News & Analysis http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53464/more en Autoline Daily http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/autoline-daily <div class="node-body video-body">Ford EU Sees Brighter 2015; Goodyear Reinvents the Wheel; Kia Styling Insights</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, 06 Mar 2015 17:01:00 +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="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </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, 06 Mar 2015 15:45:00 +0000 494881 at http://wardsauto.com The Dealer 5 | March 6, 2015 http://wardsauto.com/dealers/dealer-5-march-6-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Dealer news and information from WardsAuto and around the web. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/dealer-5-march-6-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/dealer-5-march-6-2015#comments Public Dealers U.S. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:47:00 +0000 1238321 at http://wardsauto.com Volkswagen's 2-Door Polo May Be on Way Out http://wardsauto.com/volkswagens-2-door-polo-may-be-way-out <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Polo was Europe's fourth best-selling vehicle in 2014, but the automaker may continue building only a 4-door version after 2017 as it seeks to cut costs.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/volkswagens-2-door-polo-may-be-way-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Germany Finance Product Development Production Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:11:00 +0000 1238351 at http://wardsauto.com Nissan Expands Recall of Altimas With Potential Hood-Latch Defect http://wardsauto.com/nissan-expands-recall-altimas-potential-hood-latch-defect <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The recall, expanded from an October action involving 238,000 Altimas, covers 640,000 sedans sold in the U.S. and Canada with secondary hood latches that may fail and cause the hood to raise while the vehicle is in motion.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nissan-expands-recall-altimas-potential-hood-latch-defect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Canada U.S. Design Safety Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:01:00 +0000 1238361 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Romania Plans About 500 Layoffs http://wardsauto.com/ford-romania-plans-about-500-layoffs <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker says it has reached an agreement with unions representing workers at the Craiova plant to reduce the work schedule, allowing it to reduce this year's planned layoffs from 680 to about 500.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-romania-plans-about-500-layoffs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Romania Employment Labor & Human Resources Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:47:00 +0000 1238311 at http://wardsauto.com You Can’t Spell Inevitable Without EV http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/you-can-t-spell-inevitable-without-ev <div class="field-byline"> Michael Wade </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electric cars simply are more convenient than gasoline cars and will only become more so. My electric car is always full. This is because I plug it in every night. I almost never have to take it to the garage, because upgrades/fixes are downloaded overnight.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/you-can-t-spell-inevitable-without-ev" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/you-can-t-spell-inevitable-without-ev#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Switzerland Cadillac Ford Porsche Tesla 2015 Geneva Auto Show Charging Electric Vehicles Gasoline Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:07:00 +0000 1237821 at http://wardsauto.com U.S. Inventory Declines Second Straight Month in February http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/us-inventory-declines-second-straight-month-february <div class="node-body article-body">February inventory in two of the strongest selling segments, Middle CUV and Large Pickup, dropped below year-ago totals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/us-inventory-declines-second-straight-month-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/us-inventory-declines-second-straight-month-february#comments Premium Limited Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Inventories Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:53:00 +0000 1237341 at http://wardsauto.com Miata Mazda’s 'Heart,' Executive Says http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/miata-mazda-s-heart-executive-says <div class="node-body article-body">The roadster sells in low volumes, but Jim O’Sullivan, the automaker’s top North American executive, says the car is worth the investment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/miata-mazda-s-heart-executive-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/miata-mazda-s-heart-executive-says#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Mazda Automatic Exterior Gasoline Manual Product Development Sales Results Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 1237271 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Mazda Miata boasts 50:50 front-rear weight distribution.</strong></p> Mazda MX-5 Miata http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mazda-mx-5-miata <div class="node-body gallery-body">Despite selling in relatively low volumes, Mazda continues to refine the Miata roadster, arguably the automaker's most iconic vehicle. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mazda-mx-5-miata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mazda-mx-5-miata#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Mazda Automatic Exterior Gasoline Manual Product Development Sales Results Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:59:00 +0000 1237151 at http://wardsauto.com <p>&#39;16 Mazda MX-5 Miata to be sold in many global markets, including U.S. and Europe.&nbsp;</p>