Fiat http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53581/more en Unexpected Goodies in Boxberg, Germany http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany <div class="node-body gallery-body">Bosch hosted its biennial International Automotive Press Briefing this week at its test track in Boxberg, Germany, for more than 300 journalists from 40-some nations. The afternoon was spent test driving (or riding in) up to 40 vehicles, including the VW XL1 concept, a self-driving Tesla Model S and a Porsche 918 Spyder.</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/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Fuel Economy Resource Center Europe - Regional North America - Regional Germany BMW Citroen Ford Honda Maserati Porsche Tesla Volkswagen Batteries Cameras Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Lidar Product Development Radar Fri, 22 May 2015 15:28:00 +0000 1285511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Self-driving Tesla Model S keeps safe distance from lead vehicle on handling track.</strong></p> Fiat Expects 500X to Become Volume Leader http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/fiat-expects-500x-become-volume-leader <div class="node-body article-body">The Fiat 500X resides in the Small CUV segment, expected to be among the fastest-growing sectors in the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/fiat-expects-500x-become-volume-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/fiat-expects-500x-become-volume-leader#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Fiat Automatic Dual Clutch (DCT) Gasoline Manual Product Development Sales Results Turbocharger Thu, 21 May 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1283701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat 500X automaker&rsquo;s first U.S. vehicle to offer all-wheel drive.</strong></p> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Quick Hits http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-quick-hits <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A concise summation of all 42 interiors evaluated as part of the 2015 competition. Many of these comments are taken directly from score sheets submitted by WardsAuto editors. Prices listed are sticker.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-quick-hits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-quick-hits#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Italy United Kingdom Acura Alfa Romeo BMW Chevrolet Chrysler Ford Infiniti Kia Land Rover Lexus Mazda Mercedes Mitsubishi Volkswagen Aluminum Cameras Carbon Fiber Cockpit Electric Vehicles Headliner Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Plastic Product Development Seatbelts Seats Acura TLX Alfa Romeo 4C BMW i3 BMW i8 Cadillac Escalade Chrysler 300C Ford Mustang Honda CR-V Infiniti QX80 Jeep Renegade Kia Sorento Land Rover Discovery Sport Lexus RC 350 Mercedes CLS400 SRT Hellcat Subaru Outback Thu, 07 May 2015 10:10:00 +0000 1274731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Spectacular wood trim extends to second-row armrest of Infiniti QX80.</strong></p> FCA US Turns in Strong April Performance With 6.3% Gain http://wardsauto.com/north-america/fca-us-turns-strong-april-performance-63-gain <div class="node-body article-body">Deliveries of the Chrysler 200 midsize sedan skyrocketed 348.4% to 18,850 units, the largest year-over-year percentage gain of an FCA US vehicle in April. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/fca-us-turns-strong-april-performance-63-gain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/fca-us-turns-strong-april-performance-63-gain#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Chrysler Dodge Fiat Jeep Ram Sales Results Fri, 01 May 2015 15:23:00 +0000 1272011 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dodge Dart deliveries up 42.3% in April.&nbsp;</strong></p> Marchionne Pleads Case for Mergers http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/marchionne-pleads-case-mergers <div class="node-body article-body">Sergio Marchionne declines to reveal potential partners or whether he is in discussions with other OEMs, but says financial analysts must play role in promoting the need for industry consolidation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/marchionne-pleads-case-mergers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/marchionne-pleads-case-mergers#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Chrysler Fiat Product Development Restructuring Sales Results Wed, 29 Apr 2015 19:35:00 +0000 1270491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>FCA CEO says current capital expenditure levels unsustainable.</strong></p> 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>