Data Articles and Analysis http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/577561/more en Current Data Center Graphs http://wardsauto.com/data-center/current-data-center-graphs <div class="node-body gallery-body">Current charts and graphs from WardsAuto Data Center.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/data-center/current-data-center-graphs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/data-center/current-data-center-graphs#comments Public Data Center Auto Makers North America - Regional Capacity Utilization Inventories Production Sales Results Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:20:00 +0000 494881 at http://wardsauto.com World Vehicle Sales Inch Up in 2014 http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-inch-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">The Asia-Pacific region saw sales grow 3.2% in 2014, passing the 40 million-unit mark for the first time ever. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-inch-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-inch-2014#comments Public Gated Data Center World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing World Auto Makers Sales Results Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:50:00 +0000 1213951 at http://wardsauto.com Spanish Auto Production Reaches 5-Year High in 2014 http://wardsauto.com/europe/spanish-auto-production-reaches-5-year-high-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">An 8.5% increase in exports and continued government subsidies contributed to the result, according to ANFAC, the Spanish automakers association.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/spanish-auto-production-reaches-5-year-high-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/spanish-auto-production-reaches-5-year-high-2014#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Spain Nissan Employment Production Vehicle Assembly Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:20:00 +0000 1213191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>All-electric e-NV200 shares assembly line with three other models.</strong></p> CEO Says Audi Could Beat 2020 Goal of 2 Million Car Sales http://wardsauto.com/ceo-says-audi-could-beat-2020-goal-2-million-car-sales <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Rupert Stadler's forecast is based on the Volkswagen-owned luxury brand's double-digit percentage growth in sales four of the past five years, including last year's 11% gain to 1.74 million.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ceo-says-audi-could-beat-2020-goal-2-million-car-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Germany Sales Results Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:30:00 +0000 1213891 at http://wardsauto.com Safety-Systems Growth Boosts Supplier Bosch's Bottom Line http://wardsauto.com/safety-systems-growth-boosts-supplier-boschs-bottom-line <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The German supplier of electronic and mechanical auto components reports its 2014 margin on earnings before taxes and interest was 6.1% up nearly 1 percentage point from prior-year. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/safety-systems-growth-boosts-supplier-boschs-bottom-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Collision Avoidance Safety Sales Results Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:14:00 +0000 1213841 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Thailand Looks Ahead to Better Times in 2015 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-thailand-looks-ahead-better-times-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker predicts the Thai market will snap a 2-year slump and see a modest 4.3% rise in sales in 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-thailand-looks-ahead-better-times-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-thailand-looks-ahead-better-times-2015#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Indonesia Thailand Vietnam Honda Toyota Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Emissions Globalization Sales Results Tariffs Trade Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1209731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Vios B-car helped blunt sharp drop in Toyota Thailand&rsquo;s 2014 sales.</strong></p> Ford’s Fields Says Ready to Discuss CAFE Rules http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-s-fields-says-ready-discuss-cafe-rules <div class="node-body article-body">Ford CEO Mark Fields says consumers are not embracing fuel-efficient technologies at the expected rate. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-s-fields-says-ready-discuss-cafe-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-s-fields-says-ready-discuss-cafe-rules#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Sales Results Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:43:00 +0000 1213081 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Consumer shift toward CUVs likely not result of falling gasoline prices, Fields says.&nbsp;</strong></p> Cheap Gas Not to Blame for Plunging Mini Sales http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/cheap-gas-not-blame-plunging-mini-sales <div class="node-body article-body">With the supply pipeline now full of new Hardtop models, Mini is predicting 2015 to be its best year ever in the U.S. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/cheap-gas-not-blame-plunging-mini-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/cheap-gas-not-blame-plunging-mini-sales#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Mini Exterior Sales Results Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:19:00 +0000 1210921 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mini 4-door Hardtop model joined lineup shortly after Clubman model phased out</strong>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> China Posts Record Output in 2014 http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-posts-record-output-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">China finished the year on a high note with December output totaling just shy of 2.3 million units, a new high for the country. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-posts-record-output-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-posts-record-output-2014#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific China Auto Makers Production Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:10:00 +0000 1212091 at http://wardsauto.com Indonesia Closing In on Thailand as Top Asian Car Producer http://wardsauto.com/indonesia-closing-thailand-top-asian-car-producer <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Indonesia already has surpassed Thailand as Southeast's Asia's biggest auto market, and an analyst says it likely will become the region's output leader in 7 to 10 years. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/indonesia-closing-thailand-top-asian-car-producer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Indonesia Thailand Production Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:10:00 +0000 1212571 at http://wardsauto.com