2011 http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/69841/more en Chevy Cruze Could Dictate Direction of Compact-Car Segment in 2012 http://wardsauto.com/industry/chevy-cruze-could-dictate-direction-compact-car-segment-2012 <div class="node-body article-body">Just how aggressive pricing in the segment will become likely hinges on the fortunes of the leading Cruze and how desperate both domestic and Asian auto makers are to regain share.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/chevy-cruze-could-dictate-direction-compact-car-segment-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/chevy-cruze-could-dictate-direction-compact-car-segment-2012#comments Public Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America Analysis Industry U.S. 2011 Data & Insights Miscellaneous Chevrolet Incentives Production WardsAuto Auto Interiors Awards Chevrolet Cruze Ford Focus General Motors Wed, 14 Dec 2011 02:20:00 +0000 413951 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Higher industry sales to carry Chevy Cruze sales, production.</strong></p> Germans Unveil Fresh Metal in Tokyo http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/germans-unveil-fresh-metal-tokyo <div class="field-byline"> Christie Schweinsberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">BMW, which this year celebrates 30 years in Japan, plans to battle domestic auto makers in a segment they dominate with its new ActiveHybrid 5 that debuts here and goes on sale next year.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/germans-unveil-fresh-metal-tokyo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Tokyo Auto Show Japan Technology Asia Pacific Miscellaneous News & Analysis Audi Auto Makers BMW Mercedes Smart Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Tokyo Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Audi BMW Ian Robertson Japan Mercedes-Benz Smart Tokyo Motor Show Volkswagen Thu, 01 Dec 2011 18:28:00 +0000 401011 at http://wardsauto.com Ghosn Forecasts Growing Weather Calamities to Drive EV Sales http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/ghosn-forecasts-growing-weather-calamities-drive-ev-sales <div class="field-byline"> Christie Schweinsberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If countries cannot agree on how to reduce rising global temperatures, "expect to see much more disasters," Nissan’s CEO says.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/ghosn-forecasts-growing-weather-calamities-drive-ev-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Tokyo Auto Show China U.S. Japan Technology Switzerland Asia Pacific Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Nissan Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Tokyo Auto Show Carlos Ghosn China Japan Leaf Nissan Switzerland U.S. yen Wed, 30 Nov 2011 18:35:00 +0000 358991 at http://wardsauto.com Tokyo Auto Show Mood Turns Bright http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/tokyo-auto-show-mood-turns-bright <div class="field-byline"> Christie Schweinsberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Japan’s auto show long has been known for the wackiest concept cars in the industry, but many of this year’s models have production intentions.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/tokyo-auto-show-mood-turns-bright" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Tokyo Auto Show Japan Technology Asia Pacific Miscellaneous News & Analysis Audi Auto Makers Honda Smart Subaru Toyota Volkswagen Tokyo Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Audi Honda Japan Martin Winterkorn Rupert Stadler Smart Subaru Tokyo Motor Show Toyota Volkswagen Wed, 30 Nov 2011 16:53:00 +0000 401531 at http://wardsauto.com Subaru Unveils Production BRZ Sports Car in Tokyo http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/subaru-unveils-production-brz-sports-car-tokyo <div class="field-byline"> Christie Schweinsberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The coupe, developed jointly by Subaru and Toyota is touted as lightweight at 2,690 lbs.,with a low center of gravity due to the engine placement.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/subaru-unveils-production-brz-sports-car-tokyo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Tokyo Auto Show Japan Technology Asia Pacific Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Toyota Tokyo Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Japan Tokyo Motor Show Toyota Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:44:00 +0000 358351 at http://wardsauto.com North America to See Painfully Slow Climb in 2012 http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/north-america-see-painfully-slow-climb-2012 <div class="field-byline"> Drew Winter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Light-vehicle production will increase 600,000 units, from 12.9 million this year to 13.5 million next year, and 80% of that growth will be from Asian and European auto makers.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/north-america-see-painfully-slow-climb-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America Industry North America Canada Mexico U.S. 2011 Special Report Miscellaneous News & Analysis Audi Auto Makers Chrysler Ford General Motors Honda Hyundai Kia Toyota Volkswagen Management & Strategy State of Industry: North America United Auto Workers (UAW) Audi Canada Center for Automotive Research Chrysler Ford General Motors Honda Hyundai Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:05:00 +0000 358081 at http://wardsauto.com Suppliers Still Suffering From Bunker Mentality http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/suppliers-still-suffering-bunker-mentality <div class="field-byline"> Tom Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Every encouraging economic sign for suppliers in 2011 seemed to be offset by the Europe debt crisis, middling consumer confidence in the U.S. and natural disasters, such as the earthquake in Japan.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/suppliers-still-suffering-bunker-mentality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers North America Industry North America Mexico U.S. 2011 Special Report Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Bosch Delphi Management & Strategy Plants & Production Finance State of Industry: North America Delphi Mexico Nexteer Restructuring U.S. Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:04:00 +0000 358951 at http://wardsauto.com Possibility of More Regulations Worry Auto Dealers http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/possibility-more-regulations-worry-auto-dealers <div class="field-byline"> Steve Finlay </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NADA is active on Capitol Hill and across the country, trying to explain what roles dealers do and don’t play in auto lending.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/possibility-more-regulations-worry-auto-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Politics Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America Industry North America F & I Retail U.S. Dealer 2011 Special Report Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Dealerships Politics Retail National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) State of Industry: North America Charles Cyrill Dealers Federal Trade Commission Finance and Insurance National Automobile Dealers Association Stephen Wade U.S. Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:03:00 +0000 358731 at http://wardsauto.com OEMs Differ, More or Less, on Issues Facing Industry http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/oems-differ-more-or-less-issues-facing-industry <div class="field-byline"> Eric Mayne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">WardsAuto takes the pulse of the U.S. industry with a survey of top auto maker executives.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/oems-differ-more-or-less-issues-facing-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing North America Industry North America U.S. 2011 Special Report Miscellaneous News & Analysis Audi Auto Makers Chrysler Ford Kia Volvo Car Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing State of Industry: North America Audi Chrysler Doug Speck Ford Johan de Nysschen Kia Mark Fields Reid Bigland U.S. Volvo Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:02:00 +0000 358051 at http://wardsauto.com OESA’s DeKoker: Unemployment Holds Back ‘Recovery’ http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/oesa-s-dekoker-unemployment-holds-back-recovery <div class="field-byline"> Tom Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In a year-end interview, OESA President and CEO Neil DeKoker talks about declining supplier bankruptcies, risk of a double-dip recession, raw-material price fluctuations and the debate over conflict minerals.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/oesa-s-dekoker-unemployment-holds-back-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers North America Industry North America U.S. 2011 Special Report Miscellaneous News & Analysis General Motors Magna Suppliers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) Purchashing State of Industry: North America Supply Chain Employment General Motors Magna U.S. Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:00:00 +0000 358701 at http://wardsauto.com