North America http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53477/more en Forecast: LV SAAR Should Hold Steady in August http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-lv-saar-should-hold-steady-august <div class="node-body article-body">The latest WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S. automakers to sell 1.53 million light vehicles this month, equating to a 17.3 million-unit SAAR.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-lv-saar-should-hold-steady-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-lv-saar-should-hold-steady-august#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:31:00 +0000 1338881 at http://wardsauto.com Bosch Acquires EV Battery Developer Seeo http://wardsauto.com/bosch-acquires-ev-battery-developer-seeo <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Seeo, a California-based company purchsed by the German auto-parts manufacturer, says it has developed next-generation lithium-ion batteries that could double electric vehicles' range. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bosch-acquires-ev-battery-developer-seeo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Electric Vehicles Li-ion Purchashing Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:05:00 +0000 1338851 at http://wardsauto.com How to Secure Auto Dealer Bond Despite Bad Credit http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/how-secure-auto-dealer-bond-despite-bad-credit <div class="field-byline"> Eric Halsey </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Picking the right agency and demonstrating your experience in the auto industry can lead to success – and at a reasonable premium.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/how-secure-auto-dealer-bond-despite-bad-credit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/how-secure-auto-dealer-bond-despite-bad-credit#comments Public Industry Voices Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Management & Strategy Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1337131 at http://wardsauto.com Mazda Dealerships Go From Orange and Green to Black and White http://wardsauto.com/dealers/mazda-dealerships-go-orange-and-green-black-and-white <div class="node-body article-body"> “Retail Evolution embodies the spirit and direction of the Mazda brand,” says the head of Mazda North American Operations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/mazda-dealerships-go-orange-and-green-black-and-white" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/mazda-dealerships-go-orange-and-green-black-and-white#comments Public Dealers North America Dealerships Retail Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:13:00 +0000 1338501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mazda&rsquo;s new dealership look.</strong> &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Lexus Retains Most-Engaging Car Ad Crown http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/lexus-retains-most-engaging-car-ad-crown <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Overall, automakers spent an estimated $84.6 million on television ads for the week, nearly $10 million more than last week, airing 231 spots over 19,000 times nationally.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/lexus-retains-most-engaging-car-ad-crown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/lexus-retains-most-engaging-car-ad-crown#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Chevrolet Ford Hyundai Lexus Mazda Nissan Advertising Social Media Viral Marketing Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:37:00 +0000 1338191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lexus hoverboard ad beats out Mazda.</strong></p> Car Dealerships Enjoy Good Times; But Mind Those Costs http://wardsauto.com/dealers/car-dealerships-enjoy-good-times-mind-those-costs <div class="node-body article-body">Many dealers tend to focus more on sales and gross profit than expense management. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/car-dealerships-enjoy-good-times-mind-those-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/car-dealerships-enjoy-good-times-mind-those-costs#comments Public Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:00:00 +0000 1336741 at http://wardsauto.com TRW Integration Going Well, Auto Supplier ZF Says http://wardsauto.com/trw-integration-going-well-auto-supplier-zf-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Releasing first-half financial results for the first time in its history, ZF reports earnings before interest and tax increased 89% from prior-year and says its acquisition of rival supplier TRW is progressing well. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/trw-integration-going-well-auto-supplier-zf-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe North America U.S. Germany Finance Restructuring Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:50:00 +0000 1338031 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Advances D4S With Self-Cleaning Feature on Tacoma http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-advances-d4s-self-cleaning-feature-tacoma <div class="node-body article-body">Drivers may hear the self-cleaning taking place during a hot idle, and the process could last from 10 seconds to as long as 10 minutes, depending on driving patterns and the amount of build-up on the injectors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-advances-d4s-self-cleaning-feature-tacoma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-advances-d4s-self-cleaning-feature-tacoma#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Toyota Gasoline Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1335491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><b><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">Tacoma&rsquo;s new 3.5L V-6 with self-cleaning D-4S.</span></b></p> Let’s Talk About Talking to Car Dealership Customers http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/let-s-talk-about-talking-car-dealership-customers <div class="field-byline"> Nate Marquardt </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Technology helps. How else would a dealer remember a customer’s favorite color? But it’s no replacement for conversation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/let-s-talk-about-talking-car-dealership-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/let-s-talk-about-talking-car-dealership-customers#comments Public Industry Voices Dealers North America U.S. Internet Marketing Social Media Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:12:00 +0000 1336141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nate Marquardt</strong></p> Many Drivers Don’t Use Pricey Vehicle Technology http://wardsauto.com/north-america/many-drivers-don-t-use-pricey-vehicle-technology <div class="node-body article-body">Owners who say their car dealer didn’t explain a feature are more likely not to use it, according to a J.D. Power study.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/many-drivers-don-t-use-pricey-vehicle-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/many-drivers-don-t-use-pricey-vehicle-technology#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Retail Vehicles & Technology Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:20:00 +0000 1336241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Many vehicle owners use smartphones over in-vehicle technology, J.D. Power&rsquo;s Kolodge says.</strong></p>