By Topic http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53469/more en France Vehicle Sales Up 2.9% in January http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/france-vehicle-sales-29-january <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">France vehicle sales totaled 161,905 for January 2015</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/france-vehicle-sales-29-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/france-vehicle-sales-29-january#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe France Auto Makers Sales Results Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:22:00 +0000 1234221 at http://wardsauto.com World Vehicle Sales Show Solid Growth in January http://wardsauto.com/world/world-vehicle-sales-show-solid-growth-january <div class="node-body article-body">North American deliveries climbed 13.5% to 1.4 million units, the largest year-over-year growth for the region since August 2013’s 14.9% increase.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/world/world-vehicle-sales-show-solid-growth-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/world/world-vehicle-sales-show-solid-growth-january#comments Public Gated Data Center World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing World Auto Makers Sales Results Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:02:00 +0000 1234091 at http://wardsauto.com Forecast: February U.S. LV Sales Continue Gains http://wardsauto.com/north-america/forecast-february-us-lv-sales-continue-gains <div class="node-body article-body">The latest WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S. automakers to sell 1.29 million light vehicles this month, equating to a 16.7 million-unit SAAR.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/forecast-february-us-lv-sales-continue-gains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/forecast-february-us-lv-sales-continue-gains#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:05:00 +0000 1233571 at http://wardsauto.com FCA Issues Global Recall of 467,500 SUVs http://wardsauto.com/fca-issues-global-recall-467500-suvs <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The recall covers Dodge Durangos from the '11-'12 modeal years and '11 Jeep Grand Cherokee models with potentially defective fuel pumps.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fca-issues-global-recall-467500-suvs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing World Safety Vehicles & Technology Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:49:00 +0000 1233921 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 1-VW keeps profit outlook after record earnings http://wardsauto.com/update-1-vw-keeps-profit-outlook-after-record-earnings <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* VW keeps 5.5-6.5 pct EBIT margin target</p> <p>* But "no guarantee" that 2015 will be success -CFO</p> <p>* Shares down 2.3 percent (Adds comments from CFO, analyst and detail)</p> <p>BERLIN, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Volkswagen stuck to its guidance for operating profit even after making record earnings last year, saying geopolitical risks and falling demand in key markets may weigh on business.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-vw-keeps-profit-outlook-after-record-earnings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Finance Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:34:43 +0000 1233941 at http://wardsauto.com Of Humvees and Heroes: Aluminum, Steel Do Battle http://wardsauto.com/blog/humvees-and-heroes-aluminum-steel-do-battle <div class="node-body blog-body">A key issue in the aluminum-vs.-steel standoff is strength. Each side is playing the military and, by extension, the patriotism card. The message is that if it’s strong enough to protect soldiers in combat, then it’s strong enough, and safe enough, for you and everybody in your truck. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/humvees-and-heroes-aluminum-steel-do-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/humvees-and-heroes-aluminum-steel-do-battle#comments Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Advertising Aluminum Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup OE-Supplier Relations Steel Road Ahead Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:31:00 +0000 1233481 at http://wardsauto.com GM’s Fuel-Sipping Beast http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-fuel-sipping-beast <div class="field-deck"> Story Behind 2015 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The classic image of a V-8 is big and thirsty. Engineers set out to dispel that notion by making the small-block Gen V engines extremely efficient. Along the way, some dynamometers also got toasted.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-fuel-sipping-beast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-fuel-sipping-beast#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Gasoline Story Behind 2015 10 Best Engines Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:56:00 +0000 1231741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>The OHV LT1 is much smaller and lighter than DOHC V-8s with comparable output.</strong></p> Gen Z Buyers Prefer Ford, Automaker's Study Finds http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gen-z-buyers-prefer-ford-automakers-study-finds <div class="node-body article-body">Ford-commissioned survey indicates Gen Z consumers prefer cars over CUVs, largely due to economic reasons. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gen-z-buyers-prefer-ford-automakers-study-finds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gen-z-buyers-prefer-ford-automakers-study-finds#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Ford Sales Results Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:22:00 +0000 1233321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Subcompact cars such as Ford Fiesta coveted by young buyers.&nbsp;</strong></p> U.K. Ups Spending on EV Charging Infrastructure, R&D http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-ups-spending-ev-charging-infrastructure-rd <div class="node-body article-body">Nearly half of the new funding is earmarked for continuing an electric-vehicle home-charging installation program that gives drivers a 75% grant of up to £700.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-ups-spending-ev-charging-infrastructure-rd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-ups-spending-ev-charging-infrastructure-rd#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Auto Makers Charging Emissions Future Products Product Development Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:39:00 +0000 1233351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Leafs would spread as charging network grows.</strong></p> Mazda to Sell Only Diesel-Powered CUV in Home Market http://wardsauto.com/mazda-sell-only-diesel-powered-cuv-home-market <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker wants its CX-3 compact SUV to convince Japanese buyers diesel power has become cleaner and quieter while delivering more power than the hybrid engines that prevail in the market.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/mazda-sell-only-diesel-powered-cuv-home-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Sales & Marketing Diesel Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:09:00 +0000 1233801 at http://wardsauto.com