PSA http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53636/more en 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> EU’s Russian Antidumping Case Has Geopolitical Roots http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-s-russian-antidumping-case-has-geopolitical-roots <div class="field-byline"> Brenda Dionisi </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The EU needs to draw a line in the sand over Russian breaches of WTO rules, analysts say. The country is too important a market to allow it to flout trade treaties already accepted.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-s-russian-antidumping-case-has-geopolitical-roots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-s-russian-antidumping-case-has-geopolitical-roots#comments Premium Politics Auto Makers Europe Germany Italy Russia Iveco PSA Volkswagen Tariffs Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:12:00 +0000 1040341 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volkswagen says duties have slashed its van exports to Russia 70%-80%.</strong></p> EU Takes Coordinated Approach to Auto Recalls http://wardsauto.com/europe/eu-takes-coordinated-approach-auto-recalls <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun and Kylie Kendall </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One source of safety difficulties automakers face is the increasing complexity of design. The average car now has about 15,000 parts, most coming from a global network of suppliers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/eu-takes-coordinated-approach-auto-recalls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/eu-takes-coordinated-approach-auto-recalls#comments Public Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Europe Suppliers Europe - Regional Citroen Lamborghini Mercedes Component European Commission Safety Trade Tue, 13 May 2014 10:14:00 +0000 1016771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Regulators call out Lamborghinis for weak brake-rotor bolts.</strong></p> 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>