Fiat http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53581/more en SEAT’s Russian Exit Not Slowing Spain Plant’s Output http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/seat-s-russian-exit-not-slowing-spain-plant-s-output <div class="node-body article-body">SEAT union officials hope to make up the capacity shortfall at Martorell by landing both a smaller version of an upcoming CUV awarded to a Czech Republic plant and the new Audi A1 now being assembled in Brussels.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/seat-s-russian-exit-not-slowing-spain-plant-s-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/seat-s-russian-exit-not-slowing-spain-plant-s-output#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Spain Fiat SEAT Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:10:00 +0000 1174901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>SEAT assembly plant in Spain raising capacity utilization, looking for more.</strong></p> Global Automakers Riding Out Storm in Russian Market http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-riding-out-storm-russian-market <div class="node-body article-body">Ford Europe President Stephen Odell says the automaker remains committed to Russia, where it plans to be producing 11 models at three plants by the end of 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-riding-out-storm-russian-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-riding-out-storm-russian-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Fiat Ford Mercedes PSA Globalization Production Sales Results Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1169911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes escapes downward sales spiral.</strong></p> Game of Inches for Small-Car Importers Eyeing Korea http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/game-inches-small-car-importers-eyeing-korea <div class="node-body article-body">Foreign automakers can import their small cars into Korea, but without city-car certification they must compete against homegrown models that meet the requirements and entice buyers with many government incentives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/game-inches-small-car-importers-eyeing-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/game-inches-small-car-importers-eyeing-korea#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Chevrolet Fiat Kia Opel/Vauxhall Renault Smart Globalization Incentives Production Sales Results Trade Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:02:00 +0000 1169131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat 500 1.6 ins. too wide for spiff-laden city-car certification.</strong></p> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines Roundtable - Part One http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-one <div class="node-body video-body">WardsAuto editors gather for a roundtable discussion of several EV and hybrid vehicles vying for 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines honors. Vehicles discussed include: BMW i3 (range extender and pure EV), Fiat 500e, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Soul EV, Lexus NX, Volkswagen e-Golf.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-one#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Test Drives Ward's 10 Best Engines North America U.S. BMW Fiat Hyundai Kia Lexus Volkswagen Engines Test Drives Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:57:00 +0000 1171351 at http://wardsauto.com EVs in Contention for 10 Best Engines http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/evs-contention-10-best-engines <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines: Under the Hood </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Seven electrified powertrains are in the running for the 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines competition. In this Under the Hood installment, we look at the Fiat 500e, Kia Soul, VW e-Golf and BMW i3 EVs, as well as the extended-range i3.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/evs-contention-10-best-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/evs-contention-10-best-engines#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. South Korea Germany Italy BMW Fiat Kia Volkswagen Charging Electric Vehicles Fuel Economy Gasoline Li-ion Product Development battery-electric vehicle BMW i3 extended-range electric vehicles Fiat 500e Fuel Economy Kia Soul EV range extender Volkswagen e-Golf Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:12:00 +0000 1165771 at http://wardsauto.com Tom Murphy EV Nominees for Ward’s 10 Best Engines http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/ev-nominees-ward-s-10-best-engines <div class="node-body gallery-body">WardsAuto editors are evaluating the Fiat 500e, Kia Soul EV and Volkswagen e-Golf, as well as all-electric and extended-range versions of the BMW i3 for 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/ev-nominees-ward-s-10-best-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/ev-nominees-ward-s-10-best-engines#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. South Korea Germany Italy BMW Fiat Kia Volkswagen Charging Electric Vehicles Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Li-ion Product Development Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:11:00 +0000 1165961 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Kia Soul EV charging door slides sideways for port access.</p> Fiat 500X New Addition to U.S. Lineup http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fiat-500x-new-addition-us-lineup <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fiat 500X designers leveraged cues from the flagship Fiat 500, including double headlamps and a trapezoidal nose.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fiat-500x-new-addition-us-lineup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fiat-500x-new-addition-us-lineup#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Fiat 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Automatic Collision Avoidance Exterior Gasoline Information & Entertainment Interior Manual Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:01:00 +0000 1163221 at http://wardsauto.com Diesel Demand in India Rises, Falls With Pump Prices http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/diesel-demand-india-rises-falls-pump-prices <div class="node-body article-body">Just 35% of the light-vehicle market in 2007, diesel’s share peaked at 58% in 2013. Diesels’ current share is 53% but that is expected to come down to 35% by the year 2016, turning a full circle over a decade’s time. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/diesel-demand-india-rises-falls-pump-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/diesel-demand-india-rises-falls-pump-prices#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center India Fiat Honda Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Tata Politics Sales & Marketing Diesel Gasoline Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:21:00 +0000 1157261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Diesels power 60% of Amaze compacts, down from 82% at 2012 launch.</strong></p> Indian Automakers Taxed by Regulatory, Duty Disputes http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-automakers-taxed-regulatory-duty-disputes <div class="node-body article-body">Fines, penalties and demands for unpaid excise taxes against the automakers total Rs49.5 billion. Some cases date back a decade or longer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-automakers-taxed-regulatory-duty-disputes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-automakers-taxed-regulatory-duty-disputes#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific India BMW Fiat Honda Maruti Laws/Law Enforcement Regulatory Agencies Tariffs Trade Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:24:00 +0000 1152671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ciaz at center of pre-purchase disclosure disagreement.</strong></p> Ward's 10 Best Engines Facing Diversity Training http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/wards-10-best-engines-facing-diversity-training <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Eight WardsAuto editors drive the vehicles in October and November during their routine daily commutes in metro Detroit, the same way most Americans experience their vehicles – going to the grocery store, visiting relatives on weekends, taking kids to school and occasionally wearing down the treads with a thick smoky burnout in a vacant parking lot.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/wards-10-best-engines-facing-diversity-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/wards-10-best-engines-facing-diversity-training#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Dealers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Alfa Romeo Audi BMW Chevrolet Chrysler Ford General Motors Honda Hyundai Lexus Volkswagen Volvo Car Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Flex-Fuel Vehicles Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Supercharger Turbocharger 2.0L turbo 2.3L EcoBoost 6.2L LT1 V-8 Acura RLX hybrid Audi S5 3.0L supercharged V-6 BMW i3 Chevrolet Corvette Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Ford F-150 Ford Mustang Hyundai Sonata Eco Lexus NX hybrid Volkswagen eGolf Volkswagen GTI Volvo S60 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:07:00 +0000 1151131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><b><i><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">WardsAuto</span></i><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;"> editors Steve Finlay, Drew Winter and James Amend discuss hydrogen-powered Hyundai Tucson FCV.</span></b></p>