Sales & Marketing http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53472/more en Car-Buying Intentions Robust, Global Survey Shows http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/car-buying-intentions-robust-global-survey-shows <div class="node-body article-body">New-car purchase plans are strong in the Asia-Pacific, where 65% of respondents say they will buy new and 7% plan to buy used cars in the next two years. In Latin America, 47% say they will buy a new car, while 28% plan to buy used.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/car-buying-intentions-robust-global-survey-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/car-buying-intentions-robust-global-survey-shows#comments Premium World Retail Auto Makers Sales & Marketing World All Brands Dealerships Sales & Marketing Advertising Internet Marketing Remarketing Social Media Chang Par Nielsen Pat Gardiner Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:22:00 +0000 1000391 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Renault Duster on Indian consumers&rsquo; wish lists despite sagging market.</strong></p> The New Normal? http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/new-normal <div class="field-byline"> Warren P. Browne </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The industry has lost its way on inventory control. For the past four months automakers have left excess inventory on dealers’ lots. Not a good sign.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/new-normal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/new-normal#comments Public Industry Voices Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Incentives Inventories Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:16:00 +0000 1000211 at http://wardsauto.com Thinking Bigger Key to Toyota Kirloskar Retrenchment http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thinking-bigger-key-toyota-kirloskar-retrenchment <div class="node-body article-body">Managing Director Naomi Ishii is drawing up a growth map for the Japanese automaker’s Indian affiliate based on midsize, executive and premium sedans and utility vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thinking-bigger-key-toyota-kirloskar-retrenchment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thinking-bigger-key-toyota-kirloskar-retrenchment#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Toyota Product Development Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly kaizen Naomi Ishii Toyota Kirloskar Vikram Kirloskar Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:44:00 +0000 1000001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker shifting focus to larger models such as Land Cruiser.</strong></p> REFILE-Toyota says considering expanding China production capacity http://wardsauto.com/refile-toyota-says-considering-expanding-china-production-capacity <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Corrects typo of "as it" in first paragraph)</p> <p>By Yoko Kubota and Norihiko Shirouzu</p> <p>BEIJING, April 21 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp is considering significantly expanding its production capacity in China as it seeks to catch up with global rivals in the world's largest auto market, a senior executive said on Monday.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/refile-toyota-says-considering-expanding-china-production-capacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Capacity Utilization Globalization Sales Results Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:32:31 +0000 999801 at http://wardsauto.com Last Stand for Big Body-on-Frame Truck? http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/last-stand-big-body-frame-truck <div class="node-body article-body">Leading the big-truck surge will be General Motors, which has full availability of its re-engineered Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra fullsize pickups, plus redesigned SUVs now hitting the market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/last-stand-big-body-frame-truck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/last-stand-big-body-frame-truck#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:28:00 +0000 997961 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Tahoe should re-energize flagging big-SUV sales.</strong></p> 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>