Los Angeles Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/70001/more en Audi Mum On Mexico Plant; Delaying A6, A8 Hybrids http://wardsauto.com/ar/audi_plant_a6_111118 <div class="field-byline"> Christie Schweinsberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The German luxury auto maker needs to "earn" a North American vehicle-assembly site, says the brand’s top U.S. executive.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ar/audi_plant_a6_111118" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America Mexico U.S. Audi Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Diesel Future Products Los Angeles Auto Show A6 Audi Diesel Gasoline Johan de Nysschen Mexico U.S. Fri, 18 Nov 2011 17:04:00 +0000 358911 at http://wardsauto.com Abarth Teaser Heats Up YouTube http://wardsauto.com/ar/abarth_teaser_YouTube_11118 <div class="field-byline"> Eric Mayne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chrysler, which sells Fiat in North America, posts a spicy 59-second Abarth commercial on the social media website. It depicts an unsuspecting Gen X/Y nerd whose affections are hijacked.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ar/abarth_teaser_YouTube_11118" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America Auto Makers Fiat Sales & Marketing Los Angeles Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Abarth Fiat Fiat 500 Abarth Jennifer Lopez MultiAir YouTube Fri, 18 Nov 2011 16:46:00 +0000 358881 at http://wardsauto.com Volvo Readies New Architecture; Prepares for Growth http://wardsauto.com/ar/volvo_architecture_growth_111118 <div class="field-byline"> Byron Pope </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The auto maker plans to increase global capacity 15% by producing the S60 in Belgium and Sweden, freeing up room for the XC60.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ar/volvo_architecture_growth_111118" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Volvo Car Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Los Angeles Auto Show Product Development Vehicles & Technology Capacity Geely plants Production S60 Sales Stefan Jacoby U.S. Volvo XC60 XC90 Fri, 18 Nov 2011 16:20:00 +0000 358291 at http://wardsauto.com Lincoln Building Dedicated Design Center, Team http://wardsauto.com/ar/lincoln_dedicated_team_111118 <div class="field-byline"> Byron Pope </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Lincoln team numbers about 100 and encompasses all disciplines, including engineering, design, public relations and marketing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ar/lincoln_dedicated_team_111118" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Ford Lincoln Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Design Los Angeles Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Design Ford Lincoln Mark Fields U.S. Fri, 18 Nov 2011 15:57:00 +0000 358891 at http://wardsauto.com Kia Expects to Top 450,000 U.S. Sales This Year http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/kia-expects-top-450000-us-sales-year <div class="field-byline"> Christie Schweinsberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A lot of the growth comes courtesy of the Optima midsize sedan, up 181.6%. Launched late last year in the U.S., the car is bringing more-affluent customers to the brand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/kia-expects-top-450000-us-sales-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe North America North America U.S. Germany Auto Makers Kia Sales & Marketing Los Angeles Auto Show Frankfurt Kia Optima Rio U.S. Thu, 17 Nov 2011 21:53:00 +0000 400781 at http://wardsauto.com GM Sees Opening in U.S. for No-Frills Midsize Pickup http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/gm-sees-opening-us-no-frills-midsize-pickup <div class="field-byline"> Christie Schweinsberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Low operating costs over a 10-year period will be key to the coming Chevy truck, a top GM executive says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/gm-sees-opening-us-no-frills-midsize-pickup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Plants & Production Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Chevrolet General Motors Plants & Production Future Products Los Angeles Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Chevrolet Chevy Cruze General Motors Mark Reuss U.S. Thu, 17 Nov 2011 19:51:00 +0000 405281 at http://wardsauto.com Subaru Forecasts 300,000 U.S. Sales in 2012 http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/subaru-forecasts-300000-us-sales-2012 <div class="field-byline"> Christie Schweinsberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Japanese brand in the next six months will build more vehicles than in any other period in its history, largely through incremental production increases in the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/subaru-forecasts-300000-us-sales-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Subaru Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Los Angeles Auto Show Subaru Tokyo Motor Show Tom Doll U.S. XV Crosstrek Thu, 17 Nov 2011 19:12:00 +0000 402201 at http://wardsauto.com Volkswagen Sees U.S. Sales Continue to Surge http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/volkswagen-sees-us-sales-continue-surge <div class="field-byline"> Byron Pope </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Much of the demand is coming from conquest buyers, who stayed away from VW models in the past because they considered them too expensive, marketing and product chief Tim Mahoney says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/volkswagen-sees-us-sales-continue-surge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Los Angeles Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Beetle Jetta Passat Tim Mahoney U.S. Volkswagen Thu, 17 Nov 2011 17:03:00 +0000 407321 at http://wardsauto.com New Honda Fit EV for Lease Only in U.S. http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/new-honda-fit-ev-lease-only-us <div class="field-byline"> Christie Schweinsberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The auto maker plans to take back the estimated 1,000 units at the end of their lease; none will be sold to customers. The electric Fit will be rolled out in California and Oregon, followed by six East Coast states.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/new-honda-fit-ev-lease-only-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Electric Vehicles Los Angeles Auto Show Vehicles & Technology electric vehicle John Mendel U.S. Thu, 17 Nov 2011 16:50:00 +0000 407951 at http://wardsauto.com Japan Likely to Retain Production Base for Large Infiniti Models http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/japan-likely-retain-production-base-large-infiniti-models <div class="field-byline"> Christie Schweinsberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nissan has been able to maintain most Infiniti output in Japan by sourcing parts from lower-cost countries with more favorable currency exchange rates. But this arrangement may not be enough to stifle a still-strong yen.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/japan-likely-retain-production-base-large-infiniti-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Plants & Production Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Infiniti Nissan Plants & Production Los Angeles Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Andy Palmer Electric Vehicles Infiniti Nissan Nissan Leaf U.S. Thu, 17 Nov 2011 16:22:00 +0000 404681 at http://wardsauto.com