North America http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53477/more en Forecast: February U.S. LV Sales Continue Gains http://wardsauto.com/north-america/forecast-february-us-lv-sales-continue-gains <div class="node-body article-body">The latest WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S. automakers to sell 1.29 million light vehicles this month, equating to a 16.7 million-unit SAAR.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/forecast-february-us-lv-sales-continue-gains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/forecast-february-us-lv-sales-continue-gains#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:05:00 +0000 1233571 at http://wardsauto.com How Auto Dealers Can Get Started With Big Data http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/how-auto-dealers-can-get-started-big-data <div class="field-byline"> Dan Smith </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Understanding how, why and what people buy is all you need to harness big data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/how-auto-dealers-can-get-started-big-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/how-auto-dealers-can-get-started-big-data#comments Public Industry Voices Dealers North America Dealerships Information Technology Internet Marketing Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:09:00 +0000 1232301 at http://wardsauto.com Of Humvees and Heroes: Aluminum, Steel Do Battle http://wardsauto.com/blog/humvees-and-heroes-aluminum-steel-do-battle <div class="node-body blog-body">A key issue in the aluminum-vs.-steel standoff is strength. Each side is playing the military and, by extension, the patriotism card. The message is that if it’s strong enough to protect soldiers in combat, then it’s strong enough, and safe enough, for you and everybody in your truck. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/humvees-and-heroes-aluminum-steel-do-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/humvees-and-heroes-aluminum-steel-do-battle#comments Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Advertising Aluminum Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup OE-Supplier Relations Steel Road Ahead Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:31:00 +0000 1233481 at http://wardsauto.com GM’s Fuel-Sipping Beast http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-fuel-sipping-beast <div class="field-deck"> Story Behind 2015 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The classic image of a V-8 is big and thirsty. Engineers set out to dispel that notion by making the small-block Gen V engines extremely efficient. Along the way, some dynamometers also got toasted.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-fuel-sipping-beast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-fuel-sipping-beast#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Gasoline Story Behind 2015 10 Best Engines Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:56:00 +0000 1231741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>The OHV LT1 is much smaller and lighter than DOHC V-8s with comparable output.</strong></p> Gen Z Buyers Prefer Ford, Automaker's Study Finds http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gen-z-buyers-prefer-ford-automakers-study-finds <div class="node-body article-body">Ford-commissioned survey indicates Gen Z consumers prefer cars over CUVs, largely due to economic reasons. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gen-z-buyers-prefer-ford-automakers-study-finds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gen-z-buyers-prefer-ford-automakers-study-finds#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Ford Sales Results Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:22:00 +0000 1233321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Subcompact cars such as Ford Fiesta coveted by young buyers.&nbsp;</strong></p> Subaru Legacy: Judging for 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/subaru-legacy-judging-2015-wards-10-best-interiors <div class="node-body video-body">WardsAuto's Tom Murphy shares his thoughts on the Subaru Legacy, a nominee in the 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors competition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/subaru-legacy-judging-2015-wards-10-best-interiors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/subaru-legacy-judging-2015-wards-10-best-interiors#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Test Drives Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. Subaru Interior Test Drives Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:56:00 +0000 1229021 at http://wardsauto.com Auto Supplier Visteon's Q4 Revenues Up 21% http://wardsauto.com/auto-supplier-visteons-q4-revenues-21 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The supplier says higher sales of its air conditioners in Asia and Europe, where auto production is increasing, contributed to the increase in fourth-quarter revenues. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-supplier-visteons-q4-revenues-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers North America U.S. Finance Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:44:00 +0000 1233081 at http://wardsauto.com Free Advice for Present and Future Car Buyers http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/free-advice-present-and-future-car-buyers <div class="node-body article-body">Some people are clueless when it comes to the ins and outs of a vehicle purchase. Financial literacy programs try to change that. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/free-advice-present-and-future-car-buyers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/free-advice-present-and-future-car-buyers#comments Public Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America U.S. Dealerships Retail Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:19:00 +0000 1231691 at http://wardsauto.com Getty Images Next-Generation Hyundai Elantra to Stay Aggressive http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/next-generation-hyundai-elantra-stay-aggressive <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai is unlikely to tone down the next-generation Elantra’s exterior design the way it did with the Sonata midsize sedan. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/next-generation-hyundai-elantra-stay-aggressive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/next-generation-hyundai-elantra-stay-aggressive#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Hyundai Exterior Product Development Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:41:00 +0000 1231371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Next-generation Hyundai Elantra due next year as &rsquo;17 model.&nbsp;</strong></p> Ford Starts Production of '15 Edge for Export From Canada http://wardsauto.com/ford-starts-production-15-edge-export-canada <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker will export the SUV to more than 100 countries from its Oakville, ON, Canada, plant, where it invested C$700 million in retooling and expansion. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-starts-production-15-edge-export-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics North America Canada World Employment Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:01:00 +0000 1232841 at http://wardsauto.com