Sales & Marketing http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53472/more en Forecast: SAAR Could Reach 17 Million for Second Time in Four Months http://wardsauto.com/north-america/forecast-saar-could-reach-17-million-second-time-four-months <div class="field-deck"> Sales Forecast </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The latest WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S. automakers to sell 1.29 million light vehicles this month, equating to a 17 million-unit SAAR.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/forecast-saar-could-reach-17-million-second-time-four-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/forecast-saar-could-reach-17-million-second-time-four-months#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Retail Sales Results Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:48:00 +0000 1165561 at http://wardsauto.com BMW Infuses X-Series CUVs With Sports-Car Performance http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/bmw-infuses-x-series-cuvs-sports-car-performance <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">BMW says the new M TwinPower Turbo engines for the X5 M and BMW X6 M are the most powerful unit ever developed by the automaker for an AWD vehicle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/bmw-infuses-x-series-cuvs-sports-car-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/bmw-infuses-x-series-cuvs-sports-car-performance#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BMW Sales & Marketing Exterior Product Development Turbocharger Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:36:00 +0000 1165551 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>X6 M packs punch with 575 hp, 552 lb.-ft. of torque.</strong></p> Mitsubishi Reiterates Commitment to U.S, Unveils PHEV Concept http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mitsubishi-reiterates-commitment-us-unveils-phev-concept <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The concept shown here, the XR PHEV, has design language that will appear on ’16 Mitsubishi CUVs, including a production model debuting at the 2015 New York auto show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mitsubishi-reiterates-commitment-us-unveils-phev-concept" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mitsubishi-reiterates-commitment-us-unveils-phev-concept#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Mitsubishi Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Future Products CUV Dealers Don Swearingen Eclipse EVO Galant i MiEV Lancer Mirage Mitsubishi Outlander Outlander Sport PHEV profitability sedan XR PHEV Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:41:00 +0000 1164851 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mitsubishi XR PHEV concept.</strong></p> Malaysia Car Sales Flat, CV Sales Slip in October http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysia-car-sales-flat-cv-sales-slip-october <div class="node-body article-body">Last month’s result left year-to-date LV sales at 546,492 units, up just 0.6% from year-ago’s 543,048.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysia-car-sales-flat-cv-sales-slip-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysia-car-sales-flat-cv-sales-slip-october#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Ford Perodua Proton Sales Results Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1164831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Proton Iriz helps October car sales post 14.3% month-over-month gain.</strong></p> Mini Bills New Cooper-Based Hardtop as 5-Door Hatch http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mini-bills-new-cooper-based-hardtop-5-door-hatch <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The hardtop “is more than just a Mini with two additional doors,” BMW board member Peter Schwarzenbauer says. “It's a completely new Mini with a longer wheelbase, more space, more luggage volume, more functionality and flexibility and four doors.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mini-bills-new-cooper-based-hardtop-5-door-hatch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mini-bills-new-cooper-based-hardtop-5-door-hatch#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Mini Sales & Marketing 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Product Development Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:44:00 +0000 1164631 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker sees hardtop&rsquo;s bigger dimensions attracting bigger audience.</strong></p> Jaguar Sees Nothing But Gains in Future; Land Rover Discovery Unveiled http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/jaguar-sees-nothing-gains-future-land-rover-discovery-unveiled <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More production to satisfy demand should help the British automaker achieve its goals for the States, sales chief Andy Goss says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/jaguar-sees-nothing-gains-future-land-rover-discovery-unveiled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/jaguar-sees-nothing-gains-future-land-rover-discovery-unveiled#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center North America U.S. Jaguar Land Rover Sales & Marketing 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Future Products Andy Goss Discovery Sport EcoBoost F-Type Freelander Ingenium Jaguar Land Rover LR2 manual ZF Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:42:00 +0000 1163681 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Discovery Sport on sale spring 2015 in U.S.</strong></p> Thailand Motor Expo Exhibitors Thinking Positive http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thailand-motor-expo-exhibitors-thinking-positive <div class="node-body article-body">Organizer Kwanchai Paphatphong predicts the last big buying event of the year will generate sales of 45,000 to 50,000 vehicles, up from 41,000 in 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thailand-motor-expo-exhibitors-thinking-positive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thailand-motor-expo-exhibitors-thinking-positive#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Chevrolet Ford Toyota Sales & Marketing Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:45:00 +0000 1162401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Vios among top sellers for market leader Toyota.</strong></p> Mazda: CX-3 Business Incremental; Diesel Still Goal http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mazda-cx-3-business-incremental-diesel-still-goal <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mazda is targeting a young, active buyer for the CX-3, and one living in an urban area that needs a vehicle smaller in size than the CX-5, but wants utility not available in the Mazda3. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mazda-cx-3-business-incremental-diesel-still-goal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mazda-cx-3-business-incremental-diesel-still-goal#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing 2014 Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center North America U.S. Mazda Sales & Marketing 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Diesel Future Products CUV CX-3 CX-5 Diesel Honda HR-V Jim O'Sullivan Mazda Mazda6 Nissan Juke Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000 1163321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mazda still wants diesel for midsize Mazda6.</strong></p> FCA Expanding Scope of Chinese Joint Venture http://wardsauto.com/fca-expanding-scope-chinese-joint-venture <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Fiat Chrysler, which already has reached a deal with Guangzhou Automobile to manufacture Jeep-brand SUVs for the Chinese market, says the automakers now will collaborate on product planning, aftersales, marketing and sales.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fca-expanding-scope-chinese-joint-venture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Sales & Marketing Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Globalization Production Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:49:00 +0000 1164001 at http://wardsauto.com Audi Signals Styling, Technology Future http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/audi-signals-styling-technology-future <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The German luxury-car maker’s L.A. Auto Show offerings include a unique all-wheel-drive plug-in fuel-cell vehicle and a new styling exercise that previews a new A9 model and could reintroduce 4-wheel steering to the market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/audi-signals-styling-technology-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/audi-signals-styling-technology-future#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Audi Sales & Marketing 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Design Thu, 20 Nov 2014 02:12:00 +0000 1163021 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>Prologue Audi&rsquo;s new design direction for A6, A7, A8 and expected A9.<o:p></o:p></b></p>