2012 Geneva Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/576691/more en Fiat Seeks Spiritual Renewal Amid Chaos http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiat-seeks-spiritual-renewal-amid-chaos <div class="node-body article-body">“In a moment of crisis, you have to think deeper about what you stand for,” brand chief Olivier Francois tells WardsAuto.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiat-seeks-spiritual-renewal-amid-chaos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiat-seeks-spiritual-renewal-amid-chaos#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Geneva Auto Show Industry Engines Technology Miscellaneous Dodge Fiat 2012 Geneva Auto Show Gasoline Product Development Turbocharger Vehicle Assembly Fri, 09 Mar 2012 19:20:00 +0000 475541 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>New Fiat Panda &ldquo;made in Italy, by Italians, for Italians,&rdquo; brand chief says.</strong></p> Nissan Confirms Plans for Entry-Level Cars http://wardsauto.com/technology/nissan-confirms-plans-entry-level-cars <div class="node-body article-body">The market opportunity for low-priced cars in emerging markets is “enormous,” a company official says.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/nissan-confirms-plans-entry-level-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/nissan-confirms-plans-entry-level-cars#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Geneva Auto Show Industry Japan Technology Switzerland Miscellaneous Nissan 2012 Geneva Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Fri, 09 Mar 2012 19:15:00 +0000 475471 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Lada Granta platform rumored basis for entry car for Russia.</strong></p> U.S. Example No Blueprint for European Industry Woes, GM Europe CEO Says http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/us-example-no-blueprint-european-industry-woes-gm-europe-ceo-says <div class="node-body article-body">The Detroit Three met the challenge of the U.S. 18-month downturn that ended in mid-2009 by lowering their respective break-even points through downsizing. “We have 27 markets, so it’s a little bit more complex,” Karl-Freidrich Stracke says.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/us-example-no-blueprint-european-industry-woes-gm-europe-ceo-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/us-example-no-blueprint-european-industry-woes-gm-europe-ceo-says#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Geneva Auto Show Industry Technology Miscellaneous Chrysler Ford General Motors Opel/Vauxhall PSA 2012 Geneva Auto Show Product Development Restructuring Vehicles & Technology Wed, 07 Mar 2012 21:00:00 +0000 473611 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>New Opel Mokka shares platform with Buick Encore.</strong></p> BMW to Bring New High-Performance M5 and M6 Cars to U.S. http://wardsauto.com/industry/bmw-bring-new-high-performance-m5-and-m6-cars-us <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. customers account for 45% of BMW’s high-performance vehicles, while China is the second-biggest market, the company says. The German auto maker sold 19,000 M-branded vehicles worldwide last year, a 12.8% improvement.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/bmw-bring-new-high-performance-m5-and-m6-cars-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/bmw-bring-new-high-performance-m5-and-m6-cars-us#comments Public Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Geneva Auto Show Industry Engines Technology Switzerland Miscellaneous Sales & Marketing 2012 Geneva Auto Show Engines Wed, 07 Mar 2012 18:10:00 +0000 473411 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>BMW says 3-Series M models big sellers.</strong></p> Renault Expands Its EV Arsenal With Twizy, Zoe http://wardsauto.com/industry/renault-expands-its-ev-arsenal-twizy-zoe <div class="node-body article-body">The Twizy will offer a choice between two powertrains, one that will drive it like a car and a softer option that will limit it to urban speed limits.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/renault-expands-its-ev-arsenal-twizy-zoe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/renault-expands-its-ev-arsenal-twizy-zoe#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Geneva Auto Show Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) France Technology Switzerland Miscellaneous Dacia Renault Politics 2012 Geneva Auto Show Electric Vehicles Social Media Wed, 07 Mar 2012 16:35:00 +0000 473171 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Twizy 2-seater launching 3 months after original deadline.</strong></p> Nuccio Concept Could See Limited-Volume Run, Designer Says http://wardsauto.com/industry/nuccio-concept-could-see-limited-volume-run-designer-says <div class="node-body article-body">Bertone will build a running version of the Nuccio concept, which will be sold to a Chinese customer following April’s auto show in Beijing.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/nuccio-concept-could-see-limited-volume-run-designer-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/nuccio-concept-could-see-limited-volume-run-designer-says#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Geneva Auto Show Industry Italy Technology Switzerland Miscellaneous Auto Makers 2012 Geneva Auto Show Design Wed, 07 Mar 2012 15:15:00 +0000 473151 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Dramatic lines, orange crocodile roof set Nuccio apart.</strong></p> Ford Product Investment Sacred, Mulally Says http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-product-investment-sacred-mulally-says <div class="node-body article-body">“We’re never going to back off on investment in new vehicles,” despite economic calamity that has Europe reeling, says the auto maker’s CEO.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-product-investment-sacred-mulally-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-product-investment-sacred-mulally-says#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Geneva Auto Show Industry Engines Materials Technology Miscellaneous Ford Ford 2012 Geneva Auto Show Design Gasoline Product Development Steel Turbocharger Wed, 07 Mar 2012 14:30:00 +0000 472801 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>B-Max has no B-pillar.</strong></p> Mercedes Gets SIRI-ous About Connectivity http://wardsauto.com/technology/mercedes-gets-siri-ous-about-connectivity <div class="node-body article-body">The A-Class, one of five planned models based on Mercedes’ New Generation Compact Car platform, bridges the gap between connectivity and motoring safety, Daimler’s CEO says.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/mercedes-gets-siri-ous-about-connectivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/mercedes-gets-siri-ous-about-connectivity#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Geneva Auto Show Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines HMI Diesel Safety Technology Technology Miscellaneous Mercedes 2012 Geneva Auto Show Diesel Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Information & Entertainment Product Development Safety Turbocharger Wed, 07 Mar 2012 12:18:00 +0000 472891 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>A-Class electronics designed to curtail driver distraction.</strong></p> Fiat to Weather European Storm Thanks to Chrysler, Marchionne Says http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiat-weather-european-storm-thanks-chrysler-marchionne-says <div class="node-body article-body">Rather than cut capacity, OEMs are offering big discounts on their popular small cars, resulting in “horror stories about the pricing in the B-segment,” the CEO says. “We are not even recovering the variable costs.”</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiat-weather-european-storm-thanks-chrysler-marchionne-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiat-weather-european-storm-thanks-chrysler-marchionne-says#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Geneva Auto Show Industry Technology Switzerland Data & Insights Miscellaneous Chrysler Fiat Management & Strategy Politics 2012 Geneva Auto Show Capacity Utilization Incentives Vehicles & Technology Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:45:00 +0000 472501 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Fiat has no plans to return to D-segment, Marchionne says.</strong></p> Ghosn Blasts Soaring Yen http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/ghosn-blasts-soaring-yen <div class="node-body article-body">“Japan has remarkably overcome the earthquake,” says Renault and Nissan’s CEO. “If there is one drag on the Japanese economy today, it is not the earthquake. It is the yen.”</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/ghosn-blasts-soaring-yen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/ghosn-blasts-soaring-yen#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Geneva Auto Show Industry Japan Miscellaneous Daimler General Motors Nissan PSA Renault 2012 Geneva Auto Show Purchashing Restructuring Trade Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:15:00 +0000 472441 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Successful auto maker alliances require &ldquo;absolute respect,&rdquo; Carlos Ghosn says.</strong></p>