Sales & Marketing http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53472/more en GMC Terrain Tweaks Keep CUV Chugging; Truck Squeeze Easing http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gmc-terrain-tweaks-keep-cuv-chugging-truck-squeeze-easing <div class="field-deck"> 2015 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Gasoline prices below $2.50 per gallon means other global GMC markets, such as the oil-exporting Middle East, are seeing demand tick back, GMC Vice President Duncan Aldred says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gmc-terrain-tweaks-keep-cuv-chugging-truck-squeeze-easing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gmc-terrain-tweaks-keep-cuv-chugging-truck-squeeze-easing#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America U.S. GMC 2015 New York International Auto Show Inventories Sales Results Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:27:00 +0000 1251981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tight Terrain inventories problem GMC chief Aldred glad to tackle. &nbsp;</strong></p> March U.S. Sales Beat Expectations With 17.1 Million SAAR http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/march-us-sales-beat-expectations-171-million-saar <div class="node-body article-body">Trucks continued to spark the market with March share of 53.7%, well above year-ago’s 51.6%, and leaving Q1 penetration at 54.7%. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/march-us-sales-beat-expectations-171-million-saar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/march-us-sales-beat-expectations-171-million-saar#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:31:00 +0000 1252381 at http://wardsauto.com (FINAL) March 2015 U.S. LV Sales Thread: Spring Sales Lift SAAR Past 17 Million http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/march-2015-sales-thread <div class="field-deck"> U.S. LV Sales Updates </div> <div class="node-body article-body">March U.S. light-vehicle sales topped 1.5 million units, pushing the monthly SAAR in a positive direction for the first time since November.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/march-2015-sales-thread" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/march-2015-sales-thread#comments Public Data Center Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:35:00 +0000 1252561 at http://wardsauto.com Kia Unveils All-New ’16 Optima in New York, Seoul http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/kia-unveils-all-new-16-optima-new-york-seoul-2 <div class="field-deck"> 2015 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Styling strikes a tricky balance in presenting something new and fresh, yet recognizable as the replacement for Kia’s best-selling U.S. vehicle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/kia-unveils-all-new-16-optima-new-york-seoul-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/kia-unveils-all-new-16-optima-new-york-seoul-2#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. South Korea Kia Sales & Marketing 2015 New York International Auto Show Chassis Collision Avoidance Dual Clutch (DCT) Exterior Information & Entertainment Interior Turbocharger Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:20:00 +0000 1251831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;16 Optima first Kia to feature DCT, HID headlamps.</strong></p> Ford Deliveries Flat in March Despite Strong Mustang, Van Sales http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-deliveries-flat-march-despite-strong-mustang-van-sales <div class="node-body article-body">Focus C-car and Fiesta B-car deliveries plummeted 11.0% and 21.9%, respectively, while the Fusion posted an 8.3% drop.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-deliveries-flat-march-despite-strong-mustang-van-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-deliveries-flat-march-despite-strong-mustang-van-sales#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Ford Sales Results Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:59:00 +0000 1252761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mustang sales up 41.5% in March.&nbsp;</strong></p> Toyota Posts 9.1% March Gain http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/toyota-posts-91-march-gain <div class="node-body article-body">Both Toyota and Lexus gains were driven by strong CUV sales, including those of the RAV4, up 33.0%, and Lexus NX, which added 3,633 units to the brand’s March total.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/toyota-posts-91-march-gain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/toyota-posts-91-march-gain#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Toyota Sales Results Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:30:00 +0000 1252751 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lexus NX selling at fast pace.</strong></p> GM Sales Inch Up in March http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gm-sales-inch-march <div class="node-body article-body">Chevy sales were flat with year-ago, Cadillac again saw a monthly decline and Buick and GMC posted increases.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gm-sales-inch-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gm-sales-inch-march#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. General Motors Sales Results Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:47:00 +0000 1252581 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Encore almost best-selling Buick in March.</strong></p> FCA US Sales up 5.4% in March on Strength of Jeep, Chrysler and Ram http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fca-us-sales-54-march-strength-jeep-chrysler-and-ram <div class="node-body article-body">The Ram truck brand had its best March sales since 2007, although deliveries of the Ram pickup were flat compared with year-ago. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fca-us-sales-54-march-strength-jeep-chrysler-and-ram" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fca-us-sales-54-march-strength-jeep-chrysler-and-ram#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Chrysler Jeep Ram Sales Results Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:51:00 +0000 1252491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dodge Dart sales up 62.3% in March.&nbsp;</strong></p> Nissan Tries to Stay Out of the Way of Its Dealers http://wardsauto.com/dealers/nissan-tries-stay-out-way-its-dealers <div class="field-deck"> 2015 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker seeks to improve a so-so standing among its retailers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/nissan-tries-stay-out-way-its-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/nissan-tries-stay-out-way-its-dealers#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Dealerships Nissan Retail 2015 New York International Auto Show Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:41:00 +0000 1252261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Making progress with dealers, Diaz says.&nbsp;</strong></p> Land Rover Discovery Sport Seen Complementing Evoque http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/land-rover-discovery-sport-seen-complementing-evoque <div class="node-body article-body">Company executives think of the two luxury CUVs as a ham-and-eggs combination, satisfying the tastes of distinctly different buyers at the entry end of the market for the toney British brand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/land-rover-discovery-sport-seen-complementing-evoque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/land-rover-discovery-sport-seen-complementing-evoque#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Land Rover Sales Results Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1239401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Land Rover Discovery Sport U.S. sales target 10,000 units annually.</strong></p>