Year in Review http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/71171/more en World’s Auto Makers Slammed by Financial Crisis in 2008 http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/world-s-auto-makers-slammed-financial-crisis-2008" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/world-s-auto-makers-slammed-financial-crisis-2008#comments Public News & Analysis World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific North America South America North America China South America Asia Pacific World 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-amp-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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/us-market-auto-makers-hammered-2008-financial-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/us-market-auto-makers-hammered-2008-financial-crisis#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. 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-amp-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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/caw-center-canadian-industry-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/caw-center-canadian-industry-crisis#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America Canada 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-amp-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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/2008-worst-times-us-trucking-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/2008-worst-times-us-trucking-industry#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America 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-amp-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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/mexico-s-auto-industry-weathers-tumultuous-2008" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/mexico-s-auto-industry-weathers-tumultuous-2008#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America Mexico 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-amp-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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/global-crisis-catches-europe-year-s-second-half" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/global-crisis-catches-europe-year-s-second-half#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Europe 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-amp-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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/brazil-holds-course-through-winds-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/brazil-holds-course-through-winds-change#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing South America South America 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 Chrysler Pulls Out All Stops in 2008 http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/chrysler-pulls-out-all-stops-2008" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/chrysler-pulls-out-all-stops-2008#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America Canada 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-amp-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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/global-new-vehicle-market-collapse-pulls-down-toyota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/global-new-vehicle-market-collapse-pulls-down-toyota#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America North America Europe Asia Pacific 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 Roller Coaster Year Leaves GM’s Future Clouded by Uncertainty http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/roller-coaster-year-leaves-gm-s-future-clouded-uncertainty <div class="field-byline"> James M. Amend </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As talks to take over Chrysler intensified, so did GM’s liquidity crisis, forcing the auto maker to seek an infusion of cash from the U.S. government.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/roller-coaster-year-leaves-gm-s-future-clouded-uncertainty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/roller-coaster-year-leaves-gm-s-future-clouded-uncertainty#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers North America North America U.S. American Axle Auto Makers Chrysler Ford General Motors Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Finance United Auto Workers (UAW) Year in Review Bob Lutz Chrysler Ford General Motors United Auto Workers union Fri, 19 Dec 2008 15:20:00 +0000 9948 at http://wardsauto.com