PSA http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53636/more en 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> Quartz Concept Crystallizes Peugeot Design Know-How http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/quartz-concept-crystallizes-peugeot-design-know-how <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Peugeot Quartz combines the space, style and comfort of the Exalt 5-door sedan with the capability and look of a high-performance SUV.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/quartz-concept-crystallizes-peugeot-design-know-how" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/quartz-concept-crystallizes-peugeot-design-know-how#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology France Peugeot Sales & Marketing 2014 Paris Auto Show Exterior Hybrid Vehicles Interior Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:22:00 +0000 1125261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Peugeot concept bears racing influences.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> PSA Madrid Plant Goes From Basket Case to Showcase http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-madrid-plant-goes-basket-case-showcase <div class="node-body article-body">The Cactus has been a lifesaver for the Madrid plant, which was threatened with closing after PSA assigned production of the Peugeot 208 subcompact elsewhere in 2012.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-madrid-plant-goes-basket-case-showcase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-madrid-plant-goes-basket-case-showcase#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology France Germany Italy Netherlands Spain United Kingdom Citroen Peugeot Capacity Utilization Employment Hybrid Vehicles Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Madrid Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:23:00 +0000 1120711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>C4 Cactus revitalizes PSA Madrid plant.</strong></p> Stop-Start Problems Could Put Charge Into Ultracapacitor Market http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/stop-start-problems-could-put-charge-ultracapacitor-market <div class="node-body article-body">Ultracaps, long considered too costly for widespread application in light vehicles, appear to be gaining traction – albeit ever so slowly – as electrification takes hold and automakers find the technology’s advantages harder to resist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/stop-start-problems-could-put-charge-ultracapacitor-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/stop-start-problems-could-put-charge-ultracapacitor-market#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan France Italy Ford Lamborghini Mazda PSA Suppliers Batteries Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:20:00 +0000 1115181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aventador supercar employs Maxwell ultracap.</strong></p> Peugeot Concept Shown at Beijing Tweaked for Paris http://wardsauto.com/europe/peugeot-concept-shown-beijing-tweaked-paris <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Exalt comes with the HYbrid-Kick concept moped, a foldaway electric scooter stowed below the trunk floor that allows drivers to easily reach their final destination.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/peugeot-concept-shown-beijing-tweaked-paris" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/peugeot-concept-shown-beijing-tweaked-paris#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology China France Peugeot 2014 Paris Auto Show Aerodynamics Exterior Globalization Hybrid Vehicles Interior Paris auto show Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:41:00 +0000 1115301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker says textile covering concept&rsquo;s rear end improves aerodynamics.</strong></p> Citroen Concept Sedan Nothing Short of Divine http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/citroen-concept-sedan-nothing-short-divine <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Up to now most DS designs have been derived from various Citroens, but the Divine owes nothing to any existing model. The Audi A4 is considered the benchmark.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/citroen-concept-sedan-nothing-short-divine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/citroen-concept-sedan-nothing-short-divine#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology France Audi Citroen 2014 Paris Auto Show Exterior Interior Product Development Paris auto show Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:21:00 +0000 1114451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Crystal fabricator Swarovski unlikely supplier for Divine DS interior.</strong></p>