2012 Paris Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/601911/more en Marchionne Set to Drive Jeep Into India, Tap Ferrari Tech for Alfa http://wardsauto.com/industry/marchionne-set-drive-jeep-india-tap-ferrari-tech-alfa <div class="node-body article-body">“We have the potential to move some of our brands into the higher level of the market in pricing,” the Fiat/Chrysler CEO says. There’s “additional space to try and occupy” with Alfa and Jeep.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/marchionne-set-drive-jeep-india-tap-ferrari-tech-alfa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/marchionne-set-drive-jeep-india-tap-ferrari-tech-alfa#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology 2012 Paris Auto Show Industry Engines India France Technology Alfa Romeo Ferrari Jeep Sales & Marketing 2012 Paris Auto Show Engines Future Products Product Development Wed, 03 Oct 2012 10:50:00 +0000 622431 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Compass best-selling Jeep outside North America.</strong></p> Mazda Bets Big on New Mazda6 http://wardsauto.com/technology/mazda-bets-big-new-mazda6 <div class="node-body article-body">The high-mileage midsize sedan and wagon are being counted on to build the brand and spearhead forays into new markets such as China and Russia.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/mazda-bets-big-new-mazda6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/mazda-bets-big-new-mazda6#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology North America 2012 Paris Auto Show Industry U.S. France Technology Mazda Sales & Marketing 2012 Paris Auto Show Vehicle Assembly Vehicles & Technology Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:48:00 +0000 621281 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Lot riding on new Mazda6.</strong></p> Customer Customization Key to Opel Adam’s Strategy http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/customer-customization-key-opel-adam-s-strategy <div class="node-body article-body">The Adam can be personalized in so many ways that few will look alike. There are 12 basic body colors painted as 2-tones, with 3-tones possible with some sporty models. Many trim elements can be switched over the course of ownership.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/customer-customization-key-opel-adam-s-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/customer-customization-key-opel-adam-s-strategy#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology 2012 Paris Auto Show Analysis Industry Engines HMI Manufacturing Technology Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology France Germany Italy Interiors Technology Data & Insights Fiat Opel/Vauxhall Sales & Marketing 2012 Paris Auto Show Exterior Finance Gasoline Headliner Interior Internet Manufacturing Technology Product Development Production Wheels Adam Eisenach Nick Reilly Philippe Kempf Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:45:00 +0000 621941 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Adam offers trim choices ranging from steering wheels to grille badges. </strong></p> Full Speed Ahead on New Product at Opel, Engineering Chief Says http://wardsauto.com/industry/full-speed-ahead-new-product-opel-engineering-chief-says <div class="node-body article-body">No vehicle programs have been pulled or delayed as a result of Opel’s financial struggles or changes in upper management. “If you don’t have the products, you can’t execute,” says the auto maker’s top engineer.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/full-speed-ahead-new-product-opel-engineering-chief-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/full-speed-ahead-new-product-opel-engineering-chief-says#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology 2012 Paris Auto Show Industry France Germany Technology Opel/Vauxhall 2012 Paris Auto Show Labor & Human Resources Product Development Restructuring Vehicles & Technology Mon, 01 Oct 2012 15:22:00 +0000 620511 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Adam first in string of 23 new or revised models to come from Opel.</strong></p> Renault-Nissan, Daimler a Winning Team, CEOs Say http://wardsauto.com/industry/renault-nissan-daimler-winning-team-ceos-say <div class="node-body article-body">Carlos Ghosn notes there is little direct competition between the alliance partners and Daimler, making it easier for the auto makers to find projects they can work on together.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/renault-nissan-daimler-winning-team-ceos-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/renault-nissan-daimler-winning-team-ceos-say#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe North America 2012 Paris Auto Show Analysis Industry North America - Regional Mexico Japan France Germany Slovenia Data & Insights Mercedes Nissan Renault Smart 2012 Paris Auto Show Engine Product Development Production Transmission Carlos Ghosn Dieter Zetsche Hambach Jatco Mauberge Fri, 28 Sep 2012 19:29:00 +0000 620201 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Partnership fruitful beyond initial expectations, Daimler&rsquo;s Zetsche says.</strong></p> Mazda, Fiat Chiefs Say Deeper Tie-Up Possible http://wardsauto.com/industry/mazda-fiat-chiefs-say-deeper-tie-possible <div class="node-body article-body">The auto makers appear ready to seal the deal on a platform-sharing plan for a Mazda- and Alfa-branded sports car, and neither side has been discouraged so far about the chances for further tie-ups.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/mazda-fiat-chiefs-say-deeper-tie-possible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/mazda-fiat-chiefs-say-deeper-tie-possible#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology 2012 Paris Auto Show Industry France Technology Alfa Romeo Mazda 2012 Paris Auto Show Finance Globalization Product Development Fri, 28 Sep 2012 18:37:00 +0000 620061 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Mazda to share chassis for Miata replacement with Alfa.</strong></p> Monaco Entrepreneur Plugs Sporty, High-Performance EV http://wardsauto.com/technology/monaco-entrepreneur-plugs-sporty-high-performance-ev <div class="node-body article-body">Gildo Pallanca Pastor’s other projects include the Venturi Jamais Contente, which he claims holds the EV world speed record of 320 mph.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/monaco-entrepreneur-plugs-sporty-high-performance-ev" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/monaco-entrepreneur-plugs-sporty-high-performance-ev#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology 2012 Paris Auto Show Analysis Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) France Technology Data & Insights Citroen Peugeot Sales & Marketing 2012 Paris Auto Show Electric Vehicles Production Buckeye Bullet Gildo Pallanca Pastor Jamais Contente Monaco Ohio State University Venturi Fri, 28 Sep 2012 14:58:00 +0000 619881 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Roadster EV billed as achieving top speed of 125 mph.</strong></p> Marchionne: No Intention of Stepping Down From ACEA Post http://wardsauto.com/industry/marchionne-no-intention-stepping-down-acea-post <div class="node-body article-body">Some Volkswagen officials have called for Marchionne to resign his position as head of the trade group after disputes surrounding overcapacity issues and pricing in Europe intensified friction between the two camps.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/marchionne-no-intention-stepping-down-acea-post" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/marchionne-no-intention-stepping-down-acea-post#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Europe 2012 Paris Auto Show Industry France Data & Insights Fiat Volkswagen Politics 2012 Paris Auto Show Capacity Utilization Restructuring Trade Organizations Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:29:00 +0000 619381 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Marchionne: VW can take its opinions and park them in China.</strong></p> Room for Both Chevy and Opel in Europe, GM Exec Contends http://wardsauto.com/industry/room-both-chevy-and-opel-europe-gm-exec-contends <div class="node-body article-body">Chevrolet regional sales chief Susan Docherty believes GM has a “brand footprint that makes sense” in Europe. “Our brand portfolio is Opel/Vauxhall, Chevrolet and Cadillac, and each brand has to have distinct positioning.”</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/room-both-chevy-and-opel-europe-gm-exec-contends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/room-both-chevy-and-opel-europe-gm-exec-contends#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe 2012 Paris Auto Show Industry France Cadillac Chevrolet Opel/Vauxhall Sales & Marketing 2012 Paris Auto Show Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:17:00 +0000 619391 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Trax ready to mix it up in Europe&rsquo;s hottest segment.</strong></p> Volvo Prepares for Launch of New Product, Platform, Engines http://wardsauto.com/industry/volvo-prepares-launch-new-product-platform-engines <div class="node-body article-body">The end of 2014 will see the arrival of the first car conceived and engineered under Chinese auto maker Geely’s ownership, the replacement for the XC90 CUV on Volvo’s new SPA architecture.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/volvo-prepares-launch-new-product-platform-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/volvo-prepares-launch-new-product-platform-engines#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology 2012 Paris Auto Show Industry Engines Diesel France Technology Volvo Car Sales & Marketing 2012 Paris Auto Show Diesel Exterior Finance Future Products Gasoline OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Doug Speck Ford Geely Jan Gurander V40 Cross Country V40 R-Design Fri, 28 Sep 2012 09:00:00 +0000 619261 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Volvo </strong><strong>V40 R-Design targets performance fans.</strong></p>