Renault http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53639/more en Russia Car-Sales Slump Expected to Worsen in 2015 http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-car-sales-slump-expected-worsen-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Predicting a 24% decline from a 2014 result that was off 10% from the prior year, industry spokesman Joerge Schreiber says: “Nobody doubts that there will be a crisis. The question is how severe and long it will last.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-car-sales-slump-expected-worsen-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-car-sales-slump-expected-worsen-2015#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Chevrolet Ford Kia Lada Renault Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:39:00 +0000 1201421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Largus helps keep Lada Russia&rsquo;s No.1 brand despite 19% sales drop.</strong></p> Renault Samsung Hopes SM5 LPG-Fueled Taxi Fares Well http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/renault-samsung-hopes-sm5-lpg-fueled-taxi-fares-well <div class="node-body article-body">It may be the first time an automaker has targeted its flagship vehicle toward the taxi market to achieve its overall sales goal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/renault-samsung-hopes-sm5-lpg-fueled-taxi-fares-well" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/renault-samsung-hopes-sm5-lpg-fueled-taxi-fares-well#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology South Korea Spain Samsung Interior Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Product Development Sales Results Fri, 09 Jan 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1195401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New SM5&rsquo;s trunk space enlarged by repositioning LPG hardware.</strong></p> Ford Leads Way as U.K. Auto Sales Hit 10-Year High http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-leads-way-uk-auto-sales-hit-10-year-high <div class="node-body article-body">The Ford Fiesta was the U.K.’s top seller in 2014 with 131,254 deliveries. The Ford Focus followed with 85,140, despite being outsold in December by the third-place Vauxhall Corsa.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-leads-way-uk-auto-sales-hit-10-year-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-leads-way-uk-auto-sales-hit-10-year-high#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe United Kingdom Ford Hyundai Nissan Opel/Vauxhall Renault Sales Results Wed, 07 Jan 2015 18:49:00 +0000 1195321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Transit helps Ford grow share of CV market from 20.9% to to 23.5% in 2014.</strong></p> Renault Samsung Rides QM3 to Korea Import Primacy http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/renault-samsung-rides-qm3-korea-import-primacy <div class="node-body article-body">While the QM3’s domestic sales target for all of 2014 was set at 8,000 units, through November the automaker had sold some 14,000 and had a 2-month-long waiting list for more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/renault-samsung-rides-qm3-korea-import-primacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/renault-samsung-rides-qm3-korea-import-primacy#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Hyundai Kia Nissan Samsung Ssangyong Volkswagen Capacity Utilization Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 02 Jan 2015 12:00:00 +0000 1186441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Spain-built Renault Captur runaway success in Korea.</strong></p> Fuel-Cell Cars: All Ramped Up With No Place to Go? http://wardsauto.com/blog/fuel-cell-cars-all-ramped-no-place-go <div class="node-body blog-body">Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle discussions usually turn to the I word: infrastructure. Automakers are investing too much into FCVs to guess whether refueling infrastructure will grow. It will. But for now it’s running on fumes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/fuel-cell-cars-all-ramped-no-place-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/fuel-cell-cars-all-ramped-no-place-go#comments Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. France Honda Hyundai Renault Volkswagen Politics Department of Energy (DOE) Emissions Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles fuel-cell vehicles fueling infrastructure hydrogen refueling stations Road Ahead Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:41:00 +0000 1183681 at http://wardsauto.com Russian LV Sales Free-Fall Checked in November http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-lv-sales-free-fall-checked-november <div class="node-body article-body">“Retail demand has been extraordinary in recent weeks, helped by government subsidies and consumers rushing to get ahead of widely anticipated new-year price increases,” industry spokesman Joerg Schreiber says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-lv-sales-free-fall-checked-november" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-lv-sales-free-fall-checked-november#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Hyundai Kia Lada Nissan Renault Sales Results Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:48:00 +0000 1175141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Rio snatches November sales crown from Lada Granta.</strong></p> Conference Examines Commerce and Car Connectivity http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/conference-examines-commerce-and-car-connectivity <div class="node-body article-body">A century ago, the car changed the world, Continental Vice President Ralf Lenninger says. “Now the world is changing the car.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/conference-examines-commerce-and-car-connectivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/conference-examines-commerce-and-car-connectivity#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. France Germany Bosch Continental Nissan Renault Autonomous Vehicles Future Products Internet OE-Supplier Relations Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:53:00 +0000 1172081 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Renault Next Two autonomous prototype unveiled earlier this year.</strong></p> Game of Inches for Small-Car Importers Eyeing Korea http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/game-inches-small-car-importers-eyeing-korea <div class="node-body article-body">Foreign automakers can import their small cars into Korea, but without city-car certification they must compete against homegrown models that meet the requirements and entice buyers with many government incentives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/game-inches-small-car-importers-eyeing-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/game-inches-small-car-importers-eyeing-korea#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Chevrolet Fiat Kia Opel/Vauxhall Renault Smart Globalization Incentives Production Sales Results Trade Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:02:00 +0000 1169131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat 500 1.6 ins. too wide for spiff-laden city-car certification.</strong></p> European Auto Sales Up 6.1% in October, 6.5% on Year http://wardsauto.com/europe/european-auto-sales-61-october-65-year <div class="node-body article-body">Every group but General Motors and Honda has sold more cars this year than last year at the same time, and in October only GM, Honda and Suzuki were down.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/european-auto-sales-61-october-65-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/european-auto-sales-61-october-65-year#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional General Motors Honda Mitsubishi Renault Suzuki Sales Results Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1162391 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mitsubishi spearheads Japanese penetration of European market.</strong></p> Russia’s Lengthy LV Sales Decline Eases in October http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-lengthy-lv-sales-decline-eases-october-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Last month’s relative improvement resulted from the government scrappage incentive program supporting domestic-vehicle sales and the sharp decline of the ruble raising short-term demand for imported models.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-lengthy-lv-sales-decline-eases-october-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-lengthy-lv-sales-decline-eases-october-0#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Kia Lada Nissan Renault Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:05:00 +0000 1158051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Best-selling Granta gets big boost from cash-for-clunkers scheme.</strong></p>