World http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53481/more en World Vehicle Sales Down 0.7% in July http://wardsauto.com/world/world-vehicle-sales-down-07-july <div class="node-body article-body">If the 7-month trend continues, 2015 will end with the first year-over-year decline since 2009.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/world/world-vehicle-sales-down-07-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/world/world-vehicle-sales-down-07-july#comments Public Data Center World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing World Auto Makers Sales Results Monthly Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1338371 at http://wardsauto.com The More They Change, The More They Stay the Same http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/more-they-change-more-they-stay-same <div class="field-byline"> Theo Nissim </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There is a problem brewing in the industry: Many new cars look identical, or nearly so, to their predecessors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/more-they-change-more-they-stay-same" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/more-they-change-more-they-stay-same#comments Public Industry Voices World Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology World Auto Makers Exterior Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:00:00 +0000 1332801 at http://wardsauto.com Mega-Platforms Enable Lightweighting – But Risky, Too http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/mega-platforms-enable-lightweighting-risky-too <div class="field-byline"> Bill Visnic </div> <div class="field-deck"> 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">JCI’s Jeff Williams says the shift to mega-platforms will place new pressure on suppliers’ quality, reliability and systems control. A major engineering miscue on a mega-platform will be, well, a mega-mistake.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/mega-platforms-enable-lightweighting-risky-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/mega-platforms-enable-lightweighting-risky-too#comments Public World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers U.S. World Ford General Motors JCI 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Chassis Globalization Product Development Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1325521 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Supply dynamics changing,&nbsp;JCI&#39;s&nbsp;Williams notes.</strong></p> Full View Photography CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-VW overtakes Toyota as world's biggest carmaker http://wardsauto.com/corrected-update-2-vw-overtakes-toyota-worlds-biggest-carmaker <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Corrects July 28 story to state in sixth paragraph that Toyota is reporting first-quarter, not first-half, results on Tuesday; also corrects day in advisory line to Tuesday, not Thursday)</p> <p>* Toyota H1 sales fall 1.5 pct to 5.02 mln cars</p> <p>* VW reported 5.04 mln H1 deliveries on July 17</p> <p>* Toyota says emerging markets, mini-vehicle taxes weighed</p> <p>By Andreas Cremer and Minami Funakoshi</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/corrected-update-2-vw-overtakes-toyota-worlds-biggest-carmaker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Sales Results Mon, 03 Aug 2015 02:24:34 +0000 1320981 at http://wardsauto.com World Vehicle Sales Up 0.5% in First Half http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-05-first-half <div class="node-body article-body">Growth in North America and Europe balanced losses in South America and Asia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-05-first-half" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-05-first-half#comments Public Gated Data Center World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing World Auto Makers Sales Results Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:50:00 +0000 1322481 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Still Bullish on Europe, China Despite Underwhelming Q2 Results http://wardsauto.com/world/ford-still-bullish-europe-china-despite-underwhelming-q2-results <div class="node-body article-body">The Dearborn, MI-based automaker saw its best-ever quarterly revenue in North America, $2.6 billion, on sales of bigger, higher-priced vehicles. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/world/ford-still-bullish-europe-china-despite-underwhelming-q2-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/world/ford-still-bullish-europe-china-despite-underwhelming-q2-results#comments Public World Auto Makers Management & Strategy World Ford Finance Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:44:00 +0000 1321541 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford launching Everest SUV this year in China.</strong></p> Honda Adds 4.5 Million Cars With Takata Airbags to Global Recall http://wardsauto.com/honda-adds-45-million-cars-takata-airbags-global-recall <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The latest recall covers more Honda cars equipped with airbags made by supplier Takata with defects authorities blame for eight deaths, all in Honda vehicles. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/honda-adds-45-million-cars-takata-airbags-global-recall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Japan World Globalization OE-Supplier Relations Safety Thu, 09 Jul 2015 09:55:00 +0000 1311611 at http://wardsauto.com EU Exit No Benefit to U.K. Automakers, Studies Say http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-exit-no-benefit-uk-automakers-studies-say <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Open Europe think tank says U.K. car exports could face EU import tariffs of up to 10% following a potential Brexit, impacting EU-oriented volume manufacturers such as Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Vauxhall. Premium automakers would be less affected.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-exit-no-benefit-uk-automakers-studies-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-exit-no-benefit-uk-automakers-studies-say#comments Public World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional United Kingdom World BMW Honda Jaguar Land Rover Nissan Opel/Vauxhall Toyota Sales & Marketing Globalization Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Tariffs Trade Wed, 08 Jul 2015 09:09:00 +0000 1308741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automakers could lose tariff protection if U.K. quits EU.</strong></p> World Vehicle Sales Down 2.1% in May http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-down-21-may <div class="node-body article-body">All regions except North America were down from year-ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-down-21-may" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-down-21-may#comments Public Gated Data Center World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing World Auto Makers Sales Results Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:56:00 +0000 1305901 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota, Nissan Expanding Takata Airbag Recall Globally http://wardsauto.com/toyota-nissan-expanding-takata-airbag-recall-globally <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Japanese automakers are recalling an additional 3.2 million vehicles following supplier Takata's agreement with U.S. regulators' order to declare more airbag inflators defective.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-nissan-expanding-takata-airbag-recall-globally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. World Airbags Safety Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:29:00 +0000 1304241 at http://wardsauto.com