William Diem

William
Diem
Correspondent,
WardsAuto

Based in France, Diem covers the European market.

Articles
Tavares Keeping PSA Abreast of Industry Trends
Establishing a U.S. presence is essential for PSAʼs Push to Pass business plan, which sets profitability and revenue-growth targets for 2018 and 2021 and includes launching 121 vehicles in six years and expanding into new markets.
Conference Examines Commerce and Car Connectivity
A century ago, the car changed the world, Continental Vice President Ralf Lenninger says. “Now the world is changing the car.”
European Auto Sales Up 6.1% in October, 6.5% on Year 
Every group but General Motors and Honda has sold more cars this year than last year at the same time, and in October only GM, Honda and Suzuki were down.
Car Sales Slip in France in October 
October’s sales slump touched the French automakers as well as importers, but both PSA Peugeot Citroen and Renault continued to gain share.
Automakers, Academics Examine Cars’ Sustainability 
Assuming the industry and world survive, historians and economists of the future will decide where leadership in sustainability came from. The general perception here that the U.S. will not be the leader.
Renault’s Reinvented Espace CUV Steals Show in Paris
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.
Valeo’s Autonomous Valet to Bow in 2016 2
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.
Ghosn Says Renault-Nissan Alliance Easing EV Emphasis
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.
BMW Unveils Key CUV, Convertible Models in Paris
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.
Infiniti Targets Younger Buyers With Q80 Concept
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.
Concepts, Show Talk Signal PSA on Recovery Trail
Word of rising sales for the Peugeot and Citroen brands, plus the DS marque’s 500,000th customer, share the Paris stage with key new show cars.
French Auto Sales Maintain Momentum in September 
Sales results released by the French automakers association CCFA would seem to assure 2014 will break a string of year-on-year losses dating back to 2008.
Global Consumers Look for Different Things in Buying New Cars 
On average, 64% of car buyers put price as the No.1 factor in selecting a new vehicle, followed by fuel efficiency (52%) and safety (46%), a new study reveals.
Research, Salesmanship Equal Priorities for Autoliv
“We have preferred-partner status on what we are doing today,” Autoliv America President Steve Fredin says. “But we are also investing in new things. We are in a box. They say, ‘You are a seatbelt supplier, why talk to us about a radar system?’”
China to Remain Best of the BRICs
Toyota and Fiat-Chrysler are among the laggards in China, trailing by a wide margin leaders GM and VW, which now sell more than 30% of their global volume in the market.
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