Data Articles http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/577561/more en U.S. LV SAAR Could Hit 17 Million in July http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/us-lv-saar-could-hit-17-million-july <div class="field-deck"> Forecast </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The latest WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S. automakers to sell 1.47 million light vehicles this month, which would lift the SAAR to 17 million for the first time in eight years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/us-lv-saar-could-hit-17-million-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/us-lv-saar-could-hit-17-million-july#comments Premium Limited Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 1068061 at http://wardsauto.com WardsAuto Fuel Economy Index Rises 2.2% in the First Half of 2014 http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/wardsauto-fuel-economy-index-rises-22-first-half-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">The average rating for cars grew 2.6% to 29.3 mpg. Light trucks averaged 21.1 mpg, 3.2% higher than year-ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/wardsauto-fuel-economy-index-rises-22-first-half-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/wardsauto-fuel-economy-index-rises-22-first-half-2014#comments Public Data Center Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Fuel Economy Sales Results Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:30:00 +0000 1067201 at http://wardsauto.com Fiesta Claims Title to U.K.’s All-Time Best Seller http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/fiesta-claims-title-uk-s-all-time-best-seller <div class="node-body article-body">Ford Britain Chairman and Managing Director Mark Ovenden credits the Fiesta’s success to its style, value, driving dynamics and significant technologies including the 1.0L EcoBoost engine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/fiesta-claims-title-uk-s-all-time-best-seller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/fiesta-claims-title-uk-s-all-time-best-seller#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Ford Gasoline Sales Results 1.0L EcoBoost Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 1067191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiesta outsells Ford stablemates Focus, Escort.</strong></p> Japan Vehicle Sales Up 0.4% in June http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/japan-vehicle-sales-04-june <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Japan vehicle sales totaled 452,555 units for June 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/japan-vehicle-sales-04-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/japan-vehicle-sales-04-june#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Japan Auto Makers Sales Results Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:41:00 +0000 1067291 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-119 <div class="node-body article-body">JCI, Chinese manufacturer form interior-trim JV; Continental auto-electronics arm picks Philippines site as Asia supply hub; German, Chinese companies forge aluminum-castings agreement. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-119" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-119#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Canada China U.S. Philippines Germany United Kingdom Continental Dodge JCI SAIC SRT Aluminum Brakes Capacity Utilization Component Electronic Control Units (ECU) Global Sources Globalization Manufacturing Technology Vehicle Interiors Brembo North America Continental Temic Electronic Motion Systems Evana KSR Rheinmetall Group TI Automotive Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:26:00 +0000 1067111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cast-iron foundry expands Brembo brake operations in Michigan.</strong></p> Ford Posts $2.6 Billion Pre-Tax Profit; Europe Shows Signs of Life http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-posts-26-billion-pre-tax-profit-europe-shows-signs-life <div class="node-body article-body">Ford posts a $14 million pretax profit in Europe where the auto industry has seen sales stagnate, but expresses concerns over the Russian market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-posts-26-billion-pre-tax-profit-europe-shows-signs-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-posts-26-billion-pre-tax-profit-europe-shows-signs-life#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing U.S. Ford Finance Sales Results Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:55:00 +0000 1067041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Ford CEO Mark Fields says he doesn&rsquo;t plan a change in strategy following the departure of Alan Mulally. </strong></p> Second Korean Automaker Offers Wage Concession http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/second-korean-automaker-offers-wage-concession <div class="node-body article-body">Ssangyong’s offer would substantially hike payments for overtime, holiday work and severance packages at retirement. But analysts say the low-volume automaker is on the threshold of a turnaround and a strike would destroy the momentum.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/second-korean-automaker-offers-wage-concession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/second-korean-automaker-offers-wage-concession#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Hyundai Kia Samsung Ssangyong Labor & Human Resources Production Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:45:00 +0000 1066221 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Smallest of country&rsquo;s five automakers follows GM&rsquo;s lead in contract talks.</strong></p> Global Automakers May Abandon Russian Production http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/global-automakers-may-abandon-russian-production <div class="node-body article-body">One analysis suggests limited capacity, possible loss of government support, devaluation of the ruble and other factors may prompt global automakers to halt assembly operations in Russia and instead focus on imports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/global-automakers-may-abandon-russian-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/global-automakers-may-abandon-russian-production#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia BMW Ford PSA Renault Capacity Utilization Globalization Sales Results Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 1066121 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EcoSport, shown outside Kremlin, attests to Ford stake in Russia.</strong></p> New Models Boost U.K. Car Output in First-Half 2014 http://wardsauto.com/new-models-boost-uk-car-output-first-half-2014 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The 790,000 vehicles built through June were 3.5% more than year-earlier and included the new Honda Civic Tourer and Nissan Qashqai SUV. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/new-models-boost-uk-car-output-first-half-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe United Kingdom Production Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:01:00 +0000 1066391 at http://wardsauto.com Malaysian Auto Sales Growth Forecast http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-auto-sales-growth-forecast <div class="node-body article-body">The Malaysian Automotive Assn. says the economy is expected to maintain growth in line with a government forecast of an increase between 5% and 5.5% for the year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-auto-sales-growth-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-auto-sales-growth-forecast#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia BMW Ford Mercedes Mini Sales Results Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:40:00 +0000 1065941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW 3-Series growing sales in Malaysia.&nbsp;</strong></p>