World http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53481/more en UPDATE 4-BMW to recall 1.6 mln cars on concerns over Takata air bags http://wardsauto.com/update-4-bmw-recall-16-mln-cars-concerns-over-takata-air-bags <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds NHTSA comment)</p> <p>By Ben Klayman</p> <p>DETROIT, July 16 (Reuters) - German automaker BMW said on Wednesday it is recalling about 1.6 million cars worldwide to replace passenger-side front air bags made by Takata Corp because the inflators could break apart during deployment and injure passengers.</p> <p>The recall affects 3 Series vehicles produced between May 1999 and August 2006.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-4-bmw-recall-16-mln-cars-concerns-over-takata-air-bags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Plants & Production Auto Makers Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology World Airbags Component OE-Supplier Relations Safety Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:09:55 +0000 1061331 at http://wardsauto.com Forecast Sees Toyota Profits Up 31% on Record Sales http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/forecast-sees-toyota-profits-31-record-sales <div class="node-body article-body">Goldman Sachs also predicts global light-vehicle sales will grow 3.4% annually over the next six years to 104 million units in fiscal 2020, up from 82.4 million in 2013 and a projected 85.1 million in fiscal 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/forecast-sees-toyota-profits-31-record-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/forecast-sees-toyota-profits-31-record-sales#comments Premium World Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan World Lexus Toyota Aluminum Carbon Fiber Emissions Finance Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Manufacturing Technology Product Development Sales Results Steel Vehicle Assembly Goldman Sachs robot Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:57:00 +0000 1059441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>U.S. top seller RX helps Lexus chip in bigger share of Toyota earnings.</strong></p> Executive Says BMW on Track for 2 Million Sales in 2014 http://wardsauto.com/executive-says-bmw-track-2-million-sales-2014 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Global sales chief Ian Robertson says the premium automaker expects to meet its target of selling more than 2 million cars and motorcycles this year, up from a record 1.96 million in 2013.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/executive-says-bmw-track-2-million-sales-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing World Sales & Marketing Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:11:00 +0000 1058651 at http://wardsauto.com World Posts 14th Consecutive Month of Year-Over-Year Growth http://wardsauto.com/world/world-posts-14th-consecutive-month-year-over-year-growth <div class="node-body article-body">South America was the only region to witness a drop in sales in May, down 16.2% to 430,000 units.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/world/world-posts-14th-consecutive-month-year-over-year-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/world/world-posts-14th-consecutive-month-year-over-year-growth#comments Public Gated Data Center World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing World Auto Makers Sales Results Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:05:00 +0000 1048611 at http://wardsauto.com Hella Expects More Automakers to Offer Its High-Beam System http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/hella-expects-more-automakers-offer-its-high-beam-system <div class="node-body article-body">Light is the tunnel for German supplier’s LED Matrix Beam headlamps.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/hella-expects-more-automakers-offer-its-high-beam-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/hella-expects-more-automakers-offer-its-high-beam-system#comments Public World Suppliers Vehicles & Technology World Hella Headlamps Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:03:00 +0000 1041801 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>System&rsquo;s LED units offer millions of options.</strong></p> Magna Staffing Up; Making Inroads With Asian OEMs http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/magna-staffing-making-inroads-asian-oems <div class="node-body article-body">Areas where Magna is adding staff include program management, sales, marketing, engineering and R&D, James Tobin says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/magna-staffing-making-inroads-asian-oems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/magna-staffing-making-inroads-asian-oems#comments Public World Management & Strategy Suppliers World Magna Management & Strategy Americas Asian China Dana Detroit Three frame Honda Hyundai-Kia India interiors James Tobin Japan Johnson Controls Lear Magna Metalsa Mexico Nissan Russia Swamy Kotagiri Tower Toyota U.S. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:49:00 +0000 1039191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Magna&rsquo;s Cosma supplies frame for GMT900 models such as GMC Sierra.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-113 <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Takata warns airbag recalls may widen; HighWater says battery may be breakthrough; IAC opens new Asia HQ; Toyoda Gosei expands Michigan facility.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-113" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-113#comments Public Gated World Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology World BorgWarner IAC Component Product Development Vehicles & Technology Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:32:00 +0000 1037681 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>HighWater says GO Battery can match Li-ion performance but at lower cost.</strong></p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/technology-roundup-5 <div class="node-body article-body">Continental researching dandelions as rubber source; Ford invites competitors to license inflatable safety-belt technology; new Autonet Mobile TCU reaches 4G speed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/technology-roundup-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/technology-roundup-5#comments Public Gated World Suppliers Vehicles & Technology World Suppliers Vehicles & Technology Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:31:00 +0000 1035161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>WirelessCar module manages data delivery for China-built Qoros.</strong></p> Audi Says May Sales Up 10.8% on Surging U.S. Demand http://wardsauto.com/audi-says-may-sales-108-surging-us-demand <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Five-month sales at Volkswagen's flagship division rose 11.5% to a record 713,900 premium cars and SUVs.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/audi-says-may-sales-108-surging-us-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Germany World Sales Results Thu, 05 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1034051 at http://wardsauto.com World Vehicle Sales Up 1.6% in April http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-16-april <div class="node-body article-body">North American deliveries jumped 6.7% in the month to 1.6 million units, bolstered by gains in both the U.S. and Canada. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-16-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-16-april#comments Public Gated Data Center World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing World Auto Makers Sales Results Fri, 30 May 2014 14:58:00 +0000 1029861 at http://wardsauto.com