Sales & Marketing http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53472/more en Thai New-Vehicle Sales Continued Slide in August http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-new-vehicle-sales-continued-slide-august <div class="node-body article-body">The car market is off 46.0% year-to-date at 243,387 units, while the CV segment is down 31.3% at 335,886, including a 34.1% drop in 1-ton pickup sales to 243,459 units.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-new-vehicle-sales-continued-slide-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-new-vehicle-sales-continued-slide-august#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Auto Makers Sales Results Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:03:00 +0000 1122421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford led non-Japanese segment, despite 30.5% decline in August sales.</strong></p> Mustang to Draw New Customers, Product Chief Says http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mustang-draw-new-customers-product-chief-says <div class="node-body article-body">Raj Nair, Ford group vice president-Global Product Development, says many different vehicle types are cross-shopped against Mustang. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mustang-draw-new-customers-product-chief-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mustang-draw-new-customers-product-chief-says#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Future Products Gasoline Sales Results Turbocharger Vehicle Assembly Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:34:00 +0000 1121661 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford says global demand for new Mustang surpassing expectations.&nbsp;</strong></p> Nissan to Build, Sell Infiniti Luxury Models in China http://wardsauto.com/nissan-build-sell-infiniti-luxury-models-china <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Nissan has formed a 50-50 joint venture with Dongfeng Motor to build two Infiniti models at its existing plant in China starting in November.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nissan-build-sell-infiniti-luxury-models-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Sales & Marketing Globalization Production Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:51:00 +0000 1122181 at http://wardsauto.com RUSSIA SUMMIT-Russian car industry facing lacklustre two years -Ford's Russian venture http://wardsauto.com/russia-summit-russian-car-industry-facing-lacklustre-two-years-fords-russian-venture <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(For other news from Reuters Russia Investment Summit, click on <a href="http://www.reuters.com/summit/Russia14" title="http://www.reuters.com/summit/Russia14">http://www.reuters.com/summit/Russia14</a>)</p> <p>By Gleb Stolyarov and Maria Kiselyova</p> <p>MOSCOW, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Russia's auto market shows no signs of improving in the next two years having been hit by an economic slowdown and weak rouble, the head of Ford Motor Co's Russian venture told Reuters.</p> <p>Sanctions over Ukraine have hurt the Russian economy, hitting car sales to a growing middle class while imported car parts have become more expensive.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/russia-summit-russian-car-industry-facing-lacklustre-two-years-fords-russian-venture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Supply Chain Europe Russia Finance Global Sources Production Sales Results Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 +0000 1122101 at http://wardsauto.com PSA Madrid Plant Goes From Basket Case to Showcase http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-madrid-plant-goes-basket-case-showcase <div class="node-body article-body">The Cactus has been a lifesaver for the Madrid plant, which was threatened with closing after PSA assigned production of the Peugeot 208 subcompact elsewhere in 2012.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-madrid-plant-goes-basket-case-showcase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-madrid-plant-goes-basket-case-showcase#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology France Germany Italy Netherlands Spain United Kingdom Citroen Peugeot Capacity Utilization Employment Hybrid Vehicles Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Madrid Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:23:00 +0000 1120711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>C4 Cactus revitalizes PSA Madrid plant.</strong></p> Maruti Suzuki Profiting From Push Into Rural India http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-profiting-push-rural-india <div class="node-body article-body">Maruti faces intense competition with Honda, Hyundai and Nissan in urban areas, but India’s No.1 automaker also has penetrated into the rural interior, which it has virtually no competitors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-profiting-push-rural-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-profiting-push-rural-india#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Diesel Resource Center India Maruti Capacity Utilization Employment Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:57:00 +0000 1119701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker touts new Ciaz sedan&rsquo;s affordability, fuel efficiency.</strong></p> Malaysia Car Sales Steady, Output Jumps in August http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-car-sales-steady-output-jumps-august <div class="node-body article-body">Year-to-date car sales climbed 3.4% to 395,255 units and, despite the August increase, left CV deliveries down 3.3% to 49,279.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-car-sales-steady-output-jumps-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-car-sales-steady-output-jumps-august#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Unspecified Companies Production Sales Results Malaysia Automotive Association Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:35:00 +0000 1120421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Busy August for market-leader Perodua production.</strong></p> Mexico LV Sales Set August Record http://wardsauto.com/north-america/mexico-lv-sales-set-august-record <div class="field-byline"> Al Binder </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A stronger economy and more jobs credited with helping drive Mexico LV sales to an August record 103,753 units.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/mexico-lv-sales-set-august-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/mexico-lv-sales-set-august-record#comments Public Data Center Sales & Marketing North America Mexico August Mexico sales Mexico LV sales Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:04:00 +0000 1120001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aveo top-selling car in August, but No. 2 for year.</strong></p> Refreshed Portfolio Helps Mahindra Fight Stale Sales http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/refreshed-portfolio-helps-mahindra-fight-stale-sales <div class="node-body article-body">Mahindra has come to realize its products are out of sync with the compact or entry-level sedans and utility vehicles the market now demands. It plans new platforms and will launch three new compact SUVs over the next two years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/refreshed-portfolio-helps-mahindra-fight-stale-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/refreshed-portfolio-helps-mahindra-fight-stale-sales#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center India Mahindra & Mahindra Ssangyong Capacity Utilization Diesel Gasoline Product Development Sales Results Trade Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:02:00 +0000 1119091 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker plans two new iterations of popular Bolero MPV.</strong></p> Europe Car-Sales Recovery May Not Be On Solid Ground http://wardsauto.com/europe-car-sales-recovery-may-not-be-solid-ground <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">August new-car registrations in the European Union and European Free Trade Area rose 1.8%, driven in part by a 13.7% jump in Spain, where sales are propped up by government subsidies. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe-car-sales-recovery-may-not-be-solid-ground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Incentives Sales Results Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:47:00 +0000 1119511 at http://wardsauto.com