By Region http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53476/more en Thailand Tailing First-Time Car-Buyer Loan Deadbeats http://wardsauto.com/politics/thailand-tailing-first-time-car-buyer-loan-deadbeats <div class="node-body article-body">The government is seeking to recover the TB100,000 ($3,137) tax refunds paid to buyers on condition they keep their vehicles for at least five years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/thailand-tailing-first-time-car-buyer-loan-deadbeats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/thailand-tailing-first-time-car-buyer-loan-deadbeats#comments Premium Politics Retail Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Toyota Politics Finance & Insurance Incentives Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:37:00 +0000 1086161 at http://wardsauto.com Auto Loan Delinquencies Up, But Not Red Flags http://wardsauto.com/retail/auto-loan-delinquencies-not-red-flags <div class="node-body article-body">Delinquency rates remain “extremely low,” but they’re something to keep an eye on, says Experian Automotive’s Melinda Zabritski.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/retail/auto-loan-delinquencies-not-red-flags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/retail/auto-loan-delinquencies-not-red-flags#comments Public Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Finance & Insurance Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:57:00 +0000 1089291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Some borrowers struggling, Zabritski says.</strong></p> Perodua Bids for Global Recognition With New Compact http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/perodua-bids-global-recognition-new-compact <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker says the EEV can achieve up to 50.8 mpg and is packed with unique Malaysian features.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/perodua-bids-global-recognition-new-compact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/perodua-bids-global-recognition-new-compact#comments Premium Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Perodua Sales & Marketing Fuel Economy Product Development Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:35:00 +0000 1089181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perodua touts Axia&rsquo;s fuel efficiency, roominess and value.</strong></p> Annual U.K. Fuel Efficiency Competition Electrified http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/annual-uk-fuel-efficiency-competition-electrified <div class="node-body article-body">Electric vehicles, extended-range EVs and plug-in hybrid EVs will compete in their own class alongside the more-conventional but increasingly fuel-efficient internal-combustion-engine models.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/annual-uk-fuel-efficiency-competition-electrified" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/annual-uk-fuel-efficiency-competition-electrified#comments Premium Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Nissan Renault Charging Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:10:00 +0000 1089051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Charge-point choices key to EV drivers&rsquo; strategy.</strong></p> Planned Flagship Seen Boosting Cadillac's Credibility http://wardsauto.com/north-america/planned-flagship-seen-boosting-cadillacs-credibility <div class="node-body article-body">GM’s product chief says the new fullsize sedan will be based on an all-new platform. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/planned-flagship-seen-boosting-cadillacs-credibility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/planned-flagship-seen-boosting-cadillacs-credibility#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Cadillac Future Products Sales Results Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:30:00 +0000 1089141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Cadillac sedan reportedly to draw cues from Elmiraj concept vehicle.</strong></p> Social Media Works for Diligent Dealers http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/social-media-works-diligent-dealers <div class="node-body article-body">Marketing executive Alexi Venneri offers tips on how to score with social media. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/social-media-works-diligent-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/social-media-works-diligent-dealers#comments Public Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships Internet Marketing Social Media Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1086191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Venneri once ran marketing for Seattle Mariners baseball club.</strong></p> Acura Looks to Get Back on Track http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/acura-looks-get-back-track <div class="node-body article-body">MDX growth of 55.5% and RLX gain of 7.1% through July were in stark contrast to the brand’s other models, which all posted declines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/acura-looks-get-back-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/acura-looks-get-back-track#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Acura Sales & Marketing Acura advertising Audi BMW Honda ILX J.D. Power & Associates Japan Luxury marketing MDX Mercedes Mike Accavitti near-luxury premium RDX RLX sedans TL TLX TSX Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:55:00 +0000 1087031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>MDX sales up 55.5% through July.</strong></p> EU regulators seek to close car emissions testing loopholes http://wardsauto.com/eu-regulators-seek-close-car-emissions-testing-loopholes <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Nitrogen oxides a bigger issue than C02</p> <p>* Vehicles would be tested on roads, not in laboratories</p> <p>* "Real-world" testing rules to be unveiled by year-end</p> <p>By Barbara Lewis</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Aug 20 (Reuters) - EU regulators are preparing draft legislation that will require vehicle fuel use to be tested on roads rather than in laboratories, looking to close loopholes that allow car makers to exaggerate fuel-saving and emissions credentials.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/eu-regulators-seek-close-car-emissions-testing-loopholes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Emissions Engines European Commission Fuel Economy Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:14:08 +0000 1088471 at http://wardsauto.com Survey: Automaker Sites’ Clout With Buyers Limited http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/survey-automaker-sites-clout-buyers-limited <div class="node-body article-body">Market-research company Kantar says 63% of car shoppers do not visit an automaker’s website in the first 30 days of their online research, instead using content-led sites to consider options, prices and comparisons to determine the best deal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/survey-automaker-sites-clout-buyers-limited" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/survey-automaker-sites-clout-buyers-limited#comments Premium Retail Sales & Marketing Dealerships Europe United Kingdom Dealerships Internet Marketing Social Media AutoTrader Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:11:00 +0000 1087211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>In-person dealership visits becoming less frequent, survey shows.</strong></p> Toyota Remains Unchallenged Global Hybrid Leader http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-remains-unchallenged-global-hybrid-leader <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota sold 665,740 hybrids in the year’s first six months, 4.1% ahead of last year's record pace. Honda followed with global sales of 158,696 units, a 105.8% spike, while Hyundai jumped 33% to 27,118.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-remains-unchallenged-global-hybrid-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-remains-unchallenged-global-hybrid-leader#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Honda Hyundai Infiniti Kia Lexus Mazda Mitsubishi Nissan Subaru Toyota Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Production Sales Results Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:22:00 +0000 1087731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aqua, sold outside Japan as Prius C, top-selling hybrid through June.</strong></p>