Industry http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/660881/more en U.K. Supercar Maker Says Thunder Demand Booming http://wardsauto.com/industry/uk-supercar-maker-says-thunder-demand-booming <div class="node-body article-body">Lister says 22 customers placed orders for the Thunder, priced from £139,950, on the first day of announcing the new model to be built at its Cambridge factory some 60 miles north of London.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/uk-supercar-maker-says-thunder-demand-booming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/uk-supercar-maker-says-thunder-demand-booming#comments Public Industry Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:08:00 +0000 2175131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="font-size: 12.8px;">Thunder modified Jaguar F-Type.</strong></p> Autoline Daily http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/autoline-daily <div class="node-body video-body">Peugeot Reveals 508; Congress Wants to Open New VW Probe; Will Lincoln Introduce Performance Car?</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/autoline-daily" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/autoline-daily#comments Public Industry Dealer Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:58:00 +0000 830251 at http://wardsauto.com <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="paddings-wrapper"> <tbody> <tr class="paddings-wrapper__bottom_tr"> </tr> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="article-main__content-table"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="article-main__portrait-body"> <p class="article-main__readmore">&nbsp;</p> <p class="article-main__source">&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td class="paddings-wrapper__right_td" width="20">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr class="paddings-wrapper__bottom_tr"> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> February U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Forecast: Market Will Hit 17.0 Million SAAR http://wardsauto.com/industry/february-us-light-vehicle-sales-forecast-market-will-hit-170-million-saar <div class="node-body article-body">Sales for the top seven auto groups will decline 4.0% in February, but the rest of the industry will jump 8.6% combined.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/february-us-light-vehicle-sales-forecast-market-will-hit-170-million-saar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/february-us-light-vehicle-sales-forecast-market-will-hit-170-million-saar#comments Premium Analysis Industry Forecasts Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:48:00 +0000 2206321 at http://wardsauto.com Kia Salons Open at Select Shopping Malls http://wardsauto.com/dealer/kia-salons-open-select-shopping-malls <div class="node-body article-body">“The idea was to create a unique, minimalistic, interactive place where the car was the star,” says Wael Berrached of Eview 360, which designed the spots. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealer/kia-salons-open-select-shopping-malls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealer/kia-salons-open-select-shopping-malls#comments Public Industry Dealer Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:03:00 +0000 2196321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="font-size: 12.8px;">Kia&rsquo;s Stinger salons &ldquo;tell a story,&rdquo; designer&nbsp;Berrached&nbsp;says.</strong></p> Nissan Helps Clear Mitsubishi’s Road to Recovery http://wardsauto.com/industry/nissan-helps-clear-mitsubishi-s-road-recovery <div class="node-body article-body">Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn made it a condition that Osamu Masuko remain Mitsubishi CEO to manage the crisis and next stage of restructuring – and protect Nissan’s ¥237 billion investment for which it would acquire a 34% equity stake.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/nissan-helps-clear-mitsubishi-s-road-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/nissan-helps-clear-mitsubishi-s-road-recovery#comments Public Industry Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:51:00 +0000 2200191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mitsubishi CEO Masuko introduces GC concept plug-in hybrid at 2013 Tokyo auto show.</strong></p> ZF’s Outdated Corporate Structure Costs Sommer Job http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/zf-s-outdated-corporate-structure-costs-sommer-job <div class="node-body article-body">Stefan Sommer was on the right track as CEO, but he’s gone because he lost a battle with the mayor of Friedrichshafen, Germany, the most powerful person at ZF. Is that any way to run a multi-national company?</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/zf-s-outdated-corporate-structure-costs-sommer-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/zf-s-outdated-corporate-structure-costs-sommer-job#comments Public Industry IdeaXChange Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:22:00 +0000 2203451 at http://wardsauto.com Pininfarina Creates Design For Chinese Startup’s EV http://wardsauto.com/2018-geneva-auto-show/pininfarina-creates-design-chinese-startup-s-ev <div class="field-deck"> 2018 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The ʼ18 HK GT, a 2-door, 4-seat coupe, is the fourth concept car conceived by the Italian design studio for Hybrid Kinetic Group, a startup high-tech brand based in Hong Kong.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/2018-geneva-auto-show/pininfarina-creates-design-chinese-startup-s-ev" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/2018-geneva-auto-show/pininfarina-creates-design-chinese-startup-s-ev#comments Public 2018 Geneva Auto Show Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Technology Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:40:00 +0000 2199421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="font-size: 12.8px;">HK GT coupe latest joint project of&nbsp;Pininfarina, Hong Kong-based high-tech brand.</strong></p> Gridlock Grinds Wheels of Commerce to Halt in U.K. http://wardsauto.com/industry/gridlock-grinds-wheels-commerce-halt-uk <div class="node-body article-body">In 2016, there were more than 1.35 million traffic jams across the U.K., costing the region’s economy approximately £9 billion ($12.5 billion), according to transportation analyst Inrix.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/gridlock-grinds-wheels-commerce-halt-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/gridlock-grinds-wheels-commerce-halt-uk#comments Public Industry Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:45:00 +0000 2193371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>U.K. government expects traffic to increase about 55% by 2040.</strong></p> Italian Startup Revives Limited-Edition Stratos http://wardsauto.com/industry/italian-startup-revives-limited-edition-stratos <div class="field-deck"> 2018 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Manifattura Automobili Torino founder and owner Paolo Garella says he has received four firm orders for the New Stratos so far and is confident the portfolio soon will reach the 25-unit limit he has set for the lot.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/italian-startup-revives-limited-edition-stratos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/italian-startup-revives-limited-edition-stratos#comments Public 2018 Geneva Auto Show Industry Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:30:00 +0000 2196331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Original Stratos <em>(left)</em> and </strong><strong>new</strong><strong> model, more than 40 years later.</strong></p> Spain’s SEAT Turning Cupra Into Independent Brand http://wardsauto.com/industry/spain-s-seat-turning-cupra-independent-brand <div class="node-body article-body">SEAT will launch Cupra as its first independent brand and will exhibit Cupra models at Geneva auto show. Also, the Ateca midsize SUV will be manufactured at the Skoda plant in Kvasiny, Czech Republic.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/spain-s-seat-turning-cupra-independent-brand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/spain-s-seat-turning-cupra-independent-brand#comments Public Industry Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:18:00 +0000 2190511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="font-size: 12.8px;">Until now,&nbsp;Cupra&nbsp;used to name sporty versions of SEAT Leon range.</strong></p>