Auto Makers http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53466/more en Jeep Signals Importance of China With Four Design Concepts http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jeep-signals-importance-china-four-design-concepts <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Beijing Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">China already is Jeep’s largest market outside of the U.S., and plans are to add local assembly of the new small Renegade model to further growth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jeep-signals-importance-china-four-design-concepts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jeep-signals-importance-china-four-design-concepts#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Jeep 2014 Beijing Auto Show Exterior Interior Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:01:00 +0000 998701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Wrangler Sundancer Concept.</strong></p> 2014 Beijing Auto Show – Jeep Concepts http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2014-beijing-auto-show-jeep-concepts <div class="node-body gallery-body">The four concepts were inspired by Chinese culture. Two are based on the Jeep Cherokee, one is a version of the Jeep Wrangler and the fourth is a new interpretation of upcoming Jeep Renegade.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2014-beijing-auto-show-jeep-concepts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2014-beijing-auto-show-jeep-concepts#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Jeep 2014 Beijing Auto Show Exterior Interior Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 998481 at http://wardsauto.com New Planning Office ‘Big Deal’ for Acura http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-planning-office-big-deal-acura <div class="field-deck"> 2014 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New setup brings together automaker’s sales, service and marketing, says executive Mike Accavitti.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-planning-office-big-deal-acura" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-planning-office-big-deal-acura#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Dealerships Vehicles & Technology U.S. Auto Makers Management & Strategy Retail 2014 New York International Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:15:00 +0000 998851 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&ldquo;We can really focus on customer satisfaction,&rdquo; Accavitti says.</strong></p> VW to Show Off New Touareg in Beijing http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/vw-show-new-touareg-beijing <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Beijing Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Powertrains include V-6 and V-8 turbodiesels, a gasoline V-6 and, in Europe, a hybrid system that combines the gasoline engine with a 38-kW (52-hp) electric motor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/vw-show-new-touareg-beijing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/vw-show-new-touareg-beijing#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe China Germany Volkswagen 2014 Beijing Auto Show Unions & Trade Organizations Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:35:00 +0000 998831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Refreshed Touareg.</strong></p> Malaysian Light-Vehicle Sales Edge Up 2.2% in March http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysian-light-vehicle-sales-edge-22-march <div class="node-body article-body">An industry group predicts April sales will hold at the current level, crediting the improvement in part to new-model introductions and a longer working month.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysian-light-vehicle-sales-edge-22-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysian-light-vehicle-sales-edge-22-march#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Perodua Sales Results Aishah Ahmad Federation of Motor and Credit Companies Association of Malaysia Malaysian Automotive Assn. Tony Khor Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:30:00 +0000 998841 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perodua markets Myvi XT as youth brand.</strong></p> Buoyed by Recent Success, Ford Launches Lincoln Brand in China http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/buoyed-recent-success-ford-launches-lincoln-brand-china <div class="node-body article-body">Lincoln will start with an independent network of eight dedicated dealerships in seven cities but will ramp up quickly to 60 stores in 50 cities by 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/buoyed-recent-success-ford-launches-lincoln-brand-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/buoyed-recent-success-ford-launches-lincoln-brand-china#comments Public Management & Strategy Retail Auto Makers Asia Pacific Dealerships China Lincoln Dealership Management Globalization Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:15:00 +0000 998491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dealerships&rsquo; personalization studios to let customers view life-size image of vehicle inside and out, then configure it with family and friends before ordering.</strong></p> European Auto Sales Running Well Ahead of Forecasts http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/european-auto-sales-running-well-ahead-forecasts <div class="node-body article-body">Registrations grew 10.6% in March and, although the increase came against prior-year’s low result, were well above the 2%-3% increase forecast by many analysts at the end of 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/european-auto-sales-running-well-ahead-forecasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/european-auto-sales-running-well-ahead-forecasts#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional All Brands Registrations Sales Results ACEA Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:10:00 +0000 998621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sandero helps downmarket Dacia brand post region&rsquo;s biggest sales jump.</strong></p> Honda Shows First Glimpse of New HR-V CUV http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/honda-shows-first-glimpse-new-hr-v-cuv <div class="field-deck"> 2014 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New B-segment CUV will share many attributes with the Fit, including second-row “magic” seats and a roomy interior.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/honda-shows-first-glimpse-new-hr-v-cuv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/honda-shows-first-glimpse-new-hr-v-cuv#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Honda 2014 New York International Auto Show Future Products ASIMO B-segment Celaya CR-V CUV Fit Honda HR-V Mexico New York peoplemover Pilot robot subcompact Vezel Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:00:00 +0000 997241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Honda HR-V on sale this winter.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105 <div class="node-body article-body">Consortium to forge closer ties between OEMs, suppliers; LEDs at heart of Hella headlamp system in Audi A8; JLR calls on Bosch to devise smartphone-vehicle interface; juicy offer from Nissan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional Mexico U.S. Audi Bosch Faurecia Ford Hella Jaguar Jeep Land Rover Magna Nissan Volkswagen Body Capacity Utilization Charging Exterior Globalization Headlamps Incentives Information & Entertainment OE-Supplier Relations SAE International Seats Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) Vehicle Assembly Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium Flextronics Haartz Key Safety Systems Macedonia Recaro Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:50:00 +0000 998421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Recyclable Magna liftgate has paintable outer panel.</strong></p> Subaru Shows Off Fifth-Generation Outback in New York http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/subaru-shows-fifth-generation-outback-new-york <div class="field-deck"> 2014 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hill-start assist now is standard on the wagon, as are ventilated rear brake discs. Passenger and cargo room in all grades is larger, and more creature comforts are available across the board.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/subaru-shows-fifth-generation-outback-new-york" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/subaru-shows-fifth-generation-outback-new-york#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Subaru 2014 New York International Auto Show Future Products EyeSight Fuji Heavy Legacy Limited New York Outback premium Subaru wagon Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0000 997731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Subaru Outback.</strong></p>