North America http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53477/more en Toyota Slumps in September, Falls to Fourth Place http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/toyota-slumps-september-falls-fourth-place <div class="node-body article-body">A 60% decline in fleet deliveries last month harmed the No.1 Japanese brand’s sales, while Lexus continued its hot streak.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/toyota-slumps-september-falls-fourth-place" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/toyota-slumps-september-falls-fourth-place#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Toyota Sales Results Bill Fay Camry iQ Lexus Prius RAV4 RX 350 Scion Toyota xB Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:32:00 +0000 1128731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lexus RX 350 posts decline in September.</strong></p> September 2014 Sales Thread: Sales through Q3 Up 5.4% http://wardsauto.com/blog/september-2014-sales-thread <div class="node-body blog-body">Detroit companies were the three top-selling automakers in the U.S. in September, as Fiat-Chrysler outsold Toyota in the market for the first time in three years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/counting-cars">Counting Cars</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/september-2014-sales-thread" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/september-2014-sales-thread#comments Blog Data Center Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America Auto Makers Sales Results Counting Cars Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:35:00 +0000 1128181 at http://wardsauto.com Lincoln Posts Best September in Four Years, but Ford Declines http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/lincoln-posts-best-september-four-years-ford-declines <div class="node-body article-body">The continued planned reduction in daily-rental fleet sales was the culprit behind many nameplate declines in September, Ford says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/lincoln-posts-best-september-four-years-ford-declines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/lincoln-posts-best-september-four-years-ford-declines#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Ford Sales Results F-150 fleet Focus Ford Fusion Lincoln rental Sales September transaction price Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:29:00 +0000 1128071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fusion has best-ever September volume.</strong></p> New Management Team Lifts Veil on GM Strategy http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-management-team-lifts-veil-gm-strategy <div class="node-body article-body">Core to the plan are a 9%-10% profit-margin target, a new flexible product architecture that will trim platforms to four key component sets and a revised purchasing strategy that will give suppliers more volume and less risk.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-management-team-lifts-veil-gm-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-management-team-lifts-veil-gm-strategy#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Supply Chain Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. General Motors Management & Strategy Future Products OE-Supplier Relations Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:30:00 +0000 1127941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Barra: &ldquo;I&rsquo;m more impatient.&rdquo;</strong></p> Ford Adding 1,000 Jobs at Canadian Plant http://wardsauto.com/ford-adding-1000-jobs-canadian-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker is adding jobs to facilitate production of the '15 Ford Edge CUV, which will be exported to more than 100 countries.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-adding-1000-jobs-canadian-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers North America Canada Employment Production Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:20:00 +0000 1128051 at http://wardsauto.com ’15 Toyota Camry Reflects Shorter Product Cycle http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/15-toyota-camry-reflects-shorter-product-cycle <div class="node-body article-body">The segment has seen a cadence of automakers introducing markedly upgraded models.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/15-toyota-camry-reflects-shorter-product-cycle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/15-toyota-camry-reflects-shorter-product-cycle#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Toyota Vehicles & Technology Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:42:00 +0000 1127431 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 redesign aims to keep Camry in top spot.</strong>&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Toyota Engineers Interact With Consumers http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-engineers-interact-consumers <div class="node-body video-body">Chief engineer Monte Kaehr describes a first for the automaker: Camry product developers riding with people to get their driving impressions. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-engineers-interact-consumers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-engineers-interact-consumers#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Toyota Vehicles & Technology Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:41:00 +0000 1127231 at http://wardsauto.com New Diesel Jetta’s Trump Card for ’15 http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/new-diesel-jetta-s-trump-card-15 <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Vehicle Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">VWA has led the U.S. in the diesel category, where TDI take rates have hovered around 40% for the Passat sedan, 35% for the Jetta and 23% for the brand overall. So the expanded availability of the even better new 2.0L should be a hit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/new-diesel-jetta-s-trump-card-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/new-diesel-jetta-s-trump-card-15#comments Public Auto Makers Diesel Resource Center Vehicle Test Drives North America U.S. Volkswagen Diesel Vehicle Test Drives Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:05:00 +0000 1126291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New grille, optional bi-xenon lamps highlight exterior tweaks.</strong></p> '15 Volkswagen Jetta TDI http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/15-volkswagen-jetta-tdi <div class="node-body gallery-body">The new 2.0L is VW's sixth-generation diesel for the American market. Refinement, fuel-economy and power never were better.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/15-volkswagen-jetta-tdi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/15-volkswagen-jetta-tdi#comments Public Auto Makers Diesel Resource Center Vehicle Test Drives North America U.S. Volkswagen Diesel Vehicle Test Drives Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1125791 at http://wardsauto.com Mustang Design Incorporates Cues From Past in Modern Interpretation http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mustang-design-incorporates-cues-past-modern-interpretation <div class="node-body article-body">The Mustang’s chief designer says cues from the ’65 and ’67 models were retained in creating a modern interpretation of iconic pony car. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mustang-design-incorporates-cues-past-modern-interpretation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mustang-design-incorporates-cues-past-modern-interpretation#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Exterior Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:40:00 +0000 1126301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New platform allows for lower-slung, aggressive stance for &rsquo;15 Mustang.&nbsp;</strong></p>