Daimler http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53569/more en No Free Site for Daimler Plant, St. Petersburg Says http://wardsauto.com/europe/no-free-site-daimler-plant-st-petersburg-says <div class="node-body article-body">“We have great respect for Daimler and we hope that it will build its plant in the territory of St. Petersburg,” city official Maxim Meyskin says. “However, the project should not be implemented at any price, which is our fundamental position.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/no-free-site-daimler-plant-st-petersburg-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/no-free-site-daimler-plant-st-petersburg-says#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Mercedes Globalization Local Content Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:19:00 +0000 1358921 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>C-Class Mercedes&rsquo;</strong><strong> top seller in Russia.</strong></p> New Smart Fortwo No Longer a Head Banger http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/new-smart-fortwo-no-longer-head-banger <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In head-on crash tests, Daimler safety engineers put the Fortwo up against the Mercedes S-Class. They say the Smart passed with honors. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/new-smart-fortwo-no-longer-head-banger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/new-smart-fortwo-no-longer-head-banger#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Canada U.S. Smart Test Drives Tue, 29 Sep 2015 10:50:00 +0000 1356121 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Latest Smart Fortwo headed for dealerships.</strong> &nbsp;</p> '16 Smart Fortwo http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-smart-fortwo <div class="node-body gallery-body">New model offers a smoothed-out transmission, wider stance and added features. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-smart-fortwo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-smart-fortwo#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Canada U.S. Smart Test Drives Tue, 29 Sep 2015 10:49:00 +0000 1356041 at http://wardsauto.com Imports Not Immune From Russian Auto Industry Slump http://wardsauto.com/europe/imports-not-immune-russian-auto-industry-slump <div class="node-body article-body">Although imports comprise about 20% of the Russian market, Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov believes global automakers have chosen to focus on local output as the country’s economic crisis, aggravated by Western sanctions, continues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/imports-not-immune-russian-auto-industry-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/imports-not-immune-russian-auto-industry-slump#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Hyundai Mercedes Rolls Royce Toyota Globalization Sales Results Trade Fri, 11 Sep 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1344921 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>RAV4 tops Russian import list.</strong></p> Renault-Nissan and Daimler Break Ground on Mexico Manufacturing Plant http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/renault-nissan-and-daimler-break-ground-mexico-manufacturing-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The automakers are investing $1 billion in the COMPAS JV, which will have an initial production capacity of more than 230,000 vehicles annually.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/renault-nissan-and-daimler-break-ground-mexico-manufacturing-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/renault-nissan-and-daimler-break-ground-mexico-manufacturing-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production North America Mexico Infiniti Mercedes Vehicle Assembly Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:49:00 +0000 1342481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Renault-Nissan, Daimler Mexico JV to commence production in 2017.</strong></p> ’16 Smart Fortwo Goes For Specific Buyers http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/16-smart-fortwo-goes-specific-buyers <div class="node-body article-body">Daimler hopes the redone micro car will reverse soft sales in the U.S. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/16-smart-fortwo-goes-specific-buyers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/16-smart-fortwo-goes-specific-buyers#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers North America U.S. Smart Management & Strategy Retail Vehicles & Technology Wed, 02 Sep 2015 09:51:00 +0000 1339931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;16 ForTwo wider for better&nbsp;stability, more elbow room and greater buyer appeal.</strong></p> Indian Automakers Scramble Aboard Utility Bandwagon http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/indian-automakers-scramble-aboard-utility-bandwagon <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers plan to launch at least 33 new utility vehicles in the next 33 months. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/indian-automakers-scramble-aboard-utility-bandwagon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/indian-automakers-scramble-aboard-utility-bandwagon#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Bentley Jeep Land Rover Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Mercedes Tata Sales & Marketing Product Development Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:45:00 +0000 1336941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Locally built Hyundai Creta based on China-specific ix25.</strong></p> Daimler Attaches Strings to Proposed Russia Plant http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/daimler-attaches-strings-proposed-russia-plant <div class="node-body article-body">Sources say Daimler has asked St. Petersburg Gov. Georgy Poltavchenko to provide a 125-acre site for the Mercedes-Benz assembly plant, along with associated infrastructure investment, without compensation from the automaker.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/daimler-attaches-strings-proposed-russia-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/daimler-attaches-strings-proposed-russia-plant#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Europe Russia GAZ Mercedes Globalization Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1334141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Daimler looks to grow in Russia beyond KamAZ JV.</strong></p> 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-pebble-beach-concours-delegance <div class="node-body gallery-body">Carmel, CA, hosted the 65th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance this past weekend, showcasing 200 exceptional vehicles dating from 1902 to 1966.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-pebble-beach-concours-delegance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-pebble-beach-concours-delegance#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Italy United Kingdom Bentley Cadillac Chrysler Lancia Lincoln Mercedes Rolls Royce Exterior Instrument Panel Interior Seats Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:35:00 +0000 1333021 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Woodward Dream Cruise http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-woodward-dream-cruise <div class="node-body gallery-body">The 2015 Woodward Dream Cruise in Metro Detroit doesn't happen officially until this Saturday, but crowds have been gathering for several days in Royal Oak to see classic sheet metal. With mild weather, Tuesday night was perfect for car enthusiasts to see and be seen.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-woodward-dream-cruise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-woodward-dream-cruise#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Chevrolet Ford Mercedes SRT Exterior Thu, 13 Aug 2015 17:33:00 +0000 1330721 at http://wardsauto.com