Fiat http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53581/more en Super-Luxury Automakers Follow the Money in Korea http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/super-luxury-automakers-follow-money-korea <div class="node-body article-body">Many of Korea’s millionaires are just a generation or two removed from the days when their families lived humbly, so the supercars are one way to make a show of their elevated socioeconomic status.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/super-luxury-automakers-follow-money-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/super-luxury-automakers-follow-money-korea#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Aston Martin Bentley Ferrari Lamborghini Maserati McLaren Rolls Royce Sales & Marketing Globalization Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:24:00 +0000 1247171 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aston Martin looks for Vanquish to fetch $307,000 in Korea.</strong></p> CNH Juggles Truck Builds at Spanish, Italian Plants http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/cnh-juggles-truck-builds-spanish-italian-plants <div class="node-body article-body">At the core of CNH Industrial’s reorganization is the Iveco plant in Brescia, Italy, which assembles Eurocargo medium trucks. Sagging sales have left the facility with a surplus of workers to be assigned to the Suzzara, Italy, plant gaining Daily LCV work.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/cnh-juggles-truck-builds-spanish-italian-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/cnh-juggles-truck-builds-spanish-italian-plants#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Italy Spain Iveco Capacity Utilization Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Employment Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1259331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Spanish Iveco plant losing Daily LCV, gaining Stralis and Trakker heavy-truck cab production.&nbsp;</strong></p> Australian Motoring Festival a Hit, Organizers Say http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/australian-motoring-festival-hit-organizers-say <div class="node-body article-body">Visitors had an opportunity to get behind the wheel and drive vehicles on two test tracks, one on-road and one off-road. More than 30% of patrons took part in an interactive drive experience.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/australian-motoring-festival-hit-organizers-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/australian-motoring-festival-hit-organizers-say#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Ferrari Toyota Advertising Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:01:00 +0000 1256401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Motor show visitors floor it in Ferrari simulators.</strong></p> Retaking Top Spot in Brazil Tough Nut for VW to Crack http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/retaking-top-spot-brazil-tough-nut-vw-crack <div class="field-byline"> Mauricio Savarese </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“VW tried to keep their leadership in the market by producing cars that are very safe, since Brazil has some of the deadliest roads in the world,” analyst Mauricio Muramoto says. “But Brazilians actually want better design. That is where the market is going.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/retaking-top-spot-brazil-tough-nut-vw-crack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/retaking-top-spot-brazil-tough-nut-vw-crack#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing South America Brazil Fiat Volkswagen Finance Sales Results Tariffs Trade Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1248331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Up city car helps prop up VW sales in Brazil.</strong></p> FCA to Build Two New Engines at Italy Plant http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fca-build-two-new-engines-italy-plant <div class="node-body article-body">FCA is investing $540 million to retool the plant, including the addition of new production lines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fca-build-two-new-engines-italy-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fca-build-two-new-engines-italy-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Italy Alfa Romeo Employment Engine Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:17:00 +0000 1256271 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne says new engines key part in Alfa Romeo strategy.</strong></p> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Nominee: Alfa Romeo 4C http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-alfa-romeo-4c <div class="node-body gallery-body">Climbing behind the wheel isn't exactly simple, but the interior of the Alfa Romeo 4C 2-seat coupe is largely worthwhile. The styling is emboldened by rich, red leather and contrast stitching, as well as the structural carbon fiber used for the tub. Test vehicle sticker price is $64,445, including about $10,000 in options. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-alfa-romeo-4c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-alfa-romeo-4c#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Italy Alfa Romeo Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Thu, 02 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1248221 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Nominee: Ram Promaster City Wagon http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-ram-promaster-city-wagon <div class="node-body gallery-body">No question, Ram's Promaster City Wagon, hailing from Europe as part of the Fiat linkup, is a compact cargo van in a growing segment. But this vehicle offers second-row seating for three occupants, making it a viable alternative for small-business owners who occasionally need to cart around the kids. Base price of $24,130 makes it compelling.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-ram-promaster-city-wagon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-ram-promaster-city-wagon#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Italy Fiat Ram Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1239291 at http://wardsauto.com Paying to Fill the Potholes on the Oregon Trail http://wardsauto.com/blog/paying-fill-potholes-oregon-trail <div class="node-body blog-body">“The state is worried that with cars getting better and better mileage, it’ll collect less in fuel taxes to take care of the roads and bridges,” Nance tells husband Peter as she explains Oregon’s pay-per-mile road-funding scheme. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/paying-fill-potholes-oregon-trail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/paying-fill-potholes-oregon-trail#comments Blog Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Fiat Nissan Politics Electric Vehicles Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Final Inspection Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 1244691 at http://wardsauto.com Fiat Unwraps Doblo Trekking at Geneva Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fiat-unwraps-doblo-trekking-geneva-auto-show <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Fiat Doblo Trekking passenger van receives new front and rear bumpers and a raised chassis with an under-engine guard.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fiat-unwraps-doblo-trekking-geneva-auto-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fiat-unwraps-doblo-trekking-geneva-auto-show#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Fiat 2015 Geneva Auto Show Diesel Exterior Gasoline Information & Entertainment Interior Turbocharger Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:05:00 +0000 1237321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat Doblo Trekking features new traction-control system.&nbsp;</strong></p> Parasacco Named to Lead Revived Fiat Spain, Portugal http://wardsauto.com/europe/parasacco-named-lead-revived-fiat-spain-portugal <div class="node-body article-body">Sales jumped 30.4% from 2012 to 2014 under Luca Napolitano as the Fiat subsidiary’s Fiat, Fiat Professional, Lancia, Jeep and Alfa Romeo brands registered more than 36,000 units and outperformed the market an average 12%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/parasacco-named-lead-revived-fiat-spain-portugal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/parasacco-named-lead-revived-fiat-spain-portugal#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Portugal Spain Alfa Romeo Fiat Iveco Jeep Lancia Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Information Technology Labor & Human Resources Sales Results Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:27:00 +0000 1235821 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat Spain Portugal CEO Napolitano <em>(right)</em> introduces successor Parasacco.</strong></p>