Fiat http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53581/more en Automotive Mergers Needed, Marchionne Says http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/automotive-mergers-needed-marchionne-says <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne says automotive mergers would allow automakers to spread out the cost of product-development programs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/automotive-mergers-needed-marchionne-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/automotive-mergers-needed-marchionne-says#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. Chrysler Fiat 2015 North American International Auto Show Fuel Economy Product Development Restructuring Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:31:00 +0000 1198111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Marchionne says no current plans to merge with another automaker.&nbsp;</strong></p> Here’s Hoping This Alfa Romeo Spider Won’t Bite http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/here-s-hoping-alfa-romeo-spider-won-t-bite <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alfa left the U.S. amid chronic complaints of product unreliability. The returning Italian automaker says this time it’s different. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/here-s-hoping-alfa-romeo-spider-won-t-bite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/here-s-hoping-alfa-romeo-spider-won-t-bite#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Alfa Romeo 2015 North American International Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:35:00 +0000 1197981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Carbon fiber liberally used in &rsquo;15 Alfa Romeo Spider.</strong></p> Alfa Romeo Adds to North American Stable With 4C Spider http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/alfa-romeo-adds-north-american-stable-4c-spider <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alfa Romeo 4C Spider boasts the same structural rigidity as the coupe without weight-adding reinforcements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/alfa-romeo-adds-north-american-stable-4c-spider" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/alfa-romeo-adds-north-american-stable-4c-spider#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional Alfa Romeo 2015 North American International Auto Show Carbon Fiber Gasoline Turbocharger Mon, 12 Jan 2015 05:01:00 +0000 1196741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Alfa Romeo 4C Spider boasts carbon-fiber monocoque chassis.</strong></p> TRW Pleased With First CES Display http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-pleased-first-ces-display <div class="node-body article-body">More than 170,000 analysts, techies, executives, purchasing agents and company reps attended this year’s CES from around the world to learn what’s new and on the horizon. Some 3,500 companies exhibited, including TRW.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-pleased-first-ces-display" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-pleased-first-ces-display#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Audi BMW Chevrolet Chrysler Fiat Ford Mercedes TRW Volkswagen ZF Sales & Marketing Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Brakes Future Products Product Development Purchashing Bosch Carsten Hass cloud computing Consumer electronics Show Delphi Denso John Wilkerson Las Vegas Convention Center Magna Valeo vehicle-to-infrastructure Sun, 11 Jan 2015 21:56:00 +0000 1197191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>TRW&#39;s acrylic car showing supplier content was popular among CES booth visitors.</strong></p> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines Quick Hits http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-quick-hits <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A concise pro-and-con summation of all 37 powertrains evaluated in the 2015 competition. Many of these comments came directly from editor score sheets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-quick-hits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-quick-hits#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional China U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Italy Sweden United Kingdom Acura Alfa Romeo Audi BMW BMW Chevrolet Fiat Ford Honda Hyundai Kia Lexus Lincoln Mercedes Mini Ram SRT Subaru Toyota Volkswagen Volvo Car Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Li-ion Product Development Supercharger Transmissions Turbocharger 300h Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Alfa Romeo 4C Audi S5 BMW i3 Chevrolet Cruze Corvette Stingray F-150 Fiat 500e Ford Fiesta Fusion Genesis Honda Accord Hyundai Tucson FCV Lexus NX 200T Mini Cooper Mustang S3 Sonata TLX Volvo S60 VW GTI X5 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:00:00 +0000 1189231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes C400, with 329-hp 3.0L bi-turbo V-6, coaches efficient driving.&nbsp;</strong></p> As Optimism of 2014 Fades, Europe Retrenches for 2015 http://wardsauto.com/europe/optimism-2014-fades-europe-retrenches-2015 <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Automotive Outlook </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A year that began with great optimism soured as months wore on, with sales deflating from a relatively robust 1.6 million units in March to a meager 739,263 in August, according to WardsAuto data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/optimism-2014-fades-europe-retrenches-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/optimism-2014-fades-europe-retrenches-2015#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Audi BMW Faurecia Fiat Ford Honda Jaguar Jeep Land Rover Opel/Vauxhall Toyota Volkswagen Volvo Car Capacity Utilization Finance Sales Results AvtoVAZ Carlos Ghosn Didier Leroy European Central Bank European Commission Federal Reserve Jyrki Katainen Karl-Thomas Neumann Sergio Marchionne Stephen Odell Tina Mueller Yann Delabriere Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:58:00 +0000 1192201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Opel&rsquo;s closure of Bochum assembly plant painful step in European industry&rsquo;s recovery.</strong></p> 2015 Winner: Ram 3.0L EcoDiesel DOHC V-6 http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-ram-30l-ecodiesel-dohc-v-6 <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Ram 1500 wins for being the first modern light-duty diesel in a fullsize pickup, whose work cycle is well suited for torque-rich combustion ignition. Filling this gaping hole in the segment clearly has paid off for Chrysler.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-ram-30l-ecodiesel-dohc-v-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-ram-30l-ecodiesel-dohc-v-6#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Italy Fiat Ram Diesel Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Product Development Sales Results 3.0L 5-cyl. SCR 3.0L EcoDiesel BMW X5 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost Ford transit NVH Ram 1500 selective catalytic reduction VM Motori Fri, 02 Jan 2015 11:30:00 +0000 1186421 at http://wardsauto.com 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>