Data Articles and Analysis http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/577561/more en CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-VW overtakes Toyota as world's biggest carmaker http://wardsauto.com/corrected-update-2-vw-overtakes-toyota-worlds-biggest-carmaker <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Corrects July 28 story to state in sixth paragraph that Toyota is reporting first-quarter, not first-half, results on Tuesday; also corrects day in advisory line to Tuesday, not Thursday)</p> <p>* Toyota H1 sales fall 1.5 pct to 5.02 mln cars</p> <p>* VW reported 5.04 mln H1 deliveries on July 17</p> <p>* Toyota says emerging markets, mini-vehicle taxes weighed</p> <p>By Andreas Cremer and Minami Funakoshi</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/corrected-update-2-vw-overtakes-toyota-worlds-biggest-carmaker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Sales Results Mon, 03 Aug 2015 02:24:34 +0000 1320981 at http://wardsauto.com Malaysian Auto Group Looks for Second-Half Upturn http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-auto-group-looks-second-half-upturn <div class="node-body article-body">“We have yet to discount our target of 700,000 units for 2015,” Malaysia Automotive Institute CEO Madani Sahari says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-auto-group-looks-second-half-upturn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-auto-group-looks-second-half-upturn#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Unspecified Companies Sales Results Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:04:00 +0000 1320381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Alza, rest of Perodua range claim one-third of local market.</strong></p> UAW Loses Ground As Mitsubishi Closes Illinois Plant http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-loses-ground-mitsubishi-closes-illinois-plant <div class="node-body article-body">Chronically low capacity utilization, an aging, high-seniority workforce and an upcoming new contract left Mitsubishi with “a big cost bubble coming soon with little return,” says Justin West, former president of UAW Local 2488 at Normal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-loses-ground-mitsubishi-closes-illinois-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-loses-ground-mitsubishi-closes-illinois-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Mitsubishi Capacity Utilization Labor & Human Resources Production Sales Results United Auto Workers (UAW) Vehicle Assembly Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:47:00 +0000 1322551 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;16 Outlander Sport production shifting to Japan.</strong></p> World Vehicle Sales Up 0.5% in First Half http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-05-first-half <div class="node-body article-body">Growth in North America and Europe balanced losses in South America and Asia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-05-first-half" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-05-first-half#comments Public Gated Data Center World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing World Auto Makers Sales Results Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:50:00 +0000 1322481 at http://wardsauto.com Thai Sales Remain Weak, Though Slight Gain Seen for Second-Half 2015 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-sales-remain-weak-though-slight-gain-seen-second-half-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota Thailand President Kyoichi Tanada says the sales decline is being fueled by concerns over global economic instability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-sales-remain-weak-though-slight-gain-seen-second-half-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-sales-remain-weak-though-slight-gain-seen-second-half-2015#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Auto Makers Sales Results Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:09:00 +0000 1322651 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota pickup sales off 2.5% in first half of year.</strong></p> UPDATE 3-Volkswagen lowers sales goal as China growth slows down http://wardsauto.com/update-3-volkswagen-lowers-sales-goal-china-growth-slows-down <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* FY sales forecast lowered to flat from a moderate rise</p> <p>* VW expects China sales growth to grind to halt</p> <p>* Operating profit rises in Q2</p> <p>* Keeps FY profit, revenue forecasts</p> <p>* Grappling with "fierce competition" -CFO (Adds China sales and profit estimate, analyst comment)</p> <p>By Andreas Cremer</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-3-volkswagen-lowers-sales-goal-china-growth-slows-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Germany Finance Sales Results Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:12:33 +0000 1322041 at http://wardsauto.com Mitsubishi Shutdown to Further Streamline Production Utilization http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mitsubishi-shutdown-further-streamline-production-utilization <div class="node-body article-body">Closure of Mitsubishi’s U.S. plant means a 62,000-unit cut to forecasted North American output in 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mitsubishi-shutdown-further-streamline-production-utilization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mitsubishi-shutdown-further-streamline-production-utilization#comments Premium Limited Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production North America North America - Regional Auto Makers Capacity Utilization Production Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1321581 at http://wardsauto.com Malaysia First-Half Sales Off 3.3%; Ford Bucks Trend http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/malaysia-first-half-sales-33-ford-bucks-trend <div class="node-body article-body">The MAA bases its scaled-back forecast on curtailed business optimism and moderation in consumer spending as a result of economic uncertainties and an increased cost of living.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/malaysia-first-half-sales-33-ford-bucks-trend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/malaysia-first-half-sales-33-ford-bucks-trend#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Ford Sales Results Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1321561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EcoSport, Ford stablemates outperform market.</strong></p> Toyota Projects Overall 9% Sales Drop inThailand http://wardsauto.com/toyota-projects-overall-9-sales-drop-inthailand <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Toyota, which compiles sales for the entire Thai market, cites the poor performance by Southeast Asia's second-largest economy in scaling back its 2015 forecast.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-projects-overall-9-sales-drop-inthailand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Sales Results Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:16:00 +0000 1321341 at http://wardsauto.com Sirius XM Hikes 2015 U.S. Revenue, Subscription Forecasts http://wardsauto.com/sirius-xm-hikes-2015-us-revenue-subscription-forecasts <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The satellite-radio service says robust U.S. auto sales prompted it to raise its full-year subscriber forecast from 1.2 million to 1.4 million, and boost its revenue forecast from $4.5 million to $4.47 million.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sirius-xm-hikes-2015-us-revenue-subscription-forecasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Suppliers North America U.S. Finance Sales Results Supply Chain Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:45:00 +0000 1321231 at http://wardsauto.com