Data Articles and Analysis http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/577561/more en Forecast: LV SAAR Should Hold Steady in August http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-lv-saar-should-hold-steady-august <div class="node-body article-body">The latest WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S. automakers to sell 1.53 million light vehicles this month, equating to a 17.3 million-unit SAAR.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-lv-saar-should-hold-steady-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-lv-saar-should-hold-steady-august#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:31:00 +0000 1338881 at http://wardsauto.com World Vehicle Sales Down 0.7% in July http://wardsauto.com/world/world-vehicle-sales-down-07-july <div class="node-body article-body">If the 7-month trend continues, 2015 will end with the first year-over-year decline since 2009.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/world/world-vehicle-sales-down-07-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/world/world-vehicle-sales-down-07-july#comments Public Data Center World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing World Auto Makers Sales Results Monthly Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1338371 at http://wardsauto.com Sales Staff Protests Block Porsche Inroads in Korea http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/sales-staff-protests-block-porsche-inroads-korea <div class="node-body article-body">Union members in natty business suits have been demonstrating outside Porsche distributor SSC’s headquarters in Seoul’s upscale Gangnam district and at the company’s other five dealerships.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/sales-staff-protests-block-porsche-inroads-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/sales-staff-protests-block-porsche-inroads-korea#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Porsche Globalization Labor & Human Resources Sales Results Unions Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1338361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Macan helping build momentum for Porsche in Korea.</strong></p> July Marks 26th Straight Month of Thai Sales Slide http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/july-marks-26th-straight-month-thai-sales-slide <div class="node-body article-body">After seven months, the Thai market was down 15.8% at 429,972 deliveries. Car sales were down 20.8% and the CV segment was off 12.2%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/july-marks-26th-straight-month-thai-sales-slide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/july-marks-26th-straight-month-thai-sales-slide#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Honda Isuzu Mazda Toyota Sales Results Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:47:00 +0000 1337621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota pickups make uncommon splash of black ink.</strong></p> Analysts: China's Auto-Sales Slump to Depress Oil Prices http://wardsauto.com/analysts-chinas-auto-sales-slump-depress-oil-prices <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Government efforts to reverse the sales decline in the world's biggest car market may be insufficient to spark demand or shore up falling oil prices. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/analysts-chinas-auto-sales-slump-depress-oil-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Incentives Sales Results Vehicles in Operation Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:24:00 +0000 1337921 at http://wardsauto.com Malaysia July Sales Down From Year-Ago, Up From June http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-july-sales-down-year-ago-june <div class="node-body article-body">In line with falling sales, Malaysian production eased fractionally to 40,655 units in July from a year-earlier 41,012.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-july-sales-down-year-ago-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-july-sales-down-year-ago-june#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Auto Makers Production Sales Results Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:06:00 +0000 1337631 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perodua Axia&nbsp;knocks Myvi stablemate out of top sales spot.</strong></p> Ford Fights Russia Slump on Product, Price Fronts http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-fights-russia-slump-product-price-fronts <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker is cutting prices and expanding its product range in an effort to pull out of a tailspin that saw July sales drop 21.3% from like-2014 and 52% for the year’s first seven months, according to WardsAuto data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-fights-russia-slump-product-price-fronts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-fights-russia-slump-product-price-fronts#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Ford Engine Labor & Human Resources Local Content Restructuring Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:55:00 +0000 1336211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiesta priced below Ford&rsquo;s Russian best-seller Focus.</strong></p> Toyota's Tianjin Plants Coming Back on Line http://wardsauto.com/toyotas-tianjin-plants-coming-back-line <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker says it will resume operations at its plants in the Chinese port city Thursday, two weeks after two massive chemical explosions that killed at least 116 people.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyotas-tianjin-plants-coming-back-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific China Logistics Production Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:24:00 +0000 1337291 at http://wardsauto.com Scale Back China Output, Suzuki President Says http://wardsauto.com/scale-back-china-output-suzuki-president-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">President Toshihiro Suzuki says the automaker's two Chinese plants must adjust their current annual production capacity of 500,000 units, which is double its number of sales in the last fiscal year. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/scale-back-china-output-suzuki-president-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific China Capacity Utilization Wed, 26 Aug 2015 02:53:00 +0000 1337191 at http://wardsauto.com Thai Auto Industry Says 2015 Sales Will Miss Target http://wardsauto.com/thai-auto-industry-says-2015-sales-will-miss-target <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Federation of Thai Industries' Auto Industry Club, downgrading its 2015 forecast for the second time this year, says sales could total between 750,000 and 800,000 units this year, compared with 881,832 in 2014. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/thai-auto-industry-says-2015-sales-will-miss-target" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Sales Results Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:43:00 +0000 1336531 at http://wardsauto.com