2014 Geneva Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/642691/more en Geneva’s Glamour Belies Region Still Shackled by Economic Crisis http://wardsauto.com/europe/geneva-s-glamour-belies-region-still-shackled-economic-crisis <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne warns that the disintegration of sales since 2007 equates to the loss of nearly 12 assembly plants. European automakers, however, have not rebalanced manufacturing capacity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/geneva-s-glamour-belies-region-still-shackled-economic-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/geneva-s-glamour-belies-region-still-shackled-economic-crisis#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Citroen Dongfeng Fiat Ford Jeep Opel/Vauxhall Peugeot Renault Volkswagen 2014 Geneva Auto Show Capacity Utilization Restructuring Sales Results ACEA Dan Ammann Erik Jonnaert European Union IHS Automotive Sergio Marchionne Stephanie Brinley Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:07:00 +0000 977971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volkswagen stand at 2014 Geneva auto show.</strong></p> 2014 Geneva Auto Show: View From the Floor II http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/2014-geneva-auto-show-view-floor-ii <div class="node-body gallery-body">Additional new model introductions and more from the floor of the 2014 Geneva auto show. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/2014-geneva-auto-show-view-floor-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/2014-geneva-auto-show-view-floor-ii#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Auto Makers 2014 Geneva Auto Show Future Products Thu, 13 Mar 2014 03:19:00 +0000 971101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>2014 Geneva Auto Show</strong></p> GM’s Opel Plan Now May Include Entry-Level Push http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/gm-s-opel-plan-now-may-include-entry-level-push <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As recently as last year, the plan was to push Opel up-market as a more expensive alternative to the value-oriented Chevrolet brand. But in December GM chose to pull the plug on Chevrolet in the region.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/gm-s-opel-plan-now-may-include-entry-level-push" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/gm-s-opel-plan-now-may-include-entry-level-push#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Opel/Vauxhall 2014 Geneva Auto Show Restructuring Viral Marketing Adam Chevrolet Dan Ammann Geneva Auto Show Henkel Insignia Karl-Thomas Neumann Mokka Opel Tina Mueller Vauxhall Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:29:00 +0000 970371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM President and Opel Chairman Dan Ammann, right, with Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann at Geneva auto show.</strong></p> New Maserati Ghibli Triumph for Trident Marque http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/new-maserati-ghibli-triumph-trident-marque <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Maserati deliveries last year spiked to 15,400 units, up 148% compared with year-ago, following the launch of the new Ghibli and updated Quattroporte.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/new-maserati-ghibli-triumph-trident-marque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/new-maserati-ghibli-triumph-trident-marque#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Italy Switzerland Maserati 2014 Geneva Auto Show Product Development Production Sales Results Ghibli Lorenzo Ramaciotti Quattroporte Sergio Marchionne Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:15:00 +0000 970981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ghibli already outselling established Granturismo models since late-2013 launch.</strong></p> Shift to Fiat for Roadster as Much Business as Brand Decision, Sources Say http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/shift-fiat-roadster-much-business-brand-decision-sources-say <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The small size of Alfa’s worldwide dealer network means it is unlikely FCA would have been able to purchase enough vehicles to make the supply deal work for Mazda.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/shift-fiat-roadster-much-business-brand-decision-sources-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/shift-fiat-roadster-much-business-brand-decision-sources-say#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology Italy Switzerland Alfa Romeo Fiat Mazda 2014 Geneva Auto Show Future Products Product Development Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:25:00 +0000 970141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Original Fiat Sport Spider dates back to 1966.</strong></p> 2014 Geneva Auto Show: View From the Floor http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2014-geneva-auto-show-view-floor <div class="node-body gallery-body">New model introductions and more from the floor of the 2014 Geneva auto show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2014-geneva-auto-show-view-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2014-geneva-auto-show-view-floor#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Switzerland Auto Makers 2014 Geneva Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:00:00 +0000 968721 at http://wardsauto.com Geely’s Volvo Investment Long-Term Play, Top Exec Says http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/geely-s-volvo-investment-long-term-play-top-exec-says <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Geely’s top executive in Sweden counters some Western notions of the automaker as a stereotypical Chinese investor seeking intellectual property for use back in Asia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/geely-s-volvo-investment-long-term-play-top-exec-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/geely-s-volvo-investment-long-term-play-top-exec-says#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Europe - Regional Volvo Car 2014 Geneva Auto Show Restructuring BP Global Estate Concept Ford Geely Gotenburg Li Shufu Tarslanda Volvo Xiaolin Yuan Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:38:00 +0000 967891 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Geely Chairman Li takes long view on Volvo investment.</strong></p> GM’s Delicate Image Takes Back Seat in Recall http://wardsauto.com/politics/gm-s-delicate-image-takes-back-seat-recall <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">GM President Dan Ammann declines to say whether the recall will create a headwind for the automaker as it continues to polish its image after a 2009 taxpayer-backed bankruptcy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/gm-s-delicate-image-takes-back-seat-recall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/gm-s-delicate-image-takes-back-seat-recall#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics North America U.S. Chevrolet 2014 Geneva Auto Show Electronics GM's Recall Crisis National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Restructuring Chevrolet Dan Ammann ignition switch recall Mary Barra Pontiac Saturn Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:23:00 +0000 967541 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM President Dan Ammann says automaker, &ldquo;proactive, transparent&rdquo; over ignition-switch recall.</strong></p> Kia Hybrid System Detailed in Geneva http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/kia-hybrid-system-detailed-geneva <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An electric supercharger can increase power 15%-20% depending on the vehicle in which it’s placed, or it can be eliminated for easier packaging in small cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/kia-hybrid-system-detailed-geneva" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/kia-hybrid-system-detailed-geneva#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Kia 2014 Geneva Auto Show Hybrid Vehicles dual-clutch transmission Geneva Kia lead-carbon lithium ion mild hybrid Soul EV Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:45:00 +0000 967091 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kia&rsquo;s new mild-hybrid system.</strong></p> Subaru VIZIV 2 Concept Echoes Future CUV http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/subaru-viziv-2-concept-echoes-future-cuv <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The new concept pairs a 1.6L boxer diesel with direct-injection and turbocharging to three electric motors: one in front and two in the rear.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/subaru-viziv-2-concept-echoes-future-cuv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/subaru-viziv-2-concept-echoes-future-cuv#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Subaru 2014 Geneva Auto Show Hybrid Vehicles battery concept CUV Forester Geneva hybrid lithium-ion motors plug-in Subaru Tribeca VIZIV 2 XV Crosstrek Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:00:00 +0000 966981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Subaru&rsquo;s VIZIV2 plug-in diesel-hybrid CUV concept.</strong></p>