Restructuring http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53312/more en GM’s New Global Car to Wear Commodore Badge in Oz http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-new-global-car-wear-commodore-badge-oz <div class="node-body article-body">GM Holden says customer feedback drove its decision to retain the Commodore nameplate after 2018, when the Australian manufacturing plant is shuttered and domestic production is supplanted by imports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-new-global-car-wear-commodore-badge-oz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-new-global-car-wear-commodore-badge-oz#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Holden Retail Sales & Marketing Product Development Production Restructuring Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:55:00 +0000 1206591 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Commodore getting one last facelift before demise.</p> Chairman, Son Look to Shed Stock in Hyundai Affiliate http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/chairman-son-look-shed-stock-hyundai-affiliate <div class="node-body article-body">Chairman Chung Mong-Koo and Vice Chairman Chung Eui-Sun earlier this month found no takers for 5 million shares of Hyundai Glovis with an asking price of roughly $1.3 billion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/chairman-son-look-shed-stock-hyundai-affiliate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/chairman-son-look-shed-stock-hyundai-affiliate#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific South Korea Hyundai Finance Labor & Human Resources Laws/Law Enforcement Restructuring Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:27:00 +0000 1208211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Stock offering by CEO Chung (second from right) raises questions about Hyundai future.</strong></p> GM’s Batey on Mergers: Thanks, But No Thanks http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-s-batey-mergers-thanks-no-thanks <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alan Batey says he hopes to capitalize on the new strength he sees between GM and its dealers after last year’s recall crisis brought the sometimes adversaries closer together.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-s-batey-mergers-thanks-no-thanks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-s-batey-mergers-thanks-no-thanks#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Buick Cadillac Chevrolet GMC 2015 North American International Auto Show Product Development Restructuring Sales Results Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:41:00 +0000 1201491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM&rsquo;s Batey no fan of mergers, prefers specific collaborations.</strong></p> Cadillac’s de Nysschen: $12 Billion to Unit Over Five Years http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/cadillac-s-de-nysschen-12-billion-unit-over-five-years <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While Cadillac’s president sees a need to address a product gap below the ATS compact sports sedan with a vehicles the size of the Audi A3 or BMW 1-Series, he suggests the top of the market will draw attention first.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/cadillac-s-de-nysschen-12-billion-unit-over-five-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/cadillac-s-de-nysschen-12-billion-unit-over-five-years#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America Cadillac 2015 North American International Auto Show Future Products Restructuring Mon, 12 Jan 2015 22:14:00 +0000 1198291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen, left, with GM President Dan Ammann in Paris recently</strong></p> Automotive Mergers Needed, Marchionne Says http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/automotive-mergers-needed-marchionne-says <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne says automotive mergers would allow automakers to spread out the cost of product-development programs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/automotive-mergers-needed-marchionne-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/automotive-mergers-needed-marchionne-says#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. Chrysler Fiat 2015 North American International Auto Show Fuel Economy Product Development Restructuring Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:31:00 +0000 1198111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Marchionne says no current plans to merge with another automaker.&nbsp;</strong></p> GM CEO Barra Sees Automaker Moving in ‘Positive Direction’ http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-ceo-barra-sees-automaker-moving-positive-direction <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Automotive Outlook </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The chief executive also stands by GM’s 2-year-old outlook for profitability in Europe by 2016, despite a year-end meltdown to the Russian market on the collapse of the ruble.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-ceo-barra-sees-automaker-moving-positive-direction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-ceo-barra-sees-automaker-moving-positive-direction#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. Buick Cadillac Chevrolet GMC Opel/Vauxhall Restructuring United Auto Workers (UAW) Mary Barra United Auto Workers union Thu, 08 Jan 2015 18:10:00 +0000 1196111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM&rsquo;s Barra sees 2015 U.S. LV sales of 16.5 million-17.0 million.</strong></p> Ford Sales Chief Stepping Down http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-sales-chief-stepping-down <div class="node-body article-body">Former GM executive Mark LaNeve to succeed John Felice as Ford vice president-U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-sales-chief-stepping-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-sales-chief-stepping-down#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. Ford Restructuring Wed, 07 Jan 2015 15:47:00 +0000 1195231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mark LaNeve served at Team Detroit, General Motors, Volvo and Allstate Insurance.</strong></p> Look Outside U.S. for Cue on Cadillac Sales http://wardsauto.com/blog/look-outside-us-cue-cadillac-sales <div class="node-body blog-body">Globally, Cadillac says, its sales increased 5.2% last year. Don’t rub your eyes. That’s not a misprint. Cadillac sales last year were, in fact, up a tidy 13,000 units.</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/look-outside-us-cue-cadillac-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/look-outside-us-cue-cadillac-sales#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Cadillac Restructuring Sales Results Johan de Nysschen Final Inspection Tue, 06 Jan 2015 19:00:00 +0000 1194281 at http://wardsauto.com REFILE-Dutch sportscar maker Spyker declared bankrupt http://wardsauto.com/refile-dutch-sportscar-maker-spyker-declared-bankrupt <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Refiles to correct typo in company suffix in paragraph 3)</p> <p>AMSTERDAM, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Dutch sportscar maker Spyker , one-time owner of Sweden's Saab, declared bankruptcy on Thursday, after failing to secure a critical bridging loan it had hoped would help it refinance and restructure.</p> <p>The company, formed in 2000 to resurrect an early 20th century Dutch auto marque, had filed for protection from creditors earlier this month, hoping to stave off collapse.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/refile-dutch-sportscar-maker-spyker-declared-bankrupt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Netherlands Finance Restructuring Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:39:42 +0000 1185721 at http://wardsauto.com Ford, GM Holden Woo Oz Buyers as Production Era Ends http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-gm-holden-woo-oz-buyers-production-era-ends <div class="node-body article-body">The core of Ford’s transformation is its dealerships’ evolution with modern customer trends, while GM Holden’s new Customer Council is designed to facilitate direct feedback on the automaker’s products and customer service.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-gm-holden-woo-oz-buyers-production-era-ends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-gm-holden-woo-oz-buyers-production-era-ends#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Ford Holden Advertising Dealership Management Restructuring Social Media Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:50:00 +0000 1177521 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM Holden Customer Council seeks loyal owners&rsquo; feedback.</strong></p>