Renault http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53639/more en 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> Rogue May Be Light at End of Tunnel for Korea’s Samsung Motors http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/rogue-may-be-light-end-tunnel-korea-s-samsung-motors <div class="node-body article-body">Launch of the Nissan CUV is helping Samsung better utilize its Busan assembly plant and push global sales up by double-digit rates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/rogue-may-be-light-end-tunnel-korea-s-samsung-motors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/rogue-may-be-light-end-tunnel-korea-s-samsung-motors#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Nissan Samsung Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicle Assembly Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:59:00 +0000 1141451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Korean-built Rogues head for U.S.</strong></p> Nissan Spain Adds Workers, Shifts to Meet LCV Demand http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-spain-adds-workers-shifts-meet-lcv-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Nissan has achieved a 6% share of the global LCV market, but manager Dany Boulenger believes the 8% target included in Nissan’s Power 88 business plan is within reach.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-spain-adds-workers-shifts-meet-lcv-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-spain-adds-workers-shifts-meet-lcv-demand#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Spain Nissan Renault Capacity Utilization Electric Vehicles Employment Product Development Purchashing Vehicle Assembly Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:12:00 +0000 1138351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Spain crucial to Nissan&rsquo;s LCV growth plan, Boulenger says.</strong></p> Number-Plate Update Boosts U.K. Car-Sales Numbers http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/number-plate-update-boosts-uk-car-sales-numbers <div class="node-body article-body">September is a key month for the industry with the biannual number-plate update. September and March, the months of the plate change, together account for one-third of a year’s sales.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/number-plate-update-boosts-uk-car-sales-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/number-plate-update-boosts-uk-car-sales-numbers#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe United Kingdom Ford Kia Nissan Renault Suzuki Sales Results Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:41:00 +0000 1131411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Leaf jolts U.K., European markets with best-ever September result.</strong></p> Renault’s Reinvented Espace CUV Steals Show in Paris http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/renault-s-reinvented-espace-cuv-steals-show-paris <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">CEO Carlos Ghosn wants to add upscale models to the Renault brand, and the automaker’s association with Daimler and Nissan’s Infiniti brand is expected to help. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/renault-s-reinvented-espace-cuv-steals-show-paris" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/renault-s-reinvented-espace-cuv-steals-show-paris#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology France Daimler Infiniti Renault Sales & Marketing 2014 Paris Auto Show Aluminum Interior Plastic Product Development Steel Fri, 03 Oct 2014 20:36:00 +0000 1130561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>CUV shares new platform with Nissan vehicle; Megane, others to follow.</strong></p>