Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/571931/more en Detroit, Not Chicago, Scores Tractor Unveiling http://wardsauto.com/blog/detroit-not-chicago-scores-tractor-unveiling <div class="node-body blog-body">Truly, a lawn tractor in Detroit in January is about as useful as a snowplow in July. </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/detroit-not-chicago-scores-tractor-unveiling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/detroit-not-chicago-scores-tractor-unveiling#comments Blog Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Sales & Marketing 2012 Chicago Auto Show Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) Craftsman CTX Larry Costello Sears Road Ahead Thu, 16 Feb 2012 17:00:00 +0000 458401 at http://wardsauto.com <p> Craftsman CTX tractor display at North American International Auto Show in Detroit.</p> GM International Chief Sees Remedy for European Ops as Sales Soar Elsewhere http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/gm-international-chief-sees-remedy-european-ops-sales-soar-elsewhere <div class="node-body article-body">Adam Opel long has been a drag on GM’s stock price, pulling shares down 26% since the U.S. auto maker returned to trading in 2010 and has shown solid profitability otherwise.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/gm-international-chief-sees-remedy-european-ops-sales-soar-elsewhere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/gm-international-chief-sees-remedy-european-ops-sales-soar-elsewhere#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional Middle East - Regional General Motors Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) Globalization Restructuring Sales Results China Europe General Motors Hyundai India International Operations Kia Korea Middle East North American International Auto Show Opel Tim Lee Vauxhall Tue, 24 Jan 2012 14:00:00 +0000 435831 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Emerging markets still booming, Lee says.</strong></p> European Debt Won’t ‘Put Brakes on the World,’ Ford Executive Says http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/european-debt-won-t-put-brakes-world-ford-executive-says <div class="node-body article-body">Stephen Odell, chairman and CEO of Ford of Europe, expects the region’s light-vehicle sales to reach 14 million to 15 million units in 2012, falling considerably short of year-ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/european-debt-won-t-put-brakes-world-ford-executive-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/european-debt-won-t-put-brakes-world-ford-executive-says#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe Test Drives Europe - Regional China France Germany Greece Thailand Italy Portugal Russia Spain United Kingdom Ford Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) Future Products Gasoline Global Sources OE-Supplier Relations Turbocharger Vehicle Assembly EcoBoost European Union Ford Focus Ford of Europe Ford Ranger Stephen Odell Mon, 23 Jan 2012 14:49:00 +0000 432971 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>New Ranger to help bolster Ford&rsquo;s European sales. </strong></p> At Fast-Focused GM, Mary Barra Carries Veto Power http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/fast-focused-gm-mary-barra-carries-veto-power <div class="node-body article-body">“We’ve got to make sure we’ve got the quick with quality, or I’m not that interested in quick,” Barra tells WardsAuto.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/fast-focused-gm-mary-barra-carries-veto-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/fast-focused-gm-mary-barra-carries-veto-power#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology U.S. General Motors Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) Future Products Product Development Bob Lutz Dan Akerson General Motors Mary Barra Product Development quality Tom Stephens Fri, 20 Jan 2012 14:40:00 +0000 434881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>As global product chief, Barra manages $15 billion business unit with 36,000 employees.</strong></p> Momentum Builds for Chrysler Design Team http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/momentum-builds-chrysler-design-team <div class="node-body article-body">The all-new ’13 Dodge Dart reinforces the brand-driven design strategy being implemented at Chrysler. Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Chrysler have their own studio. Top-of-mind for the core marque is the next-generation minivan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/momentum-builds-chrysler-design-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/momentum-builds-chrysler-design-team#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler Chrysler Dodge Fiat Jeep Ram Design Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) Product Development Brandon Faurote Chrysler Chrysler 700C Dodge Dodge Dart Fiat Jeep Joe Dehner Mark Allen Mark Trostle Ralph Gilles Ram Sergio Marchionne Tim Doyle Winnie Cheung Fri, 20 Jan 2012 14:05:00 +0000 435961 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Design chief Ralph Gilles promises to heed public&rsquo;s view of 700C minivan concept.</strong></p> Continental Charges Into Battery JV With SKI http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/continental-charges-battery-jv-ski <div class="node-body article-body">Continental’s CEO says his company’s new battery joint venture with Korea’s SK Innovation is positioned to weather the consolidation of small players from the market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/continental-charges-battery-jv-ski" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/continental-charges-battery-jv-ski#comments Public World Suppliers Vehicles & Technology Continental Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) Electric Vehicles Li-ion Bosch Elmar Dagenhart Jay Koo joint venture SB LiMotive SK Innovation Thu, 19 Jan 2012 14:22:00 +0000 435111 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Before JV with SKI, Continental launched this electric motor for Renault Fluence and Kangoo EVs in Europe.</strong></p> KSPG Preps EREV Concept for Summer Test Drives http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/kspg-preps-erev-concept-summer-test-drives <div class="node-body article-body">Power for the concept, developed by KSPG and FEV, comes from a V-2 gasoline engine. Two generators power the battery and feed an electric motor, which drives the wheels.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/kspg-preps-erev-concept-summer-test-drives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/kspg-preps-erev-concept-summer-test-drives#comments Public Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional World Suppliers Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) Electric Vehicles Engine Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Chevrolet Volt FEV Fiat 500 Gerd Kleinert KSPG Automotive Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:00:00 +0000 433171 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>KSPG&rsquo;s EREV module, consisting of V-2 engine and two generators, fits in tidy package under trunk of Fiat 500 concept.</strong></p> World Debuts at the 2012 North American International Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/north-america/world-debuts-2012-north-american-international-auto-show <div class="node-body gallery-body">Some of the key production models and production-ready concepts that bowed at the 2012 North American International Auto Show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/world-debuts-2012-north-american-international-auto-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/world-debuts-2012-north-american-international-auto-show#comments Public Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BMW Buick Cadillac Dodge Ford Honda Infiniti Lincoln Maserati Nissan Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) Vehicles & Technology Fri, 13 Jan 2012 15:34:00 +0000 432111 at http://wardsauto.com Denso Growth Heats Up http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/denso-growth-heats <div class="node-body article-body">Denso’s top supplier is opening a new HVAC plant in Mexico and a battery-cooling lab in Michigan and is considering entering the turbocharger market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/denso-growth-heats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/denso-growth-heats#comments Public Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico Denso Batteries Component Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) Electric Vehicles climate control/HVAC Hikaru Turbocharger Fri, 13 Jan 2012 13:59:00 +0000 432101 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Hikaru &ldquo;Howard&rdquo; Sugi, president of Denso International America, takes supplier deeper into Mexico.</strong></p> Italian Flair Not Enough to Sell Fiat People-Mover in U.S. http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/italian-flair-not-enough-sell-fiat-people-mover-us <div class="node-body article-body">“We thought we were going to show up and just because of the fact people like gelato and pasta, people would buy,” Sergio Marchionne admits about the Fiat 500.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/italian-flair-not-enough-sell-fiat-people-mover-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/italian-flair-not-enough-sell-fiat-people-mover-us#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler Fiat Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) Future Products Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Automotive News World Congress Chrysler Fiat Fiat 500 Fiat Idea Fiat Multipla Geneva Auto Show L0 Laura Soave Mini North American International Auto Show Serbia Sergio Marchionne Tim Kuniskis Yugo Thu, 12 Jan 2012 19:29:00 +0000 432061 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>New B-segment people-mover to replace Fiat Idea (above).</strong></p>