Dave Zoia

Editorial Director, WardsAuto

As Editorial Director, I oversee much of what goes into WardsAuto.com, enjoying a ringside seat that lets me observe up close just about every facet of the industry worldwide. I have covered the automotive sector for some 30 years, most of that right here at WardsAuto. I've reported on everything from new technology to manufacturing to businesss strategy and am liable to write about any and all of that here.

Posts by Dave Zoia

in Final Inspection Mar 05, 2012

VW May Be Real Matchmaker Behind GM, PSA Courtship

The GM-PSA purchasing and product-development deal announced last week is about one thing: keeping pace with VW’s growing purchasing power....More
in Final Inspection Feb 09, 2012

It’s a Fine World After All

It was mostly smiles at the NADA convention in Las Vegas, where everything seemed to be breaking the dealer body’s way for 2012....More
in Final Inspection Oct 07, 2011

Pent-Up Demand? What Pent-Up Demand?

With annual U.S. sales running nearly 5 million units below pre-economic-crash peaks and the average age of vehicles on....More
in Final Inspection Sep 23, 2011

U.S. Gets Failing Grade on Fuel Economy

America hasn’t achieved all that much when it comes to conserving fuel – most of us included. That failure jumps out....More
in Final Inspection Aug 25, 2011

Making Chevy the Apple of GM’s Eye

General Motors wants to position its automotive brands among the best on the planet, telling financial analysts earlier....More
in Final Inspection Jul 28, 2011

Labor Talks: No Game-Changer, Still Great Theater

United Auto Workers President Bob King doesn’t believe labor talks that kicked off this week – billed by some as the....More
in Final Inspection May 31, 2011

It’s Complicated

Automotive interiors is an awfully complex business. I couldn’t help but draw that rather simplistic conclusion....More
in Final Inspection May 12, 2011

No Such Thing as Free Ride

A coalition of environmental groups is calling on President Obama to “create long-term relief for drivers at the pump”....More
in Final Inspection May 04, 2011

Believe It or Not: U.S. Manufacturers Having Trouble Finding Workers

It’s not often “worker shortage” and “manufacturing” can be used in the same sentence, at least not in the U.S., where....More
in Final Inspection Mar 17, 2011

One U.S. Car Maker About to Bet Big on Emerging Markets?

U.S. auto makers still may be a little gun shy when it comes to pulling the trigger on new-product development as the....More

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