Fiat http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53581/more en Jeep Drives FCA’s July U.S. Sales Gain http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/jeep-drives-fca-s-july-us-sales-gain <div class="node-body article-body">Wrangler, Cherokee, Patriot and Compass all posted individual records for the month. Not faring as well were the Dodge and Fiat brands, both landing in negative territory.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/jeep-drives-fca-s-july-us-sales-gain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/jeep-drives-fca-s-july-us-sales-gain#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Chrysler Fiat Sales Results Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:22:00 +0000 1324891 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cherokee sets July sales record in U.S. as Jeep posts new high for month.</strong></p> Ferrari 488 Snapped Up in Oz http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ferrari-488-snapped-oz <div class="node-body article-body">The average age of Ferrari owners in Australia is decreasing and now is at 48 years old, an executive says, with demand accelerating as confidence levels rise among small-to-medium-sized business owners.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ferrari-488-snapped-oz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ferrari-488-snapped-oz#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Ferrari Sales & Marketing Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:20:00 +0000 1324291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>First Australian deliveries of 488 GTB set for December.</strong></p> Famed Coachbuilder Bertone Bound for Auction Block http://wardsauto.com/europe/famed-coachbuilder-bertone-bound-auction-block <div class="node-body article-body">History does not favor family names under corporate management; marques including Vignale, Ghia, Francis-Lombardi and Frua disappeared from the scene shortly after being sold by their founders.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/famed-coachbuilder-bertone-bound-auction-block" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/famed-coachbuilder-bertone-bound-auction-block#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Italy Alfa Romeo Cadillac Chevrolet Ferrari Fiat Lamborghini Lancia Body Exterior Restructuring Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:41:00 +0000 1322571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Marcello Gambini&nbsp;<em>(right)</em>&nbsp;designed Lamborghini Miura for Bertone.</strong></p> Celerio Leads Maruti Suzuki’s Push Into Rural India http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/celerio-leads-maruti-suzuki-s-push-rural-india <div class="node-body article-body">India’s No.1 automaker saw rural sales jump 23% in 2014, the year of the Celerio’s introduction, compared with 11% in urban areas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/celerio-leads-maruti-suzuki-s-push-rural-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/celerio-leads-maruti-suzuki-s-push-rural-india#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Fiat Maruti Diesel Product Development Sales Results Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:37:00 +0000 1315061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker claims Celerio&rsquo;s 0.8L diesel achieves 65 mpg.</strong></p> FCA Defends Ram Diesel Take-Rate http://wardsauto.com/blog/fca-defends-ram-diesel-take-rate <div class="node-body blog-body">General Motors has questioned Fiat Chrysler’s claimed 20% take-rate for the Ram EcoDiesel, and FCA says the rampup continues. An FCA executive says production bottlenecks at the plant in Cento, Italy, have been fixed to free up additional volume for the engine.</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/fca-defends-ram-diesel-take-rate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/fca-defends-ram-diesel-take-rate#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Italy General Motors Jeep Maserati Ram Diesel Engine Fuel Economy Product Development Sales Results Turbocharger Vehicles in Operation Bob Lee Dave Elshoff EcoDiesel Fuel Economy Jeep Grand Cherokee Maserati Ghibli price premium Ram 1500 SCR urea Ward's 10 Best Engines Final Inspection Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:30:00 +0000 1306141 at http://wardsauto.com FCA, Tata Expanding Indian SUV Production Capacity http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-tata-expanding-indian-suv-production-capacity <div class="node-body article-body">Initial products to be assembled from kits on the 100,000-unit-capacity line are 5- and 7-seat SUVs being developed jointly by Tata and its Jaguar and Land Rover subsidiaries. Codenamed Q501 and Q502, the vehicles are due on the market in 2017. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-tata-expanding-indian-suv-production-capacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-tata-expanding-indian-suv-production-capacity#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific India Fiat Jaguar Land Rover Tata Capacity Utilization Engine Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Globalization Product Development Vehicle Assembly Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1302391 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New models would join Safari in Tata&rsquo;s limited SUV lineup.&nbsp;</strong></p> UAW’s Williams Critical of Mexico’s Rise; Says Contract Strike Possible http://wardsauto.com/north-america/uaw-s-williams-critical-mexico-s-rise-says-contract-strike-possible <div class="node-body article-body">Successful talks likely will hinge on the 2-tier wage structure put in place at Detroit Three manufacturing plants in 2007.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/uaw-s-williams-critical-mexico-s-rise-says-contract-strike-possible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/uaw-s-williams-critical-mexico-s-rise-says-contract-strike-possible#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. Chrysler Fiat Ford General Motors Labor & Human Resources United Auto Workers (UAW) Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:41:00 +0000 1300881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>UAW President Williams with reporters in Detroit.</strong></p> Fiat 500X Right Car at Right Time http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/fiat-500x-right-car-right-time <div class="node-body article-body">The Fiat 500X CUV is tailored toward U.S. consumers and resides in a segment expected to grow markedly over the next several years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/fiat-500x-right-car-right-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/fiat-500x-right-car-right-time#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America U.S. Fiat Automatic Exterior Gasoline Interior Manual Suspension Turbocharger Test Drives Mon, 08 Jun 2015 10:34:00 +0000 1293611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat 500X styling cues reminiscent of 500 stablemate.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> '16 Fiat 500X http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-fiat-500x <div class="node-body gallery-body">Fiat hopes the 500X will appeal to U.S. consumers after previous vehicle entries have failed to generate large sales volumes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-fiat-500x" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-fiat-500x#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America U.S. Fiat Automatic Exterior Gasoline Interior Manual Suspension Turbocharger Test Drives Mon, 08 Jun 2015 10:33:00 +0000 1293631 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;16 500X first CUV entry in U.S. market from Italian automaker.&nbsp;</strong></p> FCA US Posts 7.6% Sales Increase in May, Despite Drops by Fiat, Dodge http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fca-us-posts-76-sales-increase-may-despite-drops-fiat-dodge <div class="node-body article-body">The Chrysler, Jeep and Ram brands had exceptional performances, with sales gains of 29.8%, 17.8% and 14.6%, respectively. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fca-us-posts-76-sales-increase-may-despite-drops-fiat-dodge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fca-us-posts-76-sales-increase-may-despite-drops-fiat-dodge#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Chrysler Dodge Fiat Jeep Ram Inventories Sales Results Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:20:00 +0000 1291351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chrysler 200 sales increase 561.6% in May.&nbsp;</strong></p>