By Topic http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53469/more en Politics, Economy Stall Thailand’s Eco-Car Program http://wardsauto.com/politics/politics-economy-stall-thailand-s-eco-car-program <div class="node-body article-body">The country’s prime minister says the government must ensure the eco-car program’s second phase does not repeat the failure of the first-time new-car-buyer incentive, which created artificial demand that contributed to raising household debt.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/politics-economy-stall-thailand-s-eco-car-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/politics-economy-stall-thailand-s-eco-car-program#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Thailand Honda Mazda Politics Emissions Incentives Product Development Vehicles & Technology Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:25:00 +0000 1248481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mazda2 first product of Thai eco-car program&rsquo;s second phase.</strong></p> Payback Due for Sacrifices, UAW Tells Detroit Three http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/payback-due-sacrifices-uaw-tells-detroit-three <div class="field-byline"> Joseph R. Szcezsny </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With sales and profits rising, tensions between the UAW and domestic automakers also are rising as the union pushes to regain some of the power it lost during the industry’s financial crisis that began even before the Great Recession of 2008-2009.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/payback-due-sacrifices-uaw-tells-detroit-three" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/payback-due-sacrifices-uaw-tells-detroit-three#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors Employment Labor & Human Resources United Auto Workers (UAW) Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:15:00 +0000 1249721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>UAW President Dennis Williams addresses 2015 bargaining convention.</strong></p> Getty Images World Vehicle Sales Fall in February, Largest Decline in 2 Years http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-fall-february-largest-decline-2-years <div class="node-body article-body">A 40% decline in auto sales in Russia contributed to a 1.7% downturn globally, the largest year-over-year dip since February 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-fall-february-largest-decline-2-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-fall-february-largest-decline-2-years#comments Public Gated Data Center World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing World Auto Makers Sales Results Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:01:00 +0000 1249621 at http://wardsauto.com Ford CEO Fields' 2014 Salary, Compensation Totals $18.6 Million http://wardsauto.com/ford-ceo-fields-2014-salary-compensation-totals-186-million <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Fields' compensation is based in part on a Ford formula for meeting performance targets, of which 91% were met last year, compared with 112% in 2013.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-ceo-fields-2014-salary-compensation-totals-186-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. Labor & Human Resources Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:55:00 +0000 1249551 at http://wardsauto.com U.S. Omitted From Initial Mercedes Plans for Midsize Pickup http://wardsauto.com/us-omitted-initial-mercedes-plans-midsize-pickup <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The German automaker compares its foray into the increasingly popular pickup segment with its successful introduction of M-Class premium SUVs. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/us-omitted-initial-mercedes-plans-midsize-pickup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Asia Pacific Europe North America Europe - Regional Australia U.S. South Africa Sales & Marketing Product Development Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:56:00 +0000 1249461 at http://wardsauto.com Murano’s Unique Interior Trim Part of Desire to Break Mold http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/murano-s-unique-interior-trim-part-desire-break-mold <div class="node-body article-body">Although initially derided by some within Nissan for looking too much like 1970s Formica, the Murano’s white plastic interior trim works in the end, says Chief Engineer Chris Reed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/murano-s-unique-interior-trim-part-desire-break-mold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/murano-s-unique-interior-trim-part-desire-break-mold#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Nissan Vehicle Interiors Chris Reed CUV Infiniti interior Murano Nissan plastic stone trim wood Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1245601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Murano&#39;s Jasper Pearlescent trim decorates&nbsp;CUV&#39;s center console.</strong></p> EV Challenge: Smaller, More Powerful, Less Expensive Batteries http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ev-challenge-smaller-more-powerful-less-expensive-batteries <div class="node-body article-body">Auto supplier Schaeffler says it has three good reasons to sponsor Formula E racing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ev-challenge-smaller-more-powerful-less-expensive-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ev-challenge-smaller-more-powerful-less-expensive-batteries#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Schaeffler Electric Vehicles Electronics Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1247151 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hemphill in pit area of Miami&rsquo;s FIA Formula E race.</strong></p> Thai Auto Sales Stay Stuck in Economic Doldrums http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-auto-sales-stay-stuck-economic-doldrums <div class="node-body article-body">A Toyota executive says February’s results were impacted by a rural drought that is cutting production and income and impacting farmers’ decisions on new-vehicle purchases.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-auto-sales-stay-stuck-economic-doldrums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-auto-sales-stay-stuck-economic-doldrums#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Honda Isuzu Mitsubishi Nissan Toyota Sales Results Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1248401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hilux&nbsp;(<em>above</em>)&nbsp;1,590 units up on Isuzu D-Max in 1-ton pickup segment through February.</strong></p> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Nominee: Subaru WRX http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-subaru-wrx <div class="node-body gallery-body">Subaru's redesigned AWD turbocharged WRX sedan, always popular among rally-car enthusiasts, arrives for interior evaluation with stylish carbon-fiber trim, gray and red stitching, a flat-bottom steering wheel and an updated central display that includes a boost gauge. Test vehicle sticker price, including $795 destination charges, is $29,639.</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/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-subaru-wrx" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-subaru-wrx#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Subaru Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:30:00 +0000 1246941 at http://wardsauto.com Peugeot, Mitsubishi to suspend production at Russia plant http://wardsauto.com/peugeot-mitsubishi-suspend-production-russia-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>MOSCOW, March 27 (Reuters) - PCMA Rus, a Russian venture owned by France's PSA Peugeot Citroen and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, will temporarily suspend production of Peugeot, Citroen and Mitsubishi models, it said on Friday.</p> <p>The venture, which has a plant in Kaluga south of Moscow, said it would also cut 100 jobs.</p> <p>After several years of growth in excess of 10 percent, car sales in Russia dropped in 2014 as the economy weakened, battered by Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis and sliding oil prices.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/peugeot-mitsubishi-suspend-production-russia-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Russia Production Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:52:08 +0000 1249351 at http://wardsauto.com