PSA http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53636/more en 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 Plants & Production Auto Makers 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 Asia Pacific Europe Suppliers 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="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 Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology China France Peugeot 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="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 Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology France Audi Citroen 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> Moscow Auto Show Highlights Lada, Chevrolet Concepts http://wardsauto.com/europe/moscow-auto-show-highlights-lada-chevrolet-concepts <div class="node-body article-body">Nissan’s revived low-cost Datsun brand, which is participating in the Moscow show for the first time, introduces its second model, the Datsun mi-DO. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/moscow-auto-show-highlights-lada-chevrolet-concepts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/moscow-auto-show-highlights-lada-chevrolet-concepts#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Russia AvtoVAZ Chevrolet Lada Mercedes Nissan Peugeot Renault Toyota Sales & Marketing Exterior Production Vehicles & Technology Wed, 03 Sep 2014 09:41:00 +0000 1105401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Datsun mi-DO hatchback based on Lada Kalina.</strong></p> Japanese Automakers Boost Exports From Europe http://wardsauto.com/europe/japanese-automakers-boost-exports-europe <div class="node-body article-body">More than two-thirds of all Japanese-brand models sold in Europe now are produced there, an industry group says. Imports from Japan fell to 371,576 units in 2013, down 8.2% from 401,870 compared with prior-year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/japanese-automakers-boost-exports-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/japanese-automakers-boost-exports-europe#comments Premium World Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Africa - Regional Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional Middle East - Regional North America - Regional South America - Regional Japan BMW Daimler Honda Hyundai Nissan PSA Toyota Capacity Utilization Employment Fuel-Cell Vehicles Globalization Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) Product Development Production Purchashing Trade Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:59:00 +0000 1077901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota expanding Yaris output at French plant.</strong></p> Global Automakers May Abandon Russian Production http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/global-automakers-may-abandon-russian-production <div class="node-body article-body">One analysis suggests limited capacity, possible loss of government support, devaluation of the ruble and other factors may prompt global automakers to halt assembly operations in Russia and instead focus on imports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/global-automakers-may-abandon-russian-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/global-automakers-may-abandon-russian-production#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia BMW Ford PSA Renault Capacity Utilization Globalization Sales Results Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 1066121 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EcoSport, shown outside Kremlin, attests to Ford stake in Russia.</strong></p> Domestic Brands Sustain French Car-Sales Recovery http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/domestic-brands-sustain-french-car-sales-recovery <div class="node-body article-body">For the first half, the French market was up 2.9% but non-French brands languished in negative territory, down 4.5%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/domestic-brands-sustain-french-car-sales-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/domestic-brands-sustain-french-car-sales-recovery#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe France BMW Citroen Dacia Peugeot Renault Sales Results Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:20:00 +0000 1051451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Scenic helps Renault show big improvement over dismal first-half 2013.</strong></p> PSA Building C4 Cactus at Nearly Shuttered Plant http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-building-c4-cactus-nearly-shuttered-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The French automaker managed by Carlos Tavares wants to emulate the success of the Captur model achieved by Renault, Tavares’ former company.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-building-c4-cactus-nearly-shuttered-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-building-c4-cactus-nearly-shuttered-plant#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe Spain Citroen PSA Capacity Utilization Labor & Human Resources Product Development Production Vehicle Assembly Madrid Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1045411 at http://wardsauto.com PSA-Fiat JV Launches Next-Gen LCVs in Tough Market http://wardsauto.com/europe/psa-fiat-jv-launches-next-gen-lcvs-tough-market <div class="node-body article-body">Sevel Sur is considered one of the industry’s most profitable JVs, but the Fiat-PSA Peugeot Citroen collaboration faces stepped-up competition from automakers including Opel, Mercedes, Renault and Volkswagen.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/psa-fiat-jv-launches-next-gen-lcvs-tough-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/psa-fiat-jv-launches-next-gen-lcvs-tough-market#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional France Italy Turkey Fiat PSA Toyota Emissions Fuel Economy Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:56:00 +0000 1042111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat Ducato sold as Ram ProMaster in U.S.</strong></p>