Management & Strategy http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53471/more en FCA Defends Ram Diesel Take-Rate http://wardsauto.com/blog/fca-defends-ram-diesel-take-rate <div class="node-body blog-body">General Motors has questioned Fiat Chrysler’s claimed 20% take-rate for the Ram EcoDiesel, and FCA says the rampup continues. An FCA executive says production bottlenecks at the plant in Cento, Italy, have been fixed to free up additional volume for the engine.</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/fca-defends-ram-diesel-take-rate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/fca-defends-ram-diesel-take-rate#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Italy General Motors Jeep Maserati Ram Diesel Engine Fuel Economy Product Development Sales Results Turbocharger Vehicles in Operation Bob Lee Dave Elshoff EcoDiesel Fuel Economy Jeep Grand Cherokee Maserati Ghibli price premium Ram 1500 SCR urea Ward's 10 Best Engines Final Inspection Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:30:00 +0000 1306141 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Prices 'Model AA' Shares at Top of Range http://wardsauto.com/toyota-prices-model-aa-shares-top-range <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Retail investors are snapping up the 47.1 million shares which carry a 0.5% dividend the first year, at least 10 times the yield of a time deposit or Japanese government bond.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-prices-model-aa-shares-top-range" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Japan Finance Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:26:00 +0000 1308421 at http://wardsauto.com Honda Thailand to Unveil New-Gen CUV Prototype http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/honda-thailand-unveil-new-gen-cuv-prototype <div class="node-body article-body">Honda R&D Asia Pacific in Thailand developed the BR-V (Bold Runabout Vehicle) for the Asian market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/honda-thailand-unveil-new-gen-cuv-prototype" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/honda-thailand-unveil-new-gen-cuv-prototype#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Thailand Honda Product Development Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:45:00 +0000 1307531 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Concept drawing of Honda&rsquo;s prototype 7-passenger CUV.</strong></p> GM Korea Union Threatens Strike Over Pay, Work Rules http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-union-threatens-strike-over-pay-work-rules <div class="node-body article-body">Korea’s National Labor Relations Commission can order a 10-day cooling-off period before the union can take strike action.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-union-threatens-strike-over-pay-work-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-union-threatens-strike-over-pay-work-rules#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Globalization Labor & Human Resources Production Sales Results Unions Vehicle Assembly Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:48:00 +0000 1307831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM Korea hoping new-gen Spark lives up to name on sales front.</strong></p> FCA to Invest $280 Million in Indian Jeep Production http://wardsauto.com/fca-invest-280-million-indian-jeep-production <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Italian-American automaker will expand its existing joint venture with local manufacturer Tata Motors to assemble Jeep models in second-quarter 2017. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fca-invest-280-million-indian-jeep-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific India Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Finance Globalization Vehicle Assembly Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:31:00 +0000 1307451 at http://wardsauto.com Porsche Labor Rep Joins Volkswagen Supervisory Board http://wardsauto.com/porsche-labor-rep-joins-volkswagen-supervisory-board <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Uwe Hueck, deputy chairman of the VW-owned sports car maker, replaces Juergen Dorn, the former lead labor representative at truck manufacturer MAN, on the parent company's 20-member board.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/porsche-labor-rep-joins-volkswagen-supervisory-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Labor & Human Resources Unions & Trade Organizations Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:43:00 +0000 1307251 at http://wardsauto.com Fewer U.S. Households Buying New Cars http://wardsauto.com/blog/fewer-us-households-buying-new-cars <div class="node-body blog-body">If the same percentage of Americans bought cars and trucks this year as in 1978, we would see 22 million sales.</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/fewer-us-households-buying-new-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/fewer-us-households-buying-new-cars#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Product Development Sales Results Final Inspection Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:00:00 +0000 1304791 at http://wardsauto.com GM Korea Workers Authorize Strike http://wardsauto.com/gm-korea-workers-authorize-strike <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Union members at GM Korea, which accounts for nearly 20% of the automaker's global production, voted to approve a possible strike over wages and production volumes.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-korea-workers-authorize-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific South Korea Labor & Human Resources Production Unions & Trade Organizations Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1307111 at http://wardsauto.com France’s PSA Raising African Profile in Morocco http://wardsauto.com/africa-middle-east/france-s-psa-raising-african-profile-morocco <div class="field-byline"> Iana Dreyer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker aims to cater to the growing North African and sub-Saharan African market from its Morocco unit. It bets on car-market volume of 8 million units in the region by 2025 and hopes to account for 1 million of those sales.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/africa-middle-east/france-s-psa-raising-african-profile-morocco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/africa-middle-east/france-s-psa-raising-african-profile-morocco#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Europe Algeria Morocco Nigeria France Citroen Ford Peugeot PSA Renault Sales & Marketing Globalization Local Content Vehicle Assembly Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1306071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>PSA rival Renault&rsquo;s Dacia brand came to Morocco in 2012.</strong></p> New Class of Toyota Shares a Hit With Retail Investors http://wardsauto.com/new-class-toyota-shares-hit-retail-investors <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The world's No.1 automaker's unlisted "Model AA" issue pays a relatively generous annual dividend starting at 0.5% and increasing to 2.5% in its fifth year.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/new-class-toyota-shares-hit-retail-investors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Japan Finance Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:32:00 +0000 1306401 at http://wardsauto.com