PSA http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53636/more en France’s PSA Raising African Profile in Morocco http://wardsauto.com/africa-middle-east/france-s-psa-raising-african-profile-morocco <div class="field-byline"> Iana Dreyer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker aims to cater to the growing North African and sub-Saharan African market from its Morocco unit. It bets on car-market volume of 8 million units in the region by 2025 and hopes to account for 1 million of those sales.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/africa-middle-east/france-s-psa-raising-african-profile-morocco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/africa-middle-east/france-s-psa-raising-african-profile-morocco#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Europe Algeria Morocco Nigeria France Citroen Ford Peugeot PSA Renault Sales & Marketing Globalization Local Content Vehicle Assembly Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1306071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>PSA rival Renault&rsquo;s Dacia brand came to Morocco in 2012.</strong></p> EU Automakers Defend Diesel in Flap With France http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-automakers-defend-diesel-flap-france <div class="field-byline"> Sara Lewis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers object to diesels’ exclusion from the highest ranking of vehicles by tailpipe emissions levels which, alongside a separate electric-vehicle class, provides parking and driving concessions, plus access to low-pollution zones in large cities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-automakers-defend-diesel-flap-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-automakers-defend-diesel-flap-france#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional France PSA Politics Diesel Emissions European Commission Gasoline Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:13:00 +0000 1304721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Diesel-electric Peugeot 3008 misses cut for low-emissions perks.</strong></p> 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="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> Opel-PSA Co-Development Deal Takes Shape With LCVs http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-psa-co-development-deal-takes-shape-lcvs <div class="node-body article-body">The LCVs to be built at Vigo are among several new-vehicle programs being jointly developed by PSA and Opel/Vauxhall parent General Motors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-psa-co-development-deal-takes-shape-lcvs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-psa-co-development-deal-takes-shape-lcvs#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe France Spain Turkey Citroen Opel/Vauxhall Peugeot Product Development Vehicle Assembly Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1265931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Combo production moving to Spain from Turkey.</strong></p> 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>