2007 http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/69881/more en Soaring Loonie Ruffled Feathers in 2007 http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/soaring-loonie-ruffled-feathers-2007 <div class="field-byline"> Eric Mayne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Program cancellations cost Canadian assembly plants eight models, but by year’s end the net loss was two because of plans to add new nameplates before 2009.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/soaring-loonie-ruffled-feathers-2007" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/soaring-loonie-ruffled-feathers-2007#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America Canada Auto Makers Chrysler Dealerships Ford General Motors Honda Suppliers Toyota Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Retail Sales & Marketing Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) Future Products Year in Review Vehicles & Technology CAW Chrysler Ford gm Honda Toyota Tue, 27 May 2008 17:10:00 +0000 4912 at http://wardsauto.com U.S. Vehicle Population Growth Slows, But Scrap Rates, Median Age Rise http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/us-vehicle-population-growth-slows-scrap-rates-median-age-rise <div class="field-byline"> Al Binder </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The number of cars and trucks on U.S. roads dipped sharply in 2006 as more vehicles were scrapped and the median age of those that were left increased, a new government report says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/us-vehicle-population-growth-slows-scrap-rates-median-age-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/us-vehicle-population-growth-slows-scrap-rates-median-age-rise#comments Public News & Analysis Politics North America North America Politics Year in Review Scrappage Thu, 08 May 2008 15:31:00 +0000 11567 at http://wardsauto.com Strong Euro, CO2 Regs, Burgeoning East Set European Agenda in 2007 http://wardsauto.com/strong-euro-co2-regs-burgeoning-east-set-european-agenda-2007 <div class="field-byline"> David E. Zoia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Eastern Europe was emerging as a bigger player in the capacity expansion plans of many Western vehicle manufacturers, with Russia, in particular, seen destined to become Europe’s biggest market by the next decade.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/strong-euro-co2-regs-burgeoning-east-set-european-agenda-2007" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/strong-euro-co2-regs-burgeoning-east-set-european-agenda-2007#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Europe AvtoVAZ BMW Peugeot Renault Volkswagen Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Emissions Finance Year in Review AvtoVAZ BMW Renault Stefan Jacoby SUV Volkswagen Mon, 05 May 2008 17:38:00 +0000 26688 at http://wardsauto.com Accelerated Demand Pushes 2007 Brazilian Sales, Production to New Heights http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/accelerated-demand-pushes-2007-brazilian-sales-production-new-heights <div class="field-byline"> Barbara McClellan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brazil’s output surpassed Spain in 2007, making it the seventh-largest vehicle maker in the world, with 2.97 million units, a 28% gain over like-2006.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/accelerated-demand-pushes-2007-brazilian-sales-production-new-heights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/accelerated-demand-pushes-2007-brazilian-sales-production-new-heights#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology South America South America Auto Makers Fiat Ford General Motors Toyota Volkswagen Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Trade Year in Review Vehicles & Technology Fiat Ford General Motors Toyota Volkswagen Fri, 04 Apr 2008 16:37:00 +0000 32441 at http://wardsauto.com Audi Chief Ponders Lineup Expansion, Sales Growth http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/audi-chief-ponders-lineup-expansion-sales-growth <div class="field-byline"> Herb Shuldiner </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Johan de Nysschen wants measured expansion. “I don’t want to see the day that we have proliferated our brand across so many segments,” he says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/audi-chief-ponders-lineup-expansion-sales-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/audi-chief-ponders-lineup-expansion-sales-growth#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America Audi Auto Makers Sales & Marketing New York Auto Show Product Development Vehicles & Technology Audi Johan de Nysschen Tue, 25 Mar 2008 15:18:00 +0000 31625 at http://wardsauto.com Chrysler Transformed by Winds of Change http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/chrysler-transformed-winds-change <div class="field-byline"> Eric Mayne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Unlike a hurricane’s destructive effects, the changes at Chrysler spawned hope. Even relief.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/chrysler-transformed-winds-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/chrysler-transformed-winds-change#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Chrysler Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Finance United Auto Workers (UAW) Year in Review Vehicles & Technology Chrysler UAW Wed, 20 Feb 2008 18:13:00 +0000 24712 at http://wardsauto.com Mexico Makes Bigger Global Impact in 2007 http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/mexico-makes-bigger-global-impact-2007 <div class="field-byline"> Byron Pope </div> <div class="node-body article-body">FAW Group, one of the China’s oldest and largest state-owned auto makers, announced it planned to build an assembly plant in Mexico, making it the first Chinese auto maker in the region.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/mexico-makes-bigger-global-impact-2007" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/mexico-makes-bigger-global-impact-2007#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers North America North America Mexico Auto Makers Chrysler Ford General Motors Honda Nissan Suppliers Toyota Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Supply Chain Year in Review Chrysler Ford gm Honda Mexico Nissan Toyota Tue, 19 Feb 2008 18:14:00 +0000 8412 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota’s U.S. Drama Tempered by Growth in Emerging Markets http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/toyota-s-us-drama-tempered-growth-emerging-markets <div class="field-byline"> Christie Schweinsberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the U.S., Toyota saw executive departures, got slammed by environmental groups and suffered softening sales, while deliveries skyrocketed in China and inched up in Europe and India.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/toyota-s-us-drama-tempered-growth-emerging-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/toyota-s-us-drama-tempered-growth-emerging-markets#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America North America Europe Asia Pacific Auto Makers Toyota Management & Strategy Year in Review Vehicles & Technology Jim Lentz Toyota Mon, 07 Jan 2008 16:50:00 +0000 15262 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Sought to Simplify in 2007 http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/ford-sought-simplify-2007 <div class="field-byline"> Byron Pope </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Disaster struck in January, when Ford posted a $12.7 billion loss for 2006 – the worst in its 104-year history.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/ford-sought-simplify-2007" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/ford-sought-simplify-2007#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Aston Martin Auto Makers Dealerships Ford Jaguar Land Rover Toyota Management & Strategy Retail Finance Product Development United Auto Workers (UAW) Year in Review Vehicles & Technology Alan Mulally Aston Martin Derrick Kuzak Ford Jaguar Mark Fields Toyota UAW Thu, 03 Jan 2008 14:55:00 +0000 8927 at http://wardsauto.com Ownership Change, Global Expansion, Turmoil at Top Mark Year for VW http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/ownership-change-global-expansion-turmoil-top-mark-year-vw <div class="field-byline"> David E. Zoia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As 2007 winds down, VW finds itself on the verge of two potentially seminal events: official take over of the auto maker by Porsche and the possibility a sex and payola scandal could reach all the way to management’s top ranks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/ownership-change-global-expansion-turmoil-top-mark-year-vw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/ownership-change-global-expansion-turmoil-top-mark-year-vw#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe Audi Auto Makers Porsche Proton Volkswagen Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Finance Future Products Year in Review Audi Martin Winterkorn Porsche Proton Stefan Jacoby Volkswagen Fri, 28 Dec 2007 15:19:00 +0000 13921 at http://wardsauto.com