Renault http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53639/more en Renault Eolab Concept a Fuel-Efficient Tour de Force http://wardsauto.com/europe/renault-eolab-concept-fuel-efficient-tour-de-force <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Volkswagen reportedly has been working on similar technology and may show off a similar concept in Paris. But Renault wants to be the first automaker to offer a B-segment compact family car that delivers 235 mpg and can carry four people.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/renault-eolab-concept-fuel-efficient-tour-de-force" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/renault-eolab-concept-fuel-efficient-tour-de-force#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology France Renault 2014 Paris Auto Show Aerodynamics Emissions Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:51:00 +0000 1126281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Designers sought roominess after engineers tackled technology.</strong></p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-11 <div class="node-body article-body">Bridgestone studying rubbery shrubbery; LEDs light the way in new Lexus CUV; Mahle casts away cast iron in piston-ring component.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-11#comments Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Audi BorgWarner Continental Ford Lexus Renault Volkswagen Cockpit Dual Clutch (DCT) Electric Vehicles Electronic Control Units (ECU) Future Products Headlamps Information & Entertainment Manufacturing Technology National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Pedestrian Protection Plastic Steel Taillamps Tires Voice Activation 3-D Printer Bridgestone LED Mahle University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:12:00 +0000 1125001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>3-D printer replaces stamping, conventional assembly of Strati EV.</strong></p> Renault to Unveil New-Gen Espace MPV at Paris Show http://wardsauto.com/europe/renault-unveil-new-gen-espace-mpv-paris-show <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Through the years the family van has matured into a large, sophisticated utility meant to appeal to buyers with a strong design and modular, highly flexible interior.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/renault-unveil-new-gen-espace-mpv-paris-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/renault-unveil-new-gen-espace-mpv-paris-show#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology France Renault Sales & Marketing 2014 Paris Auto Show Design Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:58:00 +0000 1125161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Time-tested MPV comes in 5-, 7-seat versions.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Renault Samsung Union Caves on Wage Demands; Increase, Bonuses Modest http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/renault-samsung-union-caves-wage-demands-increase-bonuses-modest <div class="node-body article-body">Wages will increase only 65,000 won per month, but it is the first hike for workers at the hard-pressed company in the past two years. Unions also won special bonuses and a pledge to add more workers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/renault-samsung-union-caves-wage-demands-increase-bonuses-modest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/renault-samsung-union-caves-wage-demands-increase-bonuses-modest#comments Premium Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea Samsung Labor & Human Resources Unions Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:30:00 +0000 1123201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New contract means Rogue production to resume full speed.</strong></p> Russian New-Car Sales Tailspin Continues in August http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-new-car-sales-tailspin-continues-august <div class="node-body article-body">The industry is hoping a recently announced government incentive for the scrappage and trade-in of used vehicles will break the market’s fall.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-new-car-sales-tailspin-continues-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-new-car-sales-tailspin-continues-august#comments Premium Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Chevrolet Ford Hyundai Kia Lada Nissan Renault Incentives Sales Results Trade Association of European Businesses Automobile Manufacturers Committee Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:00:00 +0000 1113161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Granta best seller for Lada brand off 32% in August.</strong></p> Renault Samsung Launches Flagship SM7 Nova http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/renault-samsung-launches-flagship-sm7-nova <div class="node-body article-body">The new model is loaded with features, including Nissan’s venerable VQ V-6, available as an option. Wi-Fi replaces Bluetooth, and use of magnesium in spots cuts the weight of the revamped sedan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/renault-samsung-launches-flagship-sm7-nova" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/renault-samsung-launches-flagship-sm7-nova#comments Premium Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology South Korea Nissan Samsung Vehicles & Technology Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:22:00 +0000 1107681 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sleeker profile, bolder front end mark new SM7 Nova.</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> Annual U.K. Fuel Efficiency Competition Electrified http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/annual-uk-fuel-efficiency-competition-electrified <div class="node-body article-body">Electric vehicles, extended-range EVs and plug-in hybrid EVs will compete in their own class alongside the more-conventional but increasingly fuel-efficient internal-combustion-engine models.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/annual-uk-fuel-efficiency-competition-electrified" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/annual-uk-fuel-efficiency-competition-electrified#comments Premium Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Nissan Renault Charging Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:10:00 +0000 1089051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Charge-point choices key to EV drivers&rsquo; strategy.</strong></p> Korea Output, Domestic Sales Up in First-Half 2014 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai’s domestic market share through June was 49.0%, followed by Kia, 30.9%; GM Korea, 10.2%; Renault Samsung, 5.2%; and Ssangyong, 4.7%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Audi BMW General Motors Hyundai Kia Mercedes Samsung Ssangyong Volkswagen Production Sales Results Trade Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:33:00 +0000 1085931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sonata leads way as Hyundai maintains domestic dominance.</strong></p> Export Markets New Combat Zone for Indian Automakers http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Domestic automakers and global manufacturers’ Indian subsidiaries are exporting, or will export, both fully assembled vehicles and kits for local assembly in the importing country. Their market reach is worldwide.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Honda Hyundai Jeep Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Renault Tata Volkswagen Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 1082031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Datsun GO helps Nissan become India&rsquo;s No.2 exporter.</strong></p>