PSA http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53636/more en New CUV Continues Citroen’s Upmarket Push in China http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-cuv-continues-citroen-s-upmarket-push-china <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Beijing Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The JV is targeting the brand at the fast-growing luxury segment of the world’s biggest automotive market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-cuv-continues-citroen-s-upmarket-push-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-cuv-continues-citroen-s-upmarket-push-china#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Retail Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Dealerships Europe China France Chery Citroen Retail Sales & Marketing 2014 Beijing Auto Show Globalization Product Development Vehicle Assembly Shenzhen Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:10:00 +0000 994671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Citroen-Chery JV to display souped-up DS5 5LS R concept at Beijing.</strong></p> Peugeot Exalt Concept Tests Market for New Flagship http://wardsauto.com/europe/peugeot-exalt-concept-tests-market-new-flagship <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Beijing Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Exalt’s hybrid powertrain consists of a 266-hp 1.6L turbocharged gasoline engine borrowed from the RCA R sports car and a 50-kW (67-hp) electric motor driving the rear axle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/peugeot-exalt-concept-tests-market-new-flagship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/peugeot-exalt-concept-tests-market-new-flagship#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology China France Peugeot 2014 Beijing Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:40:00 +0000 994481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Exalt features combination stainless steel/sharkskin textile outer skin.</strong></p> 2014 Peugeot Exalt Concept http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2014-peugeot-exalt-concept <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Exalt Concept is Peugeot's take on a luxury sedan of the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2014-peugeot-exalt-concept" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2014-peugeot-exalt-concept#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology China France Peugeot 2014 Beijing Auto Show Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:39:00 +0000 994471 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-103 <div class="node-body article-body">BorgWarner adds thermostats to emissions-control arsenal; Daimler quits JV with maker of battery cells for Smart; Dirac technology will customize Harman Kardon audio system in Volvo V70. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-103" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-103#comments Premium Management & Strategy Auto Makers Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. France Germany Italy Sweden BorgWarner Citroen Daimler Mazda Smart TRW Volvo Car Airbags Globalization Instrument Panel Li-ion Purchashing Sound Systems Aunde Deutsche ACCUmotive Dirac Evonik James Verrier Jim O'Sullivan Li-Tec Mitsubishi Electric Wahler Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:30:00 +0000 988631 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Roof airbag frees up cabin space for storage, IP expansion or openness.</strong></p> New Citroen Could Be Lifesaver for PSA’s Madrid Plant http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-citroen-could-be-lifesaver-psa-s-madrid-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The facility’s future has been in doubt since before it lost a program to build a new CUV to a competing plant. But launch of the new C4 Cactus appears to have turned the Madrid operation’s fortunes around.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-citroen-could-be-lifesaver-psa-s-madrid-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-citroen-could-be-lifesaver-psa-s-madrid-plant#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Spain Citroen Vehicle Assembly Vehicles & Technology Thu, 03 Apr 2014 09:41:00 +0000 986521 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Citroen C4 Cactus could be last hope for PSA&rsquo;s Madrid plant.</strong></p> Russia Spurns Automakers’ Bid for Additional Aid http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-spurns-automakers-bid-additional-aid <div class="node-body article-body">While disappointed by the government’s rejection, the automakers say they have no plans to reduce their investment programs in Russia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-spurns-automakers-bid-additional-aid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-spurns-automakers-bid-additional-aid#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia AvtoVAZ Ford Hyundai Mitsubishi PSA Renault Volkswagen Capacity Utilization Finance Globalization Incentives Inventories Production Trade Bruno Ancelin Denis Manturov Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade Scrappage Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:19:00 +0000 986611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Daimler considering Mercedes assembly in Russia despite stagnant market.</strong></p> Home-Grown Brands Lead French Sales Resurgence http://wardsauto.com/europe/home-grown-brands-lead-french-sales-resurgence <div class="node-body article-body">The March results pulled the French market, Europe’s second-largest, ahead for the year 2.6%. While sales are rising, they still are low historically, and 2013 was France’s worst year in two decades.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/home-grown-brands-lead-french-sales-resurgence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/home-grown-brands-lead-french-sales-resurgence#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe France Dacia Lexus Opel/Vauxhall PSA Renault Volkswagen Sales Results CCFA Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:57:00 +0000 986011 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Top-selling Clio leads small cars to lion&rsquo;s share of market.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-102 <div class="node-body article-body">Lear not sitting still in China; IBM crafting connectivity software for PSA Peugeot Citroen; automakers reach agreement on social-responsibility guidelines for suppliers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-102" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-102#comments Premium World Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. France World BorgWarner Continental Lear PSA Collision Avoidance Global Sources Globalization Information & Entertainment Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Radar Automotive Industry Action Group Christian Schumacher CSR Europe IBM J. Scot Sharland Matt Simoncini Shanghai Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 982281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Continental blind-spot warning key component of autonomous driving.</strong></p> Geneva’s Glamour Belies Region Still Shackled by Economic Crisis http://wardsauto.com/europe/geneva-s-glamour-belies-region-still-shackled-economic-crisis <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne warns that the disintegration of sales since 2007 equates to the loss of nearly 12 assembly plants. European automakers, however, have not rebalanced manufacturing capacity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/geneva-s-glamour-belies-region-still-shackled-economic-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/geneva-s-glamour-belies-region-still-shackled-economic-crisis#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Citroen Dongfeng Fiat Ford Jeep Opel/Vauxhall Peugeot Renault Volkswagen 2014 Geneva Auto Show Capacity Utilization Restructuring Sales Results ACEA Dan Ammann Erik Jonnaert European Union IHS Automotive Sergio Marchionne Stephanie Brinley Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:07:00 +0000 977971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volkswagen stand at 2014 Geneva auto show.</strong></p> Supplier Bosch Touts Modern Diesel-Engine Technology http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-bosch-touts-modern-diesel-engine-technology <div class="node-body article-body">Bosch U.K. says the past decade has seen increasing numbers of diesel cars fitted with advanced components, such as common-rail diesel and stop/start, that have significantly lowered both emissions and operating costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-bosch-touts-modern-diesel-engine-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-bosch-touts-modern-diesel-engine-technology#comments Premium Auto Makers Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Bosch Peugeot Diesel Emissions Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Peter Fouquet Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:46:00 +0000 975721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Supplier says common-rail fuel injection key advance in diesel technology.</strong></p>