By Topic http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53469/more en GM Profit Report Further Clouds Spotlight on CEO Mary Barra http://wardsauto.com/blog/gm-profit-report-further-clouds-spotlight-ceo-mary-barra <div class="node-body blog-body">The chief executive caps her first 100 days on the job by reporting a razor-thin profit of $125 million, down 86% from year-ago, and bruised by the recall of 7 million vehicles.</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/gm-profit-report-further-clouds-spotlight-ceo-mary-barra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/gm-profit-report-further-clouds-spotlight-ceo-mary-barra#comments Blog Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers North America U.S. General Motors Politics Finance GM's Recall Crisis Restructuring China Detroit auto show Europe ignition switch recall Mary Barra New York auto show Saturday Night Live Final Inspection Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:42:00 +0000 1003591 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-106 <div class="node-body article-body">Durr keeps it clean at Audi Mexico paint shop; Georgia town Voestalpine’s newest stamping ground; Dynaudio, Harman, SABIC expand China presence.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-106" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-106#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China Mexico U.S. Audi Geely TRW Volkswagen Capacity Utilization Global Sources Globalization Manufacturing Technology Navigation Systems OE-Supplier Relations Plastic Sound Systems Stamping Voice Activation Anting Bay St. Louis Cartersville Changan Durr Dynaudio Genk Great Wall Sabic San Jose Chiapa Voestalpine Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:30:00 +0000 1003491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>TRW electric power-steering technology migrates to Chinese SUV.</strong></p> UPDATE 1-GM posts lower profit after recall; truck pricing strong http://wardsauto.com/update-1-gm-posts-lower-profit-after-recall-truck-pricing-strong <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds CFO comments, details)</p> <p>By Ben Klayman and Bernie Woodall</p> <p>DETROIT, April 24 (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Thursday that first-quarter profit tumbled 88 percent after a massive recall due to defective ignition switches, but results still topped expectations on strong pricing for its redesigned pickup trucks in North America.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-gm-posts-lower-profit-after-recall-truck-pricing-strong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Finance GM's Recall Crisis Sales Results Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:33:29 +0000 1003131 at http://wardsauto.com Internet Threatens Art of Selling http://wardsauto.com/edealer/internet-threatens-art-selling <div class="field-deck"> 2014 WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dealership salespeople increasingly face shoppers who have done their homework online.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/edealer/internet-threatens-art-selling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/edealer/internet-threatens-art-selling#comments Public Retail Dealerships edealer North America U.S. Dealerships 2014 WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 Information Technology Internet Marketing Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:45:00 +0000 1001911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Customers still need confidence to buy, Grill says.</strong></p> Delphi Beats Profit Forecast, Hikes Full-Year Earnings Outlook http://wardsauto.com/delphi-beats-profit-forecast-hikes-full-year-earnings-outlook <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The supplier's higher-than-expected quarterly profit comes against the backdrop of its role as the supplier of faulty ignition switches at the center of the General Motors recall controversy. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/delphi-beats-profit-forecast-hikes-full-year-earnings-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers North America U.S. Finance Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:44:00 +0000 1003031 at http://wardsauto.com Jeep Cherokee Celebrates Great Indoors http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/jeep-cherokee-celebrates-great-indoors <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Winners </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The latest installment in our series on 2014 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors features the Jeep Cherokee Limited, a well-equipped CUV with an interior that is upscale, boldly styled, comfortable and, yes, rugged. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/jeep-cherokee-celebrates-great-indoors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/jeep-cherokee-celebrates-great-indoors#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Jeep 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Information & Entertainment Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Vehicle Interiors active safety adaptive cruise control Indigo Blue Jeep Brown Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x4 Jeep Grand Cherokee Jeep Wrangler perforated leather Vesuvio Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:11:00 +0000 1000261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cherokee&rsquo;s &ldquo;Vesuvio&rdquo; color scheme erupts with blend of &ldquo;Jeep Brown&rdquo; and &ldquo;Indigo Blue&rdquo; leather.</strong></p> 2014 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Winner – Jeep Cherokee Limited http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winner-jeep-cherokee-limited <div class="node-body gallery-body">The ’14 Jeep Cherokee, with its fetching interior, pleasant on-road demeanor and available trail-ready drivetrain, is the ideal vehicle for the consumers – and we know there are many – who want a Jeep for its brand image and because it feels good on dirt roads and snow.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winner-jeep-cherokee-limited" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2014-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winner-jeep-cherokee-limited#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Jeep 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Information & Entertainment Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Vehicle Interiors Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:10:00 +0000 1000271 at http://wardsauto.com Coming Product Volley to See Scion Sticking to Its Guns http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/coming-product-volley-see-scion-sticking-its-guns <div class="field-deck"> 2014 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Scion could use a recharge to its portfolio. U.S. sales of its products reached 173,034 units in 2006, four years after its launch. Last year Scion sales sputtered to 68,321 vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/coming-product-volley-see-scion-sticking-its-guns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/coming-product-volley-see-scion-sticking-its-guns#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Scion Future Products Product Development Sales Results Doug Murtha FR-S Generation Y Lexus Scion xB tC Toyota xD Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:34:00 +0000 1001301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Scion VP Doug Murtha says brand staying course, but still tasked with &ldquo;trying new stuff.&rdquo;</strong></p> Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra Ratcheting Up India Spending http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-mahindra-ratcheting-india-spending <div class="node-body article-body">While Mahindra has earmarked Rs40 billion next year for facilities and capacity expansion, Maruti Suzuki roughly will match its rival’s 2015 spending level to develop new models and marketing and upgrade R&D facilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-mahindra-ratcheting-india-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-mahindra-ratcheting-india-spending#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Ssangyong Sales & Marketing Capacity Utilization Engine Finance Product Development Restructuring Chennai Gujarat New Delhi Auto Expo Pawan Goenka Suzuki Motors Gujarat Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:51:00 +0000 1001491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Maruti Suzuki Celerio features hybrid automatic-manual gearbox.</strong></p> Mitsubishi Hoping Thai Recovery Builds on Record Profit http://wardsauto.com/mitsubishi-hoping-thai-recovery-builds-record-profit <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker nearly doubled its operating profit for the year ended March 31 despite a 40% sales slide in Thailand, where the market has retreated amid political turmoil and the end of a government subsidy program.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/mitsubishi-hoping-thai-recovery-builds-record-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Japan Thailand Finance Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:43:00 +0000 1002951 at http://wardsauto.com