Aston Martin http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53554/more en Super-Luxury Automakers Follow the Money in Korea http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/super-luxury-automakers-follow-money-korea <div class="node-body article-body">Many of Korea’s millionaires are just a generation or two removed from the days when their families lived humbly, so the supercars are one way to make a show of their elevated socioeconomic status.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/super-luxury-automakers-follow-money-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/super-luxury-automakers-follow-money-korea#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Aston Martin Bentley Ferrari Lamborghini Maserati McLaren Rolls Royce Sales & Marketing Globalization Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:24:00 +0000 1247171 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aston Martin looks for Vanquish to fetch $307,000 in Korea.</strong></p> Green Not Fading as Fisker Fulfills Need for Speed http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/green-not-fading-fisker-fulfills-need-speed <div class="node-body article-body">It’s anybody’s guess whether Henrik Fisker – acclaimed for his designs of the Aston Martin DB9 and V-8 Vantage, BMW Z8 and his own Fisker Karma hybrid-electric vehicle – will put his new effort into a traditional combustion-based product or again pick up the green baton.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/green-not-fading-fisker-fulfills-need-speed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/green-not-fading-fisker-fulfills-need-speed#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America India U.S. Aston Martin Fisker Ford Carbon Fiber Exterior Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:30:00 +0000 1245661 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fisker harnesses 725 horses to Rocket pony car.</strong></p> Luxury, Super-Luxury Models Enrich India Auto Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-super-luxury-models-enrich-india-auto-market <div class="node-body article-body">Buyers can choose from among 150 high-end models from five automakers, including the Indian subsidiaries of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, and 70 super-luxuries from nine manufacturers ranging from Aston Martin to Rolls-Royce.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-super-luxury-models-enrich-india-auto-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-super-luxury-models-enrich-india-auto-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Aston Martin Bugatti Jaguar Lamborghini Land Rover Mercedes Rolls Royce Globalization Internet Marketing Social Media Tariffs Fri, 05 Sep 2014 09:58:00 +0000 1107321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rental company&rsquo;s purchase of 120 C-Class sedans reflects demand.</strong></p> Aston Martin Launches Plant Expansion, Product Initiative http://wardsauto.com/europe/aston-martin-launches-plant-expansion-product-initiative <div class="node-body article-body">The development plan includes the creation of a new chassis and pilot-build facility, new offices and an extension of the parts and logistics storage area.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/aston-martin-launches-plant-expansion-product-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/aston-martin-launches-plant-expansion-product-initiative#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Aston Martin Future Products Vehicle Assembly Wed, 28 May 2014 17:55:00 +0000 1028901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Plant investment to pave way for next-generation Aston Martins.</strong></p> China's Soaring Luxury Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/chinas-soaring-luxury-market <div class="node-body gallery-body">Wealthy young consumers soon will make China the world's largest luxury vehicle market. Only a tiny percentage of Beijing, China's population can afford luxury items, but with a population of more than 21 million, a small percentage adds up to a lot of shoppers supporting many high-end stores in the city's upscale Dongcheng financial district. Rodeo Drive and Fifth Avenue have nothing on this smoggy street of dreams, except perhaps cleaner air. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/chinas-soaring-luxury-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/chinas-soaring-luxury-market#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Aston Martin Ferrari Sales & Marketing 2014 Beijing Auto Show Globalization Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:25:00 +0000 1001361 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Rolls Royces ready to transport guests at Peninsula Hotel.</p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/technology-roundup-24 <div class="node-body article-body">GE claims LEDs to save dealership $46,000 yearly; Aston Martin gets high-powered help for engine program; desert shrub touted as potential homegrown replacement for petroleum in tire-making.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/technology-roundup-24" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/technology-roundup-24#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany United Kingdom Aston Martin Continental Mercedes Department of Energy (DOE) Engines Fixed Operations Future Products Lighting Product Development Tires Vehicle Interiors Benecke-Kaliko ContiTech Cooper Tire General Electric guayule LED PanAridus U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Yulex Fri, 03 Jan 2014 11:22:00 +0000 923211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>LED lighting system hits dimmer switch at night.</strong></p> Premium-Car Sales Bright Spot in Gloomy Indian Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/premium-car-sales-bright-spot-gloomy-indian-market <div class="node-body article-body">This robust growth of the luxury segment sharply contrasts with the 7.3% year-over-year decline in Indian light-vehicle sales through July, WardsAuto data shows.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/premium-car-sales-bright-spot-gloomy-indian-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/premium-car-sales-bright-spot-gloomy-indian-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Aston Martin Audi BMW Bugatti Jaguar Land Rover Maserati Mercedes Porsche Rolls Royce Retail Globalization Production Sales Results Eberhard Kem Michael Perschke Thu, 12 Sep 2013 08:59:00 +0000 844611 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>GLA among several locally built Mercedes models.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-68 <div class="node-body article-body">A roundup of this week’s news involving automotive suppliers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-68" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-68#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Japan Germany Thailand United Kingdom Aston Martin Citroen Daimler Mercedes Peugeot TRW ZF Automatic Braking Brakes Capacity Utilization Finance Headlamps Lane-Departure Warning Product Development Radar Akebono Brake Guangzhou Koito Mercedes AMG NGK Spark Plug Thu, 01 Aug 2013 11:34:00 +0000 820521 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Partnership provides Mercedes AMG power to Aston Martin. </strong></p> Aston Martin Celebrates 100 Years With CC100 Speedster Concept http://wardsauto.com/europe/aston-martin-celebrates-100-years-cc100-speedster-concept <div class="node-body article-body">The Speedster Concept, a race-inspired, open-air 2-seater, translates the design and craftsmanship of the iconic ’59 DBR1 into a modern interpretation of open-air motoring.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/aston-martin-celebrates-100-years-cc100-speedster-concept" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/aston-martin-celebrates-100-years-cc100-speedster-concept#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Aston Martin Carbon Fiber Exterior Gasoline Wed, 22 May 2013 08:58:00 +0000 776961 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>CC100 reportedly to be reproduced only twice for privileged customers.</strong></p> Website Lists Family Cars Vanishing From U.K. Roads http://wardsauto.com/europe/website-lists-family-cars-vanishing-uk-roads <div class="node-body article-body">A number of these cars had more than a million made, and yet there only are hundreds, or dozens, left.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/website-lists-family-cars-vanishing-uk-roads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/website-lists-family-cars-vanishing-uk-roads#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe United Kingdom Aston Martin Daimler Ford Lotus Production Vehicles in Operation Austin HonestJohn.co.uk Keith Adams Reliant Triumph Tue, 21 May 2013 08:46:00 +0000 775501 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Nearly extinct Austin Allegro features squarish steering wheel.</strong></p>