Management & Strategy http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53471/more en Toyota Aims to Knock CR-V Off Perch With Refreshed RAV4 http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-aims-knock-cr-v-perch-refreshed-rav4 <div class="node-body article-body">The No.1 Japanese automaker has its sights set on selling 400,000 RAV4s in the U.S. in a couple of years, which would topple current volume of the rival Honda CUV.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-aims-knock-cr-v-perch-refreshed-rav4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-aims-knock-cr-v-perch-refreshed-rav4#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America Industry U.S. Data & Insights Miscellaneous Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Capacity Utilization Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:04:00 +0000 1408591 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;16 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.</strong></p> Establish an F&I Culture in Your Dealership http://wardsauto.com/f-i/establish-fi-culture-your-dealership <div class="node-body article-body">Training the sales team on F&I products, features and customer benefits, as well as the value to the dealership as a whole, will ensure a smoother transition to the F&I manager.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/f-i/establish-fi-culture-your-dealership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/f-i/establish-fi-culture-your-dealership#comments Public Management & Strategy Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center Industry F & I Fixed Ops U.S. Dealer Dealerships Dealership Management Fixed Operations Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:11:00 +0000 1406511 at http://wardsauto.com UAW Persuades Detroit Three to Share New Wealth http://wardsauto.com/industry/uaw-persuades-detroit-three-share-new-wealth <div class="node-body article-body">A striking feature of this year’s talks was the union’s ability to win higher wages at a time when raises of any kind have been difficult to come by for most Americans, including those in relatively safe jobs, labor expert Harley Shaiken says.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/uaw-persuades-detroit-three-share-new-wealth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/uaw-persuades-detroit-three-share-new-wealth#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America Industry U.S. Miscellaneous Chrysler Ford General Motors Labor & Human Resources United Auto Workers (UAW) Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:06:00 +0000 1408681 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rejection by Belvidere, IL, UAW local helped scuttle initial FCA contract.</strong></p> VW Cost Cuts May Include Soccer Sponsorships http://wardsauto.com/vw-cost-cuts-may-include-soccer-sponsorships <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker spends €11 million a year to sponsor four professional soccer teams and an ice hockey club, a drop in the bucket of what analysts say could be €35 million in costs stemming from the diesel-emissions scandal.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-cost-cuts-may-include-soccer-sponsorships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Industry Germany Miscellaneous Advertising Finance Sun, 22 Nov 2015 11:23:00 +0000 1407871 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 5-VW cuts 2016 capital spending plan as cheating scandal widens http://wardsauto.com/update-5-vw-cuts-2016-capital-spending-plan-cheating-scandal-widens <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* VW cuts 2016 capex plan to 12 bln euros from 13 bln</p> <p>* Says 75,000 more U.S. vehicles have excess emissions</p> <p>* Details of vehicle fixes provided to US regulators (Adds EPA saying VW provided initial proposal on vehicle fixes)</p> <p>By Andreas Cremer and David Shepardson</p> <p>WOLFSBURG, Germany/WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG cut 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) from its 2016 investment plan on Friday, as its emissions cheating scandal expanded to include tens of thousands more U.S. vehicles.</p></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-5-vw-cuts-2016-capital-spending-plan-cheating-scandal-widens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Industry Germany Miscellaneous Plants & Production Finance Restructuring Sat, 21 Nov 2015 00:55:30 +0000 1407151 at http://wardsauto.com CH-R Close Copy of Scion Production CUV http://wardsauto.com/technology/ch-r-close-copy-scion-production-cuv <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Unlike when the brand launched 10 years ago, Scion’s new vice president says today’s younger buyers like and want utility vehicles.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/ch-r-close-copy-scion-production-cuv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/ch-r-close-copy-scion-production-cuv#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America Industry U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Scion Management & Strategy 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Future Products Fri, 20 Nov 2015 11:31:00 +0000 1406331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Scion VP Gilleland with CH-R concept.</strong></p> Hyundai Genesis Brand Selective, Separate Showrooms Not Forced http://wardsauto.com/industry/hyundai-genesis-brand-selective-separate-showrooms-not-forced <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We think the channel itself will evolve organically,” Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski says. “We don’t see us forcing dealers (to build) separate facilities.”</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/hyundai-genesis-brand-selective-separate-showrooms-not-forced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/hyundai-genesis-brand-selective-separate-showrooms-not-forced#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers North America Industry U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Hyundai 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Dealership Management Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:54:00 +0000 1405201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai Vision G coupe concept styling hints at design of&nbsp;new Genesis-brand models.</strong></p> Tennessee VW Workers to Vote on UAW Representation http://wardsauto.com/tennessee-vw-workers-vote-uaw-representation <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The UAW says 165 skilled-trades workers at the Chattanooga, TN, plant, which assembles VW Passat sedans, will vote Dec. 3-4 on whether to join the union, which lost a February 2014 election to represent all blue-collar workers. </div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/tennessee-vw-workers-vote-uaw-representation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America Industry U.S. Miscellaneous Labor & Human Resources Wed, 18 Nov 2015 21:39:00 +0000 1405171 at http://wardsauto.com China's Geely Fixing Focus on Green-Car Development http://wardsauto.com/chinas-geely-fixing-focus-green-car-development <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Chinese automaker says it wants "new-energy" vehicles, mainly battery-powered and hybrid cars, to account for 90% of its sales by 2020. </div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/chinas-geely-fixing-focus-green-car-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines China Technology Miscellaneous Emissions Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:07:00 +0000 1404431 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Contract Proposal Hits UAW Headwind http://wardsauto.com/ford-contract-proposal-hits-uaw-headwind <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">With voting ending Thursday, the Detroit Free Press estimates a slight majority of union members who have cast ballots rejected the contract.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-contract-proposal-hits-uaw-headwind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America Industry U.S. Miscellaneous Labor & Human Resources United Auto Workers (UAW) Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:03:00 +0000 1404441 at http://wardsauto.com