News & Analysis http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53464/more en Forecast: December Sales Set to Reach 10-Year High http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-december-sales-set-reach-10-year-high <div class="node-body article-body">The latest WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S. automakers to sell 1.51 million light vehicles this month, equating to a 16.95 million-unit SAAR.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-december-sales-set-reach-10-year-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-december-sales-set-reach-10-year-high#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:01:00 +0000 1187731 at http://wardsauto.com China Production Inches Up 1.2% in November http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-production-inches-12-november <div class="node-body article-body">SAIC GM-Wuling’s Hongguang van remained the most produced model in November, accounting for 3.4% of total vehicle builds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-production-inches-12-november" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-production-inches-12-november#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific China Auto Makers Production Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:41:00 +0000 1187541 at http://wardsauto.com Autoline Daily http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/autoline-daily <div class="node-body video-body">Car Sales Generate A Trillion Dollars, Valet Mode Busts Joyrider, 2016 Kia Sorento</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/autoline-daily" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/autoline-daily#comments Public News & Analysis Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:16:00 +0000 830251 at http://wardsauto.com 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 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:40:00 +0000 494881 at http://wardsauto.com Global Recall Covers 288,000 Dodge Ram Pickups http://wardsauto.com/global-recall-covers-288000-dodge-ram-pickups <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The successor to Chrysler Group, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US, has notified U.S. safety regulators that a loose fastener in the 2005 model-year pickups may loosen and cause the rear axle to lock up or detach. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/global-recall-covers-288000-dodge-ram-pickups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology World Chassis National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:37:00 +0000 1187311 at http://wardsauto.com Mercedes Recalls Sprinter Vans With Possible Oil Leak http://wardsauto.com/mercedes-recalls-sprinter-vans-possible-oil-leak <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The recall covers 8,279 Sprinter 2500- and 3500-model vans from the 2014 and 2015 model years with chain tensioner gaskets that may allow oil to leak, raising the risk of a fire or stalling engine.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/mercedes-recalls-sprinter-vans-possible-oil-leak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Safety Vehicles & Technology Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:22:00 +0000 1187331 at http://wardsauto.com Kia, Nissan React to Slump in Electric Vehicle Sales http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/kia-nissan-react-slump-electric-vehicle-sales <div class="field-byline"> Sean Muller </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Could more advertising be the answer to sluggish EV demand?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/kia-nissan-react-slump-electric-vehicle-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/kia-nissan-react-slump-electric-vehicle-sales#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Advertising Electric Vehicles Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:15:00 +0000 1184691 at http://wardsauto.com Despite Falling Gas Prices, CAFE Targets Unlikely to Change http://wardsauto.com/politics/despite-falling-gas-prices-cafe-targets-unlikely-change <div class="node-body article-body">The increasingly global nature of the auto industry and emissions regulations all but rule out major changes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/despite-falling-gas-prices-cafe-targets-unlikely-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/despite-falling-gas-prices-cafe-targets-unlikely-change#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford General Motors Hyundai Toyota Emissions Fuel Economy Product Development Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:24:00 +0000 1182231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cheap gas won&rsquo;t hurt demand for new Mirai fuel-cell car or next-generation Prius, Toyota says.</strong></p> Berkshire Expected to Keep Van Tuyl’s Dealership Business Model http://wardsauto.com/dealers/berkshire-expected-keep-van-tuyl-s-dealership-business-model <div class="field-byline"> Lillie Guyer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Van Tuyl dealerships are run by managing partners who know their communities and have a vested financial interest in their stores.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/berkshire-expected-keep-van-tuyl-s-dealership-business-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/berkshire-expected-keep-van-tuyl-s-dealership-business-model#comments Public Dealers North America U.S. Dealership Management Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:59:00 +0000 1184761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Berkshire-Van Tuyl deal &ldquo;a win-win,&rdquo; says new group&rsquo;s CEO Rachor.&nbsp;</strong></p> U.K.’s November LV Output Slips Below Break-Even http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-s-november-lv-output-slips-below-break-even <div class="node-body article-body">Car production for the U.K. market jumped 31.8%, but the overall November result dipped into negative territory thanks to a 6.2% drop in builds for export.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-s-november-lv-output-slips-below-break-even" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-s-november-lv-output-slips-below-break-even#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Engine Production Vehicle Assembly Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1185991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Industry group not discouraged by November dip.</strong></p>