By Topic http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53469/more en Olive Branch Extended, Labor Talks Stay on Cool Side in Korea http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/olive-branch-extended-labor-talks-stay-cool-side-korea <div class="node-body article-body">A somber mood country-wide and weaker economics are said to be tempering the auto industry’s labor talks like never before.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/olive-branch-extended-labor-talks-stay-cool-side-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/olive-branch-extended-labor-talks-stay-cool-side-korea#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific General Motors Hyundai Samsung Labor & Human Resources Unions Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:11:00 +0000 1323671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Korea Labor Minister Lee Ki-kweon and RSM CEO Francois Provost walk Busan plant.</strong></p> Famed Coachbuilder Bertone Bound for Auction Block http://wardsauto.com/europe/famed-coachbuilder-bertone-bound-auction-block <div class="node-body article-body">History does not favor family names under corporate management; marques including Vignale, Ghia, Francis-Lombardi and Frua disappeared from the scene shortly after being sold by their founders.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/famed-coachbuilder-bertone-bound-auction-block" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/famed-coachbuilder-bertone-bound-auction-block#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Italy Alfa Romeo Cadillac Chevrolet Ferrari Fiat Lamborghini Lancia Body Exterior Restructuring Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:41:00 +0000 1322571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Marcello Gambini&nbsp;<em>(right)</em>&nbsp;designed Lamborghini Miura for Bertone.</strong></p> Malaysian Auto Group Looks for Second-Half Upturn http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-auto-group-looks-second-half-upturn <div class="node-body article-body">“We have yet to discount our target of 700,000 units for 2015,” Malaysia Automotive Institute CEO Madani Sahari says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-auto-group-looks-second-half-upturn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-auto-group-looks-second-half-upturn#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Unspecified Companies Sales Results Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:04:00 +0000 1320381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Alza, rest of Perodua range claim one-third of local market.</strong></p> Fiat Chrysler Lifts Guidance After Strong Q2, Shares Rise http://wardsauto.com/fiat-chrysler-lifts-guidance-after-strong-q2-shares-rise <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Milan-listed shares in FCA were briefly halted from trading for excessive gains and were up nearly 5%.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fiat-chrysler-lifts-guidance-after-strong-q2-shares-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe North America Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:47:00 +0000 1323331 at http://wardsauto.com Honda Makes Bold Move But Will It Stick? http://wardsauto.com/blog/honda-makes-bold-move-will-it-stick <div class="node-body blog-body">Honda puts a designer in charge of its Acura brand, but recent history shows similar moves at other automakers haven't been long-lived.</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/honda-makes-bold-move-will-it-stick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/honda-makes-bold-move-will-it-stick#comments Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. Acura Labor & Human Resources Final Inspection Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:13:00 +0000 1322601 at http://wardsauto.com France Preparing to Sell 5% Renault Stake - Minister http://wardsauto.com/france-preparing-sell-5-renault-stake-minister <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The government had increased its Renault stake from 15% to 20% ahead of Renault's April 30 shareholder meeting in order to block the company's plans to opt-out of a law that doubles voting rights for longer-terms shareholders, including the French state. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/france-preparing-sell-5-renault-stake-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Europe Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:13:00 +0000 1323201 at http://wardsauto.com UAW Loses Ground As Mitsubishi Closes Illinois Plant http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-loses-ground-mitsubishi-closes-illinois-plant <div class="node-body article-body">Chronically low capacity utilization, an aging, high-seniority workforce and an upcoming new contract left Mitsubishi with “a big cost bubble coming soon with little return,” says Justin West, former president of UAW Local 2488 at Normal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-loses-ground-mitsubishi-closes-illinois-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-loses-ground-mitsubishi-closes-illinois-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Mitsubishi Capacity Utilization Labor & Human Resources Production Sales Results United Auto Workers (UAW) Vehicle Assembly Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:47:00 +0000 1322551 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;16 Outlander Sport production shifting to Japan.</strong></p> Honda’s Pilot Ad Tops Week’s Elite List http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/honda-s-pilot-ad-tops-week-s-elite-list <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some 1.4 million viewed the automaker’s “Incredible Pilot” ad online last week, a whopping 1.1 million more than the next closest ad – also from Honda.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/honda-s-pilot-ad-tops-week-s-elite-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/honda-s-pilot-ad-tops-week-s-elite-list#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Honda Advertising Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:19:00 +0000 1322661 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>Honda accounted for 8.5% of automotive ad spend last week, trailing only Toyota.</b><o:p></o:p></p> World Vehicle Sales Up 0.5% in First Half http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-05-first-half <div class="node-body article-body">Growth in North America and Europe balanced losses in South America and Asia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-05-first-half" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-05-first-half#comments Public Gated Data Center World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing World Auto Makers Sales Results Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:50:00 +0000 1322481 at http://wardsauto.com Thai Sales Remain Weak, Though Slight Gain Seen for Second-Half 2015 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-sales-remain-weak-though-slight-gain-seen-second-half-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota Thailand President Kyoichi Tanada says the sales decline is being fueled by concerns over global economic instability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-sales-remain-weak-though-slight-gain-seen-second-half-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-sales-remain-weak-though-slight-gain-seen-second-half-2015#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Auto Makers Sales Results Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:09:00 +0000 1322651 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota pickup sales off 2.5% in first half of year.</strong></p>