Special Reports http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53362/more en Opel Marketing Chief Puts Brand in Beautiful Company http://wardsauto.com/europe/opel-marketing-chief-puts-brand-beautiful-company <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“There are a lot of mistakes in celebrity advertising,” says Opel marketing chief Tina Mueller. “You have to be very sensitive to who you take, and credibility also is very important.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/opel-marketing-chief-puts-brand-beautiful-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/opel-marketing-chief-puts-brand-beautiful-company#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Opel/Vauxhall 2014 Paris Auto Show Advertising Restructuring 2014 Paris Auto Show Borussia Dortmund Bryan Adams Claudia Schiffer Corsa FC Bayern Munich Karl-Thomas Neumann Marco Reus Meriva Mokka Opel Adam Tina Mueller Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:30:00 +0000 1132641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mueller (left) with celebrity brand ambassador Schiffer and Opel CEO Neumann.</strong></p> Falling Used-Car Prices Drop on New-Car Market http://wardsauto.com/dealers/falling-used-car-prices-drop-new-car-market <div class="node-body article-body">With only an occasional downtick, used-car prices have enjoyed a winning streak because of high demand and low supplies. That’s changing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/falling-used-car-prices-drop-new-car-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/falling-used-car-prices-drop-new-car-market#comments Public Dealers Remarketing North America 2014 WardsAuto Dealer Remarketing 150 Remarketing Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +0000 1133311 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dealers turning inventory quicker because of lower wholesale prices.</strong></p> Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images 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> Valeo’s Autonomous Valet to Bow in 2016 http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/valeo-s-autonomous-valet-bow-2016 <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the technology a driver can get out of the car, push a button on his key fob and the car will go find its parking place. Later, after another button punch, the car comes back to find its driver.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/valeo-s-autonomous-valet-bow-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/valeo-s-autonomous-valet-bow-2016#comments Public Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology France Valeo 2014 Paris Auto Show Autonomous Vehicles Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:21:00 +0000 1130481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Valeo smart key.</strong></p> Ghosn Says Renault-Nissan Alliance Easing EV Emphasis http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ghosn-says-renault-nissan-alliance-easing-ev-emphasis <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The longtime electric-vehicle advocate says the Alliance will continue lobbying for government and infrastructure-development support, while working to train dealers in EV sales.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ghosn-says-renault-nissan-alliance-easing-ev-emphasis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ghosn-says-renault-nissan-alliance-easing-ev-emphasis#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Japan France Nissan Renault 2014 Paris Auto Show Charging Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Sales Results Fri, 03 Oct 2014 16:52:00 +0000 1130421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>CEO Ghosn acknowledges bumps in road to EV acceptance.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2014 Paris Auto Show: Scenes From the Floor http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2014-paris-auto-show-scenes-floor <div class="node-body gallery-body">Key new-product unveils and some people watching from the floor of the bi-annual Paris show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2014-paris-auto-show-scenes-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2014-paris-auto-show-scenes-floor#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology France Auto Makers 2014 Paris Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Fri, 03 Oct 2014 15:53:00 +0000 1130341 at http://wardsauto.com Marchionne Issues Dim Near-Term View of Europe’s Recovery http://wardsauto.com/europe/marchionne-issues-dim-near-term-view-europe-s-recovery <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“I’ve never been a firm believer in the strength of the European recovery,” the Fiat Chrysler CEO says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/marchionne-issues-dim-near-term-view-europe-s-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/marchionne-issues-dim-near-term-view-europe-s-recovery#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Europe - Regional Chrysler Fiat 2014 Paris Auto Show Restructuring Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:48:00 +0000 1130201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Marchionne still sees overcapacity as major problem in Europe.</strong></p> BMW Unveils Key CUV, Convertible Models in Paris http://wardsauto.com/europe/bmw-unveils-key-cuv-convertible-models-paris <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The new X6 replaces the first version, which went on sale in 2008 and found 250,000 customers. Today, the BMW X models make up a fourth of all brand volume.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/bmw-unveils-key-cuv-convertible-models-paris" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/bmw-unveils-key-cuv-convertible-models-paris#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology France BMW Sales & Marketing 2014 Paris Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Thu, 02 Oct 2014 20:10:00 +0000 1129921 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Diess introduces 2-Series convertible at Paris show.</strong></p> Infiniti Targets Younger Buyers With Q80 Concept http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/infiniti-targets-younger-buyers-q80-concept <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Older customers for premium cars are unlikely to leave their preferred German brands, but the new generation coming into money is ready to consider Infiniti, global marketing chief Vincent Gillet says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/infiniti-targets-younger-buyers-q80-concept" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/infiniti-targets-younger-buyers-q80-concept#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology France Infiniti Sales & Marketing 2014 Paris Auto Show Autonomous Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Interior Product Development Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:46:00 +0000 1129701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Concept reflects efforts to sharpen brand&rsquo;s image.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Toyota Calls C-HR Concept Next Step in Design, Driving Revival http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-calls-c-hr-concept-next-step-design-driving-revival <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“This concept is the synthesis of more than 20 years of Toyota creativity,” says Karl Schlicht, executive vice president-Sales at Toyota Europe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-calls-c-hr-concept-next-step-design-driving-revival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-calls-c-hr-concept-next-step-design-driving-revival#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Toyota 2014 Paris Auto Show Hybrid Vehicles Restructuring Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:19:00 +0000 1129291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota Europe executives Didier Leroy (<em>left</em>), Karl Schlicht with C-HR Concept.&nbsp;</strong></p>