Auto Makers http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53553/more en Auto Loan Delinquencies Up, But Not Red Flags http://wardsauto.com/retail/auto-loan-delinquencies-not-red-flags <div class="node-body article-body">Delinquency rates remain “extremely low,” but they’re something to keep an eye on, says Experian Automotive’s Melinda Zabritski.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/retail/auto-loan-delinquencies-not-red-flags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/retail/auto-loan-delinquencies-not-red-flags#comments Public Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Finance & Insurance Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:57:00 +0000 1089291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Some borrowers struggling, Zabritski says.</strong></p> Perodua Bids for Global Recognition With New Compact http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/perodua-bids-global-recognition-new-compact <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker says the EEV can achieve up to 50.8 mpg and is packed with unique Malaysian features.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/perodua-bids-global-recognition-new-compact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/perodua-bids-global-recognition-new-compact#comments Premium Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Perodua Sales & Marketing Fuel Economy Product Development Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:35:00 +0000 1089181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perodua touts Axia&rsquo;s fuel efficiency, roominess and value.</strong></p> Annual U.K. Fuel Efficiency Competition Electrified http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/annual-uk-fuel-efficiency-competition-electrified <div class="node-body article-body">Electric vehicles, extended-range EVs and plug-in hybrid EVs will compete in their own class alongside the more-conventional but increasingly fuel-efficient internal-combustion-engine models.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/annual-uk-fuel-efficiency-competition-electrified" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/annual-uk-fuel-efficiency-competition-electrified#comments Premium Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Nissan Renault Charging Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:10:00 +0000 1089051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Charge-point choices key to EV drivers&rsquo; strategy.</strong></p> Planned Flagship Seen Boosting Cadillac's Credibility http://wardsauto.com/north-america/planned-flagship-seen-boosting-cadillacs-credibility <div class="node-body article-body">GM’s product chief says the new fullsize sedan will be based on an all-new platform. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/planned-flagship-seen-boosting-cadillacs-credibility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/planned-flagship-seen-boosting-cadillacs-credibility#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Cadillac Future Products Sales Results Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:30:00 +0000 1089141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Cadillac sedan reportedly to draw cues from Elmiraj concept vehicle.</strong></p> Acura Looks to Get Back on Track http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/acura-looks-get-back-track <div class="node-body article-body">MDX growth of 55.5% and RLX gain of 7.1% through July were in stark contrast to the brand’s other models, which all posted declines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/acura-looks-get-back-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/acura-looks-get-back-track#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Acura Sales & Marketing Acura advertising Audi BMW Honda ILX J.D. Power & Associates Japan Luxury marketing MDX Mercedes Mike Accavitti near-luxury premium RDX RLX sedans TL TLX TSX Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:55:00 +0000 1087031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>MDX sales up 55.5% through July.</strong></p> Toyota Remains Unchallenged Global Hybrid Leader http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-remains-unchallenged-global-hybrid-leader <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota sold 665,740 hybrids in the year’s first six months, 4.1% ahead of last year's record pace. Honda followed with global sales of 158,696 units, a 105.8% spike, while Hyundai jumped 33% to 27,118.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-remains-unchallenged-global-hybrid-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-remains-unchallenged-global-hybrid-leader#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Honda Hyundai Infiniti Kia Lexus Mazda Mitsubishi Nissan Subaru Toyota Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Production Sales Results Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:22:00 +0000 1087731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aqua, sold outside Japan as Prius C, top-selling hybrid through June.</strong></p> Dodge Undergoes Brand ‘Purification’ http://wardsauto.com/blog/dodge-undergoes-brand-purification <div class="node-body blog-body">The brand moves from overall mainstream to so-called mainstream-performance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/retail-front">Retail Front</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/dodge-undergoes-brand-purification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/dodge-undergoes-brand-purification#comments Blog Retail Auto Makers Dealerships North America U.S. Dodge Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Retail Front Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:04:00 +0000 1085501 at http://wardsauto.com Tesla Superchargers Extend EV’s Reach Across U.K. http://wardsauto.com/europe/tesla-superchargers-extend-ev-s-reach-across-uk <div class="node-body article-body">The EV maker says the new supercharger locations not only energize an important route between London and Manchester, but also allow Model S drivers to travel long distances from the Midlands to the capital.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/tesla-superchargers-extend-ev-s-reach-across-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/tesla-superchargers-extend-ev-s-reach-across-uk#comments Premium Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Tesla Charging Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:24:00 +0000 1086121 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tesla supercharger locations allow more open-road driving.</strong></p> Hyundai, Kia Under Fire in Korean Labor Skirmishes http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-under-fire-korean-labor-skirmishes <div class="node-body article-body">Analysts note that while this week’s expected verdicts are subject to a lengthy appeal process, rulings in favor of the workers will have a resounding effect throughout not only Korea’s automotive industry but also the entire manufacturing sector.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-under-fire-korean-labor-skirmishes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-under-fire-korean-labor-skirmishes#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Hyundai Kia Ssangyong Politics Labor & Human Resources Laws/Law Enforcement Production Korea Metal Workers Union Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:12:00 +0000 1087181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Strike could shut down automaker&rsquo;s Asan plant.</strong></p> Korea Output, Domestic Sales Up in First-Half 2014 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai’s domestic market share through June was 49.0%, followed by Kia, 30.9%; GM Korea, 10.2%; Renault Samsung, 5.2%; and Ssangyong, 4.7%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Audi BMW General Motors Hyundai Kia Mercedes Samsung Ssangyong Volkswagen Production Sales Results Trade Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:33:00 +0000 1085931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sonata leads way as Hyundai maintains domestic dominance.</strong></p>