2008 http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/69871/more en World’s Auto Makers Slammed by Financial Crisis in 2008 http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/world-s-auto-makers-slammed-financial-crisis-2008 <div class="field-byline"> Al Binder </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In nearly every market at some point in 2008, vehicle manufacturers faced a similar problem: a dearth of buyers either holding tight to their cash as a hedge against possible job loss or unable to obtain loans from banks fearful of collapse.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/world-s-auto-makers-slammed-financial-crisis-2008" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/world-s-auto-makers-slammed-financial-crisis-2008#comments Public News & Analysis World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific North America South America Industry North America China South America Asia Pacific World 2008 Special Report Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Chrysler General Motors Finance Year in Review Asia China Chrysler Europe General Motors North America South America Wed, 24 Jun 2009 19:29:00 +0000 17170 at http://wardsauto.com U.S. Market, Auto Makers Hammered by 2008 Financial Crisis http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/us-market-auto-makers-hammered-2008-financial-crisis <div class="field-byline"> Al Binder </div> <div class="node-body article-body">American consumers, hammered by a financial crisis and recession, bought far fewer vehicles in 2008, cutting the rug from under more than 1,000 dealers as well as Chrysler and GM.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/us-market-auto-makers-hammered-2008-financial-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/us-market-auto-makers-hammered-2008-financial-crisis#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America Industry U.S. 2008 Special Report Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Chrysler Ford General Motors Finance Year in Review Chrysler Ford gm U.S. Wed, 24 Jun 2009 19:16:00 +0000 26889 at http://wardsauto.com CAW at Center of Canadian Industry Crisis http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/caw-center-canadian-industry-crisis <div class="field-byline"> Eric Mayne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The GM-CAW pact was the first domino to fall in a game with no winners. And as sales spiraled downward, culminating in a 21.2% fourth-quarter plunge, auto makers shredded their production plans.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/caw-center-canadian-industry-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/caw-center-canadian-industry-crisis#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America Canada Technology 2008 Special Report Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Chrysler Daimler Ford General Motors Honda Toyota Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) Year in Review Vehicles & Technology CAW Chrysler Daimler Dodge Challenger Ford gm Honda Honda Civic Toyota Thu, 16 Apr 2009 11:00:00 +0000 2797 at http://wardsauto.com 2008 Worst of Times for U.S. Trucking Industry http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/2008-worst-times-us-trucking-industry <div class="field-byline"> Sean Kilcarr </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Soaring diesel fuel prices amid a continued weakness in freight volume made 2008 one of the worst years ever for the U.S. trucking industry, with little relief seen in 2009.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/2008-worst-times-us-trucking-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/2008-worst-times-us-trucking-industry#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America Technology 2008 Special Report Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Volvo Car Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Year in Review Vehicles & Technology freight carriers Volvo Mon, 23 Mar 2009 15:20:00 +0000 5499 at http://wardsauto.com Mexico’s Auto Industry Weathers Tumultuous 2008 http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/mexico-s-auto-industry-weathers-tumultuous-2008 <div class="field-byline"> Byron Pope </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite the global economic slowdown, auto maker and supplier investment in the region came fast and furious last year.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/mexico-s-auto-industry-weathers-tumultuous-2008" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/mexico-s-auto-industry-weathers-tumultuous-2008#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America Mexico Technology 2008 Special Report Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Chrysler Ford General Motors Nissan Renault Suppliers Volkswagen Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Future Products Year in Review Alan Mulally Carlos Ghosn Chrysler Ford gm Mexico Nissan Renault Suppliers Volkswagen Tue, 10 Feb 2009 13:09:00 +0000 35227 at http://wardsauto.com Global Crisis Catches Up With Europe in Year’s Second Half http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/global-crisis-catches-europe-year-s-second-half <div class="field-byline"> David E. Zoia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Europe’s sales slump will continue in 2009, as one forecaster calls for sales to hit a 26-year low this year.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/global-crisis-catches-europe-year-s-second-half" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/global-crisis-catches-europe-year-s-second-half#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Industry Europe 2008 Special Report Miscellaneous News & Analysis Audi Auto Makers BMW Daimler Nissan Porsche PSA Renault SEAT Volkswagen Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Year in Review Audi BMW Carlos Ghosn Daimler Nissan Porsche PSA Peugeot Citroen Renault Sergio Marchionne Volkswagen Tue, 03 Feb 2009 15:06:00 +0000 18784 at http://wardsauto.com Brazil Holds Course Through Winds of Change http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/brazil-holds-course-through-winds-change <div class="field-byline"> Barbara McClellan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">No stranger to adversity, auto makers and suppliers turned their sheets to the wind, hoping to steer through the storm with the least amount of damage. But the market turned in a flash.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/brazil-holds-course-through-winds-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/brazil-holds-course-through-winds-change#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing South America Industry South America 2008 Special Report Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Ford General Motors Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Year in Review Brazil National Association of Vehicle Manufacturers Fenabrave General Motors Mark Fields Mon, 02 Feb 2009 14:23:00 +0000 3318 at http://wardsauto.com Reporter’s Notebook: Fit to Print, or Not http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/reporter-s-notebook-fit-print-or-not <div class="field-byline"> Ward&amp;#8217;s Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ward’s writers pass along the buzz at this week’s 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/reporter-s-notebook-fit-print-or-not" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/reporter-s-notebook-fit-print-or-not#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Vehicles & Technology North America North American International Auto Show North American International Auto Show Industry North America Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Ford General Motors Management & Strategy Politics Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) Vehicles & Technology Detroit auto show Ford General Motors Wed, 14 Jan 2009 20:02:00 +0000 22798 at http://wardsauto.com Chrysler Pulls Out All Stops in 2008 http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/chrysler-pulls-out-all-stops-2008 <div class="field-byline"> Eric Mayne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A survey of headline-grabbing developments shows the auto maker garnered more than its share of ink in 2008.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/chrysler-pulls-out-all-stops-2008" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/chrysler-pulls-out-all-stops-2008#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America Canada Technology 2008 Special Report Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Chrysler Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) Future Products Supply Chain Year in Review Vehicles & Technology Chrysler Dodge Challenger Dodge Durango Ralph Gilles Tue, 30 Dec 2008 17:41:00 +0000 28925 at http://wardsauto.com Global New-Vehicle Market Collapse Pulls Down Toyota http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/global-new-vehicle-market-collapse-pulls-down-toyota <div class="field-byline"> Christie Schweinsberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fallout from the global economic crisis ripples around the world and causes Japan’s No.1 auto maker to take unprecedented steps, including slashing production at plants worldwide.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/global-new-vehicle-market-collapse-pulls-down-toyota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/global-new-vehicle-market-collapse-pulls-down-toyota#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America Europe Technology Asia Pacific 2008 Special Report Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers General Motors Toyota Management & Strategy Year in Review Vehicles & Technology Bob Carter General Motors Wed, 24 Dec 2008 14:58:00 +0000 16513 at http://wardsauto.com