kingdom Land Rover Sales & Marketing Production Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:51:00 +0000 1263761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Unique graphic projected as 6 millionth Land Rover comes off line.</strong></p> Peugeot, IBM Expanding Connected-Car Partnership http://wardsauto.com/peugeot-ibm-expanding-connected-car-partnership <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker and the computer-services provider are extending by seven years their year-old agreement to develop connected-car services more advanced than current navigation and infotainment technology.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/peugeot-ibm-expanding-connected-car-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. France Globalization Information & Entertainment Product Development Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:08:00 +0000 1264491 at http://wardsauto.com Indian Automaker Preparing to Bid for Pininfarina http://wardsauto.com/indian-automaker-preparing-bid-pininfarina <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Sources say Mahindra & Mahindra intends to submit a formal bid for the Italian car-design studio in time for an April 29 shareholder meeting. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/indian-automaker-preparing-bid-pininfarina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology India Italy Design Finance Globalization Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1264341 at http://wardsauto.com