Sales & Marketing http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53472/more en Ford Crowd-Sourcing Initiative Nears Milestone http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-crowd-sourcing-initiative-nears-milestone <div class="node-body article-body">Missouri is the state that has worked the program the most, Ford says, accumulating $1.72 million in school-related funding.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-crowd-sourcing-initiative-nears-milestone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-crowd-sourcing-initiative-nears-milestone#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Dealerships Ford Retail Viral Marketing Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:33:00 +0000 1261861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>High schools use the funds for athletics, other initiatives.</strong></p> Tax Changes Spark March Car-Sales Jump in Malaysia http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tax-changes-spark-march-car-sales-jump-malaysia <div class="node-body article-body">Vehicle prices were expected to fall after the new 6% GST replaced a 10% sales and services tax April 1, but dealers spent March offering even better deals to clear stock bought under the now-expired higher tax.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tax-changes-spark-march-car-sales-jump-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tax-changes-spark-march-car-sales-jump-malaysia#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Ford Mitsubishi Politics Production Sales Results Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:26:00 +0000 1261881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EcoSport helps blue oval achieve best-ever month in Malaysia.</strong></p> Lotus' Parent Company Expanding Into China http://wardsauto.com/lotus-parent-company-expanding-china <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Malaysian conglomerate DRB-HICOM's automotive subsidiaries Proton and Lotus will form a joint venture with Chinese automaker Goldstar to build, sell and provide after-sales service for Lotus cars in the country.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/lotus-parent-company-expanding-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Malaysia Sales & Marketing Globalization Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:56:00 +0000 1261651 at http://wardsauto.com E-Commerce Giant Alibaba, Shanghai GM to Market Cars Online http://wardsauto.com/e-commerce-giant-alibaba-shanghai-gm-market-cars-online <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Shanghai GM becomes the latest automaker to partner with Alibaba to offer online sales and financing for GM products and collaborate on marketing and aftermarket services.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/e-commerce-giant-alibaba-shanghai-gm-market-cars-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Finance Internet Marketing Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:54:00 +0000 1261661 at http://wardsauto.com Automakers Raising Stakes in Southeast Asia Markets http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets <div class="node-body article-body">The Bangkok Post reports Ipsos Business Consulting believes entrenched Japanese automakers will face increasing competition in Southeast Asia from the likes of General Motors and new players including Volkswagen.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Indonesia Malaysia Thailand General Motors Nissan Proton Toyota Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Globalization Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:05:00 +0000 1259421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Indonesia first export market for Malaysian VW assembler DRB-Hicom.</strong></p> Hyundai Looking for 50% Sales Boost From New Tucson http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-looking-50-sales-boost-new-tucson <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai executive Mike O’Brien predicts the new-generation Tucson CUV will help the automaker raise its overall share of the U.S. market to 5% this year, up from 4.4% in 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-looking-50-sales-boost-new-tucson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-looking-50-sales-boost-new-tucson#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Hyundai Mazda Toyota Fuel-Cell Vehicles Product Development Sales Results Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:31:00 +0000 1260251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai hitches new-gen Tucson to CUV bandwagon.</strong></p> Mid-market Brands Driving European Car-Sales Surge http://wardsauto.com/mid-market-brands-driving-european-car-sales-surge <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Deliveries of mid-market brands outpaced economy models as the region saw overall sales rise 8.5% in the first quarter.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/mid-market-brands-driving-european-car-sales-surge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Sales Results Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:22:00 +0000 1260691 at http://wardsauto.com Spain Vehicle Sales Up 43.7% in March http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/spain-vehicle-sales-437-march <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Spain vehicle sales totaled 129,997 units for March 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/spain-vehicle-sales-437-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/spain-vehicle-sales-437-march#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Spain Auto Makers Sales Results Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:47:00 +0000 1260101 at http://wardsauto.com France Vehicle Sales Up 9.6% in March http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/france-vehicle-sales-96-march <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">France vehicle sales totaled 237,769 for March 2015</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/france-vehicle-sales-96-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/france-vehicle-sales-96-march#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe France Auto Makers Sales Results Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:45:00 +0000 1260091 at http://wardsauto.com Secondhand Australian Auto Imports Raise Red Flags http://wardsauto.com/politics/secondhand-australian-auto-imports-raise-red-flags <div class="node-body article-body">The federal panel’s recommendation ‟challenges the Federal Government’s stance that it has no intention of allowing Australia to become the dumping ground for other countries’ old secondhand vehicles,” an industry official says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/secondhand-australian-auto-imports-raise-red-flags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/secondhand-australian-auto-imports-raise-red-flags#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Ford Trade Vehicles in Operation Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:20:00 +0000 1257871 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Not all garages equipped to fix secondhand imports, industry argues.</strong></p>