News & Analysis http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53464/more en Oz Students Claim EV Speed Record http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/oz-students-claim-ev-speed-record <div class="node-body article-body">The Sunswift eVe from the University of New South Wales achieved an average speed of 62.1 mph over the 500-km run, bettering the previous world record of 45.36 mph.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/oz-students-claim-ev-speed-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/oz-students-claim-ev-speed-record#comments Premium Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Electric Vehicles Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:59:00 +0000 1069231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sunswift eVe put to test on 2.6-mile track at Australian Automotive Research Center.</strong></p> GM to Resume Full Production at S.Africa Plant After Strike Ends http://wardsauto.com/gm-resume-full-production-safrica-plant-after-strike-ends <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Full production will resume Tuesday following the end of a 4-week strike at components suppliers.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-resume-full-production-safrica-plant-after-strike-ends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Africa / Middle East South Africa Vehicle Assembly Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:45:00 +0000 1069201 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:45:00 +0000 494881 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Raises F-150 Prices, Dealers Begin Ordering '15 Models http://wardsauto.com/ford-raises-f-150-prices-dealers-begin-ordering-15-models <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The base, or non-luxury, models – the XL work truck and the most popular version the XLT – will see prices rise $395 over F-150 pickups currently on sale.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-raises-f-150-prices-dealers-begin-ordering-15-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Sales & Marketing Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:14:00 +0000 1069211 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 1-Engine maker Cummins raises full-year sales forecast http://wardsauto.com/update-1-engine-maker-cummins-raises-full-year-sales-forecast <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds details, estimates, share price)</p> <p>July 28 (Reuters) - Cummins Inc, which makes engines and other vehicle components, reported a 7 percent rise in quarterly revenue and raised its full-year revenue forecast, citing improving demand from makers of pickup trucks and motor homes in North America.</p> <p>Cummins said it now expects sales to grow between 8 percent and 11 percent in the year ending Dec. 31, higher than its previous forecast of a rise of between 6 and 10 percent.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-engine-maker-cummins-raises-full-year-sales-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Suppliers North America U.S. Sales & Marketing Finance Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:05:28 +0000 1068851 at http://wardsauto.com Dealers Blamed for Dismal EV Market http://wardsauto.com/blog/dealers-blamed-dismal-ev-market <div class="node-body blog-body">If Tesla were convinced the existing dealer infrastructure was truly motivated and capable of selling its cars, then this dust-up and threats of litigation never would have occurred.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/retail-front">Retail Front</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/dealers-blamed-dismal-ev-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/dealers-blamed-dismal-ev-market#comments Blog Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Dealerships Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Dealerships Tesla Dealership Management Electric Vehicles Fuel Economy Inventories Product Development Bruce Belzowski Consumer Reports Electric Vehicles Luke Tonachel Natural Resources Defense Council University of California-Davis University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Retail Front Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 1068101 at http://wardsauto.com India Car Sales Show Fitful Upturn; Light Trucks Lag http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/india-car-sales-show-fitful-upturn-light-trucks-lag <div class="node-body article-body">Car sales’ return to positive territory comes as customer interest shifts from entry-level and midsize small hatchbacks to premium hatchbacks and entry-level sedans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/india-car-sales-show-fitful-upturn-light-trucks-lag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/india-car-sales-show-fitful-upturn-light-trucks-lag#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Honda Hyundai Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Tata Sales Results Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:30:00 +0000 1065141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Xylo launched in 2011 newer member of Mahindra&rsquo;s aging lineup.</strong></p> Auto Loans Up, Delinquencies Down http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/auto-loans-delinquencies-down <div class="node-body article-body">Auto loans still on the books account for more than $900 billion in U.S., a record high.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/auto-loans-delinquencies-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/auto-loans-delinquencies-down#comments Public Retail Auto Makers Dealerships North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Finance & Insurance Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 1068021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Subprime loans increase.</strong></p> Sienna Goes Social for New Marketing Campaign http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/sienna-goes-social-new-marketing-campaign <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota forgoes traditional media outlets to promote its refreshed minivan, and employs social-media stars to get its message out.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/sienna-goes-social-new-marketing-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/sienna-goes-social-new-marketing-campaign#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Toyota Social Media Alex Du Chrysler Town & Country Dodge Caravan Honda Odyssey minivan print radio Sienna social media Swagger Wagon Toyota TV Vine YouTube Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1066291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Toyota Sienna.</strong></p> Ford Super Duty May Get Higher Trim Level http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-super-duty-may-get-higher-trim-level <div class="node-body article-body">Ford marketing manager Doug Scott says some Super Duty customers may want a trim level above the current top-of-the-line Platinum series. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-super-duty-may-get-higher-trim-level" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-super-duty-may-get-higher-trim-level#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Capacity Utilization Diesel Gasoline Sales Results Turbocharger Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 1068041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford Super Duty gets upgraded engine options for &rsquo;15 model year. </strong></p>