Sales & Marketing http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53472/more en No Bubble About to Burst on Subprime Loans, Experian Says http://wardsauto.com/nada/no-bubble-about-burst-subprime-loans-experian-says <div class="field-deck"> 2015 NADA Conference & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lenders are making it easier for buyers at the bottom of the credit-rating pool to secure financing, but there’s no sign the industry is headed toward a repeat of 2009.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nada/no-bubble-about-burst-subprime-loans-experian-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/nada/no-bubble-about-burst-subprime-loans-experian-says#comments Public Dealers Sales & Marketing Finance & Insurance Resource Center NADA North America U.S. Retail National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:39:00 +0000 1210141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Longer-term loans on the rise.</strong></p> Forecast: U.S. Automakers to Record Best January in Eight Years http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-us-automakers-record-best-january-eight-years <div class="node-body article-body">The latest WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S. automakers to sell 1.13 million light vehicles this month, equating to a 16.4 million-unit SAAR.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-us-automakers-record-best-january-eight-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-us-automakers-record-best-january-eight-years#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:18:00 +0000 1209881 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Seeking More Mirais for U.S. Market http://wardsauto.com/nada/toyota-seeking-more-mirais-us-market <div class="field-deck"> 2015 NADA Conference & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Not even the expiration of federal tax credits has dampened enthusiasm for the fuel-cell car in the U.S., a top U.S. executive says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nada/toyota-seeking-more-mirais-us-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/nada/toyota-seeking-more-mirais-us-market#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology NADA North America U.S. Toyota Sales & Marketing Fuel-Cell Vehicles National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:50:00 +0000 1209741 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>Toyota seeking &ldquo;substantial&rdquo; increase in Mirai&rsquo;s first-year allotment.<o:p></o:p></b></p> Nissan Confident of Targets, Says Dealers Should Be Too http://wardsauto.com/nada/nissan-confident-targets-says-dealers-should-be-too <div class="field-deck"> 2015 NADA Conference & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The new Titan fullsize pickup is considered the last piece in the automaker’s U.S. product-portfolio rebuilding effort, as it locks in on a 10% market-share objective.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nada/nissan-confident-targets-says-dealers-should-be-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/nada/nissan-confident-targets-says-dealers-should-be-too#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing NADA North America U.S. Dealerships Nissan Dealership Management National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:33:00 +0000 1208361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Munoz: If interested in acquiring Nissan franchise, better act fast.</strong></p> Jeep CEO Expects Sales Momentum to Continue After Record 2014 http://wardsauto.com/north-america/jeep-ceo-expects-sales-momentum-continue-after-record-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Jeep CEO Mike Manley says the brand’s next goal is to sell 1.9 million units annually by 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/jeep-ceo-expects-sales-momentum-continue-after-record-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/jeep-ceo-expects-sales-momentum-continue-after-record-2014#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Jeep 2015 North American International Auto Show Globalization Sales Results Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:30:00 +0000 1206371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Manley says low gasoline prices not causing segment shifts.&nbsp;</strong></p> Honda: Old Pilot Hurt Us Last Year http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/honda-old-pilot-hurt-us-last-year <div class="node-body article-body">The Japanese automaker’s midsize CUV is almost seven years old, and last year its volume fell 14.1% from 2013. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/honda-old-pilot-hurt-us-last-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/honda-old-pilot-hurt-us-last-year#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Honda Sales & Marketing 2015 North American International Auto Show Accord Civic CR-V CUV Honda John Mendel middle midsize Pilot Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1198841 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Honda Pilot (teaser pic shown) should provide relief.</strong></p> U.K. Charging Network Sees 1 Millionth Juice Refill http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/uk-charging-network-sees-1-millionth-juice-refill <div class="node-body article-body">The rapid growth in EV charging is supported by figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, which show the number of plug-in cars registered in the U.K. quadrupled from 3,586 in 2013 to 14,498 last year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/uk-charging-network-sees-1-millionth-juice-refill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/uk-charging-network-sees-1-millionth-juice-refill#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Auto Makers Charging Registrations Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Vehicles in Operation Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1204861 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Business surging for charger manufacturer.</p> Maruti Suzuki Not Standing Still Atop India Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-not-standing-still-atop-india-market <div class="node-body article-body">This year’s rollout of new vehicles will be the largest in Maruti’s 32-year history as a Suzuki subsidiary. They include a mini-truck, a segment to which the automaker is a newcomer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-not-standing-still-atop-india-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-not-standing-still-atop-india-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Maruti Plants & Production Politics Finance Product Development Sales Results Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1202341 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Ciaz sedan quick to make 10 best-sellers list.</strong></p> Kia Q4 Net Profit Down 54% as Russia Market Stagnates http://wardsauto.com/kia-q4-net-profit-down-54-russia-market-stagnates <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Kia posted a fourth-quarter net profit of 436 billion won, down from 949 billion won prior-year, a day after sister company Hyundai reported a 19% decline in net profit for the period.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/kia-q4-net-profit-down-54-russia-market-stagnates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Finance Sales Results Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:14:00 +0000 1208931 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota’s Carter: New Showroom Tactics Needed; Still Life Left in Scion http://wardsauto.com/nada/toyota-s-carter-new-showroom-tactics-needed-still-life-left-scion <div class="field-deck"> 2015 NADA Conference & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota’s U.S. sales head says dealers may have to change hiring and compensation practices to better appeal to Millennial and minority buyers, predicts no change in long-term CAFE standards and pledges a comeback by the Scion youth brand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nada/toyota-s-carter-new-showroom-tactics-needed-still-life-left-scion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/nada/toyota-s-carter-new-showroom-tactics-needed-still-life-left-scion#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology NADA North America U.S. Scion Sales & Marketing Fuel-Cell Vehicles Future Products National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:05:00 +0000 1208321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Carter: To attract Millennials, you can&rsquo;t work them 16-hour days.</strong></p>