Management & Strategy http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53471/more en Despite Falling Gas Prices, CAFE Targets Unlikely to Change http://wardsauto.com/politics/despite-falling-gas-prices-cafe-targets-unlikely-change <div class="node-body article-body">The increasingly global nature of the auto industry and emissions regulations all but rule out major changes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/despite-falling-gas-prices-cafe-targets-unlikely-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/despite-falling-gas-prices-cafe-targets-unlikely-change#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford General Motors Hyundai Toyota Emissions Fuel Economy Product Development Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:24:00 +0000 1182231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cheap gas won&rsquo;t hurt demand for new Mirai fuel-cell car or next-generation Prius, Toyota says.</strong></p> UPDATE 1-Nissan-Renault has suspended orders on some models in Russia http://wardsauto.com/update-1-nissan-renault-has-suspended-orders-some-models-russia <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds quotes from CEO, detail on actions in Russia)</p> <p>By Mari Saito</p> <p>TOKYO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Japan's Nissan Motor Co and French partner Renault SA have stopped taking orders for some cars in Russia and could raise prices on others if the rouble's plunge continues, alliance Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Friday.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-nissan-renault-has-suspended-orders-some-models-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Sales & Marketing Finance Trade Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:03:55 +0000 1187121 at http://wardsauto.com Dutch sportscar maker Spyker declared bankrupt http://wardsauto.com/dutch-sportscar-maker-spyker-declared-bankrupt <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>AMSTERDAM, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Dutch sportscar maker Spyker , one-time owner of Sweden's Saab, declared bankruptcy on Thursday, after failing to secure a critical bridging loan it had hoped would help it refinance and restructure.</p> <p>The company, formed in 2000 to resurrect an early 20th century Dutch auto marque, had filed for protection from creditors earlier this month, hoping to stave off collapse.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dutch-sportscar-maker-spyker-declared-bankrupt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Netherlands Finance Restructuring Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:51:47 +0000 1185721 at http://wardsauto.com GM, JLR Halt Deliveries to Russian Dealerships http://wardsauto.com/gm-jlr-halt-deliveries-russian-dealerships <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">GM and Indian automaker Tata's Jaguar Land Rover luxury brands join Volkswagen Group in suspending vehicle deliveries in response to the sharp decline in the value of the Russian ruble.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-jlr-halt-deliveries-russian-dealerships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Retail Sales & Marketing Finance Trade Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:30:00 +0000 1185731 at http://wardsauto.com Weak Yen Fuels Strong Year for Japanese Automakers http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/weak-yen-fuels-strong-year-japanese-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Domestic sales fell after the national consumption tax was increased April 1, but the decline was offset by brisk demand in North America and the effects of the weaker yen against the dollar, among other pluses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/weak-yen-fuels-strong-year-japanese-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/weak-yen-fuels-strong-year-japanese-automakers#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional Japan Daihatsu Honda Mitsubishi Nissan Subaru Suzuki Toyota Finance Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:03:00 +0000 1185041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rogue helps power Nissan&rsquo;s bullish sales forecast.</strong></p> Sources Say VW Ousting Product-Management Chief http://wardsauto.com/sources-say-vw-ousting-product-management-chief <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Sources say the dismissal of Klaus-Gerhard Wolpert, who manages strategy affecting more than 100 models across Volkswagen Group, reflects efforts to raise profitability at its slumping core VW brand. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sources-say-vw-ousting-product-management-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Labor & Human Resources Product Development Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:17:00 +0000 1184621 at http://wardsauto.com Asian Automakers' Russia Prospects Sink Alongside Ruble http://wardsauto.com/asian-automakers-russia-prospects-sink-alongside-ruble <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">While the weak yen has helped sales by Japan's Nissan and Toyota in Russia, the falling ruble has prompted Korean automaker Kia to divert imports away from the country to avoid selling the vehicles at a loss. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asian-automakers-russia-prospects-sink-alongside-ruble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Finance Sales Results Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:28:00 +0000 1184421 at http://wardsauto.com Small-Car Policy Driving Industry Growth in Malaysia http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia <div class="node-body article-body">The National Automotive Policy aims to promote the creation of a competitive automotive industry in terms of employment, technology development and supply-chain improvement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Malaysia Honda Mazda Perodua Volvo Car Capacity Utilization Charging Emissions Finance Fuel Economy Globalization Trade Vehicle Assembly Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:51:00 +0000 1182291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perodua claims 50.8 mpg for locally built Axia Advance EEV.</strong></p> Chinese Automaker Geely Sees 2014 Profit Down 50% http://wardsauto.com/chinese-automaker-geely-sees-2014-profit-down-50 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Geely, whose parent company also owns Swedish automaker Volvo, expects its 2014 net profit to fall because of setbacks including a 49% year-on-year slump in export sales through November and losses from depreciation of the Russian ruble.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/chinese-automaker-geely-sees-2014-profit-down-50" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Finance Globalization Sales Results Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:04:00 +0000 1183151 at http://wardsauto.com Nissan’s Diaz: Former Disney Exec Right Man for Marketing Job http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/nissan-s-diaz-former-disney-exec-right-man-marketing-job <div class="node-body article-body">The hiring of Jeremy Tucker as Nissan’s vice president of marketing was an effort to bring fresh ideas and new ways of thinking to the field of automotive advertising.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/nissan-s-diaz-former-disney-exec-right-man-marketing-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/nissan-s-diaz-former-disney-exec-right-man-marketing-job#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Nissan Management & Strategy Advertising advertising commercial Disney Eukanuba Fred Diaz Jeremy Tucker marketer marketing Murano Nissan Pampers PepsiCo Power 88 Procter & Gamble Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:04:00 +0000 1180111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Marketing campaign for Murano launching New Year&#39;s Eve.</strong></p>