By Region http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53476/more en Ferrari 488 Snapped Up in Oz http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ferrari-488-snapped-oz <div class="node-body article-body">The average age of Ferrari owners in Australia is decreasing and now is at 48 years old, an executive says, with demand accelerating as confidence levels rise among small-to-medium-sized business owners.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ferrari-488-snapped-oz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ferrari-488-snapped-oz#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Ferrari Sales & Marketing Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:20:00 +0000 1324291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>First Australian deliveries of 488 GTB set for December.</strong></p> Toyota: 600 Requests for Mirai, Refueling Woes to Be Expected http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-600-requests-mirai-refueling-woes-be-expected <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota is targeting 3,000 U.S. Mirai sales from 2015 through 2017, but will be vetting those requesting the car.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-600-requests-mirai-refueling-woes-be-expected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-600-requests-mirai-refueling-woes-be-expected#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Toyota Sales & Marketing Fuel-Cell Vehicles Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:15:00 +0000 1324161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota Mirai on sale in U.S. in October.</strong></p> Cyber Thieves See Car Dealers as Great Targets http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/cyber-thieves-see-car-dealers-great-targets <div class="field-byline"> Tony Petcou </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Crooks have found they can grab as much data from several small businesses as from one larger enterprise.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/cyber-thieves-see-car-dealers-great-targets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/cyber-thieves-see-car-dealers-great-targets#comments Public Industry Voices Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Information Technology Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:13:00 +0000 1318941 at http://wardsauto.com Dealers Willing to Pay More for Quality Loan Services http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/dealers-willing-pay-more-quality-loan-services <div class="node-body article-body">Auto dealerships want lenders to speed up the processing of customer loans and leases.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/dealers-willing-pay-more-quality-loan-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/dealers-willing-pay-more-quality-loan-services#comments Public Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America U.S. Dealerships Retail Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:01:00 +0000 1320461 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dealers rank lenders high in commercial financing of inventory.</strong> &nbsp;</p> Olive Branch Extended, Labor Talks Stay on Cool Side in Korea http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/olive-branch-extended-labor-talks-stay-cool-side-korea <div class="node-body article-body">A somber mood country-wide and weaker economics are said to be tempering the auto industry’s labor talks like never before.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/olive-branch-extended-labor-talks-stay-cool-side-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/olive-branch-extended-labor-talks-stay-cool-side-korea#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific General Motors Hyundai Samsung Labor & Human Resources Unions Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:11:00 +0000 1323671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Korea Labor Minister Lee Ki-kweon and RSM CEO Francois Provost walk Busan plant.</strong></p> Famed Coachbuilder Bertone Bound for Auction Block http://wardsauto.com/europe/famed-coachbuilder-bertone-bound-auction-block <div class="node-body article-body">History does not favor family names under corporate management; marques including Vignale, Ghia, Francis-Lombardi and Frua disappeared from the scene shortly after being sold by their founders.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/famed-coachbuilder-bertone-bound-auction-block" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/famed-coachbuilder-bertone-bound-auction-block#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Italy Alfa Romeo Cadillac Chevrolet Ferrari Fiat Lamborghini Lancia Body Exterior Restructuring Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:41:00 +0000 1322571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Marcello Gambini&nbsp;<em>(right)</em>&nbsp;designed Lamborghini Miura for Bertone.</strong></p> Malaysian Auto Group Looks for Second-Half Upturn http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-auto-group-looks-second-half-upturn <div class="node-body article-body">“We have yet to discount our target of 700,000 units for 2015,” Malaysia Automotive Institute CEO Madani Sahari says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-auto-group-looks-second-half-upturn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-auto-group-looks-second-half-upturn#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Unspecified Companies Sales Results Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:04:00 +0000 1320381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Alza, rest of Perodua range claim one-third of local market.</strong></p> UPDATE 1-Honda Profit Up 20% as Robust U.S. Sales, Weak Yen Offset Quality Costs http://wardsauto.com/update-1-honda-profit-20-robust-us-sales-weak-yen-offset-quality-costs <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">April-June net profit at Japan's third-biggest automaker rose to ¥186.04 billion, from ¥155.60 billion a year earlier. Honda reported the first-quarter results under international accounting standards for the first time.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-honda-profit-20-robust-us-sales-weak-yen-offset-quality-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:29:00 +0000 1323931 at http://wardsauto.com RPT-Pininfarina Says Still Hoping to Agree Sale to Mahindra http://wardsauto.com/rpt-pininfarina-says-still-hoping-agree-sale-mahindra <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The group famous for designing Ferraris such as the Testarossa says it expects to present the new plan to creditor banks in the last quarter of the year.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/rpt-pininfarina-says-still-hoping-agree-sale-mahindra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Europe Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:07:00 +0000 1323911 at http://wardsauto.com Fuji Heavy Q1 Op Profit Jumps 70% on Surging U.S. Sales http://wardsauto.com/fuji-heavy-q1-op-profit-jumps-70-surging-us-sales <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Fuji Heavy has benefited from a cheaper yen, which makes its exports more competitive and boosts the value of repatriated earnings. The company ships about 80% of its Japan-made vehicles overseas.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fuji-heavy-q1-op-profit-jumps-70-surging-us-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:17:00 +0000 1323831 at http://wardsauto.com