Restructuring http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53312/more en Jaguar Downshifts U.S. Pricing Strategy, Plans Marketing Push http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/jaguar-downshifts-us-pricing-strategy-plans-marketing-push <div class="node-body article-body">Next year’s introduction of two all-new compact products, the ’17 XE sedan and F-Pace CUV, and a refresh of the brand’s three existing models will usher the pricing strategy to market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/jaguar-downshifts-us-pricing-strategy-plans-marketing-push" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/jaguar-downshifts-us-pricing-strategy-plans-marketing-push#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Jaguar Advertising Restructuring Sales Results Social Media Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:50:00 +0000 1342331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>All-new &rsquo;17 Jaguar XE leads brand&rsquo;s go-to-market reboot.</strong></p> Report Says FCA's Marchionne Still Pursuing GM Merger http://wardsauto.com/report-says-fcas-marchionne-still-pursuing-gm-merger <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The FCA chief says in a published report it would be "unconscionable" to abandon a merger with GM, but the automaker says it conducted in an in-depth review of Marchionne's proposal and is satisfied with its current course. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/report-says-fcas-marchionne-still-pursuing-gm-merger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe North America U.S. Italy Finance Restructuring Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:06:00 +0000 1339711 at http://wardsauto.com GM Assigns Compact Opel Astra Sizable Task http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-assigns-compact-opel-astra-sizable-task <div class="node-body article-body">To underscore the importance of the new Astra to Opel’s fortunes, General Motors CEO Mary Barra is expected to join Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann for its premiere at the Frankfurt auto show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-assigns-compact-opel-astra-sizable-task" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-assigns-compact-opel-astra-sizable-task#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Opel/Vauxhall Diesel Exterior Gasoline Headlamps Interior Restructuring Sales Results Turbocharger Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:17:00 +0000 1337021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Redesigned Opel Astra bows at next month&rsquo;s IAA.</strong></p> UPDATE 3-Suzuki Motor says it will buy back VW stake as court settles feud http://wardsauto.com/update-3-suzuki-motor-says-it-will-buy-back-vw-stake-court-settles-feud <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Suzuki chief says he feels 'so refreshed'</p> <p>* VW welcomes clarity, says cooperation now ended</p> <p>* German stake worth about $3.8 bln at Friday's close</p> <p>* Investor Loeb wants Suzuki to cancel shares after buyback</p> <p>* Suzuki shares flat in Tokyo after initial jump (Adds Suzuki share reaction, analyst comment in paragraphs 6, 7)</p> <p>By Minami Funakoshi and Ritsuko Ando</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-3-suzuki-motor-says-it-will-buy-back-vw-stake-court-settles-feud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Europe Japan Germany Finance Restructuring Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:23:36 +0000 1339241 at http://wardsauto.com TRW Integration Going Well, Auto Supplier ZF Says http://wardsauto.com/trw-integration-going-well-auto-supplier-zf-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Releasing first-half financial results for the first time in its history, ZF reports earnings before interest and tax increased 89% from prior-year and says its acquisition of rival supplier TRW is progressing well. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/trw-integration-going-well-auto-supplier-zf-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe North America U.S. Germany Finance Restructuring Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:50:00 +0000 1338031 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Fights Russia Slump on Product, Price Fronts http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-fights-russia-slump-product-price-fronts <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker is cutting prices and expanding its product range in an effort to pull out of a tailspin that saw July sales drop 21.3% from like-2014 and 52% for the year’s first seven months, according to WardsAuto data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-fights-russia-slump-product-price-fronts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-fights-russia-slump-product-price-fronts#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Ford Engine Labor & Human Resources Local Content Restructuring Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:55:00 +0000 1336211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiesta priced below Ford&rsquo;s Russian best-seller Focus.</strong></p> Volvo Bolsters China Presence With JV Acquisitions http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-bolsters-china-presence-jv-acquisitions <div class="node-body article-body">The JVs include car-manufacturing facilities in Chengdu and Daqing, an engine-production facility in Zhangjiakou and an R&D center in Shanghai.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-bolsters-china-presence-jv-acquisitions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-bolsters-china-presence-jv-acquisitions#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe China Sweden Volvo Car Zhejiang Geely Engine Finance Globalization Restructuring Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 19 Aug 2015 18:30:00 +0000 1334281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Long-wheelbase S60L made in China for Chinese market.</strong></p> Hyundai Shakes Up China Management http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-shakes-china-management <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The South Korean automaker replaced three top executives after Hyundai and Kia sales fell 32% and 33% in July in the world's biggest automotive market.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-shakes-china-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific China Labor & Human Resources Restructuring Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:37:00 +0000 1333351 at http://wardsauto.com Fiat Spinoff Boosts FCA's Fortunes http://wardsauto.com/fiat-spinoff-boosts-fcas-fortunes <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Rising sales and profits, and successful new products, have improved the automaker's share value going back to last year, but some analysts predict a backslide when the Ferrari spinoff is completed. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fiat-spinoff-boosts-fcas-fortunes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe North America U.S. Italy Finance Restructuring Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:53:00 +0000 1332111 at http://wardsauto.com GM, Former Russian Dealers in Contentious Talks http://wardsauto.com/europe/gm-former-russian-dealers-contentious-talks <div class="node-body article-body">Despite the current difficulties, negotiations are expected to continue. Legal action by the dealers likely would result in the termination of service contracts by GM, potentially exposing bigger retailers with large customer bases to further losses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/gm-former-russian-dealers-contentious-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/gm-former-russian-dealers-contentious-talks#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Cadillac Chevrolet Daewoo Opel/Vauxhall Politics Dealership Management Inventories Restructuring Sales Results Vehicles in Operation Tue, 11 Aug 2015 09:21:00 +0000 1328931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker will continue importing Cadillacs into Russia.</strong></p>