Sales & Marketing http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53472/more en Malaysian Light-Vehicle Sales Edge Up 2.2% in March http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysian-light-vehicle-sales-edge-22-march <div class="node-body article-body">An industry group predicts April sales will hold at the current level, crediting the improvement in part to new-model introductions and a longer working month.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysian-light-vehicle-sales-edge-22-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysian-light-vehicle-sales-edge-22-march#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Perodua Sales Results Aishah Ahmad Federation of Motor and Credit Companies Association of Malaysia Malaysian Automotive Assn. Tony Khor Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:30:00 +0000 998841 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perodua markets Myvi XT as youth brand.</strong></p> European Auto Sales Running Well Ahead of Forecasts http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/european-auto-sales-running-well-ahead-forecasts <div class="node-body article-body">Registrations grew 10.6% in March and, although the increase came against prior-year’s low result, were well above the 2%-3% increase forecast by many analysts at the end of 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/european-auto-sales-running-well-ahead-forecasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/european-auto-sales-running-well-ahead-forecasts#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional All Brands Registrations Sales Results ACEA Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:10:00 +0000 998621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sandero helps downmarket Dacia brand post region&rsquo;s biggest sales jump.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105 <div class="node-body article-body">Consortium to forge closer ties between OEMs, suppliers; LEDs at heart of Hella headlamp system in Audi A8; JLR calls on Bosch to devise smartphone-vehicle interface; juicy offer from Nissan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional Mexico U.S. Audi Bosch Faurecia Ford Hella Jaguar Jeep Land Rover Magna Nissan Volkswagen Body Capacity Utilization Charging Exterior Globalization Headlamps Incentives Information & Entertainment OE-Supplier Relations SAE International Seats Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) Vehicle Assembly Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium Flextronics Haartz Key Safety Systems Macedonia Recaro Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:50:00 +0000 998421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Recyclable Magna liftgate has paintable outer panel.</strong></p> European Auto-Price War Continues Despite Sales Rebound http://wardsauto.com/european-auto-price-war-continues-despite-sales-rebound <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Industry data shows registrations in Europe were up 10.4% in March, but that rate trailed a 12% increase in average retail incentives in the region's five biggest markets. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/european-auto-price-war-continues-despite-sales-rebound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Sales Results Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:11:00 +0000 998461 at http://wardsauto.com Mexico March LV Sales 5th Best http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mexico-march-lv-sales-5th-best <div class="field-byline"> Al Binder </div> <div class="node-body article-body">March LV sales in Mexico top those of February and year-ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mexico-march-lv-sales-5th-best" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mexico-march-lv-sales-5th-best#comments Public Data Center Sales & Marketing North America Mexico mexico sales Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:19:00 +0000 997841 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Strong Tsuru sales helped keep Nissan Mexico&rsquo;s top-selling LV brand in March.</strong></p> Fiat Near U.S. Storefront Goal; 500e Sales to Start in Oregon http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/fiat-near-us-storefront-goal-500e-sales-start-oregon <div class="field-deck"> 2014 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Getting brick-and-mortar laid is key to Fiat’s fortunes in the U.S., where it re-launched in 2011 with the 3-door 500 but stumbled out of the gate by missing early sales goals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/fiat-near-us-storefront-goal-500e-sales-start-oregon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/fiat-near-us-storefront-goal-500e-sales-start-oregon#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Dealerships North America U.S. Fiat 2014 New York International Auto Show Sales Results Social Media Viral Marketing Abarth California Fiat 500e Fiat 500L Jason Stoicevich Portland Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:42:00 +0000 997831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat 500L seen boosting 2014 U.S. sales.</strong></p> Fiat 500L "Mirage" Commercial http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/fiat-500l-mirage-commercial <div class="node-body video-body">Launched in February, the Fiat 500L marketing campaign features a television commercial with rapper Sean "P. Diddy" Combs. The spot quadrupled traffic to the brand's website and visits remain twice that of previous levels.</div> <div class="field-buy-node-description"> <span>Buy a Node Description:&nbsp;</span> &lt;p&gt;&amp;lt;iframe width=&amp;quot;560&amp;quot; height=&amp;quot;315&amp;quot; src=&amp;quot;//www.youtube.com/embed/XBtVOmhnw-k&amp;quot; frameborder=&amp;quot;0&amp;quot; allowfullscreen&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/iframe&amp;gt;&lt;/p&gt; </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/fiat-500l-mirage-commercial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/fiat-500l-mirage-commercial#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Dealerships North America U.S. Fiat 2014 New York International Auto Show Advertising Sales Results Viral Marketing Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:41:00 +0000 997721 at http://wardsauto.com GM Ignition-Switch Issue Arose With Cadillac in 2006 http://wardsauto.com/gm-ignition-switch-issue-arose-cadillac-2006 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Documents given to federal safety regulators by supplier Delphi show ignition-switch problems detected in Cadillac SRX sedans more than eight years ago are similar to those that have prompted the current recall of 2.6 million smaller cars. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-ignition-switch-issue-arose-cadillac-2006" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Component GM's Recall Crisis Manufacturing Technology National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:03:00 +0000 998031 at http://wardsauto.com New Toyota Camry Not Risky, Just Right, Bill Fay Says http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/new-toyota-camry-not-risky-just-right-bill-fay-says <div class="field-deck"> 2014 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The redesign marks the most daring Camry styling to date. The best-selling car in the U.S. gets entirely new sheet metal with bolder character lines. It’s a little longer and slightly wider, too.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/new-toyota-camry-not-risky-just-right-bill-fay-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/new-toyota-camry-not-risky-just-right-bill-fay-says#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Toyota 2014 New York International Auto Show Exterior Future Products Bill Fay Toyota Camry Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:30:00 +0000 997401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Customers motivated bold Camry redesign, Toyota&rsquo;s Bill Fay says.</strong></p> Germany Vehicle Sales Up 5.8% in March http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/germany-vehicle-sales-58-march <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Germany vehicle sales totaled 323,991 units for March 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/germany-vehicle-sales-58-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/germany-vehicle-sales-58-march#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Germany Auto Makers Sales Results Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:21:00 +0000 997501 at http://wardsauto.com