World http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53481/more en CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Toyota gives first forecast for shrinking sales in at least 15 years http://wardsauto.com/corrected-update-2-toyota-gives-first-forecast-shrinking-sales-least-15-years <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Corrects headline and lead to make clear that the forecast was the first in 15 years to project a drop in sales for the year ahead, not that annual sales would drop for the first time in 15 years)</p> <p>* VW could overtake Toyota this year</p> <p>* Sales seen slumping in Japan, Indonesia</p> <p>* Sees China sales growth halving this year</p> <p>By Chang-Ran Kim</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/corrected-update-2-toyota-gives-first-forecast-shrinking-sales-least-15-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Japan World Sales Results Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:33:14 +0000 1205471 at http://wardsauto.com Lexus: No Expiration Date on Spindle Grille http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/lexus-no-expiration-date-spindle-grille <div class="node-body article-body">The prominent and controversial nose of the luxury brand’s models will evolve as Lexus sees fit, says designer Yasuo Kajino.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/lexus-no-expiration-date-spindle-grille" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/lexus-no-expiration-date-spindle-grille#comments Public World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology World Lexus Exterior Product Development appearance BMW Design grille GS IS Jeff Bracken Lexus LF-C2 look Mercedes-Benz spindle grille Yasuo Kajino Fri, 09 Jan 2015 12:01:00 +0000 1191071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lexus IS F Sport has unique version of spindle grille</strong>.</p> 2015 Automotive Outlook http://wardsauto.com/2015-automotive-outlook <div class="field-content-source"> <span>Content Source:&nbsp;</span> <a href="/wardsauto">WardsAuto</a> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"> </fieldset> <div class="node-body curated_topic-body">A closeup look at key issues driving the industry's major markets in 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/2015-automotive-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World World Auto Makers Dealerships Suppliers Mon, 05 Jan 2015 19:50:00 +0000 1193501 at http://wardsauto.com WardsAuto Top 10 Stories of 2014 http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/wardsauto-top-10-stories-2014 <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">From Top 10 winners to the hottest new sports cars, unfolding business strategies and upcoming technology trends, here are WardsAuto's most-read stories of 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/wardsauto-top-10-stories-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/wardsauto-top-10-stories-2014#comments Public World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology World Fri, 02 Jan 2015 19:59:00 +0000 1192161 at http://wardsauto.com World Vehicle Sales Flat in November http://wardsauto.com/world/world-vehicle-sales-flat-november <div class="node-body article-body">Deliveries in the Asia-Pacific region remained relatively flat for the third straight month, up just 0.5% from year-ago levels to 3.5 million units. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/world/world-vehicle-sales-flat-november" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/world/world-vehicle-sales-flat-november#comments Public Gated Data Center World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing World Auto Makers Sales Results Tue, 30 Dec 2014 17:21:00 +0000 1191271 at http://wardsauto.com Takata President Steps Down Amid Global Airbag Crisis http://wardsauto.com/takata-president-steps-down-amid-global-airbag-crisis <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Shigehisa Takada, a grandson of the company's founder, will succeed Stefan Stocker as president.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-president-steps-down-amid-global-airbag-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan World Airbags Labor & Human Resources Safety Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:47:00 +0000 1189851 at http://wardsauto.com FCA US Goes Global With Takata Airbag Recall http://wardsauto.com/fca-us-goes-global-takata-airbag-recall <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The former Chrysler Group will recall 3.3 million older cars with potentially dangerous defects in Takata-produced driver's-side airbags. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fca-us-goes-global-takata-airbag-recall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology World Airbags National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) OE-Supplier Relations Safety Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:08:00 +0000 1188011 at http://wardsauto.com Global Recall Covers 288,000 Dodge Ram Pickups http://wardsauto.com/global-recall-covers-288000-dodge-ram-pickups <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The successor to Chrysler Group, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US, has notified U.S. safety regulators that a loose fastener in the 2005 model-year pickups may loosen and cause the rear axle to lock up or detach. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/global-recall-covers-288000-dodge-ram-pickups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology World Chassis National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:37:00 +0000 1187311 at http://wardsauto.com Luxury Automakers Cater to Lead Feet of Well-Heeled http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/luxury-automakers-cater-lead-feet-well-heeled <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With mass-market cars now offering LED lighting, Bluetooth connectivity and even Alcantara fabrics, performance is where many luxury brands are trying to stand out. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/luxury-automakers-cater-lead-feet-well-heeled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/luxury-automakers-cater-lead-feet-well-heeled#comments Public World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology World Audi Bentley Cadillac Maybach Mercedes Porsche Sales & Marketing Autonomous Vehicles Information & Entertainment Interior Lighting Materials Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:12:00 +0000 1176411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Porsche Panamera Turbo S lacks little except cutting-edge technology.</strong></p> Honda Expands Takata Airbag-Related Recall http://wardsauto.com/honda-expands-takata-airbag-related-recall <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Japanese automaker is recalling about 400,000 vehicles globally in what it calls a precautionary measure to replace Takata-manufactured airbag inflators that may explode, a defect linked to five deaths.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/honda-expands-takata-airbag-related-recall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan World Airbags OE-Supplier Relations Safety Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:38:00 +0000 1178281 at http://wardsauto.com