Renault http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53639/more en Algeria Hub of Renault’s Three-Continent Growth Plan http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/algeria-hub-renault-s-three-continent-growth-plan <div class="field-byline"> Kaci Racelma </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Industry analysts see Renault’s investment in Algeria as a twofold strategy aimed at consolidating markets in Europe and positioning the French company for growth in Africa. The automaker also is eyeing expansion into the Middle East.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/algeria-hub-renault-s-three-continent-growth-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/algeria-hub-renault-s-three-continent-growth-plan#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Europe Africa - Regional Europe - Regional Middle East - Regional Algeria France Romania Dacia Renault Sales & Marketing Globalization Vehicle Assembly Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:41:00 +0000 1240131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Symbol, rebadged Dacia Logan, assembled at Algeria plant.</strong></p> Lavish Rebates Fail to Jump-Start Korean EV Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/lavish-rebates-fail-jump-start-korean-ev-market <div class="node-body article-body">The Korean government shares the industry’s expectations of a growing EV market despite falling far short previously. Last year’s 1,183 sales amounted to a minuscule 1.9% of the projected 60,000.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/lavish-rebates-fail-jump-start-korean-ev-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/lavish-rebates-fail-jump-start-korean-ev-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology South Korea Kia Nissan Samsung Charging Electric Vehicles Incentives Sales Results Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1240941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Renault Samsung plugs SM3 EV as taxi in new marketing push.</strong></p> Global Hybrid Leader Toyota’s 2014 Sales Slip 1.0% http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/global-hybrid-leader-toyota-s-2014-sales-slip-10 <div class="node-body article-body">Honda, Mitsubishi, Subaru were among the automakers reporting improved hybrid sales in 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/global-hybrid-leader-toyota-s-2014-sales-slip-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/global-hybrid-leader-toyota-s-2014-sales-slip-10#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe North America China U.S. Japan France South Korea Ford General Motors Honda Hyundai Kia Lexus Mazda Mitsubishi Nissan Renault Subaru Toyota Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:49:00 +0000 1226951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Prius c retains sales title despite 11.3% slip in home market.</strong></p> Kadjar CUV to Push Renault Spain Output to New High http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/kadjar-cuv-push-renault-spain-output-new-high <div class="node-body article-body">The new C-segment model is targeted for output of 300-400 units per day, sources say, with a market launch expected by early fall in Europe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/kadjar-cuv-push-renault-spain-output-new-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/kadjar-cuv-push-renault-spain-output-new-high#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology China Spain Renault Future Products Vehicle Assembly Fri, 06 Feb 2015 11:49:00 +0000 1219371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Renault Kadjar to be assembled in Spain and China.</strong></p> 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>