PSA http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53636/more en Russian Auto Jobs Drying Up Alongside Production http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/russian-auto-jobs-drying-alongside-production <div class="node-body article-body">According to automotive analysts ASM-Holding, employment in the Russian auto industry has declined 10.5% since May 2014, from 205,134 to 183,534 workers, and a new wave of layoffs may take place by the end of the year.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/russian-auto-jobs-drying-alongside-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/russian-auto-jobs-drying-alongside-production#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Analysis Industry Russia Data & Insights AvtoVAZ BMW Ford PSA Employment Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:15:00 +0000 1368971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Layoffs at AvtoVAZ plant have prompted strikes.</strong></p> PSA, Toyota Lead Way as European Cars Get Cleaner http://wardsauto.com/industry/psa-toyota-lead-way-european-cars-get-cleaner <div class="node-body article-body">A report by Transport & Environment says the European auto industry as a whole reduced CO2 emissions 2.6% to 123.4 g/km last year from 126.8 g/km in 2013.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/psa-toyota-lead-way-european-cars-get-cleaner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/psa-toyota-lead-way-european-cars-get-cleaner#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines Technology Mitsubishi Nissan Peugeot Renault Toyota Electric Vehicles Emissions Hybrid Vehicles Wed, 23 Sep 2015 08:57:00 +0000 1353441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>All-electric iOn helps Peugeot claim Europe&rsquo;s lowest CO2 emissions.</strong></p> Spain Levies Hefty Fines in Latest Price-Fixing Case http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/spain-levies-hefty-fines-latest-price-fixing-case <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers planning to appeal the fines may argue the fragmented Spanish market is competitive. Their combined market share is 91% but no single brand has a stake greater than 10%, spurring discounts averaging €4,000.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/spain-levies-hefty-fines-latest-price-fixing-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/spain-levies-hefty-fines-latest-price-fixing-case#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Industry Spain Dealer BMW Citroen Fiat Ford General Motors Peugeot PSA Renault SEAT Toyota Volkswagen Politics Sales & Marketing Laws/Law Enforcement Fri, 14 Aug 2015 16:48:00 +0000 1331731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fines against whistleblower SEAT, parent VW waived.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> JLR’s New Slovak Plant Could Hit Personnel Snag http://wardsauto.com/industry/jlr-s-new-slovak-plant-could-hit-personnel-snag <div class="node-body article-body">JLR is expected to create up to 4,000 direct jobs at its Slovak plant. But its location within 100 miles of Volkswagen, PSA and Kia facilities has raised concerns the luxury automaker may have trouble finding enough qualified workers.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/jlr-s-new-slovak-plant-could-hit-personnel-snag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/jlr-s-new-slovak-plant-could-hit-personnel-snag#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Analysis Industry Materials Poland Technology Slovakia United Kingdom Data & Insights Audi Bentley Jaguar Kia Land Rover Porsche PSA Volkswagen Politics Aluminum Body Employment Globalization Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:41:00 +0000 1331091 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>JLR Slovakia plant could build next-gen Land Rover Defender.</strong></p> Global Automakers See New, Revived Prospects in Iran http://wardsauto.com/industry/global-automakers-see-new-revived-prospects-iran <div class="node-body article-body">Renault and PSA, both with a significant history of manufacturing activities in Iran, are in advanced negotiations on new projects.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/global-automakers-see-new-revived-prospects-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/global-automakers-see-new-revived-prospects-iran#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Africa / Middle East Analysis Industry Iran Data & Insights Daimler Kia PSA Renault Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Globalization Product Development Production Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:11:00 +0000 1317981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Local automaker Iran Khodro builds Renault Tondar 90.</strong></p> Suppliers Battered By Russian Auto-Industry Slump http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/suppliers-battered-russian-auto-industry-slump <div class="node-body article-body">The decision by Faurecia, which manufactures components such as seats, interiors and exhaust systems, to partially suspend operations may disrupt Russian production by major automakers including PSA Peugeot Citroen and Ford.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/suppliers-battered-russian-auto-industry-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/suppliers-battered-russian-auto-industry-slump#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Analysis Industry Russia Data & Insights Faurecia Ford PSA Component Global Sources Globalization Local Content OE-Supplier Relations Production Purchashing Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1315751 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>French supplier Faurecia mothballs just-completed Russia plant.</strong></p> Magna Steyr Austria Plant Adds BMW, JLR Production http://wardsauto.com/industry/magna-steyr-austria-plant-adds-bmw-jlr-production <div class="node-body article-body">The contract assembler’s current portfolio at Graz includes the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Mini Countryman and Paceman and Peugeot RCZ. But of the four models, only G-Class production will continue after 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/magna-steyr-austria-plant-adds-bmw-jlr-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/magna-steyr-austria-plant-adds-bmw-jlr-production#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Analysis Industry Austria Netherlands Data & Insights BMW Jaguar Land Rover Mercedes Mini Peugeot Capacity Utilization Employment Production Vehicle Assembly Fri, 17 Jul 2015 19:48:00 +0000 1315861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>G-Class in 36th year of production at Graz, Austria facility.</strong></p> France’s PSA Raising African Profile in Morocco http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/france-s-psa-raising-african-profile-morocco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/france-s-psa-raising-african-profile-morocco#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Europe Industry 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/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/eu-automakers-defend-diesel-flap-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/eu-automakers-defend-diesel-flap-france#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Industry Engines Diesel France Technology 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/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Fuel Economy Resource Center Europe - Regional Industry North America - Regional Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines Diesel Safety Technology Germany Technology 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>