Renault http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53639/more en Incentives Designed to Jump-Start Korean EV Market http://wardsauto.com/politics/incentives-designed-jump-start-korean-ev-market <div class="node-body article-body">Incentives for 3,090 EVs are available this year. When added to the 3,014 EVs registered nationwide at the end of 2014, plus the 10,000 proposed new incentives, the government calculates more than 16,000 EVs will be on Korean roads by the end of 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/incentives-designed-jump-start-korean-ev-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/incentives-designed-jump-start-korean-ev-market#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology South Korea BMW Chevrolet Hyundai Kia Samsung Politics Charging Electric Vehicles Incentives Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:56:00 +0000 1263991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kia sells 414 copies of Soul EV to lead Korean market in 2014.</strong></p> Hybrids, EVs Shine in U.K. Owner-Satisfaction Survey http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hybrids-evs-shine-uk-owner-satisfaction-survey <div class="node-body article-body">The Lexus IS takes the No.1 slot with a satisfaction rating of 93.96%, ending the Skoda Yeti’s 3-year stint at the top of the survey. Three-quarters of all Lexus IS owners who responded own the eco-friendly hybrid version.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hybrids-evs-shine-uk-owner-satisfaction-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hybrids-evs-shine-uk-owner-satisfaction-survey#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Hyundai Lexus Nissan Renault SEAT Skoda Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Vehicles in Operation Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:28:00 +0000 1267941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>IS hybrid leads way for Lexus in owner ratings.</strong></p> Three Versions of Spanish-Built Nissan Pickup Planned for Daimler http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/three-versions-spanish-built-nissan-pickup-planned-daimler <div class="node-body article-body">Latin American demand will be supplied for Daimler from the Renault Nissan Alliance plant in Cordoba, Argentina, where $600 million is being invested in retooling and modernization.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/three-versions-spanish-built-nissan-pickup-planned-daimler" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/three-versions-spanish-built-nissan-pickup-planned-daimler#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Spain Mercedes Nissan Renault Future Products Product Development Vehicle Assembly Thu, 09 Apr 2015 14:13:00 +0000 1256801 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>Nissan NP300 Navara captured during media drive in Chiang Mai, Thailand.</b><o:p></o:p></p> Algeria Hub of Renault’s Three-Continent Growth Plan http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/algeria-hub-renault-s-three-continent-growth-plan <div class="field-byline"> Kaci Racelma </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Industry analysts see Renault’s investment in Algeria as a twofold strategy aimed at consolidating markets in Europe and positioning the French company for growth in Africa. The automaker also is eyeing expansion into the Middle East.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/algeria-hub-renault-s-three-continent-growth-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/algeria-hub-renault-s-three-continent-growth-plan#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Europe Africa - Regional Europe - Regional Middle East - Regional Algeria France Romania Dacia Renault Sales & Marketing Globalization Vehicle Assembly Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:41:00 +0000 1240131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Symbol, rebadged Dacia Logan, assembled at Algeria plant.</strong></p> Lavish Rebates Fail to Jump-Start Korean EV Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/lavish-rebates-fail-jump-start-korean-ev-market <div class="node-body article-body">The Korean government shares the industry’s expectations of a growing EV market despite falling far short previously. Last year’s 1,183 sales amounted to a minuscule 1.9% of the projected 60,000.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/lavish-rebates-fail-jump-start-korean-ev-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/lavish-rebates-fail-jump-start-korean-ev-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology South Korea Kia Nissan Samsung Charging Electric Vehicles Incentives Sales Results Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1240941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Renault Samsung plugs SM3 EV as taxi in new marketing push.</strong></p> Global Hybrid Leader Toyota’s 2014 Sales Slip 1.0% http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/global-hybrid-leader-toyota-s-2014-sales-slip-10 <div class="node-body article-body">Honda, Mitsubishi, Subaru were among the automakers reporting improved hybrid sales in 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/global-hybrid-leader-toyota-s-2014-sales-slip-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/global-hybrid-leader-toyota-s-2014-sales-slip-10#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe North America China U.S. Japan France South Korea Ford General Motors Honda Hyundai Kia Lexus Mazda Mitsubishi Nissan Renault Subaru Toyota Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:49:00 +0000 1226951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Prius c retains sales title despite 11.3% slip in home market.</strong></p> Kadjar CUV to Push Renault Spain Output to New High http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/kadjar-cuv-push-renault-spain-output-new-high <div class="node-body article-body">The new C-segment model is targeted for output of 300-400 units per day, sources say, with a market launch expected by early fall in Europe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/kadjar-cuv-push-renault-spain-output-new-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/kadjar-cuv-push-renault-spain-output-new-high#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology China Spain Renault Future Products Vehicle Assembly Fri, 06 Feb 2015 11:49:00 +0000 1219371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Renault Kadjar to be assembled in Spain and China.</strong></p> Russia Car-Sales Slump Expected to Worsen in 2015 http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-car-sales-slump-expected-worsen-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Predicting a 24% decline from a 2014 result that was off 10% from the prior year, industry spokesman Joerge Schreiber says: “Nobody doubts that there will be a crisis. The question is how severe and long it will last.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-car-sales-slump-expected-worsen-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-car-sales-slump-expected-worsen-2015#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Chevrolet Ford Kia Lada Renault Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:39:00 +0000 1201421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Largus helps keep Lada Russia&rsquo;s No.1 brand despite 19% sales drop.</strong></p> Renault Samsung Hopes SM5 LPG-Fueled Taxi Fares Well http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/renault-samsung-hopes-sm5-lpg-fueled-taxi-fares-well <div class="node-body article-body">It may be the first time an automaker has targeted its flagship vehicle toward the taxi market to achieve its overall sales goal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/renault-samsung-hopes-sm5-lpg-fueled-taxi-fares-well" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/renault-samsung-hopes-sm5-lpg-fueled-taxi-fares-well#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology South Korea Spain Samsung Interior Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Product Development Sales Results Fri, 09 Jan 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1195401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New SM5&rsquo;s trunk space enlarged by repositioning LPG hardware.</strong></p> Ford Leads Way as U.K. Auto Sales Hit 10-Year High http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-leads-way-uk-auto-sales-hit-10-year-high <div class="node-body article-body">The Ford Fiesta was the U.K.’s top seller in 2014 with 131,254 deliveries. The Ford Focus followed with 85,140, despite being outsold in December by the third-place Vauxhall Corsa.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-leads-way-uk-auto-sales-hit-10-year-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-leads-way-uk-auto-sales-hit-10-year-high#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe United Kingdom Ford Hyundai Nissan Opel/Vauxhall Renault Sales Results Wed, 07 Jan 2015 18:49:00 +0000 1195321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Transit helps Ford grow share of CV market from 20.9% to to 23.5% in 2014.</strong></p>