Inventories http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53343/more en Current Data Center Graphs http://wardsauto.com/data-center/current-data-center-graphs <div class="node-body gallery-body">Current charts and graphs from WardsAuto Data Center.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/data-center/current-data-center-graphs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/data-center/current-data-center-graphs#comments Public Data Center Auto Makers North America - Regional Capacity Utilization Inventories Production Sales Results Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:30:00 +0000 494881 at http://wardsauto.com Soaring August U.S. Sales Lower Inventory Healthy 4% http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/soaring-august-us-sales-lower-inventory-healthy-4 <div class="node-body article-body">The inventory cuts point to a slowdown in sales in September and October to something more in line with the 16.3 million-unit SAAR the market tracked at prior to August.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/soaring-august-us-sales-lower-inventory-healthy-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/soaring-august-us-sales-lower-inventory-healthy-4#comments Premium Limited Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Inventories Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:50:00 +0000 1110381 at http://wardsauto.com Ford August Sales Held Back by Reduction in Rental Deliveries http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-august-sales-held-back-reduction-rental-deliveries <div class="node-body article-body">Ford says a planned shift away from daily rental deliveries is due to strong retail demand for key products and an effort to boost residual values.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-august-sales-held-back-reduction-rental-deliveries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-august-sales-held-back-reduction-rental-deliveries#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Ford Lincoln Inventories Sales Results Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:20:00 +0000 1107071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford carefully managing inventory of &rsquo;14 F-150 during transition to new model.</strong></p> New Kia Plant in Mexico Aimed at Bolstering U.S. Supplies http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-kia-plant-mexico-aimed-bolstering-us-supplies <div class="node-body article-body">Analysts expect the new plant initially will build the Rio and Soul subcompact, and the Forte compact sedan. Kia executives say U.S. sales of all three are being curtailed by tight supplies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-kia-plant-mexico-aimed-bolstering-us-supplies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-kia-plant-mexico-aimed-bolstering-us-supplies#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific North America South America Brazil Mexico U.S. South Korea Kia Capacity Utilization Globalization Inventories Sales Results Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1098571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kia Vice Chairman Hyuong-Keun Lee (left), Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto and Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz, governor of the State of Nuevo Leon, at signing of deal to build $1 billion plant near Monterrey.</strong></p> AvtoVAZ CEO Announces Lada Price Freeze http://wardsauto.com/avtovaz-ceo-announces-lada-price-freeze <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">AvtoVAZ's Bo Andersson says Russia's No.1 automaker has no plans to raise prices as sales continue declining. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/avtovaz-ceo-announces-lada-price-freeze" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Inventories Sales Results Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:59:00 +0000 1098381 at http://wardsauto.com July U.S. Inventory Marks 10-Year High, Portends More Strong Sales http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/july-us-inventory-marks-10-year-high-portends-more-strong-sales <div class="node-body article-body">Some of the inventory buildup is attributable to Ford stockpiling F-150 large pickups as it begins retooling in August for the new aluminized versions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/july-us-inventory-marks-10-year-high-portends-more-strong-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/july-us-inventory-marks-10-year-high-portends-more-strong-sales#comments Premium Limited Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Inventories Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:56:00 +0000 1076451 at http://wardsauto.com Dealers Blamed for Dismal EV Market http://wardsauto.com/blog/dealers-blamed-dismal-ev-market <div class="node-body blog-body">If Tesla were convinced the existing dealer infrastructure was truly motivated and capable of selling its cars, then this dust-up and threats of litigation never would have occurred.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/retail-front">Retail Front</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/dealers-blamed-dismal-ev-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/dealers-blamed-dismal-ev-market#comments Blog Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Dealerships Tesla Dealership Management Electric Vehicles Fuel Economy Inventories Product Development Bruce Belzowski Consumer Reports Electric Vehicles Luke Tonachel Natural Resources Defense Council University of California-Davis University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Retail Front Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 1068101 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Weighing Consumer Response to ’15 Sonata http://wardsauto.com/north-america/hyundai-weighing-consumer-response-15-sonata <div class="node-body article-body">“The feedback we get is that the car looks conservative when you see it in pictures but looks better in person,” says Mike O’Brien, vice president-corporate and product planning.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/hyundai-weighing-consumer-response-15-sonata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/hyundai-weighing-consumer-response-15-sonata#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Hyundai Aluminum Fuel-Cell Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Inventories Product Development Steel Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:22:00 +0000 1057221 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New-gen Sonata forgoes 6-cyl. mill for more cabin space.</strong></p> Hefty Sales Pare U.S. Inventory Again, But Dealers Still Well-Stocked http://wardsauto.com/north-america/hefty-sales-pare-us-inventory-again-dealers-still-well-stocked <div class="node-body article-body">Forecasted strong production in July, combined with a June days’ supply slightly higher than usual for the month, bodes well for continued good sales results for locally built vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/hefty-sales-pare-us-inventory-again-dealers-still-well-stocked" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/hefty-sales-pare-us-inventory-again-dealers-still-well-stocked#comments Premium Limited Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Inventories Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 1053011 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Posts Slight June Uptick Despite Drop by Key Models http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-posts-slight-june-uptick-despite-drop-key-models <div class="node-body article-body">The Ford F-Series pickup and Edge and Escape CUVs all posted sales declines in June compared with like-2013. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-posts-slight-june-uptick-despite-drop-key-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-posts-slight-june-uptick-despite-drop-key-models#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Ford Lincoln Incentives Inventories Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:10:00 +0000 1051331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford Escape sales down 5.2% in June vs. year-ago. </strong></p>