Volkswagen http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53669/more en 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> BMW Crowned World’s Most Reputable Company http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/bmw-crowned-world-s-most-reputable-company <div class="node-body article-body">BMW ranked third in last year’s survey and Daimler was eighth. Nissan and Suzuki were on the 2014 list but didn’t make the cut this year. GM squeezed in at 96th after missing the list last year while embroiled in the ignition-switch recall crisis. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/bmw-crowned-world-s-most-reputable-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/bmw-crowned-world-s-most-reputable-company#comments Public World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Suppliers World BMW Bosch Daimler Ford General Motors Honda Toyota Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:46:00 +0000 1266071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW, maker of Ward&rsquo;s 10 Best Interiors winner i3, highly regarded globally.</strong></p> Volvo Eyes More Than Sliver of India Luxury Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/volvo-eyes-more-sliver-india-luxury-market <div class="node-body article-body">Volvo’s objective of 20,000 annual sales in India by 2020 is the same number set by larger luxury rivals Audi, BMW and Mercedes – but they hope to hit their targets by 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/volvo-eyes-more-sliver-india-luxury-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/volvo-eyes-more-sliver-india-luxury-market#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Audi BMW Mercedes Volvo Car Globalization Sales Results Tariffs Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:01:00 +0000 1257901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker challenged in India by limited product lineup.</strong></p> Rush of Luxury Plug-Ins First Challenge to Hybrids http://wardsauto.com/north-america/rush-luxury-plug-ins-first-challenge-hybrids <div class="node-body article-body">PHEV demand remains a fraction of the overall hybrid market, which accounted for 451,831 sales in 2014 and a 2.8% market share. But that also means there’s considerable upside for the vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/rush-luxury-plug-ins-first-challenge-hybrids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/rush-luxury-plug-ins-first-challenge-hybrids#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Audi BMW Cadillac Chevrolet Honda Mercedes Porsche Volkswagen Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:00:00 +0000 1257851 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM CEO Barra introduces second-generation Chevy Volt.</strong></p> PHEVs Storm U.S. http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/phevs-storm-us <div class="node-body gallery-body">A slew of luxury plug-in hybrid electric vehicles begin rolling out this year, raising a first challenge to the dominance of traditional hybrids.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/phevs-storm-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/phevs-storm-us#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Audi BMW Cadillac Chevrolet Honda Mercedes Mitsubishi Porsche Volkswagen Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:59:00 +0000 1257861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>PHEVs Storm U.S.<span class="rangySelectionBoundary" id="selectionBoundary_1428950417762_9730608864566231"></span></strong></p> 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> Winners in South Korea-EU Trade Deal Hard to Pick http://wardsauto.com/politics/winners-south-korea-eu-trade-deal-hard-pick <div class="field-byline"> Sara Lewis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Yoon Dae-Sung, executive managing director of the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Assn., says the free-trade agreement has been beneficial, but measuring the size of its impact is difficult.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/winners-south-korea-eu-trade-deal-hard-pick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/winners-south-korea-eu-trade-deal-hard-pick#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Europe - Regional South Korea BMW Hyundai Mercedes Volkswagen European Commission Globalization Sales Results Supply Chain Tariffs Trade Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:09:00 +0000 1261361 at http://wardsauto.com <p>VW&nbsp;Tiguan&nbsp;BlueMotion diesel&nbsp;South Korea&rsquo;s top-selling&nbsp;import.</p> Automakers Raising Stakes in Southeast Asia Markets http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets <div class="node-body article-body">The Bangkok Post reports Ipsos Business Consulting believes entrenched Japanese automakers will face increasing competition in Southeast Asia from the likes of General Motors and new players including Volkswagen.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Indonesia Malaysia Thailand General Motors Nissan Proton Toyota Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Globalization Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:05:00 +0000 1259421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Indonesia first export market for Malaysian VW assembler DRB-Hicom.</strong></p> Russian Government Cuts Automakers’ Wish List Short http://wardsauto.com/politics/russian-government-cuts-automakers-wish-list-short <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers support the government subsidies but also want regulations on assembly operations eased, support for new agreements with foreign manufacturers, resumption of preferential auto lending and limits on steel exports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/russian-government-cuts-automakers-wish-list-short" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/russian-government-cuts-automakers-wish-list-short#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia General Motors SEAT Politics Finance Production Purchashing Restructuring Sales Results Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:51:00 +0000 1257841 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mazda-Sollers joint venture output continues in Vladivostok.</strong></p> VWA Chief Targets More CUV Sales http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/vwa-chief-targets-more-cuv-sales <div class="node-body article-body">Matching the industry’s 35% sales rate on utility vehicles is seen as the key to reversing VWA’s slide.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/vwa-chief-targets-more-cuv-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/vwa-chief-targets-more-cuv-sales#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:21:00 +0000 1257601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Alltrack provides AWD capability Golf buyers have been seeking.</strong></p>