News & Analysis http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53464/more en Dealers Hiring More Millennials, But Struggling to Retain Them http://wardsauto.com/nada/dealers-hiring-more-millennials-struggling-retain-them <div class="field-deck"> 2015 NADA Conference & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The group has grown to 27% of the workforce, but turnover remains a staggering and costly 55%. The problem? Long, inflexible hours and commission-based compensation plans, the report’s author says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nada/dealers-hiring-more-millennials-struggling-retain-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/nada/dealers-hiring-more-millennials-struggling-retain-them#comments Public Dealers NADA North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:22:00 +0000 1210361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Time-management issues priority for Millennial job seekers.</strong></p> Kia Recalling Fortes in U.S. for Fire Risk http://wardsauto.com/kia-recalling-fortes-us-fire-risk <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The action includes almost 87,000 '14 Forte sedans sold in the U.S. Several engine fires have been reported.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/kia-recalling-fortes-us-fire-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers North America U.S. National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:00:00 +0000 1210131 at http://wardsauto.com Nissan Planning for Post-EV-Incentives World http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/nissan-planning-post-ev-incentives-world <div class="node-body article-body">Renegotiating the quota for federal EV credits and making the Leaf more attractive are areas Nissan is exploring.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/nissan-planning-post-ev-incentives-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/nissan-planning-post-ev-incentives-world#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Nissan Electric Vehicles credits Electric Vehicles EVs federal incentives Leaf Nissan Pierre Loing Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0000 1197931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nissan Leaf EV.</strong></p> Bentley Climbs Red Dune in SUV Quest http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bentley-climbs-red-dune-suv-quest <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bentley’s new Bentayga arrives later this year and will offer the brand’s first diesel engine (but not in the U.S.) and, eventually, a plug-in hybrid option. Some 4,000 hand-raisers are interested in the SUV. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bentley-climbs-red-dune-suv-quest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bentley-climbs-red-dune-suv-quest#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Sales & Marketing Diesel Resource Center North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. United Kingdom Bentley Porsche 2015 North American International Auto Show Employment Product Development Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Bentayga Bentley Flying Spur Continental Crewe Diesel Dubai Mulsanne Porsche Cayenne Pyms Lane Red Dune Rolf Frech SUV V-8 W-12 Wolfgang Durheimer Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1206601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bentley Board Member Rolf Frech scaled Dubai&rsquo;s Red Dune in forthcoming Bentayga.</strong></p> SEAT Not Sitting Still After 10% Sales Gain in 2014 http://wardsauto.com/europe/seat-not-sitting-still-after-10-sales-gain-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">SEAT sold 304,000 vehicles in Western Europe in 2014, up 11.3%, with Germany, Spain and the U.K. being its major markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/seat-not-sitting-still-after-10-sales-gain-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/seat-not-sitting-still-after-10-sales-gain-2014#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Spain SEAT Chassis Gasoline Product Development Production Sales Results Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1205981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker adds sporty Cupra ST to Leon range.</strong></p> Thailand’s Auto Industry Looks to Rebound in 2015 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thailand-s-auto-industry-looks-rebound-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota Thailand President Kyoichi Tanada predicts the market will recover from last year’s 33.7% plunge with sales rising 4.3% to 920,000 units, including a 7.4% climb in car deliveries to 397,200 and CVs up 2.1% to 522,800.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thailand-s-auto-industry-looks-rebound-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thailand-s-auto-industry-looks-rebound-2015#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Ford General Motors Honda Isuzu Nissan Toyota Production Sales Results Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1206261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota retains 1-ton pickup lead despite 30.4% slump in 2014.</strong></p> DMS Provider Takes to the Cloud http://wardsauto.com/nada/dms-provider-takes-cloud <div class="field-deck"> 2015 NADA Conference & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California-based Advent Resources says its small size has allowed it to take dealer-management systems where the bigger competitors fear to tread.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nada/dms-provider-takes-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/nada/dms-provider-takes-cloud#comments Public Dealers Suppliers NADA North America U.S. Suppliers Dealership Management Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:36:00 +0000 1210231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Time for dealerships to join movement to cloud, Advent says.</strong></p> MTV Says Its Study Debunks 5 Myths About Millennials and Cars http://wardsauto.com/nada/mtv-says-its-study-debunks-5-myths-about-millennials-and-cars <div class="field-deck"> 2015 NADA Convention & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The generation that supposedly disdains car ownership may be misunderstood. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nada/mtv-says-its-study-debunks-5-myths-about-millennials-and-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/nada/mtv-says-its-study-debunks-5-myths-about-millennials-and-cars#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers NADA North America North America - Regional Auto Makers Dealerships Retail National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:43:00 +0000 1210351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Young people apparently like cars after all, research indicates.</strong></p> ZF to hire 650 for self-driving car tech - Automobilwoche http://wardsauto.com/zf-hire-650-self-driving-car-tech-automobilwoche <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>FRANKFURT, Jan 25 (Reuters) - German car parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen plans a hiring offensive to strengthen its position in technology for self-driving cars after buying U.S.-based TRW Automotive Holdings, its chief executive told a newspaper.</p> <p>Stefan Sommer told car industry weekly Automobilwoche that ZF intended to recruit more than 650 engineers and technicians worldwide within three years, mainly to develop radar and camera systems.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/zf-hire-650-self-driving-car-tech-automobilwoche" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Autonomous Vehicles Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:18:10 +0000 1210241 at http://wardsauto.com ‘Protectionist’ Dealers Protect Customers, Says New NADA Chairman http://wardsauto.com/nada/protectionist-dealers-protect-customers-says-new-nada-chairman <div class="field-deck"> 2015 NADA Convention & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recovering from an injury, Bill Fox touts the competitiveness of the dealer-franchise system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nada/protectionist-dealers-protect-customers-says-new-nada-chairman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/nada/protectionist-dealers-protect-customers-says-new-nada-chairman#comments Public Dealers NADA North America U.S. Dealerships Retail National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:28:00 +0000 1210201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Wearing makeup to cover facial injuries, Fox delivers inaugural speech.</strong></p>