Ford http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53589/more en New Zealand LV Sales Up Double Digits in August http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-zealand-lv-sales-double-digits-august <div class="node-body article-body">New-car sales had their strongest August since 1986, jumping 9.4% year-on-year to 7,752 units. Toyota outsold second- and third-place Mazda and GM Holden combined.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-zealand-lv-sales-double-digits-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-zealand-lv-sales-double-digits-august#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific New Zealand Ford Holden Mazda Toyota Sales Results Fri, 04 Sep 2015 09:43:00 +0000 1342401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Corolla reclaims top-seller title.</strong></p> Global Automakers Win More Concessions From Russia http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-win-more-concessions-russia <div class="node-body article-body">The Russian government will revise its formula for determining the level of localization of auto production. Foreign automakers will be given up to three years to comply with the amended requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-win-more-concessions-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-win-more-concessions-russia#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Europe Russia Ford Nissan Renault Volkswagen Engine Globalization Local Content Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1339881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Almera sedan helps Nissan meet Russian localization rules.</strong></p> A Little Mustang, Lot of Trucks in Ford’s August Sales Report http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/little-mustang-lot-trucks-ford-s-august-sales-report <div class="node-body article-body">Utilities combined for 74,590 units in the month, up 12.3% by volume from like-2014, and inventories are turning fast on the new Edge, Explorer and ’16-model Escape.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/little-mustang-lot-trucks-ford-s-august-sales-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/little-mustang-lot-trucks-ford-s-august-sales-report#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Ford Sales Results Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:04:00 +0000 1340641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford says Explorer sales would have gone higher if supplies sufficient.</strong></p> Lexus Retains Most-Engaging Car Ad Crown http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/lexus-retains-most-engaging-car-ad-crown <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Overall, automakers spent an estimated $84.6 million on television ads for the week, nearly $10 million more than last week, airing 231 spots over 19,000 times nationally.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/lexus-retains-most-engaging-car-ad-crown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/lexus-retains-most-engaging-car-ad-crown#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Chevrolet Ford Hyundai Lexus Mazda Nissan Advertising Social Media Viral Marketing Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:37:00 +0000 1338191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lexus hoverboard ad beats out Mazda.</strong></p> Ford Fights Russia Slump on Product, Price Fronts http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-fights-russia-slump-product-price-fronts <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker is cutting prices and expanding its product range in an effort to pull out of a tailspin that saw July sales drop 21.3% from like-2014 and 52% for the year’s first seven months, according to WardsAuto data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-fights-russia-slump-product-price-fronts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-fights-russia-slump-product-price-fronts#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Ford Engine Labor & Human Resources Local Content Restructuring Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:55:00 +0000 1336211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiesta priced below Ford&rsquo;s Russian best-seller Focus.</strong></p> Ford Prepping Mustang for November Arrival in U.K. http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-prepping-mustang-november-arrival-uk <div class="node-body article-body">Some 80% of U.K. customers are opting for the fastback body style over the convertible and 70% want the 416-hp 5.0L V-8 over the more fuel-efficient 317-hp 2.3L EcoBoost engine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-prepping-mustang-november-arrival-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-prepping-mustang-november-arrival-uk#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Ford Sales & Marketing Engines Exterior Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:17:00 +0000 1336231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford U.K. buyers lining up.&nbsp;</strong></p> Activist UAW Members Look to End Tier 2, Pump Up Wages http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/activist-uaw-members-look-end-tier-2-pump-wages <div class="node-body article-body">Some officials express concern the union is more focused on maintaining its strike fund than using it to push for real economic gains, and they are putting the executive board on notice. “We have expectations,” notes one activist member.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/activist-uaw-members-look-end-tier-2-pump-wages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/activist-uaw-members-look-end-tier-2-pump-wages#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors Labor & Human Resources United Auto Workers (UAW) Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:44:00 +0000 1336191 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>Williams says union wants to &ldquo;close the gap,&rdquo; but some members not sure that&rsquo;s enough.<o:p></o:p></b></p> James M. Amend Ford’s 3-Cyl. Gutsy, Efficient and Fun to Drive http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-s-3-cyl-gutsy-efficient-and-fun-drive <div class="field-deck"> Story Behind 2015 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ford says the 999cc I-3 is not only its smallest EcoBoost engine but also its most advanced.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-s-3-cyl-gutsy-efficient-and-fun-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-s-3-cyl-gutsy-efficient-and-fun-drive#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Gasoline Story Behind 2015 10 Best Engines Turbocharger Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1331561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>To qualify as&nbsp;Ford&nbsp;</strong><strong>EcoBoost</strong><strong>&nbsp;engine, it shares three key technologies: direct injection,&nbsp;</strong><strong>turbocharging</strong><strong>&nbsp;and dual variable-valve timing, which Ford calls twin Variable Cam Timing (VCT).</strong></p> 2015 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-rolex-monterey-motorsports-reunion <div class="node-body gallery-body">Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosted the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion this past weekend, paying homage to a century of auto racing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-rolex-monterey-motorsports-reunion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-rolex-monterey-motorsports-reunion#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Alfa Romeo BMW Bugatti Chevrolet Ford Maserati Porsche Exterior Gasoline Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:12:00 +0000 1333701 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Polishes Taurus’ Tarnished Image for China http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-polishes-taurus-tarnished-image-china <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Taurus has a checkered history here in the U.S., going from best-seller to fleet standby in just a few decades. Ford hopes to leave that behind in China with a model designed exclusively for that market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-polishes-taurus-tarnished-image-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-polishes-taurus-tarnished-image-china#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Ford Lincoln Sales & Marketing Globalization Vehicle Assembly Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:41:00 +0000 1333481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford Chairman Bill Ford <em>(left)</em>, President and CEO Mark Fields introduce Taurus at Shanghai auto show.</strong></p>