Final Inspection http://wardsauto.com/blog/96655/feed WardsAuto editors share insights and observations on the global auto industry. en Chevy Cruze Diesel Caught in Game of Catch Up http://wardsauto.com/blog/chevy-cruze-diesel-caught-game-catch <div class="node-body blog-body">According to WardsAuto data, the Cruze diesel has accounted for 5,974 deliveries since its launch one year ago. That’s a scant 2.0% of the compact sedan’s powertrain mix.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/chevy-cruze-diesel-caught-game-catch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/chevy-cruze-diesel-caught-game-catch#comments Blog Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Diesel Sales Results Allen Schaeffer Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel Diesel Technology Forum Rick Kwiecien Volkswagen Jetta TDI Final Inspection Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:45:00 +0000 1065131 at http://wardsauto.com Fiat-Chrysler Could Be Good Fit With VW http://wardsauto.com/blog/fiat-chrysler-could-be-good-fit-vw <div class="node-body blog-body">VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech long has had his eye on the Alfa Romeo brand, but would the rest of Fiat-Chrysler fit? Maybe not as badly as you would think at first blush.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/fiat-chrysler-could-be-good-fit-vw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/fiat-chrysler-could-be-good-fit-vw#comments Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe North America U.S. Germany Italy Chrysler Fiat Volkswagen Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Globalization Final Inspection Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:34:00 +0000 1062381 at http://wardsauto.com Barra Driving Change at GM http://wardsauto.com/blog/barra-driving-change-gm <div class="node-body blog-body">Under CEO Mary Barra, GM is the only one stepping up to change the conversation and fix the long-broken mechanisms for protecting consumers from potentially dangerous vehicle defects and compensating victims. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/barra-driving-change-gm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/barra-driving-change-gm#comments Blog Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. General Motors Management & Strategy GM's Recall Crisis Product Development Restructuring Audi 5000 ignition switches James Burke Johnson & Johnson Mary Barra recall sudden acceleration Tylenol Final Inspection Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:45:00 +0000 1055851 at http://wardsauto.com Lincoln’s Biggest Challenge May Come From Within http://wardsauto.com/blog/lincoln-s-biggest-challenge-may-come-within <div class="node-body blog-body">Ford is attempting to revive the moribund Lincoln brand, pouring considerable resources into launching new products, including the MKZ midsize sedan and the MKC CUV.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/lincoln-s-biggest-challenge-may-come-within" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/lincoln-s-biggest-challenge-may-come-within#comments Blog Management & Strategy Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Lincoln Engines Exterior Interior Product Development Final Inspection Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:45:00 +0000 1042851 at http://wardsauto.com Reliance on New Market Economies a Cautionary Tale http://wardsauto.com/blog/reliance-new-market-economies-cautionary-tale <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s no longer enough for a global village to build a car industry. What’s needed are responsible governments that value and support their domestic automakers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/reliance-new-market-economies-cautionary-tale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/reliance-new-market-economies-cautionary-tale#comments Blog Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Ford General Motors Honda Toyota Globalization Laws/Law Enforcement Trade Vehicle Assembly Final Inspection Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:18:00 +0000 1038361 at http://wardsauto.com Bill Hoglund Dies at 79, Narrowly Missed Top Spot at GM http://wardsauto.com/blog/bill-hoglund-dies-79-narrowly-missed-top-spot-gm <div class="node-body blog-body">The former GM executive credited for revitalizing Pontiac in the 1980s once said, “Whoever did the Aztek ought to be shot.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/bill-hoglund-dies-79-narrowly-missed-top-spot-gm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/bill-hoglund-dies-79-narrowly-missed-top-spot-gm#comments Blog Management & Strategy Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. General Motors Labor & Human Resources Vehicles & Technology Pontiac Aztek Final Inspection Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:47:00 +0000 1039081 at http://wardsauto.com Personal Responsibility Must Play Role in Auto Safety http://wardsauto.com/blog/personal-responsibility-must-play-role-auto-safety <div class="node-body blog-body">Crash data show most deaths to motor-vehicle occupants are the result of drivers making mistakes or breaking the law, not defects, not Charles Manson cars, not evil automakers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/personal-responsibility-must-play-role-auto-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/personal-responsibility-must-play-role-auto-safety#comments Blog Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Ford GM's Recall Crisis Vehicles & Technology Final Inspection Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:13:00 +0000 1034751 at http://wardsauto.com How Dave Power Became ‘Voice of the Customer’ http://wardsauto.com/blog/how-dave-power-became-voice-customer <div class="node-body blog-body">In launching his firm, Power came up with a unique idea: Talk directly to customers about their problems, likes and complaints.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/how-dave-power-became-voice-customer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/how-dave-power-became-voice-customer#comments Blog Management & Strategy Retail Sales & Marketing Suppliers North America U.S. Suppliers Advertising Dealership Management Product Development Vehicles in Operation Final Inspection Fri, 30 May 2014 11:51:00 +0000 1028301 at http://wardsauto.com As Seen in Automaker Conference Rooms http://wardsauto.com/blog/seen-automaker-conference-rooms <div class="node-body blog-body">Watch-it-come-clean demos aren’t limited to TV spots. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/seen-automaker-conference-rooms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/seen-automaker-conference-rooms#comments Blog Sales & Marketing Suppliers North America U.S. Suppliers Sales & Marketing Final Inspection Wed, 28 May 2014 11:34:00 +0000 1026791 at http://wardsauto.com Love Affair With Cars Is Moving, Not Fading http://wardsauto.com/blog/love-affair-cars-moving-not-fading <div class="node-body blog-body">Wherever else in the world enthusiasm for cars and trucks is waning, China will more than make up for it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/love-affair-cars-moving-not-fading" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/love-affair-cars-moving-not-fading#comments Blog Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers 2014 Beijing Auto Show Globalization Production Final Inspection Thu, 22 May 2014 12:09:00 +0000 1020091 at http://wardsauto.com