Auto Makers http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53466/more en August 2015 U.S. LV Sales Thread: August SAAR Pacing Ahead of July http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/august-2015-sales-thread <div class="node-body article-body">UPDATE 1:40 PM ET: U.S LV SAAR for August is tracking 17.7 million units in August, ahead of expectations. Actual sales updated throughout the day.​​</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/august-2015-sales-thread" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/august-2015-sales-thread#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:40:00 +0000 1340321 at http://wardsauto.com A Little Mustang, Lot of Trucks in Ford’s August Sales Report http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/little-mustang-lot-trucks-ford-s-august-sales-report <div class="node-body article-body">Utilities combined for 74,590 units in the month, up 12.3% by volume from like-2014, and inventories are turning fast on the new Edge, Explorer and ’16-model Escape.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/little-mustang-lot-trucks-ford-s-august-sales-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/little-mustang-lot-trucks-ford-s-august-sales-report#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Ford Sales Results Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:04:00 +0000 1340641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford says Explorer sales would have gone higher if supplies sufficient.</strong></p> Pickups, One Fewer Selling Day Save GM’s August Sales http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/pickups-one-fewer-selling-day-save-gm-s-august-sales <div class="node-body article-body">GM sold 270,480 cars, trucks and CUVs last month, compared with 272,423 in the same period last year, according to WardsAuto data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/pickups-one-fewer-selling-day-save-gm-s-august-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/pickups-one-fewer-selling-day-save-gm-s-august-sales#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Buick Cadillac Chevrolet GMC Sales Results Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:27:00 +0000 1340571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Updates to Chevy Silverado design expected to give U.S. sales year-end momentum.</strong></p> Small Jeeps Bear Load for FCA in August http://wardsauto.com/north-america/small-jeeps-bear-load-fca-august <div class="node-body article-body">The Ram brand also landed in positive territory, driven by fullsize pickup and commercial-van demand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/small-jeeps-bear-load-fca-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/small-jeeps-bear-load-fca-august#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Chrysler Fiat Sales Results Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:58:00 +0000 1340431 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Jeep Renegade added 8,156 units to bottom line.</strong></p> Volvo Car Sales Up in August Despite China Slide http://wardsauto.com/volvo-car-sales-august-despite-china-slide <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Swedish subsidiary of Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely says last month's 3.2% sales increase reflected double-digit improvements in the U.S. and Sweden that offset a 10% drop in China. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/volvo-car-sales-august-despite-china-slide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe China Sweden Sales Results Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:53:00 +0000 1340551 at http://wardsauto.com A Car Like No Other http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/car-no-other <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The new Miata isn’t just a fling. It’s a time machine that transports drivers of a certain age to an era when true sports cars were affordable, everyone was young and beautiful and the future looked bright. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/car-no-other" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/car-no-other#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America U.S. Mazda Exterior Product Development Vehicle Interiors Test Drives Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:27:00 +0000 1336201 at http://wardsauto.com Mazda '16 Mazda MX-5 Miata http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-mazda-mx-5-miata <div class="node-body gallery-body">Competitors supposedly include sporty coupes such as the Scion F-RS, but in the U.S.,the majority of Miata customers are empty-nest Baby Boomers, age 55-65. Its strongest competition, especially for the pricier versions, doesn’t come from cars but other big-ticket items such as motorcycles, expensive vacations and big-screen TVs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-mazda-mx-5-miata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-mazda-mx-5-miata#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America U.S. Mazda Exterior Gasoline Product Development Vehicle Interiors Test Drives Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:26:00 +0000 1336311 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>The MX-5 Mazda has sold almost 1 million copies in 26 years and remains one of very few cars that remains true to its original concepts of performance and affordability.</strong></p> Spain New-Car Sales Rise 23.3% in August http://wardsauto.com/spain-new-car-sales-rise-233-august <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Last month's 55,918 new-car registrations was the market's highest volume since 2009 and the 23.3% year-on-year increase was the highest for August since 1999. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/spain-new-car-sales-rise-233-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Spain Sales Results Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:19:00 +0000 1340261 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Chief Shakes Up Shaky Chinese Operations http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-chief-shakes-shaky-chinese-operations <div class="node-body article-body">New CEOs of Hyundai’s and Kia’s Chinese joint ventures take over two operations that missed their sales targets each of the year’s first six months.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-chief-shakes-shaky-chinese-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-chief-shakes-shaky-chinese-operations#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific China South Korea Hyundai Kia Labor & Human Resources Sales Results Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:03:00 +0000 1338971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Beijing Hyundai sales falling faster than industrywide rate.</strong></p> PSA Spearheads 10% August Gain in French Car Sales http://wardsauto.com/psa-spearheads-10-august-gain-french-car-sales <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Last month's 10% year-over-year increase in car registrations, helped by an extra selling day, got a boost from PSA brands Citroen and Peugeot, up 18% and 14%, respectively.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/psa-spearheads-10-august-gain-french-car-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe France Sales Results Tue, 01 Sep 2015 07:00:00 +0000 1340191 at http://wardsauto.com