By Region http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53476/more en Forecast: LV SAAR Should Hold Steady in August http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-lv-saar-should-hold-steady-august <div class="node-body article-body">The latest WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S. automakers to sell 1.53 million light vehicles this month, equating to a 17.3 million-unit SAAR.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-lv-saar-should-hold-steady-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-lv-saar-should-hold-steady-august#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:31:00 +0000 1338881 at http://wardsauto.com Bosch Acquires EV Battery Developer Seeo http://wardsauto.com/bosch-acquires-ev-battery-developer-seeo <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Seeo, a California-based company purchsed by the German auto-parts manufacturer, says it has developed next-generation lithium-ion batteries that could double electric vehicles' range. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bosch-acquires-ev-battery-developer-seeo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Electric Vehicles Li-ion Purchashing Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:05:00 +0000 1338851 at http://wardsauto.com Subaru to Continue Bypassing Damaged Chinese Port http://wardsauto.com/subaru-continue-bypassing-damaged-chinese-port <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Subaru parent Fuji Heavy Industries will continue diverting its Japan-built cars to Shanghai because its Tianjin operations have not returned to normal since the deadly Aug. 12 chemical explosion.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/subaru-continue-bypassing-damaged-chinese-port" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific China Logistics Trade Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:59:00 +0000 1338861 at http://wardsauto.com How to Secure Auto Dealer Bond Despite Bad Credit http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/how-secure-auto-dealer-bond-despite-bad-credit <div class="field-byline"> Eric Halsey </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Picking the right agency and demonstrating your experience in the auto industry can lead to success – and at a reasonable premium.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/how-secure-auto-dealer-bond-despite-bad-credit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/how-secure-auto-dealer-bond-despite-bad-credit#comments Public Industry Voices Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Management & Strategy Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1337131 at http://wardsauto.com World Vehicle Sales Down 0.7% in July http://wardsauto.com/world/world-vehicle-sales-down-07-july <div class="node-body article-body">If the 7-month trend continues, 2015 will end with the first year-over-year decline since 2009.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/world/world-vehicle-sales-down-07-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/world/world-vehicle-sales-down-07-july#comments Public Data Center World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing World Auto Makers Sales Results Monthly Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1338371 at http://wardsauto.com U.K. to Test Wireless Recharging for EVs, Hybrids http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-test-wireless-recharging-evs-hybrids <div class="node-body article-body">The trials, expected to begin later this year, involve fitting vehicles with wireless technology and testing equipment installed underneath the road to replicate highway conditions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-test-wireless-recharging-evs-hybrids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-test-wireless-recharging-evs-hybrids#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Charging Hybrid Vehicles Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1335621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>U.K. to test on-the-go electric- and hybrid-vehicle recharging.</strong></p> Sales Staff Protests Block Porsche Inroads in Korea http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/sales-staff-protests-block-porsche-inroads-korea <div class="node-body article-body">Union members in natty business suits have been demonstrating outside Porsche distributor SSC’s headquarters in Seoul’s upscale Gangnam district and at the company’s other five dealerships.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/sales-staff-protests-block-porsche-inroads-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/sales-staff-protests-block-porsche-inroads-korea#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Porsche Globalization Labor & Human Resources Sales Results Unions Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1338361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Macan helping build momentum for Porsche in Korea.</strong></p> Mazda Dealerships Go From Orange and Green to Black and White http://wardsauto.com/dealers/mazda-dealerships-go-orange-and-green-black-and-white <div class="node-body article-body"> “Retail Evolution embodies the spirit and direction of the Mazda brand,” says the head of Mazda North American Operations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/mazda-dealerships-go-orange-and-green-black-and-white" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/mazda-dealerships-go-orange-and-green-black-and-white#comments Public Dealers North America Dealerships Retail Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:13:00 +0000 1338501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mazda&rsquo;s new dealership look.</strong> &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> July Marks 26th Straight Month of Thai Sales Slide http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/july-marks-26th-straight-month-thai-sales-slide <div class="node-body article-body">After seven months, the Thai market was down 15.8% at 429,972 deliveries. Car sales were down 20.8% and the CV segment was off 12.2%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/july-marks-26th-straight-month-thai-sales-slide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/july-marks-26th-straight-month-thai-sales-slide#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Honda Isuzu Mazda Toyota Sales Results Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:47:00 +0000 1337621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota pickups make uncommon splash of black ink.</strong></p> VW Investing $343 Million in South African Plant http://wardsauto.com/vw-investing-343-million-south-african-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The bulk of the German automaker's investment will go into upgrading its factory in Uitenhage to manufacture new models.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-investing-343-million-south-african-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Africa / Middle East South Africa OE-Supplier Relations Vehicle Assembly Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:24:00 +0000 1338351 at http://wardsauto.com