Frankfurt Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/70621/more en Politically Correct Consumers Creating Pent-Up Luxury-Vehicle Demand http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/politically-correct-consumers-creating-pent-luxury-vehicle-demand <div class="field-byline"> Eric Mayne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“You cannot (cut jobs) and show up next Monday with a new Maserati,” says Maserati CEO Harald J. Wester.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/politically-correct-consumers-creating-pent-luxury-vehicle-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/politically-correct-consumers-creating-pent-luxury-vehicle-demand#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America Audi Auto Makers Lexus Maserati Politics Sales & Marketing Frankfurt Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Audi Johan de Nysschen Lexus Maserati Fri, 18 Sep 2009 13:33:00 +0000 12452 at http://wardsauto.com Renault Plugs EV Strategy in Frankfurt http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/renault-plugs-ev-strategy-frankfurt <div class="field-byline"> William Diem </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The French auto maker unveils four zero-emission concepts in Frankfurt and proposes “Quick-Drop” stations that can change a used battery for a full one in three minutes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/renault-plugs-ev-strategy-frankfurt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/renault-plugs-ev-strategy-frankfurt#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe Auto Makers Renault Politics Sales & Marketing Frankfurt Auto Show Future Products Vehicles & Technology Carlos Ghosn concept cars Electric Vehicles Frankfurt auto show Renault Fri, 18 Sep 2009 13:00:00 +0000 14654 at http://wardsauto.com Wilbur Ross Proposes Lobby to Push for EU Vehicle-Scrappage Scheme http://wardsauto.com/ar/ross_eu_scrappage_090917 <div class="field-byline"> Eric Mayne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The billionaire founder and chairman of International Automotive Components Group warns Europe’s sales could decline by more than 1 million units next year, compared with 2009.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ar/ross_eu_scrappage_090917" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/ar/ross_eu_scrappage_090917#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe Europe Germany Italy Spain United Kingdom Chrysler General Motors Suppliers Politics Sales & Marketing Frankfurt Auto Show Chrysler European Union Germany gm Italy Spain U.K. Thu, 17 Sep 2009 16:36:00 +0000 42848 at http://wardsauto.com Volvo Rolls Out C30 EV Prototype http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/volvo-rolls-out-c30-ev-prototype <div class="field-byline"> Ward&amp;#8217;s Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Powered by an electric motor tucked under the hood, the C30 EV employs two lithium-ion battery packs that can be charged via a normal household electric socket.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/volvo-rolls-out-c30-ev-prototype" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/volvo-rolls-out-c30-ev-prototype#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe Auto Makers Suppliers Volvo Car Management & Strategy Exterior Frankfurt Auto Show Future Products Interior Vehicles & Technology Frankfurt auto show Volvo Thu, 17 Sep 2009 15:42:00 +0000 36054 at http://wardsauto.com Europe’s Beleaguered Auto Suppliers Winning New Business With Innovation http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/europe-s-beleaguered-auto-suppliers-winning-new-business-innovation <div class="field-byline"> William Diem </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“The only people smiling now are in electric and hybrid projects,” says Jean-Jacques Carre, director-advanced engineering, for GKN Driveline.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/europe-s-beleaguered-auto-suppliers-winning-new-business-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/europe-s-beleaguered-auto-suppliers-winning-new-business-innovation#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe Germany Auto Makers BMW Bosch Chrysler General Motors Honda PSA Toyota TRW Valeo Politics Electronics Frankfurt Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Better Place BMW Bosch Chrysler Frankfurt General Motors Honda PSA Peugeot Citroen Toyota TRW Valeo Thu, 17 Sep 2009 15:08:00 +0000 11933 at http://wardsauto.com Opel Chief Blames Asian Currency Policies for Industry Upheaval http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/opel-chief-blames-asian-currency-policies-industry-upheaval <div class="field-byline"> Eric Mayne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Overcapacity has been inaccurately blamed for compelling auto makers to pull up stakes in well-established regions and set up shop in emerging markets, says Opel Supervisory Board Chairman Carl-Peter Forster.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/opel-chief-blames-asian-currency-policies-industry-upheaval" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/opel-chief-blames-asian-currency-policies-industry-upheaval#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe Auto Makers Dacia Daewoo GAZ General Motors Hyundai Magna Opel/Vauxhall Renault Skoda Suzuki Volkswagen Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Finance Frankfurt Auto Show Product Development Supply Chain Vehicles & Technology Dacia gm Hyundai Magna Opel Renault Suzuki Volkswagen Thu, 17 Sep 2009 14:55:00 +0000 22610 at http://wardsauto.com Reva Latest Player in Europe’s Emerging EV Market http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/reva-latest-player-europe-s-emerging-ev-market <div class="field-byline"> William Diem </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Among telematics features, buyers will be able to get a report on their eco-driving skills or telephone their car and tell it to warm up the cabin while it is still plugged in to the electrical outlet for recharging.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/reva-latest-player-europe-s-emerging-ev-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/reva-latest-player-europe-s-emerging-ev-market#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe Asia Pacific Auto Makers Batteries Electronics Frankfurt Auto Show Information & Entertainment Li-ion Vehicles & Technology Batteries Electric Vehicles lithium-ion Wed, 16 Sep 2009 17:40:00 +0000 13029 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Gains European Market Share http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/ford-gains-european-market-share <div class="field-byline"> William Diem </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Incentives to scrap older vehicles in parts of Europe have accelerated a trend toward small cars, such as Ford’s Fiesta, Ka and Focus.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/ford-gains-european-market-share" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/ford-gains-european-market-share#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe Auto Makers Magna Opel/Vauxhall Suppliers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Frankfurt Auto Show Future Products Vehicles & Technology C-Max Ford of Europe Frankfurt auto show Magna market share Opel Wed, 16 Sep 2009 15:54:00 +0000 4686 at http://wardsauto.com Alfa Guarded About U.S. Return http://wardsauto.com/ar/alfa_guarded_return_090916 <div class="field-byline"> Eric Mayne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A late-2009 announcement of Alfa’s plans for the U.S. roughly coincides with the promised release of a 5-year plan to infuse Chrysler’s product lineup with technology from the Fiat family.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ar/alfa_guarded_return_090916" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/ar/alfa_guarded_return_090916#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe Alfa Romeo Auto Makers Chrysler Fiat Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Frankfurt Auto Show Future Products Vehicles & Technology Alfa Romeo Chrysler Fiat Sergio Marchionne Wed, 16 Sep 2009 15:30:00 +0000 46692 at http://wardsauto.com Reporter’s Notebook: Some Day My Prince Will Come http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/reporter-s-notebook-some-day-my-prince-will-come <div class="field-byline"> Ward&amp;#8217;s Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ward’s writers pass along the buzz at this week’s Frankfurt auto show in Germany.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/reporter-s-notebook-some-day-my-prince-will-come" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/reporter-s-notebook-some-day-my-prince-will-come#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe Germany Auto Makers Chrysler Daimler Fiat General Motors Magna Mercedes Opel/Vauxhall Suppliers Toyota Management & Strategy Exterior Frankfurt Auto Show Future Products Vehicles & Technology Chrysler Daimler Ed Welburn Fiat Frankfurt gm Magna Mercedes-Benz Opel Sergio Marchionne Toyota Wed, 16 Sep 2009 14:20:00 +0000 6339 at http://wardsauto.com