2006 http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/69891/more en China Led World Output to New Record in 2006 http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/china-led-world-output-new-record-2006 <div class="field-byline"> Al Binder </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Totaling 68.3 million units in 2006, worldwide car and commercial vehicle production set third consecutive record that saw China surpass Germany for the No. 3 spot.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/china-led-world-output-new-record-2006" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/china-led-world-output-new-record-2006#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Asia Pacific Auto Makers Plants & Production Finance Year in Review Vehicles & Technology Mon, 09 Jul 2007 19:09:00 +0000 12916 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Struggles With Massive Upheaval in 2006 http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/ford-struggles-massive-upheaval-2006 <div class="field-byline"> Byron Pope </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The most momentous event was the Sept. 5 appointment of Alan Mulally as company chairman and CEO, replacing Bill Ford.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/ford-struggles-massive-upheaval-2006" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/ford-struggles-massive-upheaval-2006#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America North America Auto Makers Ford Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Year in Review Alan Mulally Ford Ford Edge Mon, 09 Jul 2007 19:06:00 +0000 19308 at http://wardsauto.com U.S. Auto Market Hits Skids in 2006; GM, Ford, Chrysler Suffer http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/us-auto-market-hits-skids-2006-gm-ford-chrysler-suffer <div class="field-byline"> Al Binder </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Economic difficulties and higher energy costs prompted a slowdown in the U.S. auto market in 2006.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/us-auto-market-hits-skids-2006-gm-ford-chrysler-suffer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/us-auto-market-hits-skids-2006-gm-ford-chrysler-suffer#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing North America North America Auto Makers Chrysler Ford General Motors Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Year in Review Chrysler Ford gm Mon, 09 Jul 2007 18:23:00 +0000 24503 at http://wardsauto.com Record 2006 Sales Push Brazil Revival Toward Benchmark Goal http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/record-2006-sales-push-brazil-revival-toward-benchmark-goal <div class="field-byline"> Barbara McClellan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brazil also assumed an increasingly important role as both a center for global product development and solid revenue generator for GM and Ford.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/record-2006-sales-push-brazil-revival-toward-benchmark-goal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/record-2006-sales-push-brazil-revival-toward-benchmark-goal#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing South America Brazil South America Auto Makers Ford General Motors Toyota Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Year in Review Brazil Ford General Motors South America Toyota Mon, 09 Jul 2007 16:39:00 +0000 2695 at http://wardsauto.com GM Battled Costs, Renault-Nissan Alliance in 2006 http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/gm-battled-costs-renault-nissan-alliance-2006 <div class="field-byline"> Scott Anderson </div> <div class="node-body article-body">GM worked to cut costs and fend off a push from its largest shareholder to hook up with Renault and Nissan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/gm-battled-costs-renault-nissan-alliance-2006" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/gm-battled-costs-renault-nissan-alliance-2006#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America North America Auto Makers General Motors Nissan Renault Toyota Management & Strategy Year in Review General Motors Nissan Renault Toyota Mon, 09 Jul 2007 16:35:00 +0000 34969 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota 2006: Sales Success Despite Scandal http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/toyota-2006-sales-success-despite-scandal <div class="field-byline"> Christie Schweinsberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Continued growth in the North American region, as well as stepped up plans in China, tempered bad news for Japan’s No.1 auto maker.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/toyota-2006-sales-success-despite-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/toyota-2006-sales-success-despite-scandal#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Asia Pacific Auto Makers Toyota Management & Strategy Year in Review Vehicles & Technology Camry Toyota Mon, 09 Jul 2007 16:31:00 +0000 2768 at http://wardsauto.com Mercedes Steady, But Chrysler Moved One Step Forward, Two Back http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/mercedes-steady-chrysler-moved-one-step-forward-two-back <div class="field-byline"> Eric Mayne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Inventory woes sunk Chrysler in 2006.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/mercedes-steady-chrysler-moved-one-step-forward-two-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/mercedes-steady-chrysler-moved-one-step-forward-two-back#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America North America Auto Makers Chrysler Mercedes Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Finance Year in Review Chrysler Dieter Zetsche Dodge Caliber Mercedes Mon, 09 Jul 2007 16:22:00 +0000 24595 at http://wardsauto.com Boardroom Drama Overshadows VW’s Solid Sales, Financial Performance http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/boardroom-drama-overshadows-vw-s-solid-sales-financial-performance <div class="field-byline"> Eric Mayne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The world’s fourth-largest auto maker exceeded analysts’ expectations with an after-tax profit of €75 billion, more than twice that in 2005.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/boardroom-drama-overshadows-vw-s-solid-sales-financial-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/boardroom-drama-overshadows-vw-s-solid-sales-financial-performance#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America North America Europe Auto Makers Suppliers Volkswagen Management & Strategy Year in Review Vehicles & Technology Martin Winterkorn Volkswagen Mon, 09 Jul 2007 16:16:00 +0000 38645 at http://wardsauto.com State of Trucking 2006: Managing the Challenges http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/state-trucking-2006-managing-challenges-0 <div class="field-byline"> Sean Kilcarr </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The nation’s freight carriers faced another challenging year in 2006 as operating costs continued to rise.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/state-trucking-2006-managing-challenges-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/state-trucking-2006-managing-challenges-0#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America North America Auto Makers Management & Strategy Year in Review Vehicles & Technology freight carriers Mon, 09 Jul 2007 16:12:00 +0000 14430 at http://wardsauto.com Despite Rise in Scrappage Rates, U.S. Vehicle Population Aged More But Growth Slowed http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/despite-rise-scrappage-rates-us-vehicle-population-aged-more-growth-slowed <div class="field-byline"> Al Binder </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite an increase in scrappage rates, the U.S. vehicle population again grew larger and older in 2005 with the median age of cars reaching the oldest level in history.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/despite-rise-scrappage-rates-us-vehicle-population-aged-more-growth-slowed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/despite-rise-scrappage-rates-us-vehicle-population-aged-more-growth-slowed#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America North America Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Year in Review Mon, 09 Jul 2007 15:58:00 +0000 11957 at http://wardsauto.com