Incentives http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53342/more en Ford Betting Big on New F-150 http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-betting-big-new-f-150 <div class="node-body article-body">Ford’s chief marketer says he expects the new aluminum-intensive F-150 to increase its market share while retaining high average-transaction prices. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-betting-big-new-f-150" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-betting-big-new-f-150#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Ford Advertising Incentives Inventories Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:09:00 +0000 1132571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Ford F-150 expected to draw conquest buyers.&nbsp;</strong></p> Europe Car-Sales Recovery May Not Be On Solid Ground http://wardsauto.com/europe-car-sales-recovery-may-not-be-solid-ground <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">August new-car registrations in the European Union and European Free Trade Area rose 1.8%, driven in part by a 13.7% jump in Spain, where sales are propped up by government subsidies. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe-car-sales-recovery-may-not-be-solid-ground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Incentives Sales Results Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:47:00 +0000 1119511 at http://wardsauto.com Russian New-Car Sales Tailspin Continues in August http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-new-car-sales-tailspin-continues-august <div class="node-body article-body">The industry is hoping a recently announced government incentive for the scrappage and trade-in of used vehicles will break the market’s fall.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-new-car-sales-tailspin-continues-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-new-car-sales-tailspin-continues-august#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Chevrolet Ford Hyundai Kia Lada Nissan Renault Incentives Sales Results Trade Association of European Businesses Automobile Manufacturers Committee Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:00:00 +0000 1113161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Granta best seller for Lada brand off 32% in August.</strong></p> Incentives Rising, But No Need for Panic http://wardsauto.com/blog/incentives-rising-no-need-panic <div class="node-body blog-body">Industry-watchers worried by escalating incentives, but a better barometer of the auto sector’s health may be transaction prices, which continue to hold ground.</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/incentives-rising-no-need-panic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/incentives-rising-no-need-panic#comments Blog Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Incentives Final Inspection Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:40:00 +0000 1107311 at http://wardsauto.com China Tax Breaks on EVs Mostly Limited to Domestic Brands http://wardsauto.com/china-tax-breaks-evs-mostly-limited-domestic-brands <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The government on Sept. 1 will stop levying sales tax on 17 electric vehicles built by 11 automakers, including one each from Chinese joint ventures of Daimler, General Motors and Nissan.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/china-tax-breaks-evs-mostly-limited-domestic-brands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Electric Vehicles Incentives Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:02:00 +0000 1099361 at http://wardsauto.com Top-End German Automakers Waging Price War http://wardsauto.com/top-end-german-automakers-waging-price-war <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz have relied on heavy discounting in their fight for sales supremacy, but industry-watchers say the automakers are sacrificing exclusivity and brand equity.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/top-end-german-automakers-waging-price-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Germany Incentives Sales Results Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:30:00 +0000 1092701 at http://wardsauto.com Thailand Tailing First-Time Car-Buyer Loan Deadbeats http://wardsauto.com/politics/thailand-tailing-first-time-car-buyer-loan-deadbeats <div class="node-body article-body">The government is seeking to recover the TB100,000 ($3,137) tax refunds paid to buyers on condition they keep their vehicles for at least five years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/thailand-tailing-first-time-car-buyer-loan-deadbeats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/thailand-tailing-first-time-car-buyer-loan-deadbeats#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Toyota Politics Finance & Insurance Incentives Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:37:00 +0000 1086161 at http://wardsauto.com Diesel-Vehicle Buyers Wronged, U.K. Newspaper Claims http://wardsauto.com/politics/diesel-vehicle-buyers-wronged-uk-newspaper-claims <div class="node-body article-body">The Sun accuses the government of offering incentives to diesel buyers since 2001, only to threaten them now with harsh penalties for excessive carbon-dioxide emissions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/diesel-vehicle-buyers-wronged-uk-newspaper-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/diesel-vehicle-buyers-wronged-uk-newspaper-claims#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Politics Diesel Emissions Incentives Social Media Vehicles in Operation Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:30:00 +0000 1084711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>London leading crackdown on diesel emissions.</strong></p> Cadillac Rolling Globally, Seeks Traction in U.S. http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/cadillac-rolling-globally-seeks-traction-us <div class="node-body article-body">Global Cadillac sales jumped 30% and improved 22.1% in the U.S. in 2013, according to WardsAuto data. But for the first half of this year, Cadillac’s U.S. sales slipped 1.0% against an industry that was ahead 4.0% and a luxury market up 7.0%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/cadillac-rolling-globally-seeks-traction-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/cadillac-rolling-globally-seeks-traction-us#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. BMW Cadillac Lexus Lincoln Mercedes Incentives Sales Results Jim Vurpillat Uwe Ellinghaus Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1080601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Coupe intended to spur flagging ATS sales.</strong></p> Toyota’s Shift to Hydrogen From Battery-Electric Jolts Industry http://wardsauto.com/blog/toyota-s-shift-hydrogen-battery-electric-jolts-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">When the world’s largest producer of gas-electric hybrids decides to take the road less traveled, you can bet on a seismic shift in the industry’s market focus to fuel cells.</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/toyota-s-shift-hydrogen-battery-electric-jolts-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/toyota-s-shift-hydrogen-battery-electric-jolts-industry#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan Honda Toyota Politics Fuel-Cell Vehicles Incentives Product Development hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle Final Inspection Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:29:00 +0000 1066161 at http://wardsauto.com