North America http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53477/more en ’16 Nissan Titan XD http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-nissan-titan-xd <div class="node-body gallery-body">With the supremely capable 5.0L, the Titan XD can go anywhere, do anything. Most importantly, this twin-turbo V-8 may be a plow in fertile terrain, helping Nissan cultivate a small patch of neglected turf in the ground war that is the U.S. pickup market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-nissan-titan-xd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-nissan-titan-xd#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America North America - Regional Diesel U.S. Japan Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous Diesel Exterior Fuel Economy Lighting Product Development Vehicle Interiors Test Drives Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:03:00 +0000 1406471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Titan XD slams sideways into tall curb in durability test at Nissan&#39;s Arizona proving grounds.</strong></p> Nissan’s ‘Be My Guest’ Top Ad http://wardsauto.com/industry/nissan-s-be-my-guest-top-ad <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Japanese automaker also led the way on spending during the week, accounting for 15.3% of the $123 million in automotive advertising.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/nissan-s-be-my-guest-top-ad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/nissan-s-be-my-guest-top-ad#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America Industry U.S. Miscellaneous Advertising Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:03:00 +0000 1409611 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>Murano ad secured a 39.7% share of voice.</b><o:p></o:p></p> Toyota Aims to Knock CR-V Off Perch With Refreshed RAV4 http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-aims-knock-cr-v-perch-refreshed-rav4 <div class="node-body article-body">The No.1 Japanese automaker has its sights set on selling 400,000 RAV4s in the U.S. in a couple of years, which would topple current volume of the rival Honda CUV.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-aims-knock-cr-v-perch-refreshed-rav4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-aims-knock-cr-v-perch-refreshed-rav4#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America Industry U.S. Data & Insights Miscellaneous Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Capacity Utilization Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:04:00 +0000 1408591 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;16 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.</strong></p> GM Poland Launches Output of U.S.-Bound Buick Cascada http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/gm-poland-launches-output-us-bound-buick-cascada <div class="node-body article-body">The Polish facility will export a car to the U.S. for the first time since its inauguration in 1998.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/gm-poland-launches-output-us-bound-buick-cascada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/gm-poland-launches-output-us-bound-buick-cascada#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe North America Industry U.S. Poland Miscellaneous Buick Vehicle Assembly Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19:49:00 +0000 1409641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cascada on line at Gliwice plant.</strong></p> Forecast: U.S. Light Vehicle Sales on Track for Record Year http://wardsauto.com/forecasts/forecast-us-light-vehicle-sales-track-record-year <div class="node-body article-body">The forecast 18.4 million-unit SAAR in November would lead to the first 3-month streak of 18 million-plus results.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/forecasts/forecast-us-light-vehicle-sales-track-record-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/forecasts/forecast-us-light-vehicle-sales-track-record-year#comments Public Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America Analysis Industry Forecasts U.S. Data & Insights Sales Results Tue, 24 Nov 2015 18:03:00 +0000 1408741 at http://wardsauto.com UAW Persuades Detroit Three to Share New Wealth http://wardsauto.com/industry/uaw-persuades-detroit-three-share-new-wealth <div class="node-body article-body">A striking feature of this year’s talks was the union’s ability to win higher wages at a time when raises of any kind have been difficult to come by for most Americans, including those in relatively safe jobs, labor expert Harley Shaiken says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/uaw-persuades-detroit-three-share-new-wealth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/uaw-persuades-detroit-three-share-new-wealth#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America Industry U.S. Miscellaneous Chrysler Ford General Motors Labor & Human Resources United Auto Workers (UAW) Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:06:00 +0000 1408681 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rejection by Belvidere, IL, UAW local helped scuttle initial FCA contract.</strong></p> Perry Named TrueCar CEO http://wardsauto.com/dealer/perry-named-truecar-ceo <div class="node-body article-body">The former AutoTrader.com CEO is scheduled to join TrueCar on the same day founder Scott Painter leaves the company. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealer/perry-named-truecar-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealer/perry-named-truecar-ceo#comments Public Dealers North America Retail U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Dealerships Retail Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:53:00 +0000 1408511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perry joins TrueCar Dec. 15.</strong></p> Grab Bag of Green Tech on Display in LA http://wardsauto.com/grab-bag-green-tech-display-la <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Los Angeles auto show saw Toyota, Honda and Hyundai display new hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles targeted at other green-car manufacturers such as electric-vehicle maker Tesla.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/grab-bag-green-tech-display-la" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Japan South Korea Technology Miscellaneous Electric Vehicles Fuel-Cell Vehicles Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:00:00 +0000 1408341 at http://wardsauto.com Career Plans Switched From Football Coach to Auto Dealer http://wardsauto.com/dealer/career-plans-switched-football-coach-auto-dealer <div class="node-body article-body">Alex Perdikis says his father-in-law, Jim Koons, showed him what auto retailing, when done right, could do for a person. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealer/career-plans-switched-football-coach-auto-dealer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealer/career-plans-switched-football-coach-auto-dealer#comments Public Dealers North America Retail U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Dealerships Retail Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:53:00 +0000 1388941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dealer Alex Perdikis (<em>center</em>) with staffers <em>(from left)</em> Debbie Colt,&nbsp;Jimmy Lowry, Brian Orlove and Billy Mensh.&nbsp;</strong></p> Volt Is EV for Everyone http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volt-ev-everyone <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If EVs are to attract mainstream buyers in the absence of high fuel prices, they will have to be so appealing they do not require buyers to switch political parties or care about climate change. The ’16 Volt comes closest to solving that riddle. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volt-ev-everyone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volt-ev-everyone#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Technology Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous Chevrolet Electric Vehicles Exterior Product Development Test Drives Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:13:00 +0000 1403771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volt cures range anxiety and is pleasure to drive in all modes.</strong></p>