Sales & Marketing http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53472/more en French Used-Car Dealers Hail Crackdown on Tax Fraud http://wardsauto.com/politics/french-used-car-dealers-hail-crackdown-tax-fraud <div class="field-byline"> Alan Osborn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Concerns have been especially intense about the sale of expensive secondhand cars from Germany into France, hitting both the country’s new- and used-car car markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/french-used-car-dealers-hail-crackdown-tax-fraud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/french-used-car-dealers-hail-crackdown-tax-fraud#comments Premium Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional France Dealerships Laws/Law Enforcement Remarketing Trade Vehicles in Operation Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:39:00 +0000 1187741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tax loophole open to high-end cars such as &rsquo;12 Mercedes C-Class.</strong></p> Malaysia Sales Up in November; Automakers Cautious on 2015 Prospects http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-sales-november-automakers-cautious-2015-prospects <div class="node-body article-body">Uncertainties over the impact of the 6% goods and services tax next April 1, rising living costs and bleak global economic outlook, as well as a weakening ringgit, is tempering the market outlook for next year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-sales-november-automakers-cautious-2015-prospects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-sales-november-automakers-cautious-2015-prospects#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Auto Makers Sales Results Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:10:00 +0000 1188451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Axia hot seller for Perodua since August launch.</strong></p> Tire Demand on Decline in Japan http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/tire-demand-decline-japan <div class="node-body article-body">JATMA projects a 5.0% drop in OE passenger-tire sales to 35.6 million units, along with 2.0% and 4.0% reductions in light- and heavy-duty OE truck tire demand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/tire-demand-decline-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/tire-demand-decline-japan#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific Japan Auto Makers Suppliers Sales & Marketing Supply Chain Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:31:00 +0000 1188561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Total car-tire sales expected to reach 86.7 million, including aftermarket.</strong></p> Mexico Auto Industry Sees Sales Up 6.1% in 2015 http://wardsauto.com/mexico-auto-industry-sees-sales-61-2015 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">An industry association predicts sales next year will approach 1.2 million units, up more than 68,000 from its 2014 forecast.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/mexico-auto-industry-sees-sales-61-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America Mexico Sales Results Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:26:00 +0000 1188531 at http://wardsauto.com Seasonal Sales Events Spark Consumer Urgency http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/seasonal-sales-events-spark-consumer-urgency <div class="field-byline"> Amit Nigam </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The feeding frenzy spurred by this surge in consumerism creates competition for attention that increases cost and creates margin compression that cuts directly into return on investment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/seasonal-sales-events-spark-consumer-urgency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/seasonal-sales-events-spark-consumer-urgency#comments Public Industry Voices Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Advertising Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:48:00 +0000 1187601 at http://wardsauto.com Forecast: December Sales Set to Reach 10-Year High http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-december-sales-set-reach-10-year-high <div class="node-body article-body">The latest WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S. automakers to sell 1.51 million light vehicles this month, equating to a 16.95 million-unit SAAR.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-december-sales-set-reach-10-year-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-december-sales-set-reach-10-year-high#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:01:00 +0000 1187731 at http://wardsauto.com Kia, Nissan React to Slump in Electric Vehicle Sales http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/kia-nissan-react-slump-electric-vehicle-sales <div class="field-byline"> Sean Muller </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Could more advertising be the answer to sluggish EV demand?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/kia-nissan-react-slump-electric-vehicle-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/kia-nissan-react-slump-electric-vehicle-sales#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Advertising Electric Vehicles Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:15:00 +0000 1184691 at http://wardsauto.com Costs Down, So Subaru Australia Cuts Prices http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/costs-down-so-subaru-australia-cuts-prices <div class="node-body article-body">A more favorable exchange rate, pending free-trade agreement and manufacturing efficiency gains have enabled the automaker to slash stickers up to 12.8%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/costs-down-so-subaru-australia-cuts-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/costs-down-so-subaru-australia-cuts-prices#comments Premium Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Subaru Retail Sales & Marketing Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:59:00 +0000 1186431 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Outback 3.6R prices reduced 17.2%.</strong></p> UPDATE 2-Nissan CEO says suspending some Russia car orders in "bloodbath" for automakers http://wardsauto.com/update-2-nissan-ceo-says-suspending-some-russia-car-orders-bloodbath-automakers <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Has raised prices of half its Russian cars by 5-8 pct</p> <p>* Plans to expand production in Japan on weaker yen (Adds comments on Japan, yen, industry context)</p> <p>By Mari Saito</p> <p>TOKYO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Japan's Nissan Motor Co and French partner Renault SA have stopped taking orders for some cars in Russia and could raise prices on others if the rouble's plunge continues, alliance Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Friday.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-nissan-ceo-says-suspending-some-russia-car-orders-bloodbath-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Sales & Marketing Finance Trade Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:23:10 +0000 1187121 at http://wardsauto.com GM, JLR Halt Deliveries to Russian Dealerships http://wardsauto.com/gm-jlr-halt-deliveries-russian-dealerships <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">GM and Indian automaker Tata's Jaguar Land Rover luxury brands join Volkswagen Group in suspending vehicle deliveries in response to the sharp decline in the value of the Russian ruble.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-jlr-halt-deliveries-russian-dealerships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Retail Sales & Marketing Finance Trade Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:30:00 +0000 1185731 at http://wardsauto.com