By Region http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53476/more en GM CEO Barra ‘Stepping Up’ Outreach to Owners of Recalled Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-ceo-barra-stepping-outreach-owners-recalled-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body">The executive also shares news about GM’s progress rehabilitating its European operations, including the strategy for a depressed Russian market, and the automaker’s ambitions for the Cadillac brand</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-ceo-barra-stepping-outreach-owners-recalled-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-ceo-barra-stepping-outreach-owners-recalled-vehicles#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. Cadillac Opel/Vauxhall Finance Restructuring Corsa ignition switch recall Johan de Nysschen Mary Barra Opel Astra St. Petersburg Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:30:00 +0000 1141321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM CEO Barra reports $1.38 billion third-quarter profit.</strong></p> Ally Announces 2015 TIME Dealer of the Year Nominees http://wardsauto.com/dealers/ally-announces-2015-time-dealer-year-nominees <div class="node-body article-body">A helper of the homeless and an inspirer of youth are among those in the running for top honors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/ally-announces-2015-time-dealer-year-nominees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/ally-announces-2015-time-dealer-year-nominees#comments Public Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Retail Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:25:00 +0000 1141301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>2014 nominees at NADA convention in New Orleans.</strong></p> Hyundai First With FCV in U.K. http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/hyundai-first-fcv-uk <div class="node-body article-body">The arrival of the first ix35 models comes just after £11 million in U.K. government and industry funding is earmarked to expand the nationwide hydrogen refueling station network and increase the uptake of fuel-cell vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/hyundai-first-fcv-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/hyundai-first-fcv-uk#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Hyundai Sales & Marketing Fuel-Cell Vehicles Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:29:00 +0000 1141101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai&rsquo;s ix35 fuel-cell vehicle hits U.K. roads.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-132 <div class="node-body article-body">Novelis gets aluminum-sheet production rolling in China; Hankook Tire, metals processor Samuel waltz into Tennessee; Hay Group forges ahead into China.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-132" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-132#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Citroen Continental Aluminum Body Exterior Global Sources Globalization Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Plastic Tires Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:54:00 +0000 1141111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Citroen C4 Cactus has PolyOne protection on its sides.</strong></p> Audi Recalling A4 Models Over Airbag Issues http://wardsauto.com/audi-recalling-a4-models-over-airbag-issues <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The global recall of 850,000 cars includes 250,000 sold in China, the luxury automaker's biggest market, and 150,000 sold in parent Volkswagen's home base in Germany.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/audi-recalling-a4-models-over-airbag-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology China Germany Safety Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:43:00 +0000 1141161 at http://wardsauto.com What Massachusetts Court’s Ruling on Tesla Means for Automakers, Dealers http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/what-massachusetts-court-s-ruling-tesla-means-automakers-dealers <div class="field-byline"> Louis S. Chronowski </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tesla won its fight in the state, but as developments this week in Michigan proved, the victory could be short-lived.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/what-massachusetts-court-s-ruling-tesla-means-automakers-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/what-massachusetts-court-s-ruling-tesla-means-automakers-dealers#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Dealerships Tesla Politics Dealership Management Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:16:00 +0000 1140411 at http://wardsauto.com Dealership Service-Department Marketing Sputters http://wardsauto.com/dealers/dealership-service-department-marketing-sputters <div class="node-body article-body">Dealership prices are competitive. But thinking they’re high, many customers go elsewhere to get their cars fixed. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/dealership-service-department-marketing-sputters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/dealership-service-department-marketing-sputters#comments Public Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Fixed Operations Internet Marketing Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1140371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dealers can alter customer misperceptions, Simmons says.</strong></p> Automakers, Academics Examine Cars’ Sustainability http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-academics-examine-cars-sustainability <div class="node-body article-body">Assuming the industry and world survive, historians and economists of the future will decide where leadership in sustainability came from. The general perception here that the U.S. will not be the leader.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-academics-examine-cars-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-academics-examine-cars-sustainability#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Europe Italy Audi General Motors Nissan PSA Tesla Politics Emissions Globalization Manufacturing Technology Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:59:00 +0000 1139101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><b><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">Alcantara CEO Boragno chose carless Venice for the automotive symposium to undesrscore fragility of environment.</span></b></p> Design Passion Grows Alongside China’s Auto Industry http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/design-passion-grows-alongside-china-s-auto-industry <div class="field-byline"> Joseph R. Szczesny </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chery design chief James Hope, formerly with General Motors, concedes Chinese automakers have imported “expats” to help upgrade car designs, but adds a lot of local talent is emerging.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/design-passion-grows-alongside-china-s-auto-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/design-passion-grows-alongside-china-s-auto-industry#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Chery Geely General Motors Exterior Globalization Interior Labor & Human Resources Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:18:00 +0000 1140321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chery TX concept wins 2013 design award.</strong></p> Nissan Global Recall Covers 260,000 Vehicles With Takata Airbags http://wardsauto.com/nissan-global-recall-covers-260000-vehicles-takata-airbags <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Takata, which manufactured the airbags in cars covered by the Nissan recall, also produced potentially defective airbags in 7.8 million vehicles sold by 10 automakers in the U.S. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nissan-global-recall-covers-260000-vehicles-takata-airbags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology World Airbags Safety Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:35:00 +0000 1140841 at http://wardsauto.com