Management & Strategy http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53471/more en Why Are CUVs So Popular? http://wardsauto.com/blog/why-are-cuvs-so-popular <div class="node-body blog-body">There’s a big difference between CUVs and SUVs. The first typically is unibody with limited off-road capabilities; the other usually is body-on-frame with good off-road capabilities.</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/why-are-cuvs-so-popular" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/why-are-cuvs-so-popular#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers Exterior Interior Product Development Seats Final Inspection Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:41:00 +0000 1337721 at http://wardsauto.com GM Assigns Compact Opel Astra Sizable Task http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-assigns-compact-opel-astra-sizable-task <div class="node-body article-body">To underscore the importance of the new Astra to Opel’s fortunes, General Motors CEO Mary Barra is expected to join Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann for its premiere at the Frankfurt auto show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-assigns-compact-opel-astra-sizable-task" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-assigns-compact-opel-astra-sizable-task#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Opel/Vauxhall Diesel Exterior Gasoline Headlamps Interior Restructuring Sales Results Turbocharger Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:17:00 +0000 1337021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Redesigned Opel Astra bows at next month&rsquo;s IAA.</strong></p> Kia Releases Photos of Frankfurt-Bound ’16 Sportage http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/kia-releases-photos-frankfurt-bound-16-sportage <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Kia tiger grille positively identifies the Sportage front end but headlights no longer are integrated. The new frontal look is prompting comparisons to the Porsche Macan, a strong seller in Korea. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/kia-releases-photos-frankfurt-bound-16-sportage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/kia-releases-photos-frankfurt-bound-16-sportage#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology South Korea Germany Kia Sales & Marketing Exterior Product Development Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:07:00 +0000 1338461 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Sportage features front-end styling tweaks.</strong></p> Bosch Acquires EV Battery Developer Seeo http://wardsauto.com/bosch-acquires-ev-battery-developer-seeo <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Seeo, a California-based company purchsed by the German auto-parts manufacturer, says it has developed next-generation lithium-ion batteries that could double electric vehicles' range. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bosch-acquires-ev-battery-developer-seeo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Electric Vehicles Li-ion Purchashing Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:05:00 +0000 1338851 at http://wardsauto.com Sales Staff Protests Block Porsche Inroads in Korea http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/sales-staff-protests-block-porsche-inroads-korea <div class="node-body article-body">Union members in natty business suits have been demonstrating outside Porsche distributor SSC’s headquarters in Seoul’s upscale Gangnam district and at the company’s other five dealerships.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/sales-staff-protests-block-porsche-inroads-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/sales-staff-protests-block-porsche-inroads-korea#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Porsche Globalization Labor & Human Resources Sales Results Unions Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1338361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Macan helping build momentum for Porsche in Korea.</strong></p> Sources Say China's BAIC Eyeing Stake in Daimler http://wardsauto.com/sources-say-chinas-baic-eyeing-stake-daimler <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A Daimler spokesman, asked about the car-manufacturing unit of Beijing Automotive Group's interest in the German luxury automaker, says, "Investors from China are also welcome."</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sources-say-chinas-baic-eyeing-stake-daimler" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Europe China Germany Finance Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:14:00 +0000 1338111 at http://wardsauto.com TRW Integration Going Well, Auto Supplier ZF Says http://wardsauto.com/trw-integration-going-well-auto-supplier-zf-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Releasing first-half financial results for the first time in its history, ZF reports earnings before interest and tax increased 89% from prior-year and says its acquisition of rival supplier TRW is progressing well. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/trw-integration-going-well-auto-supplier-zf-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe North America U.S. Germany Finance Restructuring Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:50:00 +0000 1338031 at http://wardsauto.com Indian Automakers Scramble Aboard Utility Bandwagon http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/indian-automakers-scramble-aboard-utility-bandwagon <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers plan to launch at least 33 new utility vehicles in the next 33 months. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/indian-automakers-scramble-aboard-utility-bandwagon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/indian-automakers-scramble-aboard-utility-bandwagon#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Bentley Jeep Land Rover Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Mercedes Tata Sales & Marketing Product Development Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:45:00 +0000 1336941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Locally built Hyundai Creta based on China-specific ix25.</strong></p> Hyundai Making Foray Into High-Performance Arena http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-making-foray-high-performance-arena <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai sources say the vehicle won’t go into production but was developed to show features that could wind up in future performance cars and perhaps even in production vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-making-foray-high-performance-arena" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-making-foray-high-performance-arena#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy 2015 Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology South Korea Germany BMW Hyundai Advertising Design Product Development Social Media Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1337581 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>N2025 concept comes to ‟life&rdquo; with placement in PlayStation video game.</strong></p> Green Vehicles Grow Profits for China's BYD 29% http://wardsauto.com/green-vehicles-grow-profits-chinas-byd-29 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker reports an 18% rise in revenues and a 29% spike in first-half profits driven largely by higher sales of its hybrid and electric vehicles.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/green-vehicles-grow-profits-chinas-byd-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific China Finance Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:09:00 +0000 1337431 at http://wardsauto.com