Management & Strategy http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53471/more en Marchionne Says Europe Stabilizing, China Increasingly Competitive http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/marchionne-says-europe-stabilizing-china-increasingly-competitive <div class="node-body article-body">FCA’s top executive expects a “significant year of recovery” for the automaker in Europe this year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/marchionne-says-europe-stabilizing-china-increasingly-competitive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/marchionne-says-europe-stabilizing-china-increasingly-competitive#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Chrysler Fiat Globalization Sales Results Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:30:00 +0000 1212201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Marchionne: &ldquo;There&rsquo;s skepticism about the level of profitability&rdquo; in China.&nbsp;</strong></p> UPDATE 1-Fiat Chrysler meets full year profit guidance http://wardsauto.com/update-1-fiat-chrysler-meets-full-year-profit-guidance <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds details, trader)</p> <p>MILAN, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported full-year operating profit in line with its guidance on Wednesday as strong results from North America and improving operations in Europe and Asia managed to offset weakness in Latin America.</p> <p>Shares in the carmaker turned negative after the results and were down 2.2 percent at 11.3 euros by 1339 GMT. Traders said the reaction was mainly due to investors cashing in gains after the stock had risen quite significantly in recent days.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-fiat-chrysler-meets-full-year-profit-guidance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Italy Finance Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:11:41 +0000 1211961 at http://wardsauto.com Acura Hopes for Enthusiasts Return With NSX, Ponders HR-V Derivative http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/acura-hopes-enthusiasts-return-nsx-ponders-hr-v-derivative <div class="node-body article-body">Acura expects the NSX to draw in customers to its entire lineup, as the supercar once again casts a design and performance halo.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/acura-hopes-enthusiasts-return-nsx-ponders-hr-v-derivative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/acura-hopes-enthusiasts-return-nsx-ponders-hr-v-derivative#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Acura Sales & Marketing Future Products Product Development Acura CUV Dealers Honda HR-V John Mendel Mike Accavitti NSX supercar Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:07:00 +0000 1210761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>NSX took nearly 10-year hiatus.</strong></p> GM’s New Global Car to Wear Commodore Badge in Oz http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-new-global-car-wear-commodore-badge-oz <div class="node-body article-body">GM Holden says customer feedback drove its decision to retain the Commodore nameplate after 2018, when the Australian manufacturing plant is shuttered and domestic production is supplanted by imports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-new-global-car-wear-commodore-badge-oz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-new-global-car-wear-commodore-badge-oz#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Holden Retail Sales & Marketing Product Development Production Restructuring Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:55:00 +0000 1206591 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Commodore getting one last facelift before demise.</p> Chairman, Son Look to Shed Stock in Hyundai Affiliate http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/chairman-son-look-shed-stock-hyundai-affiliate <div class="node-body article-body">Chairman Chung Mong-Koo and Vice Chairman Chung Eui-Sun earlier this month found no takers for 5 million shares of Hyundai Glovis with an asking price of roughly $1.3 billion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/chairman-son-look-shed-stock-hyundai-affiliate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/chairman-son-look-shed-stock-hyundai-affiliate#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific South Korea Hyundai Finance Labor & Human Resources Laws/Law Enforcement Restructuring Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:27:00 +0000 1208211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Stock offering by CEO Chung (second from right) raises questions about Hyundai future.</strong></p> Sanden Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing in U.S., Pay Fine http://wardsauto.com/sanden-agrees-plead-guilty-price-fixing-us-pay-fine <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Sanden's plea will bring to 33 the number of companies which have been charged in the U.S.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sanden-agrees-plead-guilty-price-fixing-us-pay-fine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers North America U.S. Politics Finance Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:04:00 +0000 1211541 at http://wardsauto.com German Workers Warn Auto Bosses Not to Compromise Rights in TTIP http://wardsauto.com/german-workers-warn-auto-bosses-not-compromise-rights-ttip <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">IG Metall says it won't accept lower bars for environmental and consumer protection or a hollowing out of worker rights under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/german-workers-warn-auto-bosses-not-compromise-rights-ttip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Europe Germany Labor & Human Resources Trade Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:39:00 +0000 1211251 at http://wardsauto.com India's Maruti Profits Up, But Shy of Estimate http://wardsauto.com/indias-maruti-profits-shy-estimate <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Maruti sees 18% profit increase for final three months of 2014, but misses analyst expectations.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/indias-maruti-profits-shy-estimate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Finance Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:05:00 +0000 1211021 at http://wardsauto.com Bentley Climbs Red Dune in SUV Quest http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bentley-climbs-red-dune-suv-quest <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bentley’s new Bentayga arrives later this year and will offer the brand’s first diesel engine (but not in the U.S.) and, eventually, a plug-in hybrid option. Some 4,000 hand-raisers are interested in the SUV. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bentley-climbs-red-dune-suv-quest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bentley-climbs-red-dune-suv-quest#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Sales & Marketing Diesel Resource Center North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. United Kingdom Bentley Porsche 2015 North American International Auto Show Employment Product Development Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Bentayga Bentley Flying Spur Continental Crewe Diesel Dubai Mulsanne Porsche Cayenne Pyms Lane Red Dune Rolf Frech SUV V-8 W-12 Wolfgang Durheimer Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1206601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bentley Board Member Rolf Frech scaled Dubai&rsquo;s Red Dune in forthcoming Bentayga.</strong></p> SEAT Not Sitting Still After 10% Sales Gain in 2014 http://wardsauto.com/europe/seat-not-sitting-still-after-10-sales-gain-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">SEAT sold 304,000 vehicles in Western Europe in 2014, up 11.3%, with Germany, Spain and the U.K. being its major markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/seat-not-sitting-still-after-10-sales-gain-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/seat-not-sitting-still-after-10-sales-gain-2014#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Spain SEAT Chassis Gasoline Product Development Production Sales Results Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1205981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker adds sporty Cupra ST to Leon range.</strong></p>