PSA http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53636/more en PSA’s Road to Recovery Takes Turn Through Spain http://wardsauto.com/europe/psa-s-road-recovery-takes-turn-through-spain <div class="node-body article-body">Peugeot was the most popular brand in Europe last year, when sales climbed 8.1% to 952,000 units. Citroen deliveries grew 7.2% to 689,000. The Citroen total includes 85,900 units of the newly launched DS brand of premium vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/psa-s-road-recovery-takes-turn-through-spain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/psa-s-road-recovery-takes-turn-through-spain#comments Premium Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Spain Citroen Peugeot Retail Sales Results Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1206431 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Automaker to grow DS premium brand dealer network.&nbsp;</p> Opel Eyes 25% Production Boost at Spain Plant in 2015 http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-eyes-25-production-boost-spain-plant-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Output could reach 400,000 units this year, compared with the 2014 total of 319,000 – a 14% improvement over 2013. Figuerelas’s capacity is 450,000 units.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-eyes-25-production-boost-spain-plant-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-eyes-25-production-boost-spain-plant-2015#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Spain Opel/Vauxhall PSA Capacity Utilization Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:11:00 +0000 1197021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Meriva entering second year of production at Figuerelas.</strong></p> PSA Plant in Spain Lands Major LCV Assembly Program http://wardsauto.com/europe/psa-plant-spain-lands-major-lcv-assembly-program <div class="node-body article-body">The Vigo plant was awarded the K9 program in part because of union concessions, including a 2-tier wage structure, that lowered labor costs relative to a competing PSA plant in Slovakia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/psa-plant-spain-lands-major-lcv-assembly-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/psa-plant-spain-lands-major-lcv-assembly-program#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Portugal Slovakia Spain Citroen Opel/Vauxhall Peugeot Capacity Utilization Engine Labor & Human Resources Production Vehicle Assembly Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:45:00 +0000 1188571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Citroen C4 Picasso shares modular platform with PSA&rsquo;s upcoming LCV.</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> PSA’s Spanish Van Plant Pushes for Wage Cuts http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-s-spanish-van-plant-pushes-wage-cuts <div class="node-body article-body">Management at the Vigo facility is demanding drastic pay cuts in exchange for a commitment to build revamped Berlingo/Partner vans. But labor unions don’t appear to be taking the threat to move production seriously.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-s-spanish-van-plant-pushes-wage-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-s-spanish-van-plant-pushes-wage-cuts#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Spain Citroen Peugeot Labor & Human Resources Vehicle Assembly Thu, 06 Nov 2014 20:36:00 +0000 1154081 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sketch of upcoming K9 Berlingo/Partner.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-132 <div class="node-body article-body">Novelis gets aluminum-sheet production rolling in China; Hankook Tire, metals processor Samuel waltz into Tennessee; Hay Group forges ahead into China.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-132" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-132#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Citroen Continental Aluminum Body Exterior Global Sources Globalization Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Plastic Tires Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:54:00 +0000 1141111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Citroen C4 Cactus has PolyOne protection on its sides.</strong></p> Automakers, Academics Examine Cars’ Sustainability http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-academics-examine-cars-sustainability <div class="node-body article-body">Assuming the industry and world survive, historians and economists of the future will decide where leadership in sustainability came from. The general perception here that the U.S. will not be the leader.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-academics-examine-cars-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-academics-examine-cars-sustainability#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Europe Italy Audi General Motors Nissan PSA Tesla Politics Emissions Globalization Manufacturing Technology Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:59:00 +0000 1139101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><b><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">Alcantara CEO Boragno chose carless Venice for the automotive symposium to undesrscore fragility of environment.</span></b></p> Concepts, Show Talk Signal PSA on Recovery Trail http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/concepts-show-talk-signal-psa-recovery-trail <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Word of rising sales for the Peugeot and Citroen brands, plus the DS marque’s 500,000th customer, share the Paris stage with key new show cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/concepts-show-talk-signal-psa-recovery-trail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/concepts-show-talk-signal-psa-recovery-trail#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology France PSA Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Future Products Thu, 02 Oct 2014 16:04:00 +0000 1129681 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>DS Divine concept car features semi-precious jewels sewn onto interior fabrics and multi-faceted grille.</strong></p> French Auto Sales Maintain Momentum in September http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/french-auto-sales-maintain-momentum-september <div class="node-body article-body">Sales results released by the French automakers association CCFA would seem to assure 2014 will break a string of year-on-year losses dating back to 2008.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/french-auto-sales-maintain-momentum-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/french-auto-sales-maintain-momentum-september#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe France Audi BMW Citroen Dacia Nissan Peugeot Renault Sales Results Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:36:00 +0000 1128351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Peugeot 308 drives automaker&rsquo;s September surge.</strong></p> PSA to Unveil 118-MPG Citroen Concept at Paris Show http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/psa-unveil-118-mpg-citroen-concept-paris-show <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The outstanding fuel economy comes from a unique hybrid powertrain that uses air instead of electricity. The technology combines a 3-cyl. PureTech gasoline engine with a compressed-air energy-storage unit that powers the automatic transmission.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/psa-unveil-118-mpg-citroen-concept-paris-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/psa-unveil-118-mpg-citroen-concept-paris-show#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology France Citroen Sales & Marketing 2014 Paris Auto Show Aerodynamics Engines Exterior Hybrid Vehicles Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:44:00 +0000 1125741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>PSA says concept&rsquo;s fuel economy tops production model&rsquo;s 91 mpg.</strong></p>