Inventories http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53343/more en U.S. Inventory Prepped for Year-End Sales Boom http://wardsauto.com/industry/us-inventory-prepped-year-end-sales-boom <div class="node-body article-body">Market incentives, including any significant response to Ford’s outlays, could determine whether the year ends closer to 17.4 million or 17.5 million.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/us-inventory-prepped-year-end-sales-boom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/us-inventory-prepped-year-end-sales-boom#comments Premium Limited Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America Analysis Industry U.S. Data & Insights Miscellaneous Auto Makers Inventories Fri, 06 Nov 2015 11:10:00 +0000 1393751 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Cuts Russian Output as Sales Retreat Continues http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-cuts-russian-output-sales-retreat-continues <div class="node-body article-body">Annual production capacity at Vsevolozhsk is 160,000 units, but Ford built just 30,000 cars there in 2014, laying off 700 employees as a consequence. Output for full-year 2015 is estimated at only 15,000 units. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-cuts-russian-output-sales-retreat-continues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-cuts-russian-output-sales-retreat-continues#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Analysis Industry Russia Data & Insights Miscellaneous Ford Capacity Utilization Employment Inventories Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:06:00 +0000 1390771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford says Focus eased Russian angst by topping C-segment in 2014.</strong></p> September U.S. Inventory Sets Up Strong Q4 for Trucks http://wardsauto.com/industry/september-us-inventory-sets-strong-q4-trucks <div class="field-deck"> September U.S. Inventory Sets Up Strong Q4 for Trucks </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Trucks could top 60% of U.S. light-vehicle sales in Q4, with half coming from continued record penetration of CUVs and gains by pickups, SUVs and vans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/september-us-inventory-sets-strong-q4-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/september-us-inventory-sets-strong-q4-trucks#comments Premium Limited Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America Analysis Industry U.S. Data & Insights Miscellaneous Auto Makers Inventories Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1363541 at http://wardsauto.com UAW Could Throw Cold Water on Automakers’ Hot Output http://wardsauto.com/industry/uaw-could-throw-cold-water-automakers-hot-output <div class="node-body article-body">“A long strike is highly unlikely, but I think some kind of short strike is possible,” labor-relations professor and UAW observer Harley Shaiken says. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/uaw-could-throw-cold-water-automakers-hot-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/uaw-could-throw-cold-water-automakers-hot-output#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America Analysis Industry U.S. Data & Insights Miscellaneous Chrysler Ford General Motors Inventories Labor & Human Resources Logistics Production United Auto Workers (UAW) Vehicle Assembly Thu, 10 Sep 2015 16:03:00 +0000 1345741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>FCA intends to keep Jeep lines in Toledo, OH, running.</strong></p> GM Raises Korea Stakes With Launch of Trax Diesel http://wardsauto.com/industry/gm-raises-korea-stakes-launch-trax-diesel <div class="node-body article-body">Combined with strong sales of the just-released Chevrolet Impala that is imported from parent General Motors’ Hamtramck, MI, plant in the U.S., GM Korea CEO Sergio Rocha is confident of capturing 10% of the Korean market this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/gm-raises-korea-stakes-launch-trax-diesel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/gm-raises-korea-stakes-launch-trax-diesel#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Analysis Industry Diesel South Korea Technology Data & Insights Miscellaneous Chevrolet Diesel Inventories Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Tue, 08 Sep 2015 09:15:00 +0000 1337801 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM Korea CEO Rocha with new Trax Diesel.</strong></p> Sky-High U.S. Demand in August Pares Inventory for September http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/sky-high-us-demand-august-pares-inventory-september <div class="node-body article-body">The combination of total LV inventory 3% above year-ago, and stocks of the strongest growing segment group increasing month-to-month, points to a fifth straight 17 million-plus SAAR in September.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/sky-high-us-demand-august-pares-inventory-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/sky-high-us-demand-august-pares-inventory-september#comments Premium Limited Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America Analysis Industry U.S. Data & Insights Miscellaneous Auto Makers Inventories Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:17:00 +0000 1341841 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Extends Halt in Tianjin Port Operations http://wardsauto.com/toyota-extends-halt-tianjin-port-operations <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker will suspend operations near the Chinese port of Tianjin through Sunday instead of Wednesday as originally planned, due to safety concerns following last week's deadly warehouse explosion.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-extends-halt-tianjin-port-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Analysis Industry China Data & Insights Miscellaneous Inventories Logistics Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:55:00 +0000 1333991 at http://wardsauto.com China Port Explosion Damages Cars, Disrupts Shipments http://wardsauto.com/china-port-explosion-damages-cars-disrupts-shipments <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Toyota says it will halt operations through Wednesday at its plant in Tianjin, where more than 100 people died in a series of explosions last week. Volkswagen, Renault and Mitsubishi cars were damaged in the blasts and BMW diverted shipments of automobiles from Tianjin to Shanghai.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/china-port-explosion-damages-cars-disrupts-shipments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Analysis Industry China Data & Insights Miscellaneous Inventories Logistics Sun, 16 Aug 2015 16:07:00 +0000 1332481 at http://wardsauto.com GM, Former Russian Dealers in Contentious Talks http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/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/miscellaneous/gm-former-russian-dealers-contentious-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/gm-former-russian-dealers-contentious-talks#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Analysis Industry Russia Dealer Data & Insights Miscellaneous 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> July U.S. Inventory Points to More Robust Sales in August http://wardsauto.com/industry/july-us-inventory-points-more-robust-sales-august <div class="node-body article-body">CUVs are poised for continued record market penetration in August, while share for most large trucks could waver.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/july-us-inventory-points-more-robust-sales-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/july-us-inventory-points-more-robust-sales-august#comments Premium Limited Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America Analysis Industry U.S. Data & Insights Miscellaneous Auto Makers Inventories Thu, 06 Aug 2015 11:03:00 +0000 1327311 at http://wardsauto.com