Sales & Marketing http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53472/more en Mitsubishi Charts Course for Recovery in Thailand http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/mitsubishi-charts-course-recovery-thailand <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker’s target of a 9% share of the Thai market in the current fiscal year would equate to 81,000 to 82,800 sales, down more than 20% from prior-year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/mitsubishi-charts-course-recovery-thailand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/mitsubishi-charts-course-recovery-thailand#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Mitsubishi Retail Sales Results Trade Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:59:00 +0000 1126711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker&rsquo;s marketing push includes free insurance, low-interest loans.</strong></p> Proton’s New Iriz Compact Earns Top Safety Rating http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/proton-s-new-iriz-compact-earns-top-safety-rating <div class="node-body article-body">ASEAN auto-safety chief Wong Shaw Voon says he hopes Proton’s achievement will induce automakers in the region to not compromise on safety, especially for entry-level cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/proton-s-new-iriz-compact-earns-top-safety-rating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/proton-s-new-iriz-compact-earns-top-safety-rating#comments Premium Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Perodua Proton Sales & Marketing Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Product Development Safety Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:15:00 +0000 1127311 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker touts Iriz&rsquo;s low price, high tech.</strong></p> GM Russia Plant in Third Unscheduled Shutdown of Year http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-russia-plant-third-unscheduled-shutdown-year <div class="node-body article-body">While all global automakers are seeing the Russian market contract, GM deliveries are falling at a faster rate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-russia-plant-third-unscheduled-shutdown-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-russia-plant-third-unscheduled-shutdown-year#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Chevrolet Opel/Vauxhall Capacity Utilization Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:52:00 +0000 1126691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker obligated to raise output 230% by 2015 despite sales slide.</strong></p> Toyota to Expand, Upgrade Retail Outlets in Malaysia http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-expand-upgrade-retail-outlets-malaysia <div class="node-body article-body">UMW Toyota says it will need more dealer showrooms to hit its target of a 15% market share.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-expand-upgrade-retail-outlets-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-expand-upgrade-retail-outlets-malaysia#comments Premium Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Toyota Retail Sales & Marketing Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:29:00 +0000 1126601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Demand for Toyota vehicles on rise in Malaysia.</strong></p> Dead Rockers Enliven Today’s Car Ads http://wardsauto.com/blog/dead-rockers-enliven-today-s-car-ads <div class="node-body blog-body">Acura draws pans, praise for TV spot featuring the voice of Sid Vicious </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/retail-front">Retail Front</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/dead-rockers-enliven-today-s-car-ads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/dead-rockers-enliven-today-s-car-ads#comments Blog Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing U.S. Acura Advertising Retail Front Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:56:00 +0000 1125151 at http://wardsauto.com Kia: Strikes Won’t Impact Inventory Like Last Year http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/kia-strikes-won-t-impact-inventory-last-year <div class="node-body article-body">Strikes at Kia’s plants in Korea are less severe than those a year ago, and shouldn’t impact the brand’s U.S. days’ supply too much, says a top U.S. Kia official.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/kia-strikes-won-t-impact-inventory-last-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/kia-strikes-won-t-impact-inventory-last-year#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Kia Inventories Cadenza Forte GA Inventory K900 Kia Korea Mexico Michael Sprague Rio Sedona Sorento Soul Sportage strikes U.S. West Point Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:31:00 +0000 1125251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong><span>Sportage sales up sharply this year.</span></strong></p> PSA to Unveil 118-MPG Citroen Concept at Paris Show http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/psa-unveil-118-mpg-citroen-concept-paris-show <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The outstanding fuel economy comes from a unique hybrid powertrain that uses air instead of electricity. The technology combines a 3-cyl. PureTech gasoline engine with a compressed-air energy-storage unit that powers the automatic transmission.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/psa-unveil-118-mpg-citroen-concept-paris-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/psa-unveil-118-mpg-citroen-concept-paris-show#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology France Citroen Sales & Marketing 2014 Paris Auto Show Aerodynamics Engines Exterior Hybrid Vehicles Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:44:00 +0000 1125741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>PSA says concept&rsquo;s fuel economy tops production model&rsquo;s 91 mpg.</strong></p> World Vehicle Sales Dip for First Time in 14 Months http://wardsauto.com/world/world-vehicle-sales-dip-first-time-14-months <div class="node-body article-body">Deliveries in Europe plummeted in August, down 6.1% to just 1.0 million units, accounting for 16.9% of worldwide sales.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/world/world-vehicle-sales-dip-first-time-14-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/world/world-vehicle-sales-dip-first-time-14-months#comments Public Gated Data Center World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing World Auto Makers Sales Results Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:09:00 +0000 1125671 at http://wardsauto.com Forecast: September Sales Continue Positive Trend http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-september-sales-continue-positive-trend <div class="field-deck"> FORECAST </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The latest WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S. automakers to sell 1.26 million light vehicles this month, equating to a 16.7 million-unit SAAR.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-september-sales-continue-positive-trend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-september-sales-continue-positive-trend#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:27:00 +0000 1125701 at http://wardsauto.com Quartz Concept Crystallizes Peugeot Design Know-How http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/quartz-concept-crystallizes-peugeot-design-know-how <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Peugeot Quartz combines the space, style and comfort of the Exalt 5-door sedan with the capability and look of a high-performance SUV.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/quartz-concept-crystallizes-peugeot-design-know-how" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/quartz-concept-crystallizes-peugeot-design-know-how#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology France Peugeot Sales & Marketing 2014 Paris Auto Show Exterior Hybrid Vehicles Interior Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:22:00 +0000 1125261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Peugeot concept bears racing influences.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>