Industry http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/660881/more en WardsAuto Flashback – February 2017 http://wardsauto.com/flashback/wardsauto-flashback-february-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">Playboy Unveiled; Ford Imports U.K. Cars; GM, Ford Splits Proposed; Fewer Exports Seen; Record Stockpile Coming; Ford Plant Closures; Audio 'Explosion'; Hot AMX; Lincoln Mark III Bows; More Explorers; GM-NBC Settle; VW Courts Lopez; Magna Sets JV</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/flashback/wardsauto-flashback-february-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/flashback/wardsauto-flashback-february-2017#comments Public Industry Flashback Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:27:00 +0000 1796751 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Sporty new &#39;68 AMX first to get AMC&#39;s high-performance 390-cid V-8.</p> Autoline Daily http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/autoline-daily <div class="node-body video-body"> New Jeep Compass Marks Major Milestone, Schmidt Pleads Not Guilty, Can Auto Shows Survive? </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/autoline-daily" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/autoline-daily#comments Public Industry Dealer News & Analysis Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:20:00 +0000 830251 at http://wardsauto.com Peugeot Committed to Saving U.K. Plants, Minister Says http://wardsauto.com/peugeot-committed-saving-uk-plants-minister-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">U.K. Business Minister Greg Clark says PSA CEO Carlos Tavares has assured him the region's two Vauxhall plants would be kept open if the French automaker purchases the General Motors subsidiary and its Germany-based Opel sister company. </div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/peugeot-committed-saving-uk-plants-minister-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Industry Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:30:00 +0000 1796281 at http://wardsauto.com Canadian, EU Auto Industries Welcome Trade Pact http://wardsauto.com/industry/canadian-eu-auto-industries-welcome-trade-pact <div class="field-byline"> Sara Lewis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tariffs on all Canada-built vehicles, including 10% on automobiles, will be phased out over seven years or, for certain types of vehicles, sooner than that. The agreement also will eliminate the EU’s 4.5% tariff on Canada-made auto parts.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/canadian-eu-auto-industries-welcome-trade-pact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/canadian-eu-auto-industries-welcome-trade-pact#comments Public Industry Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:15:00 +0000 1795161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Trade deal would remove tariffs on Canada-built Chrysler Pacificas sold in EU.&nbsp;</strong></p> UPDATE 1-Magna International profit misses estimates as costs rise http://wardsauto.com/update-1-magna-international-profit-misses-estimates-costs-rise <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds details)</p> <p>Feb 24 (Reuters) - Canadian auto parts maker Magna International Inc reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as costs rose.</p> <p>Aurora, Ontario-based Magna said the cost of goods sold jumped 7.7 percent to $7.90 billion in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31.</p> <p>Magna, which is primarily an auto parts supplier, also assembles cars under contract from motor vehicle manufacturers. Its biggest customers include General Motors Co, Volkswagen AG, BMW and Ford Motor Co .</p></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-magna-international-profit-misses-estimates-costs-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Industry Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:05:38 +0000 1796151 at http://wardsauto.com PSA Plant Upgrade Could Threaten Vauxhall Jobs http://wardsauto.com/industry/psa-plant-upgrade-could-threaten-vauxhall-jobs <div class="field-byline"> Paul Myles </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ellesmere Port is GM’s most efficient car plant in Europe, but doubts about its future could arise if the U.K. follows through on the June 2016 referendum in favor of quitting the European Union. That could occur as soon as 2019.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/psa-plant-upgrade-could-threaten-vauxhall-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/psa-plant-upgrade-could-threaten-vauxhall-jobs#comments Public Industry Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:00:00 +0000 1792421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>U.K.-built Vauxhall Vivaro&rsquo;s fate could change across Channel.</strong></p> Thailand Opens New Year With Double-Digit Sales Jump http://wardsauto.com/industry/thailand-opens-new-year-double-digit-sales-jump <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota Thailand Vice President Vudhigorn Suriyachantananont says January sales were helped by a government economic-stimulus package, rising agricultural exports and prices and increased consumer spending during New Year festivities.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/thailand-opens-new-year-double-digit-sales-jump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/thailand-opens-new-year-double-digit-sales-jump#comments Premium Industry Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:11:00 +0000 1795291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>D-Max stretches lead in 1-ton pickup race but Isuzu Thailand expects flat year for exports. &nbsp;</strong></p> Nissan CEO Ghosn Names Successor; Will Remain Renault Chief http://wardsauto.com/nissan-ceo-ghosn-names-successor-will-remain-renault-chief <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Hiroto Saikawa, a 40-year Nissan veteran who also has held management posts with alliance partner Renault , takes over in April as chief executive of Japan's second-largest automaker.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nissan-ceo-ghosn-names-successor-will-remain-renault-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Industry Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:43:00 +0000 1794921 at http://wardsauto.com Germany, France Ask PSA, Opel for Big Merger Picture http://wardsauto.com/germany-france-ask-psa-opel-big-merger-picture <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The two countries want PSA Group and General Motors, which is considering selling its Opel unit to the French automaker, to provide a "long-term perspective" for all sites affected by the proposed deal.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/germany-france-ask-psa-opel-big-merger-picture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Industry Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:05:00 +0000 1794961 at http://wardsauto.com Forecast: U.S. February Sales to Reach 16-Year High http://wardsauto.com/industry/forecast-us-february-sales-reach-16-year-high <div class="node-body article-body">High inventory levels will push monthly sales slightly ahead of year-ago.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/forecast-us-february-sales-reach-16-year-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/forecast-us-february-sales-reach-16-year-high#comments Public Gated Analysis Industry Forecasts Monthly Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:31:00 +0000 1793681 at http://wardsauto.com