Special Reports http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53362/more en Wait for It…F&I Pros Offer Tips on Doing It Right http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/wait-it-fi-pros-offer-tips-doing-it-right <div class="node-body article-body">Some of the best in the business tell what it takes to be an effective dealership finance and insurance manager.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/wait-it-fi-pros-offer-tips-doing-it-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/wait-it-fi-pros-offer-tips-doing-it-right#comments Public Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships 2014 WardsAuto F&I 150 Finance & Insurance Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1116251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Speed important at dealership.</strong></p> With 3.5L V-6, Honda Proves Less is More http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/35l-v-6-honda-proves-less-more <div class="field-deck"> Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Honda engineers achieved impressive fuel efficiency and output without dual-overhead camshafts or direct fuel injection, which add substantial cost, complexity, mass and package size. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/35l-v-6-honda-proves-less-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/35l-v-6-honda-proves-less-more#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Honda Gasoline Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:05:00 +0000 1087221 at http://wardsauto.com Chevy’s Once-Controversial Manchester United Deal Now Lauded http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/chevy-s-once-controversial-manchester-united-deal-now-lauded <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Signing a soccer-club sponsorship costing a reported $559 million had led to Joel Ewanick’s GM ouster.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/chevy-s-once-controversial-manchester-united-deal-now-lauded" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/chevy-s-once-controversial-manchester-united-deal-now-lauded#comments Public World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing World Chevrolet 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Advertising Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 1083791 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chevrolet&rsquo;s MU deal includes shirt-name rights.</strong></p> Johnson Controls Reorganizes Interiors Product Development http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/johnson-controls-reorganizes-interiors-product-development <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We know if we stopped investing in innovation we would be out of business in one business cycle,” says Johnson Controls’ Han Hendriks. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/johnson-controls-reorganizes-interiors-product-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/johnson-controls-reorganizes-interiors-product-development#comments Public Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional JCI 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Interior Product Development Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:30:00 +0000 1083001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hans Hendriks, vice president-Advanced Product Development and Sales</strong></p> Research, Salesmanship Equal Priorities for Autoliv http://wardsauto.com/supply-chain/research-salesmanship-equal-priorities-autoliv <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We have preferred-partner status on what we are doing today,” Autoliv America President Steve Fredin says. “But we are also investing in new things. We are in a box. They say, ‘You are a seatbelt supplier, why talk to us about a radar system?’”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/supply-chain/research-salesmanship-equal-priorities-autoliv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/supply-chain/research-salesmanship-equal-priorities-autoliv#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Autoliv BMW Bosch Continental Daimler Delphi Denso Ford Toyota 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Airbags Cameras Future Products OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Radar Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:30:00 +0000 1081881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Autoliv America President Steve Fredin (far left) at MBS panel discussion.</strong></p> Flawed Voice-Recognition Systems Seem Hard of Hearing http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/flawed-voice-recognition-systems-seem-hard-hearing <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In-vehicle voice-activated systems rank poorly in customer-satisfaction ratings. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/flawed-voice-recognition-systems-seem-hard-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/flawed-voice-recognition-systems-seem-hard-hearing#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers Suppliers 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Information & Entertainment Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:50:00 +0000 1080491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kolodge voices voice-recognition concerns.</strong></p> Second-Gen Chevy Volt to Debut at Detroit Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/second-gen-chevy-volt-debut-detroit-auto-show <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The new plug-in hybrid will offer improvements in technology and design, says Tim Mahoney, Chevy’s marketing chief.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/second-gen-chevy-volt-debut-detroit-auto-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/second-gen-chevy-volt-debut-detroit-auto-show#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Electric Vehicles Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:59:00 +0000 1080401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;16 Chevrolet Volt teaser shot shown at MBS conference.</strong></p> RACER Cleaning Up Old GM http://wardsauto.com/north-america/racer-cleaning-old-gm <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The RACER Trust, formed as a result of GM’s bankruptcy, is pushing to move some prime remaining sites. The organization so far has completed 31 transactions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/racer-cleaning-old-gm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/racer-cleaning-old-gm#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers North America North America - Regional U.S. General Motors Suppliers 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Labor & Human Resources Production Vehicle Assembly Buick City cleanup Elio Motors LA Patricia Spitzley RACER trust Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response Shreveport Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:42:00 +0000 1079441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Part of Buick City complex in Flint, MI, purchased by American Spiralweld Pipe, which is building water pipeline between Flint and Lake Huron. New facility under construction there will employ 50 to 60 people.</strong></p> China to Remain Best of the BRICs http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/china-remain-best-brics <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota and Fiat-Chrysler are among the laggards in China, trailing by a wide margin leaders GM and VW, which now sell more than 30% of their global volume in the market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/china-remain-best-brics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/china-remain-best-brics#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific North America South America Brazil China India U.S. General Motors Sales & Marketing 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Globalization Wed, 06 Aug 2014 21:15:00 +0000 1079411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM&rsquo;s Mohatarem: Struggle to &ldquo;keep up with growth in China.&rdquo;</strong></p> Toyota Holding Off on Adding Capacity in U.S. http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-holding-adding-capacity-us <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Improving its productivity to utilize existing machine capacity is Toyota’s “first priority” in North American manufacturing, a top company official says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-holding-adding-capacity-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-holding-adding-capacity-us#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers North America North America - Regional Toyota Management & Strategy Plants & Production 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Avalon Camry Capacity Georgetown IN KY Lafayette Lexus ES Mexico plants Production Simon Nagata Subaru of Indiana Tacoma Tijuana Toyota Venza Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:20:00 +0000 1079371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Subaru&rsquo;s Indiana plant to end Camry production in 2016.</strong></p>