Data Articles http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/577561/more en Malaysian Light-Vehicle Sales Edge Up 2.2% in March http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysian-light-vehicle-sales-edge-22-march <div class="node-body article-body">An industry group predicts April sales will hold at the current level, crediting the improvement in part to new-model introductions and a longer working month.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysian-light-vehicle-sales-edge-22-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysian-light-vehicle-sales-edge-22-march#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Perodua Sales Results Aishah Ahmad Federation of Motor and Credit Companies Association of Malaysia Malaysian Automotive Assn. Tony Khor Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:30:00 +0000 998841 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perodua markets Myvi XT as youth brand.</strong></p> European Auto Sales Running Well Ahead of Forecasts http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/european-auto-sales-running-well-ahead-forecasts <div class="node-body article-body">Registrations grew 10.6% in March and, although the increase came against prior-year’s low result, were well above the 2%-3% increase forecast by many analysts at the end of 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/european-auto-sales-running-well-ahead-forecasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/european-auto-sales-running-well-ahead-forecasts#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional All Brands Registrations Sales Results ACEA Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:10:00 +0000 998621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sandero helps downmarket Dacia brand post region&rsquo;s biggest sales jump.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105 <div class="node-body article-body">Consortium to forge closer ties between OEMs, suppliers; LEDs at heart of Hella headlamp system in Audi A8; JLR calls on Bosch to devise smartphone-vehicle interface; juicy offer from Nissan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional Mexico U.S. Audi Bosch Faurecia Ford Hella Jaguar Jeep Land Rover Magna Nissan Volkswagen Body Capacity Utilization Charging Exterior Globalization Headlamps Incentives Information & Entertainment OE-Supplier Relations SAE International Seats Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) Vehicle Assembly Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium Flextronics Haartz Key Safety Systems Macedonia Recaro Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:50:00 +0000 998421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Recyclable Magna liftgate has paintable outer panel.</strong></p> European Auto-Price War Continues Despite Sales Rebound http://wardsauto.com/european-auto-price-war-continues-despite-sales-rebound <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Industry data shows registrations in Europe were up 10.4% in March, but that rate trailed a 12% increase in average retail incentives in the region's five biggest markets. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/european-auto-price-war-continues-despite-sales-rebound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Sales Results Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:11:00 +0000 998461 at http://wardsauto.com Fiat Near U.S. Storefront Goal; 500e Sales to Start in Oregon http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/fiat-near-us-storefront-goal-500e-sales-start-oregon <div class="field-deck"> 2014 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Getting brick-and-mortar laid is key to Fiat’s fortunes in the U.S., where it re-launched in 2011 with the 3-door 500 but stumbled out of the gate by missing early sales goals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/fiat-near-us-storefront-goal-500e-sales-start-oregon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/fiat-near-us-storefront-goal-500e-sales-start-oregon#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Dealerships North America U.S. Fiat 2014 New York International Auto Show Sales Results Social Media Viral Marketing Abarth California Fiat 500e Fiat 500L Jason Stoicevich Portland Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:42:00 +0000 997831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat 500L seen boosting 2014 U.S. sales.</strong></p> Fiat 500L "Mirage" Commercial http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/fiat-500l-mirage-commercial <div class="node-body video-body">Launched in February, the Fiat 500L marketing campaign features a television commercial with rapper Sean "P. Diddy" Combs. The spot quadrupled traffic to the brand's website and visits remain twice that of previous levels.</div> <div class="field-buy-node-description"> <span>Buy a Node Description:&nbsp;</span> &lt;p&gt;&amp;lt;iframe width=&amp;quot;560&amp;quot; height=&amp;quot;315&amp;quot; src=&amp;quot;//www.youtube.com/embed/XBtVOmhnw-k&amp;quot; frameborder=&amp;quot;0&amp;quot; allowfullscreen&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/iframe&amp;gt;&lt;/p&gt; </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/fiat-500l-mirage-commercial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/fiat-500l-mirage-commercial#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Dealerships North America U.S. Fiat 2014 New York International Auto Show Advertising Sales Results Viral Marketing Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:41:00 +0000 997721 at http://wardsauto.com Germany Vehicle Sales Up 5.8% in March http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/germany-vehicle-sales-58-march <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Germany vehicle sales totaled 323,991 units for March 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/germany-vehicle-sales-58-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/germany-vehicle-sales-58-march#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Germany Auto Makers Sales Results Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:21:00 +0000 997501 at http://wardsauto.com Mercedes Seeks to Continue Sprinter Success http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mercedes-seeks-continue-sprinter-success <div class="node-body article-body">The new ’14 Sprinter comes standard with a 2.1L 4-cyl. diesel engine producing 161 hp and 266 lb.-ft. of torque.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mercedes-seeks-continue-sprinter-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mercedes-seeks-continue-sprinter-success#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Dealerships Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Dealerships Freightliner Mercedes Automatic Diesel Exterior Sales Results Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:22:00 +0000 996311 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;14 Mercedes Sprinter commercial van gets updated sheetmetal.</strong></p> Toyota Anticipating Cooldown After Two Robust Years http://wardsauto.com/toyota-anticipating-cooldown-after-two-robust-years <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A senior executive with the world's biggest automaker says last year's likely $10 billion jump in operating profit "was abnormal in the context of sustainable growth."</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-anticipating-cooldown-after-two-robust-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Japan Sales Results Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:00:00 +0000 996691 at http://wardsauto.com New Buyers, Regulations Breaking Old Definition of Luxury, Execs Say http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-buyers-regulations-breaking-old-definition-luxury-execs-say <div class="field-deck"> 2014 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Just a few short years ago, luxury makers targeted the baby-boomer generation almost exclusively. Today, luxury brands are marketing to buyers as young as 20-something Millennials.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-buyers-regulations-breaking-old-definition-luxury-execs-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-buyers-regulations-breaking-old-definition-luxury-execs-say#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Audi Cadillac Hyundai Mercedes 2014 New York International Auto Show Sales Results Audi Cadillac ELR David Zuchowski Equus Genesis Hyundai Infiniti Mercedes Michael Bartsch Scott Keogh Steve Cannon Tesla Uwe Ellinghaud Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 996391 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cadillac&rsquo;s Uwe Ellinghaus says Tesla taught premium makers key lesson.</strong></p>