By Topic http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53469/more en U.S. LV SAAR Could Hit 17 Million in July http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/us-lv-saar-could-hit-17-million-july <div class="field-deck"> Forecast </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The latest WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S. automakers to sell 1.47 million light vehicles this month, which would lift the SAAR to 17 million for the first time in eight years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/us-lv-saar-could-hit-17-million-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/us-lv-saar-could-hit-17-million-july#comments Premium Limited Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 1068061 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota’s Lentz Moseying On to Texas http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/toyota-s-lentz-moseying-texas <div class="node-body article-body">Jim Lentz will be among an initial group of 50 moving this year to Plano, TX, site of Toyota’s new North American headquarters.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/toyota-s-lentz-moseying-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/toyota-s-lentz-moseying-texas#comments Premium Limited Management & Strategy Auto Makers North America U.S. Toyota Labor & Human Resources Automotive Hall of Fame CA employees Erlanger Jim Lentz jobs KY Lexus move New York City Plano positions Texas Torrance Toyota TX Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:15:00 +0000 1067841 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lentz receives Industry Leader of the Year award.</strong></p> Mazda Issues Latest Takata Airbag-Related Recall http://wardsauto.com/mazda-issues-latest-takata-airbag-related-recall <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Japanese automaker is recalling 18,000 Mazda6 sedans and 50 RX-8 sports cars sold in the U.S. and equipped with airbags whose inflators could rupture and possibly injure occupants</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/mazda-issues-latest-takata-airbag-related-recall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Airbags Component Safety Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:24:00 +0000 1067831 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Investigating Ex-Engineer After Listening Devices Found http://wardsauto.com/ford-investigating-ex-engineer-after-listening-devices-found <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Detroit News reports the FBI last month raided the home of the 43-year-old mechanical engineer who was fired after company security found listening devices concealed in meeting rooms.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-investigating-ex-engineer-after-listening-devices-found" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers North America U.S. Labor & Human Resources Laws/Law Enforcement Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:33:00 +0000 1067811 at http://wardsauto.com U.K. Plan Aims to Grow Greener Government Fleet http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-plan-aims-grow-greener-government-fleet <div class="node-body article-body">More than 150 plug-in vehicles will be added to government fleets in the first wave of the scheme. The Government Car Service will lead the way, with plans to order the first EVs in the autumn.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-plan-aims-grow-greener-government-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-plan-aims-grow-greener-government-fleet#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Politics Charging Electric Vehicles Purchashing Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 1064251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Government to add charge points as part of EV growth plan.</strong></p> WardsAuto Fuel Economy Index Rises 2.2% in the First Half of 2014 http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/wardsauto-fuel-economy-index-rises-22-first-half-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">The average rating for cars grew 2.6% to 29.3 mpg. Light trucks averaged 21.1 mpg, 3.2% higher than year-ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/wardsauto-fuel-economy-index-rises-22-first-half-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/wardsauto-fuel-economy-index-rises-22-first-half-2014#comments Public Data Center Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Fuel Economy Sales Results Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:30:00 +0000 1067201 at http://wardsauto.com Fiesta Claims Title to U.K.’s All-Time Best Seller http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/fiesta-claims-title-uk-s-all-time-best-seller <div class="node-body article-body">Ford Britain Chairman and Managing Director Mark Ovenden credits the Fiesta’s success to its style, value, driving dynamics and significant technologies including the 1.0L EcoBoost engine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/fiesta-claims-title-uk-s-all-time-best-seller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/fiesta-claims-title-uk-s-all-time-best-seller#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Ford Gasoline Sales Results 1.0L EcoBoost Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 1067191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiesta outsells Ford stablemates Focus, Escort.</strong></p> EPA Says Industry Ahead of CAFE Curve http://wardsauto.com/politics/epa-says-industry-ahead-cafe-curve <div class="node-body article-body">“What we are finding is manufacturers are not only bringing technology in faster than we thought they would, they are also bringing different technology to fruition than what we anticipated,” says the EPA’s Michael Olechiw.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/epa-says-industry-ahead-cafe-curve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/epa-says-industry-ahead-cafe-curve#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Germany Acura BMW Chevrolet Chrysler Ford Jeep Mercedes Volkswagen Automatic Continuously Variable (CVT) Diesel Dual Clutch (DCT) Electric Vehicles Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Turbocharger 10-speed transmission CAFE Environmental Protection Agency Light-Duty Vehicle Center Michael Olechiw midterm assessment TDI University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Volkswagen Jetta TDI Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1067381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Michael Olechiw, director of EPA&rsquo;s Light-Duty Vehicle Center in Ann Arbor, MI, spoke this week at CAFE conference.</strong></p> Some Car Dealers Making Lemonade Out of Recall Lemons http://wardsauto.com/some-car-dealers-making-lemonade-out-recall-lemons <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Dealers worried about vehicle owners' hostility as the recall crisis unfolded have worked to develop customer goodwill, made a slight profit on the repairs themselves, made money on unrelated repair work and even sold new cars.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/some-car-dealers-making-lemonade-out-recall-lemons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Retail Auto Makers Dealerships North America U.S. Fixed Operations GM's Recall Crisis Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 +0000 1067541 at http://wardsauto.com Japan Vehicle Sales Up 0.4% in June http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/japan-vehicle-sales-04-june <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Japan vehicle sales totaled 452,555 units for June 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/japan-vehicle-sales-04-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/japan-vehicle-sales-04-june#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Japan Auto Makers Sales Results Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:41:00 +0000 1067291 at http://wardsauto.com