Special Reports http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53362/more en New Planning Office ‘Big Deal’ for Acura http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-planning-office-big-deal-acura <div class="field-deck"> 2014 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New setup brings together automaker’s sales, service and marketing, says executive Mike Accavitti.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-planning-office-big-deal-acura" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-planning-office-big-deal-acura#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Dealerships Vehicles & Technology U.S. Auto Makers Management & Strategy Retail 2014 New York International Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:15:00 +0000 998851 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&ldquo;We can really focus on customer satisfaction,&rdquo; Accavitti says.</strong></p> VW to Show Off New Touareg in Beijing http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/vw-show-new-touareg-beijing <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Beijing Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Powertrains include V-6 and V-8 turbodiesels, a gasoline V-6 and, in Europe, a hybrid system that combines the gasoline engine with a 38-kW (52-hp) electric motor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/vw-show-new-touareg-beijing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/vw-show-new-touareg-beijing#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe China Germany Volkswagen 2014 Beijing Auto Show Unions & Trade Organizations Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:35:00 +0000 998831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Refreshed Touareg.</strong></p> Honda Shows First Glimpse of New HR-V CUV http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/honda-shows-first-glimpse-new-hr-v-cuv <div class="field-deck"> 2014 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New B-segment CUV will share many attributes with the Fit, including second-row “magic” seats and a roomy interior.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/honda-shows-first-glimpse-new-hr-v-cuv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/honda-shows-first-glimpse-new-hr-v-cuv#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Honda 2014 New York International Auto Show Future Products ASIMO B-segment Celaya CR-V CUV Fit Honda HR-V Mexico New York peoplemover Pilot robot subcompact Vezel Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:00:00 +0000 997241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Honda HR-V on sale this winter.</strong></p> Subaru Shows Off Fifth-Generation Outback in New York http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/subaru-shows-fifth-generation-outback-new-york <div class="field-deck"> 2014 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hill-start assist now is standard on the wagon, as are ventilated rear brake discs. Passenger and cargo room in all grades is larger, and more creature comforts are available across the board.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/subaru-shows-fifth-generation-outback-new-york" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/subaru-shows-fifth-generation-outback-new-york#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Subaru 2014 New York International Auto Show Future Products EyeSight Fuji Heavy Legacy Limited New York Outback premium Subaru wagon Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0000 997731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Subaru Outback.</strong></p> Fiat Near U.S. Storefront Goal; 500e Sales to Start in Oregon http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/fiat-near-us-storefront-goal-500e-sales-start-oregon <div class="field-deck"> 2014 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Getting brick-and-mortar laid is key to Fiat’s fortunes in the U.S., where it re-launched in 2011 with the 3-door 500 but stumbled out of the gate by missing early sales goals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/fiat-near-us-storefront-goal-500e-sales-start-oregon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/fiat-near-us-storefront-goal-500e-sales-start-oregon#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Dealerships North America U.S. Fiat 2014 New York International Auto Show Sales Results Social Media Viral Marketing Abarth California Fiat 500e Fiat 500L Jason Stoicevich Portland Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:42:00 +0000 997831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat 500L seen boosting 2014 U.S. sales.</strong></p> Fiat 500L "Mirage" Commercial http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/fiat-500l-mirage-commercial <div class="node-body video-body">Launched in February, the Fiat 500L marketing campaign features a television commercial with rapper Sean "P. Diddy" Combs. The spot quadrupled traffic to the brand's website and visits remain twice that of previous levels.</div> <div class="field-buy-node-description"> <span>Buy a Node Description:&nbsp;</span> &lt;p&gt;&amp;lt;iframe width=&amp;quot;560&amp;quot; height=&amp;quot;315&amp;quot; src=&amp;quot;//www.youtube.com/embed/XBtVOmhnw-k&amp;quot; frameborder=&amp;quot;0&amp;quot; allowfullscreen&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/iframe&amp;gt;&lt;/p&gt; </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/fiat-500l-mirage-commercial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/fiat-500l-mirage-commercial#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Dealerships North America U.S. Fiat 2014 New York International Auto Show Advertising Sales Results Viral Marketing Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:41:00 +0000 997721 at http://wardsauto.com You’ll Either Love or Hate New Nissan Murano, Exec Says http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/you-ll-either-love-or-hate-new-nissan-murano-exec-says <div class="field-deck"> 2014 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Third-generation CUV sports design features that will migrate to other Nissan vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/you-ll-either-love-or-hate-new-nissan-murano-exec-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/you-ll-either-love-or-hate-new-nissan-murano-exec-says#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Nissan 2014 New York International Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:25:00 +0000 997741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Murano features V-motion front end, floating roof.</strong></p> Hyundai Introduces ’15 Sonata to ‘Bloodbath’ Segment http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/hyundai-introduces-15-sonata-bloodbath-segment <div class="field-deck"> 2014 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The midsize-sedan market is huge but about as competitive as it gets in the auto industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/hyundai-introduces-15-sonata-bloodbath-segment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/hyundai-introduces-15-sonata-bloodbath-segment#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Hyundai 2014 New York International Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:50:00 +0000 997621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="line-height: 20px; font-size: 13px;">&rsquo;15 Hyundai Sonata less striking, more refined than outgoing model.</strong></p> Fields: Don’t Count Lincoln Out http://wardsauto.com/north-america/fields-don-t-count-lincoln-out <div class="field-deck"> 2014 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mark Fields says successful business innovators recognize consumers’ spoken wants and unspoken needs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/fields-don-t-count-lincoln-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/fields-don-t-count-lincoln-out#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Lincoln Retail 2014 New York International Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:05:00 +0000 997231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fields says Lincoln to go on sale in China.</strong></p> New Toyota Camry Not Risky, Just Right, Bill Fay Says http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/new-toyota-camry-not-risky-just-right-bill-fay-says <div class="field-deck"> 2014 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The redesign marks the most daring Camry styling to date. The best-selling car in the U.S. gets entirely new sheet metal with bolder character lines. It’s a little longer and slightly wider, too.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/new-toyota-camry-not-risky-just-right-bill-fay-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/new-toyota-camry-not-risky-just-right-bill-fay-says#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Toyota 2014 New York International Auto Show Exterior Future Products Bill Fay Toyota Camry Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:30:00 +0000 997401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Customers motivated bold Camry redesign, Toyota&rsquo;s Bill Fay says.</strong></p>