Data Articles and Analysis http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/577561/more en Forecast: December Sales Set to Reach 10-Year High http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-december-sales-set-reach-10-year-high <div class="node-body article-body">The latest WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S. automakers to sell 1.51 million light vehicles this month, equating to a 16.95 million-unit SAAR.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-december-sales-set-reach-10-year-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-december-sales-set-reach-10-year-high#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:01:00 +0000 1187731 at http://wardsauto.com China Production Inches Up 1.2% in November http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-production-inches-12-november <div class="node-body article-body">SAIC GM-Wuling’s Hongguang van remained the most produced model in November, accounting for 3.4% of total vehicle builds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-production-inches-12-november" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-production-inches-12-november#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific China Auto Makers Production Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:41:00 +0000 1187541 at http://wardsauto.com 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, 19 Dec 2014 16:40:00 +0000 494881 at http://wardsauto.com U.K.’s November LV Output Slips Below Break-Even http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-s-november-lv-output-slips-below-break-even <div class="node-body article-body">Car production for the U.K. market jumped 31.8%, but the overall November result dipped into negative territory thanks to a 6.2% drop in builds for export.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-s-november-lv-output-slips-below-break-even" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-s-november-lv-output-slips-below-break-even#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Engine Production Vehicle Assembly Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1185991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Industry group not discouraged by November dip.</strong></p> North American Light-Vehicle Production Down 2.2% in November http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-down-22-november <div class="node-body article-body">Declines in output from the Detroit Three outweighed gains from other manufacturers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-down-22-november" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-down-22-november#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production North America North America - Regional Canada Mexico U.S. Auto Makers Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:45:00 +0000 1186001 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Shutters 50-Year-Old Belgian Plant http://wardsauto.com/ford-shutters-50-year-old-belgian-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker is shifting production from the Genk plant, which produced 14 million vehicles over the past half-century, to a facility in Valencia, Spain.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-shutters-50-year-old-belgian-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Belgium Spain Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:00:00 +0000 1185611 at http://wardsauto.com Weak Yen Fuels Strong Year for Japanese Automakers http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/weak-yen-fuels-strong-year-japanese-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Domestic sales fell after the national consumption tax was increased April 1, but the decline was offset by brisk demand in North America and the effects of the weaker yen against the dollar, among other pluses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/weak-yen-fuels-strong-year-japanese-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/weak-yen-fuels-strong-year-japanese-automakers#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional Japan Daihatsu Honda Mitsubishi Nissan Subaru Suzuki Toyota Finance Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:03:00 +0000 1185041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rogue helps power Nissan&rsquo;s bullish sales forecast.</strong></p> Asian Automakers' Russia Prospects Sink Alongside Ruble http://wardsauto.com/asian-automakers-russia-prospects-sink-alongside-ruble <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">While the weak yen has helped sales by Japan's Nissan and Toyota in Russia, the falling ruble has prompted Korean automaker Kia to divert imports away from the country to avoid selling the vehicles at a loss. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asian-automakers-russia-prospects-sink-alongside-ruble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Finance Sales Results Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:28:00 +0000 1184421 at http://wardsauto.com Spanish Auto Market Pulling Out of Long-Standing Rut http://wardsauto.com/europe/spanish-auto-market-pulling-out-long-standing-rut <div class="node-body article-body">Dealer profits will average only 1% in 2014, but by contrast, six of 10 dealers lost money just two years ago, industry spokesman Juan Sanchez says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/spanish-auto-market-pulling-out-long-standing-rut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/spanish-auto-market-pulling-out-long-standing-rut#comments Premium Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Spain Dealerships Politics Incentives Sales Results Vehicles in Operation Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:19:00 +0000 1182241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Spain sales rate half that of &ldquo;countries in our orbit,&rdquo; Sanchez says.</strong></p> <p><strong>Spain sales rate half that of &ldquo;countries in our orbit,&rdquo; Sanchez says.</strong></p> Small-Car Policy Driving Industry Growth in Malaysia http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia <div class="node-body article-body">The National Automotive Policy aims to promote the creation of a competitive automotive industry in terms of employment, technology development and supply-chain improvement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Malaysia Honda Mazda Perodua Volvo Car Capacity Utilization Charging Emissions Finance Fuel Economy Globalization Trade Vehicle Assembly Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:51:00 +0000 1182291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perodua claims 50.8 mpg for locally built Axia Advance EEV.</strong></p>