Sales & Marketing http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53472/more en U.S. LV SAAR Could Hit 17 Million in July http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/us-lv-saar-could-hit-17-million-july <div class="field-deck"> Forecast </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The latest WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S. automakers to sell 1.47 million light vehicles this month, which would lift the SAAR to 17 million for the first time in eight years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/us-lv-saar-could-hit-17-million-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/us-lv-saar-could-hit-17-million-july#comments Premium Limited Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 1068061 at http://wardsauto.com WardsAuto Fuel Economy Index Rises 2.2% in the First Half of 2014 http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/wardsauto-fuel-economy-index-rises-22-first-half-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">The average rating for cars grew 2.6% to 29.3 mpg. Light trucks averaged 21.1 mpg, 3.2% higher than year-ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/wardsauto-fuel-economy-index-rises-22-first-half-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/wardsauto-fuel-economy-index-rises-22-first-half-2014#comments Public Data Center Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Fuel Economy Sales Results Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:30:00 +0000 1067201 at http://wardsauto.com Fiesta Claims Title to U.K.’s All-Time Best Seller http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/fiesta-claims-title-uk-s-all-time-best-seller <div class="node-body article-body">Ford Britain Chairman and Managing Director Mark Ovenden credits the Fiesta’s success to its style, value, driving dynamics and significant technologies including the 1.0L EcoBoost engine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/fiesta-claims-title-uk-s-all-time-best-seller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/fiesta-claims-title-uk-s-all-time-best-seller#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Ford Gasoline Sales Results 1.0L EcoBoost Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 1067191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiesta outsells Ford stablemates Focus, Escort.</strong></p> Japan Vehicle Sales Up 0.4% in June http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/japan-vehicle-sales-04-june <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Japan vehicle sales totaled 452,555 units for June 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/japan-vehicle-sales-04-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/japan-vehicle-sales-04-june#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Japan Auto Makers Sales Results Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:41:00 +0000 1067291 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Posts $2.6 Billion Pre-Tax Profit; Europe Shows Signs of Life http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-posts-26-billion-pre-tax-profit-europe-shows-signs-life <div class="node-body article-body">Ford posts a $14 million pretax profit in Europe where the auto industry has seen sales stagnate, but expresses concerns over the Russian market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-posts-26-billion-pre-tax-profit-europe-shows-signs-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-posts-26-billion-pre-tax-profit-europe-shows-signs-life#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing U.S. Ford Finance Sales Results Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:55:00 +0000 1067041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Ford CEO Mark Fields says he doesn&rsquo;t plan a change in strategy following the departure of Alan Mulally. </strong></p> Global Automakers May Abandon Russian Production http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/global-automakers-may-abandon-russian-production <div class="node-body article-body">One analysis suggests limited capacity, possible loss of government support, devaluation of the ruble and other factors may prompt global automakers to halt assembly operations in Russia and instead focus on imports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/global-automakers-may-abandon-russian-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/global-automakers-may-abandon-russian-production#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia BMW Ford PSA Renault Capacity Utilization Globalization Sales Results Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 1066121 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EcoSport, shown outside Kremlin, attests to Ford stake in Russia.</strong></p> Ford Says’15 Mustang Worth Its Weight in Go Power http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-says-15-mustang-worth-its-weight-go-power <div class="node-body article-body">A twin-scroll turbocharger teamed with twin independent variable camshaft timing and direct fuel injection helps the compact powerplant in the 2.3L engine turn out an unofficial 310 hp and 320 lb.-ft. of torque.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-says-15-mustang-worth-its-weight-go-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-says-15-mustang-worth-its-weight-go-power#comments Premium Limited Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Sales & Marketing Aluminum Manufacturing Technology Product Development Turbocharger Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 1064081 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New 4-cyl. grabs attention but 5.0L V-8 still packs biggest punch.</strong></p> Malaysian Auto Sales Growth Forecast http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-auto-sales-growth-forecast <div class="node-body article-body">The Malaysian Automotive Assn. says the economy is expected to maintain growth in line with a government forecast of an increase between 5% and 5.5% for the year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-auto-sales-growth-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-auto-sales-growth-forecast#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia BMW Ford Mercedes Mini Sales Results Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:40:00 +0000 1065941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW 3-Series growing sales in Malaysia.&nbsp;</strong></p> Chevy Cruze Diesel Caught in Game of Catch Up http://wardsauto.com/blog/chevy-cruze-diesel-caught-game-catch <div class="node-body blog-body">According to WardsAuto data, the Cruze diesel has accounted for 5,974 deliveries since its launch one year ago. That’s a scant 2.0% of the compact sedan’s powertrain mix.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/chevy-cruze-diesel-caught-game-catch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/chevy-cruze-diesel-caught-game-catch#comments Blog Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Diesel Sales Results Allen Schaeffer Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel Diesel Technology Forum Rick Kwiecien Volkswagen Jetta TDI Final Inspection Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:45:00 +0000 1065131 at http://wardsauto.com Strap In the Kids: It’s a 1,029-hp Honda Minivan http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/strap-kids-it-s-1029-hp-honda-minivan <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Seeing a customized version of a model does influence the purchase decision of 8% of new-vehicle buyers, according to the Specialty Equipment Market Assn. and market researcher AutoPacific.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/strap-kids-it-s-1029-hp-honda-minivan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/strap-kids-it-s-1029-hp-honda-minivan#comments Premium Limited Retail Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Honda Ethanol Sales Results Turbocharger Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:30:00 +0000 1064071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Customizer spices up meat-and-potatoes minivan.</strong></p>