By Region http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53476/more en Ford Still Bullish on Europe, China Despite Underwhelming Q2 Results http://wardsauto.com/world/ford-still-bullish-europe-china-despite-underwhelming-q2-results <div class="node-body article-body">The Dearborn, MI-based automaker saw its best-ever quarterly revenue in North America, $2.6 billion, on sales of bigger, higher-priced vehicles. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/world/ford-still-bullish-europe-china-despite-underwhelming-q2-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/world/ford-still-bullish-europe-china-despite-underwhelming-q2-results#comments Public World Auto Makers Management & Strategy World Ford Finance Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:44:00 +0000 1321541 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford launching Everest SUV this year in China.</strong></p> Chevrolet to Step It Up in Emerging Markets With New Vehicle Family http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/chevrolet-step-it-emerging-markets-new-vehicle-family <div class="node-body article-body">The new platform is part of GM’s architecture consolidation program first announced in October that calls for the launch of four new global architectures between 2020 and 2025 that will cover the bulk of the automaker’s lineup.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/chevrolet-step-it-emerging-markets-new-vehicle-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/chevrolet-step-it-emerging-markets-new-vehicle-family#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America South America Brazil China U.S. Chevrolet Future Products Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:34:00 +0000 1321461 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Reuss: If done right &ldquo;we will get longevity and a leadership position.&rdquo;</strong></p> Toyota Projects Overall 9% Sales Drop inThailand http://wardsauto.com/toyota-projects-overall-9-sales-drop-inthailand <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Toyota, which compiles sales for the entire Thai market, cites the poor performance by Southeast Asia's second-largest economy in scaling back its 2015 forecast.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-projects-overall-9-sales-drop-inthailand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Sales Results Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:16:00 +0000 1321341 at http://wardsauto.com Sirius XM Hikes 2015 U.S. Revenue, Subscription Forecasts http://wardsauto.com/sirius-xm-hikes-2015-us-revenue-subscription-forecasts <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The satellite-radio service says robust U.S. auto sales prompted it to raise its full-year subscriber forecast from 1.2 million to 1.4 million, and boost its revenue forecast from $4.5 million to $4.47 million.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sirius-xm-hikes-2015-us-revenue-subscription-forecasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Suppliers North America U.S. Finance Sales Results Supply Chain Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:45:00 +0000 1321231 at http://wardsauto.com Coming Soon: Virtual Dealerships in Real Dealerships http://wardsauto.com/dealers/coming-soon-virtual-dealerships-real-dealerships <div class="node-body article-body">Car stores of tomorrow are expected to use high-tech visuals to sell product. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/coming-soon-virtual-dealerships-real-dealerships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/coming-soon-virtual-dealerships-real-dealerships#comments Public Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Information Technology Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:19:00 +0000 1320451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Audi VR experience allows customers wearing a headset to view wide assortment of configured cars. &nbsp;</strong></p> Maybach Designed for Moguls, Not Enthusiasts http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/maybach-designed-moguls-not-enthusiasts <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Put yourself in the place of a wealthy businessman in China, who uses the car as a rolling office in giant, traffic-choked cities and it makes perfect sense. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/maybach-designed-moguls-not-enthusiasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/maybach-designed-moguls-not-enthusiasts#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America U.S. Mercedes Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Interior Product Development Seats Test Drives Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:52:00 +0000 1311101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Opulent rear seating area and ultra-quiet cabin distinguish Maybach S600.&nbsp;</strong></p> Mercedes-Benz photo '16 Maybach S600 http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-maybach-s600 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Maybach S600 rear-seating area is extravagant even by Mercedes S-Class standards, including deep-pile lamb’s-wool floor mats, and airline business-class style seats and fold-out personal tables.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-maybach-s600" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-maybach-s600#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America U.S. Maybach Product Development Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:51:00 +0000 1319881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>More legroom and extravagance define Maybach S600.</strong></p> GM Aims for Auto-Safety Leadership With New Facility http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-aims-auto-safety-leadership-new-facility <div class="field-byline"> Bill Visnic </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Its safety credentials undercut by recent high-profile setbacks, GM says it intends to lead in the coming epoch of active-safety innovation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-aims-auto-safety-leadership-new-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-aims-auto-safety-leadership-new-facility#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. General Motors Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Design GM's Recall Crisis Pedestrian Protection Safety Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1320491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>A few &rsquo;16 GM models will be fitted with new, relatively inexpensive autonomous braking capability that at low speeds can prevent striking a pedestrian, even a small one.</strong></p> U.K. First-Half Car Production Achieves 7-Year High http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-first-half-car-production-achieves-7-year-high <div class="node-body article-body">With production volumes up more than 50% since 2009 and many new models going into production in the coming months, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says the region’s car industry is growing on a global scale. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-first-half-car-production-achieves-7-year-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-first-half-car-production-achieves-7-year-high#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Production Vehicle Assembly Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:51:00 +0000 1319821 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Jaguar Land Rover invests &pound;500 million in Halewood plant since 2010.</strong></p> UPDATE 1-VW overtakes Toyota as world's biggest carmaker http://wardsauto.com/update-1-vw-overtakes-toyota-worlds-biggest-carmaker <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Toyota H1 sales fall 1.5 pct to 5.02 mln cars</p> <p>* VW reported 5.04 mln H1 deliveries on July 17</p> <p>* Toyota says emerging markets, mini-vehicle taxes weighed (Adds context on VW, analyst comment and background)</p> <p>MUNICH/TOKYO, July 28 (Reuters) - Volkswagen overtook Toyota as the world's largest carmaker by sales in the first half, achieving its long-held ambition three years ahead of target.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-vw-overtakes-toyota-worlds-biggest-carmaker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Sales Results Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:41:29 +0000 1320981 at http://wardsauto.com