Tata http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53651/more en Mercedes-Benz Thrives as Russian LV Market Shrinks http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/mercedes-benz-thrives-russian-lv-market-shrinks <div class="node-body article-body">Mercedes parent Daimler reportedly continues searching for a local production partner. That would allow the automaker to sidestep the Russian government’s recent ban on state purchases of imported cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/mercedes-benz-thrives-russian-lv-market-shrinks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/mercedes-benz-thrives-russian-lv-market-shrinks#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Audi BMW Jaguar Land Rover Lexus Mercedes Globalization Local Content Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:33:00 +0000 1136971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>E-Class among candidates for local production in Russia.</strong></p> Zest Compact Not Enough to Halt Tata’s Long Decline http://wardsauto.com/politics/zest-compact-not-enough-halt-tata-s-long-decline <div class="node-body article-body">Tata’s weaknesses include product planning that fails to recognize changing markets, dealers’ lack of understanding of what buyers want and low profit margins. Management has given no clear indication that it is addressing these issues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/zest-compact-not-enough-halt-tata-s-long-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/zest-compact-not-enough-halt-tata-s-long-decline#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Hyundai Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Tata Finance Product Development Sales Results Trade Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000 1135541 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker looks for Bolt, due in &rsquo;15, to join Zest in revitalizing sales.</strong></p> Local Chinese Brands Front and Center at Macau Show http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/local-chinese-brands-front-and-center-macau-show <div class="node-body article-body">The show, set for Nov. 7-9, has attracted more than 60 major automobile brands from 15 countries and regions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/local-chinese-brands-front-and-center-macau-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/local-chinese-brands-front-and-center-macau-show#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Audi BMW Dongfeng FAW Jaguar Land Rover Mercedes SAIC Tesla Volvo Car Sales & Marketing Globalization Wed, 08 Oct 2014 09:19:00 +0000 1132141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chinese automakers up against offerings by Audi, other luxury brands.</strong></p> 2015 Models: Jaguar http://wardsauto.com/2015/2015-models-jaguar <div class="node-body gallery-body">Highlights of 2015 Jaguar Models</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/2015/2015-models-jaguar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/2015/2015-models-jaguar#comments Public News & Analysis 2015 U.S. Jaguar Vehicles & Technology 2015 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:30:00 +0000 1121691 at http://wardsauto.com JLR’s Smarts, New Models Help Tata Reinvent Itself http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-s-smarts-new-models-help-tata-reinvent-itself <div class="node-body article-body">The mainstream automaker and its luxury division would benefit from significant exchanges of ideas regarding Tata’s market strategies and JLR technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-s-smarts-new-models-help-tata-reinvent-itself" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-s-smarts-new-models-help-tata-reinvent-itself#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center South America Europe - Regional India Indonesia Nigeria Venezuela Jaguar Land Rover Tata Sales & Marketing Diesel Gasoline Globalization Product Development Trade Cyrus Mistry Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:29:00 +0000 1117171 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Zest in vanguard of new-product cadence.</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> Land Rover Unveils New Discovery Sport http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/land-rover-unveils-new-discovery-sport <div class="field-byline"> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Land Rover says the exterior design showcases “unprecedented care for details and refinement,” with a goal of offering an affordable premium SUV.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/land-rover-unveils-new-discovery-sport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/land-rover-unveils-new-discovery-sport#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center North America U.S. Land Rover Automatic Diesel Exterior Gasoline Interior Manual Turbocharger Thu, 04 Sep 2014 18:55:00 +0000 1109111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Discovery Sport goes on sale in January with a starting price of $53,100 for base-model SD4.</strong></p> Automakers to Appeal Fines in India Antitrust Case http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/automakers-appeal-fines-india-antitrust-case <div class="node-body article-body">The automakers were accused of severely restraining the availability of parts, services and warranties, increasing costs for consumers and forcing many independent workshops out of business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/automakers-appeal-fines-india-antitrust-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/automakers-appeal-fines-india-antitrust-case#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific India BMW Hyundai Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Tata Finance Laws/Law Enforcement Trade Competition Commission of India Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:20:00 +0000 1100031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tata fined roughly half of $420 million total.</strong></p> JLR-Driven Profits Belie Tata’s Domestic Distress http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-driven-profits-belie-tata-s-domestic-distress <div class="node-body article-body">JLR sales increased 22% to 115,596 in first-quarter 2014, raising Tata’s overall operating margin to 20.3% from 15.8% year-ago, while the domestic business’s margin fell to -2.8% from 2.3% in the same period.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-driven-profits-belie-tata-s-domestic-distress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-driven-profits-belie-tata-s-domestic-distress#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Jaguar Land Rover Tata Capacity Utilization Finance Product Development Sales Results Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:40:00 +0000 1095291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Zest automaker&rsquo;s first new product in four years.</strong></p> From Fantastic to Bizarre http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/fantastic-bizarre <div class="node-body gallery-body">Metro Detroit hosted the 20th annual Woodward Dream Cruise this past weekend, and the event truly has become Motor City Mardi Gras. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/fantastic-bizarre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/fantastic-bizarre#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Chevrolet Jaguar Nissan Porsche Design Exterior Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Vehicle Interiors Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000 1087111 at http://wardsauto.com