Special Reports http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53362/more en Ram CEO Says 29-MPG EcoDiesel Pickups Will Be Plentiful http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ram-ceo-says-29-mpg-ecodiesel-pickups-will-be-plentiful <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ram CEO Bob Hegbloom says consumers have been asking for the EcoDiesel engine in other body configurations. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ram-ceo-says-29-mpg-ecodiesel-pickups-will-be-plentiful" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ram-ceo-says-29-mpg-ecodiesel-pickups-will-be-plentiful#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ram 2015 North American International Auto Show Diesel Sales Results Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0000 1208251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hegbloom says Ram 1500 diesel take rate to reach 20%.&nbsp;</strong></p> Bentley Climbs Red Dune in SUV Quest http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bentley-climbs-red-dune-suv-quest <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bentley’s new Bentayga arrives later this year and will offer the brand’s first diesel engine (but not in the U.S.) and, eventually, a plug-in hybrid option. Some 4,000 hand-raisers are interested in the SUV. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bentley-climbs-red-dune-suv-quest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bentley-climbs-red-dune-suv-quest#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Sales & Marketing Diesel Resource Center North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. United Kingdom Bentley Porsche 2015 North American International Auto Show Employment Product Development Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Bentayga Bentley Flying Spur Continental Crewe Diesel Dubai Mulsanne Porsche Cayenne Pyms Lane Red Dune Rolf Frech SUV V-8 W-12 Wolfgang Durheimer Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1206601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bentley Board Member Rolf Frech scaled Dubai&rsquo;s Red Dune in forthcoming Bentayga.</strong></p> Jeep CEO Expects Sales Momentum to Continue After Record 2014 http://wardsauto.com/north-america/jeep-ceo-expects-sales-momentum-continue-after-record-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Jeep CEO Mike Manley says the brand’s next goal is to sell 1.9 million units annually by 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/jeep-ceo-expects-sales-momentum-continue-after-record-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/jeep-ceo-expects-sales-momentum-continue-after-record-2014#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Jeep 2015 North American International Auto Show Globalization Sales Results Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:30:00 +0000 1206371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Manley says low gasoline prices not causing segment shifts.&nbsp;</strong></p> Honda: Old Pilot Hurt Us Last Year http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/honda-old-pilot-hurt-us-last-year <div class="node-body article-body">The Japanese automaker’s midsize CUV is almost seven years old, and last year its volume fell 14.1% from 2013. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/honda-old-pilot-hurt-us-last-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/honda-old-pilot-hurt-us-last-year#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Honda Sales & Marketing 2015 North American International Auto Show Accord Civic CR-V CUV Honda John Mendel middle midsize Pilot Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1198841 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Honda Pilot (teaser pic shown) should provide relief.</strong></p> 2015 NAIAS: Shots From the Floor http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2015-naias-shots-floor <div class="node-body gallery-body">A photo gallery of highlights from press preview and supplier days at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2015-naias-shots-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2015-naias-shots-floor#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America - Regional U.S. Aisin Auto Makers Chrysler Dealerships Denso Ford General Motors Suppliers ZF 2015 North American International Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:42:00 +0000 1196261 at http://wardsauto.com Audi: No Plans to Go Below A3 in U.S. http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/audi-no-plans-go-below-a3-us <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The German luxury-vehicle producer is looking upmarket, not down, with CEO Rupert Stadler telling media this week three “new large-model additions” are planned.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/audi-no-plans-go-below-a3-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/audi-no-plans-go-below-a3-us#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Audi Sales & Marketing 2015 North American International Auto Show Future Products Product Development Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:12:00 +0000 1201501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Prologue concept expected basis for new A9 entry.</strong></p> GM’s Batey on Mergers: Thanks, But No Thanks http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-s-batey-mergers-thanks-no-thanks <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alan Batey says he hopes to capitalize on the new strength he sees between GM and its dealers after last year’s recall crisis brought the sometimes adversaries closer together.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-s-batey-mergers-thanks-no-thanks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-s-batey-mergers-thanks-no-thanks#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Buick Cadillac Chevrolet GMC 2015 North American International Auto Show Product Development Restructuring Sales Results Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:41:00 +0000 1201491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM&rsquo;s Batey no fan of mergers, prefers specific collaborations.</strong></p> 2015 NAIAS World Debuts http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-naias-world-debuts <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here are the key new models that made their world debuts during press preview days at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-naias-world-debuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-naias-world-debuts#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships 2015 North American International Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:02:00 +0000 1196271 at http://wardsauto.com VW’s U.S. CUV Play Could Include Small Golf Derivative http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-s-us-cuv-play-could-include-small-golf-derivative <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the Tiguan moving up in size for 2017, executives say there will be room for the automaker to add a new compact model and double its U.S. CUV lineup to four entries from two today.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-s-us-cuv-play-could-include-small-golf-derivative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-s-us-cuv-play-could-include-small-golf-derivative#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional Volkswagen 2015 North American International Auto Show Future Products Vehicle Assembly Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:41:00 +0000 1199461 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Golf-based T-ROC concept.</strong></p> GM’s ‘Tesla Fighter’ No Threat, Elon Musk Tells Detroit http://wardsauto.com/north-america/gm-s-tesla-fighter-no-threat-elon-musk-tells-detroit <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The CEO of electric car maker Tesla is low-keyed in the Motor City. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/gm-s-tesla-fighter-no-threat-elon-musk-tells-detroit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/gm-s-tesla-fighter-no-threat-elon-musk-tells-detroit#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers North America U.S. Tesla 2015 North American International Auto Show Electric Vehicles Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:16:00 +0000 1200391 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Musk at Motor City press conference.</strong></p>