Auto Makers http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53466/more en 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, 30 Jan 2015 20:20:00 +0000 494881 at http://wardsauto.com World Vehicle Sales Inch Up in 2014 http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-inch-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">The Asia-Pacific region saw sales grow 3.2% in 2014, passing the 40 million-unit mark for the first time ever. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-inch-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-inch-2014#comments Public Gated Data Center World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing World Auto Makers Sales Results Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:50:00 +0000 1213951 at http://wardsauto.com Spanish Auto Production Reaches 5-Year High in 2014 http://wardsauto.com/europe/spanish-auto-production-reaches-5-year-high-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">An 8.5% increase in exports and continued government subsidies contributed to the result, according to ANFAC, the Spanish automakers association.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/spanish-auto-production-reaches-5-year-high-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/spanish-auto-production-reaches-5-year-high-2014#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Spain Nissan Employment Production Vehicle Assembly Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:20:00 +0000 1213191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>All-electric e-NV200 shares assembly line with three other models.</strong></p> CEO Says Audi Could Beat 2020 Goal of 2 Million Car Sales http://wardsauto.com/ceo-says-audi-could-beat-2020-goal-2-million-car-sales <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Rupert Stadler's forecast is based on the Volkswagen-owned luxury brand's double-digit percentage growth in sales four of the past five years, including last year's 11% gain to 1.74 million.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ceo-says-audi-could-beat-2020-goal-2-million-car-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Germany Sales Results Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:30:00 +0000 1213891 at http://wardsauto.com Better Test Drives and Service, Quicker Throughput on Toyota’s Radar Screen http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/better-test-drives-and-service-quicker-throughput-toyota-s-radar-screen <div class="field-deck"> 2015 NADA Conference & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota is shifting its focus to improving the test-drive experience and streamlining sales and service procedures for buyers, in some cases with programs it will launch with Scion, still considered its test-bed brand for new retailing initiatives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/better-test-drives-and-service-quicker-throughput-toyota-s-radar-screen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/better-test-drives-and-service-quicker-throughput-toyota-s-radar-screen#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing NADA North America U.S. Scion Toyota Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Dealership Management Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:25:00 +0000 1213181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Buyers returning to service departments, showrooms as result of Toyota Care.</strong></p> NADA: The Show of Shows http://wardsauto.com/blog/nada-show-shows <div class="node-body blog-body">As I gaze into the next decade, it seems to me that automotive retail outlets are ideally suited to take advantage of the growing interest in car sharing and autonomous cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/nada-show-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/nada-show-shows#comments Blog Auto Makers Dealers NADA North America U.S. AutoNation Sales & Marketing Autonomous Vehicles Information Technology Internet Marketing Final Inspection Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:34:00 +0000 1211531 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Thailand Looks Ahead to Better Times in 2015 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-thailand-looks-ahead-better-times-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker predicts the Thai market will snap a 2-year slump and see a modest 4.3% rise in sales in 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-thailand-looks-ahead-better-times-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-thailand-looks-ahead-better-times-2015#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Indonesia Thailand Vietnam Honda Toyota Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Emissions Globalization Sales Results Tariffs Trade Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1209731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Vios B-car helped blunt sharp drop in Toyota Thailand&rsquo;s 2014 sales.</strong></p> Takata Airbag Recalls Cut Into Honda Profit Forecast http://wardsauto.com/takata-airbag-recalls-cut-honda-profit-forecast <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker is scaling back its core profit forecast 6.5% to ¥720 billion for the year ending March 31 as it sets aside an extra ¥50 billion to cover recalls of cars equipped with faulty Takata airbag.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-airbag-recalls-cut-honda-profit-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Japan Finance OE-Supplier Relations Safety Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:05:00 +0000 1213661 at http://wardsauto.com Ford’s Fields Says Ready to Discuss CAFE Rules http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-s-fields-says-ready-discuss-cafe-rules <div class="node-body article-body">Ford CEO Mark Fields says consumers are not embracing fuel-efficient technologies at the expected rate. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-s-fields-says-ready-discuss-cafe-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-s-fields-says-ready-discuss-cafe-rules#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Sales Results Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:43:00 +0000 1213081 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Consumer shift toward CUVs likely not result of falling gasoline prices, Fields says.&nbsp;</strong></p> Labor Leader Says VW Underestimating Savings Planned at Core Brand http://wardsauto.com/labor-leader-says-vw-underestimating-savings-planned-core-brand <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Bernd Osterloh, head of Volkswagen's works council, says "a bit more discipline" would allow the automaker to cut costs more extensively than by the 5 billion euros it plans to make by 2017.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/labor-leader-says-vw-underestimating-savings-planned-core-brand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Finance Labor & Human Resources Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:00:00 +0000 1212841 at http://wardsauto.com