Vehicles in Operation http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53347/more en Toyota Australia Links Bogus Parts to Online Dealer http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota says the recall involves counterfeit brake pads sold by online supplier Westend Spares between June 2013 and October 2015. The fakes were found to contain asbestos, a cancer-causing substance.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Analysis Industry Australia Fixed Ops Safety Technology Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Technology Dealer Miscellaneous Toyota Brakes Fixed Operations Safety Vehicles in Operation Mon, 23 Nov 2015 20:15:00 +0000 1408711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nothing like the real thing, Toyota reminds customers</strong>.</p> VW to Return Cash-for-Clunkers Subsidies to Spain http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-return-cash-clunkers-subsidies-spain <div class="node-body article-body">Volkswagen initially refused to give back the subsidy payments, contending they were based not on nitrogen-oxide but on carbon-dioxide emissions. But VW later admitted it had understated CO2 emissions as well.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-return-cash-clunkers-subsidies-spain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-return-cash-clunkers-subsidies-spain#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Analysis Industry Engines Spain Dealer Data & Insights Miscellaneous SEAT Volkswagen Emissions Incentives Production Vehicle Assembly Vehicles in Operation Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:39:00 +0000 1403601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>VW&rsquo;s Garcia-Sanz discusses Spanish investment with President Rajoy in May.</strong></p> CORRECTED-Volkswagen says 120,000 U.S. diesel owners will get gift cards, repairs http://wardsauto.com/corrected-volkswagen-says-120000-us-diesel-owners-will-get-gift-cards-repairs <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Corrects headline to 120,000 from 120,00)</p> <p>Nov 18 (Reuters) - Volkswagen of America said on Wednesday that 120,000 owners of diesel cars that have violated U.S. emission standards will receive $500 gift cards and $500 toward vehicle repairs.</p> <p>Last week, Volkswagen said it was offering a $500 prepaid Visa gift card, a separate card good for $500 toward services at a VW dealerships and free 24-hour roadside assistance for three years. In total, that could mean at least $120 million in benefits to the participating owners.</p></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/corrected-volkswagen-says-120000-us-diesel-owners-will-get-gift-cards-repairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America Analysis Industry Engines U.S. Miscellaneous Emissions Vehicles in Operation Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1405271 at http://wardsauto.com VW to Put Car Fixes Ahead of Test-Fixing Probe http://wardsauto.com/vw-put-car-fixes-ahead-test-fixing-probe <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Repairing diesel cars rigged to produce false emissions-test results is a higher priority than investigating the origins of the scandal, says Juergen Stackmann, the VW brand's sales chief. </div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-put-car-fixes-ahead-test-fixing-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Analysis Industry Engines Diesel Germany Technology Miscellaneous Diesel Emissions Vehicles in Operation Tue, 10 Nov 2015 23:35:00 +0000 1397631 at http://wardsauto.com U.K. Car-Sharing Club Growing Renault Zoe EV Fleet http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/uk-car-sharing-club-growing-renault-zoe-ev-fleet <div class="node-body article-body">The club says it chose the Zoe over other EVs because the 5-door hatchback is easy to use and ideal for members who have not driven an electric car before.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/uk-car-sharing-club-growing-renault-zoe-ev-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/uk-car-sharing-club-growing-renault-zoe-ev-fleet#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Analysis Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Technology United Kingdom Miscellaneous Renault Electric Vehicles Vehicles in Operation Tue, 10 Nov 2015 10:16:00 +0000 1389001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Car-sharing club&rsquo;s incentives include no mileage charge.</strong></p> Industry Group Sees Spanish LV Sales Surge in 2015 http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/industry-group-sees-spanish-lv-sales-surge-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">The GANVAM industry group says full-year sales could top the 2014 total by 22.7%, updating a forecast of a 16% increase released only 12 days earlier. Sales after nine months were tracking 24% over prior-year, WardsAuto data shows.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/industry-group-sees-spanish-lv-sales-surge-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/industry-group-sees-spanish-lv-sales-surge-2015#comments Public Gated Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Analysis Industry Fixed Ops Spain Dealer Data & Insights Miscellaneous Fixed Operations Sales Results Vehicles in Operation Mon, 09 Nov 2015 10:41:00 +0000 1393941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Repair-shop business picking up.</strong></p> Despite Lost Sales, Infiniti Says Name Change Right Move http://wardsauto.com/industry/despite-lost-sales-infiniti-says-name-change-right-move <div class="node-body article-body">Waiting until a vehicle was all-new to change its name, or doing an ad campaign to communicate the name changes, are ways Infiniti could have improved the nomenclature switch, officials say. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/despite-lost-sales-infiniti-says-name-change-right-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/despite-lost-sales-infiniti-says-name-change-right-move#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America Analysis Industry U.S. Miscellaneous Infiniti Product Development Vehicles in Operation Wed, 14 Oct 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1363911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Infiniti Q50 replaced G37, sort of.</strong></p> Car Care Comeback Sign of Spain’s Economic Recovery http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/car-care-comeback-sign-spain-s-economic-recovery <div class="node-body article-body">A recent survey by the Spanish Federation of Auto Workshops shows activity in the car-repair and -maintenance sector increased 5% year-over-year from January through July.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/car-care-comeback-sign-spain-s-economic-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/car-care-comeback-sign-spain-s-economic-recovery#comments Premium Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Analysis Industry Spain Dealer Miscellaneous Dealerships Vehicles in Operation Thu, 24 Sep 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1354541 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Business picking up at Spanish garages.</strong></p> Extended Warranties Extended to U.K. EV Owners http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/extended-warranties-extended-uk-ev-owners <div class="node-body article-body">Extended-warranty provider Warrantywise says it is the first in the U.K. to offer aftermarket coverage for EVs with introductory prices from £55 ($87) a month.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/extended-warranties-extended-uk-ev-owners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/extended-warranties-extended-uk-ev-owners#comments Public Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Analysis Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Technology United Kingdom Dealer Miscellaneous Electric Vehicles Vehicles in Operation Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:42:00 +0000 1336301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW offers 3-year warranty on i3 EV.</strong></p> Analysts: China's Auto-Sales Slump to Depress Oil Prices http://wardsauto.com/analysts-chinas-auto-sales-slump-depress-oil-prices <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Government efforts to reverse the sales decline in the world's biggest car market may be insufficient to spark demand or shore up falling oil prices. </div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/analysts-chinas-auto-sales-slump-depress-oil-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Analysis Industry China Data & Insights Miscellaneous Incentives Sales Results Vehicles in Operation Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:24:00 +0000 1337921 at http://wardsauto.com