Management & Strategy http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53471/more en VW Raises German Workers' Pay, Pensions http://wardsauto.com/vw-raises-german-workers-pay-pensions <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The contract expiring May 31, 2016 gives some 115,000 IG Metall union members at VW's six Western Germany factories a 3.4% pay raise and the automaker also will pay into a staff pension account.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-raises-german-workers-pay-pensions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Industrial Union of Metalworkers (IG Metall) Labor & Human Resources Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:12:00 +0000 1237671 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota: 4Runner and Highlander to Fill Venza Void http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/toyota-4runner-and-highlander-fill-venza-void <div class="node-body article-body">In 2014, Venza sales fell 16.3% to 29,991 units, while 4Runner and Highlander deliveries rose 49.0% and 14.5%, respectively.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/toyota-4runner-and-highlander-fill-venza-void" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/toyota-4runner-and-highlander-fill-venza-void#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Toyota Management & Strategy Plants & Production Vehicles in Operation Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:04:00 +0000 1236491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Venza ending U.S. production in June.</strong></p> BMW: Car Not Among Fruits of Discussions With Apple http://wardsauto.com/bmw-car-not-among-fruits-discussions-apple <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The German automaker, denying a published report it is discussing developing or building a car with Apple, says the U.S. tech giant is just one of the companies with which it holds regular talks on topics such as connected vehicles. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bmw-car-not-among-fruits-discussions-apple" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Future Products Globalization Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:40:00 +0000 1237591 at http://wardsauto.com Continental Would Partner With Apple on Possible Car, CEO Says http://wardsauto.com/continental-would-partner-apple-possible-car-ceo-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Continental chief executive Elmar Degenhart says the German automotive supplier "would be interested" in collaborating with Apple should the U.S. tech juggernaut decide to build a vehicle. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/continental-would-partner-apple-possible-car-ceo-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Future Products Globalization Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:59:00 +0000 1237611 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota's New Executive Hires Reflect Diversity http://wardsauto.com/toyotas-new-executive-hires-reflect-diversity <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Newly promoted executives include Julie Hamp and Christopher Reynolds, respectively the first woman and African-American to hold the title of managing officer.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyotas-new-executive-hires-reflect-diversity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Japan Labor & Human Resources Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:35:00 +0000 1236661 at http://wardsauto.com Parasacco Named to Lead Revived Fiat Spain, Portugal http://wardsauto.com/europe/parasacco-named-lead-revived-fiat-spain-portugal <div class="node-body article-body">Sales jumped 30.4% from 2012 to 2014 under Luca Napolitano as the Fiat subsidiary’s Fiat, Fiat Professional, Lancia, Jeep and Alfa Romeo brands registered more than 36,000 units and outperformed the market an average 12%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/parasacco-named-lead-revived-fiat-spain-portugal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/parasacco-named-lead-revived-fiat-spain-portugal#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Portugal Spain Alfa Romeo Fiat Iveco Jeep Lancia Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Information Technology Labor & Human Resources Sales Results Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:27:00 +0000 1235821 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat Spain Portugal CEO Napolitano <em>(right)</em> introduces successor Parasacco.</strong></p> BMW Chief Sees Rough Road Ahead for Successor http://wardsauto.com/bmw-chief-sees-rough-road-ahead-successor <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Norbert Reithofer says at the Geneva Auto Show that current BMW production chief Harald Krueger will be challenged by continued development of electric cars and new technologies such as automated driving from companies with no car-building experience.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bmw-chief-sees-rough-road-ahead-successor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Switzerland 2015 Geneva Auto Show Autonomous Vehicles Electronics Globalization Labor & Human Resources Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:29:00 +0000 1235881 at http://wardsauto.com CEO Marchionne Says FCA Could Shed More Than 10% of Ferrari http://wardsauto.com/ceo-marchionne-says-fca-could-shed-more-10-ferrari <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chief cites high demand for Ferraris in the automaker's deliberations over how big a stake in the luxury brand it should sell in a planned initial public offering.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ceo-marchionne-says-fca-could-shed-more-10-ferrari" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Switzerland 2015 Geneva Auto Show Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Finance Restructuring Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:21:00 +0000 1235891 at http://wardsauto.com Audi Reconnecting With Electric Sports-Car Development http://wardsauto.com/audi-reconnecting-electric-sports-car-development <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The R8 e-tron unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show marks the luxury brand's revived interest in high-end electric vehicles such as those being marketed by Tesla and German rival BMW.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/audi-reconnecting-electric-sports-car-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Switzerland 2015 Geneva Auto Show Electric Vehicles Product Development Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:08:00 +0000 1235691 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Conquesting Young Enthusiasts http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-conquesting-young-enthusiasts <div class="node-body article-body">The new Ford Performance Group unites several previously independent teams into one organization focused on the lucrative (and growing) sector of high-output sports cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-conquesting-young-enthusiasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-conquesting-young-enthusiasts#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Ford Carbon Fiber Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Product Development Social Media Turbocharger Wheels Dave Pericak Dow Fiesta ST Ford Focus RS Ford GT Ford Mustang Ford Performance Group Ford Racing Ford Shelby GT350 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:40:00 +0000 1234321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dave Pericak, former chief engineer for Ford Mustang, takes over as director of Ford Performance Group.</strong></p>