2010 http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/69851/more en High Scrappage Rate Holds U.S. Vehicle Parc in Check in 2010 http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/high-scrappage-rate-holds-us-vehicle-parc-check-2010 <div class="field-byline"> Al Binder </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. car and truck fleet grew slightly last year, following a sharp decline in 2009, but the average age of vehicles on the road increased.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/high-scrappage-rate-holds-us-vehicle-parc-check-2010" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/high-scrappage-rate-holds-us-vehicle-parc-check-2010#comments Public News & Analysis Politics Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Politics Year in Review Vehicles & Technology U.S. Fri, 20 May 2011 13:01:00 +0000 56699 at http://wardsauto.com Ward’s 10 Best Engines Quick Hits http://wardsauto.com/ar/engine_quick_hits_101216 <div class="field-byline"> Ward&amp;#8217;s Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A concise pro-and-con review of every engine evaluated as part of the 2011 competition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ar/engine_quick_hits_101216" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/ar/engine_quick_hits_101216#comments Public News & Analysis Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Electric Vehicles Engines Turbocharger WardsAuto 10 Best Engines WardsAuto 10 Best Engines electric vehicle Engines Horsepower turbo U.S. V-6 Thu, 16 Dec 2010 13:51:00 +0000 43311 at http://wardsauto.com Francois Defends New Chrysler Badge http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/francois-defends-new-chrysler-badge <div class="field-byline"> Eric Mayne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The transition from the gold-centered badge was met with unanimous approval by the brand’s marketers. “Gold is old,” an insider tells Ward’s.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/francois-defends-new-chrysler-badge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/francois-defends-new-chrysler-badge#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America Auto Makers Chrysler Fiat Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Exterior Los Angeles Auto Show Chrysler Fiat Olivier Francois Tue, 23 Nov 2010 14:00:00 +0000 20830 at http://wardsauto.com Upside of Downsizing Beginning to Emerge in North America http://wardsauto.com/ar/upside_downsizing_emerging_101122 <div class="field-byline"> Drew Winter and John Sousanis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As we look to 2011 and beyond, the automotive landscape looks permanently altered. Tomorrow will not be a lower-volume version of yesterday.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ar/upside_downsizing_emerging_101122" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/ar/upside_downsizing_emerging_101122#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing North America North America Auto Makers Buick Cadillac Chrysler Ford General Motors Hyundai Subaru Volkswagen Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Fuel Economy State of Industry: North America Cadillac Chrysler Ford Fuel Economy General Motors Hyundai Joel Ewanick John Krafcik Jonathan Browning small cars Subaru Volkswagen Mon, 22 Nov 2010 14:02:00 +0000 49377 at http://wardsauto.com North American LV Production to Grow 12% in 2011 http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/north-american-lv-production-grow-12-2011 <div class="field-byline"> John Sousanis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This year’s low capacity utilization is a result of strategic discipline, as auto makers allow demand to dictate their build rate, rather than use output to push the market upward.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/north-american-lv-production-grow-12-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/north-american-lv-production-grow-12-2011#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Plants & Production North America North America Chrysler Ford General Motors Honda Hyundai Subaru Toyota Plants & Production State of Industry: North America Chrysler Ford gm Honda Hyundai Subaru Toyota Mon, 22 Nov 2010 14:01:00 +0000 31199 at http://wardsauto.com Workers’ Role Expanding as Wages Contract http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/workers-role-expanding-wages-contract <div class="field-byline"> Eric Mayne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We assume that the best executives cost a lot more money, and the best workers we get for a lot less money,” says labor expert Harley Shaiken. “There’s something wrong with that logic.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/workers-role-expanding-wages-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/workers-role-expanding-wages-contract#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics North America North America Canada U.S. Auto Makers Chevrolet Fiat Ford General Motors Toyota Management & Strategy Politics Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) State of Industry: North America United Auto Workers (UAW) CAW Chevrolet Fiat Fiat 500 Ford gm Mark Fields President Obama Sergio Marchionne Toyota UAW Mon, 22 Nov 2010 14:01:00 +0000 21865 at http://wardsauto.com 2010 Year in Review: North America http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/2010-year-review-north-america <div class="field-byline"> Ward&amp;#8217;s Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Highlights of the year’s major events affecting the North American market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/2010-year-review-north-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/2010-year-review-north-america#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Chrysler Dealerships Ford General Motors Honda Hyundai Magna Toyota Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Retail Sales & Marketing Finance National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) State of Industry: North America Year in Review Alan Mulally Chrysler Fiesta Focus Ford General Motors Honda Hyundai John Krafcik Magna Mark Fields National Highway Traffic Safety Administration North American International Auto Show Toyota Mon, 22 Nov 2010 14:00:00 +0000 37370 at http://wardsauto.com Alapont: U.S. Market to Rock Harder in 2011 http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/alapont-us-market-rock-harder-2011 <div class="field-byline"> Tom Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Federal-Mogul’s CEO talks about the travails of bankruptcy, the supplier’s prospects overseas and his upbeat outlook for next year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/alapont-us-market-rock-harder-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/alapont-us-market-rock-harder-2011#comments Public News & Analysis Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers North America North America Federal-Mogul Suppliers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Finance State of Industry: North America Supply Chain Forecast Mon, 22 Nov 2010 14:00:00 +0000 33772 at http://wardsauto.com Top Execs Give Lowdown on State of North American Industry http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/top-execs-give-lowdown-state-north-american-industry <div class="field-byline"> Christie Schweinsberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ward’s quizzes J Mays, John Krafcik, Jack Fitzgerald, Laura Soave, Jonathan Browning, Bob King and Josè Maria Alapont on the U.S. auto market, their own jobs and what they’re driving.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/top-execs-give-lowdown-state-north-american-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/top-execs-give-lowdown-state-north-american-industry#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Suppliers North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Federal-Mogul Fiat Ford Hyundai Suppliers Volkswagen Management & Strategy Retail State of Industry: North America United Auto Workers (UAW) Fiat Fiat 500 J Mays Jack Fitzgerald John Krafcik Jonathan Browning Laura Soave United Auto Workers union Mon, 22 Nov 2010 14:00:00 +0000 22096 at http://wardsauto.com Dealers Use Hard Lessons Learned to Boost Profits http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/dealers-use-hard-lessons-learned-boost-profits <div class="field-byline"> Steve Finlay </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dealers streamlined their operations, cut costs and reduced inventory levels. By continuing to do those things and more, they resolutely enter the new year with prosperous hopes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/dealers-use-hard-lessons-learned-boost-profits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/dealers-use-hard-lessons-learned-boost-profits#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Dealers North America North America AutoNation Chrysler Dealerships Ford General Motors Retail State of Industry: North America Alan Spitzer Ally Financial Chrysler Ford General Motors J.D. Power and Associates John Frith Jonathan Banks Stephen Wade Urban Science Mon, 22 Nov 2010 14:00:00 +0000 16958 at http://wardsauto.com