Toyota http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53660/more en Oz Panel: Allow Used-Car Imports, Drop New-Car Tariff http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff <div class="node-body article-body">The Productivity Commission report says eliminating the 5% tariff on new imported cars once GM Holden, Ford and Toyota end local production might be justified, but it also “notes the effect on government revenue.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Australia Ford Holden Toyota Finance Labor & Human Resources Production Restructuring Supply Chain Tariffs Trade Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries Productivity Commission Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:32:00 +0000 1096241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Duties on BMWs, other imports raised A$920 million last fiscal year.</strong></p> Toyota U.K. Taps Sun to Help Run Wales Engine Plant http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-uk-taps-sun-help-run-wales-engine-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The solar panels will provide up to 10% of all the electricity required for manufacturing at the site, which makes gasoline and hybrid engines for Avensis and Auris models sold throughout Europe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-uk-taps-sun-help-run-wales-engine-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-uk-taps-sun-help-run-wales-engine-plant#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe United Kingdom Toyota Engine Manufacturing Technology Burnaston Deeside Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:15:00 +0000 1090731 at http://wardsauto.com Study Offers Road Map for Fuel-Cell-Vehicle Growth http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-offers-road-map-fuel-cell-vehicle-growth <div class="node-body article-body">The study says a key to hydrogen's potential success is clustering hydrogen-fuel infrastructure in urban or regional networks, limiting initial costs and creating an early market for the technology before committing to full national deployment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-offers-road-map-fuel-cell-vehicle-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-offers-road-map-fuel-cell-vehicle-growth#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan Germany BMW Daimler Honda Hyundai Nissan Toyota Fuel-Cell Vehicles Logistics fueling infrastructure Joan Ogden University of California-Davis Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:22:00 +0000 1088131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>University of California, Davis researcher Joan Ogden, shown with Honda FCX Clarity, bullish on hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles&rsquo; future.</strong></p> Thailand’s Auto-Sales Juggernaut Loses More Steam http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/thailand-s-auto-sales-juggernaut-loses-more-steam <div class="node-body article-body">An industry official attributes last month’s 29.2% sales skid to the psychological impact on consumer spending from the political turmoil earlier in the year and the resulting economic slowdown.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/thailand-s-auto-sales-juggernaut-loses-more-steam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/thailand-s-auto-sales-juggernaut-loses-more-steam#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Indonesia Thailand Honda Isuzu Mitsubishi Nissan Toyota Politics Production Sales Results Trade Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:50:00 +0000 1090471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mitsubishi Triton virtually alone among 1-ton pickup sales gainers in July.</strong></p> Thailand Tailing First-Time Car-Buyer Loan Deadbeats http://wardsauto.com/politics/thailand-tailing-first-time-car-buyer-loan-deadbeats <div class="node-body article-body">The government is seeking to recover the TB100,000 ($3,137) tax refunds paid to buyers on condition they keep their vehicles for at least five years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/thailand-tailing-first-time-car-buyer-loan-deadbeats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/thailand-tailing-first-time-car-buyer-loan-deadbeats#comments Premium Politics Retail Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Toyota Politics Finance & Insurance Incentives Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:37:00 +0000 1086161 at http://wardsauto.com 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 Public 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> Toyota-BMW Engine Collaboration Spins Off Sports Cars http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-bmw-engine-collaboration-spins-sports-cars <div class="node-body article-body">BMW reportedly is leading the development of the cars’ chassis, banking on its experience with aluminum, carbon fiber and high-strength steel to create a lighter and stiffer composite body structure, while Toyota is focusing on high-performance hybrid technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-bmw-engine-collaboration-spins-sports-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-bmw-engine-collaboration-spins-sports-cars#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Japan Germany BMW Toyota Sales & Marketing Aluminum Carbon Fiber Exterior Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Manufacturing Technology Product Development Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:55:00 +0000 1082951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>FT-1 concept possible starting point for next-gen Supra coupe.</strong></p> Cadillac Rolling Globally, Seeks Traction in U.S. http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/cadillac-rolling-globally-seeks-traction-us <div class="node-body article-body">Global Cadillac sales jumped 30% and improved 22.1% in the U.S. in 2013, according to WardsAuto data. But for the first half of this year, Cadillac’s U.S. sales slipped 1.0% against an industry that was ahead 4.0% and a luxury market up 7.0%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/cadillac-rolling-globally-seeks-traction-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/cadillac-rolling-globally-seeks-traction-us#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. BMW Cadillac Lexus Lincoln Mercedes Incentives Sales Results Jim Vurpillat Uwe Ellinghaus Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1080601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Coupe intended to spur flagging ATS sales.</strong></p> Research, Salesmanship Equal Priorities for Autoliv http://wardsauto.com/supply-chain/research-salesmanship-equal-priorities-autoliv <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We have preferred-partner status on what we are doing today,” Autoliv America President Steve Fredin says. “But we are also investing in new things. We are in a box. They say, ‘You are a seatbelt supplier, why talk to us about a radar system?’”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/supply-chain/research-salesmanship-equal-priorities-autoliv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/supply-chain/research-salesmanship-equal-priorities-autoliv#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Autoliv BMW Bosch Continental Daimler Delphi Denso Ford Toyota 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Airbags Cameras Future Products OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Radar Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:30:00 +0000 1081881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Autoliv America President Steve Fredin (far left) at MBS panel discussion.</strong></p> Japanese Automakers Recovering From China Turbulence http://wardsauto.com/politics/japanese-automakers-recovering-china-turbulence <div class="node-body article-body">Japanese automakers’ combined share of the Chinese market in first-half 2014 was 16.5%, a slight uptick from 16.4% a year ago, but well short of the more than 20% level before the 2012 islands dispute.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/japanese-automakers-recovering-china-turbulence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/japanese-automakers-recovering-china-turbulence#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Japan Ford General Motors Honda Hyundai Nissan Toyota Volkswagen Globalization Sales Results Trade China Association of Automobile Manufacturers Fitch Ratings Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:39:00 +0000 1080411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda Crider among best-selling Japanese models in China.</strong></p>