2005 http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/69901/more en Asian Small Cars Gain as Fuel Prices Soar in 2005; China Sees Expansion http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/asian-small-cars-gain-fuel-prices-soar-2005-china-sees-expansion <div class="field-byline"> Christie Schweinsberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Countries such as Australia and India turned their attention to smaller vehicles to serve growing demand for fuel-efficient passenger cars.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/asian-small-cars-gain-fuel-prices-soar-2005-china-sees-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/asian-small-cars-gain-fuel-prices-soar-2005-china-sees-expansion#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Industry Asia Pacific Auto Makers Management & Strategy Year in Review Mon, 21 Aug 2006 16:15:00 +0000 37519 at http://wardsauto.com GM, DC, BMW Say New Hybrid System Best Path for Bigger Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/gm-dc-bmw-say-new-hybrid-system-best-path-bigger-vehicles <div class="field-byline"> David E. Zoia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The setup is more economical in highway driving and with larger-engine vehicles, the partners say, and is well tuned to truck applications.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-dc-bmw-say-new-hybrid-system-best-path-bigger-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/gm-dc-bmw-say-new-hybrid-system-best-path-bigger-vehicles#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Technology Auto Makers BMW General Motors Hybrid Vehicles Year in Review BMW General Motors Thu, 29 Jun 2006 18:42:00 +0000 13461 at http://wardsauto.com New Heavy-Truck Engines Coming http://wardsauto.com/new-heavy-truck-engines-coming <div class="field-byline"> Sean Kilcarr </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Makers of heavy-truck diesel engines showed off new engines designed to meet stringent 2007 emissions standards.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/new-heavy-truck-engines-coming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/new-heavy-truck-engines-coming#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America Diesel Technology Auto Makers Politics Diesel Year in Review Diesel Thu, 29 Jun 2006 18:28:00 +0000 15924 at http://wardsauto.com U.S. Vehicle Population Grows Larger, Cars Grow Older, Scrappage Rate Falls http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/us-vehicle-population-grows-larger-cars-grow-older-scrappage-rate-falls <div class="field-byline"> Al Binder </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. roads grew more congested in 2004 and the age of cars on the road increased to an all-time high as the scrappage rate fell.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/us-vehicle-population-grows-larger-cars-grow-older-scrappage-rate-falls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/us-vehicle-population-grows-larger-cars-grow-older-scrappage-rate-falls#comments Public News & Analysis Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Technology Chassis Year in Review Vehicles & Technology cars Registrations Scrappage trucks Thu, 29 Jun 2006 15:20:00 +0000 19564 at http://wardsauto.com 2005: Another Year of Struggle for U.S. Domestic Auto Makers, Suppliers http://wardsauto.com/2005-another-year-struggle-us-domestic-auto-makers-suppliers <div class="field-byline"> Al Binder </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Higher fuel prices, lower sales and bigger incentives took their toll on the U.S. Big Three auto makers and their suppliers again in 2005.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/2005-another-year-struggle-us-domestic-auto-makers-suppliers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/2005-another-year-struggle-us-domestic-auto-makers-suppliers#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Suppliers North America Industry North America Manufacturing Technology Auto Makers Chrysler Delphi Ford General Motors Suppliers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Manufacturing Technology Supply Chain Year in Review Chrysler Delphi Ford Gasoline General Motors incentives Thu, 29 Jun 2006 15:05:00 +0000 20856 at http://wardsauto.com Materials: Price Increases and Innovations http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/materials-price-increases-and-innovations <div class="field-byline"> Mike Sutton </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Steel remained the most used material, by far, in automobile production in 2005.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/materials-price-increases-and-innovations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/materials-price-increases-and-innovations#comments Public News & Analysis Plants & Production Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America Manufacturing Technology Materials Technology Aluminum Magnesium Manufacturing Technology Materials Steel Year in Review Materials Thu, 29 Jun 2006 14:57:00 +0000 21277 at http://wardsauto.com U.S. Midwest Survived Production Cuts http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/us-midwest-survived-production-cuts <div class="field-byline"> Tom Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite appearances, Detroit’s Midwestern backyard looked like it would be spared the majority of plant closings.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/us-midwest-survived-production-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/us-midwest-survived-production-cuts#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Plants & Production North America Industry North America Manufacturing Technology Auto Makers Plants & Production Manufacturing Technology Year in Review Production Wed, 28 Jun 2006 21:07:00 +0000 18206 at http://wardsauto.com 2005: Tough Year for Dealers; But Some Worried More for Auto Makers http://wardsauto.com/2005-tough-year-dealers-some-worried-more-auto-makers <div class="field-byline"> Steve Finlay </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For many dealers 2005 was tough on profits, but many of them were more concerned about the future of ailing GM and Ford.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/2005-tough-year-dealers-some-worried-more-auto-makers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/2005-tough-year-dealers-some-worried-more-auto-makers#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing North America Industry North America Retail Dealer Dealerships Ford General Motors Politics Retail Sales & Marketing Finance Year in Review Dealers Ford General Motors Wed, 28 Jun 2006 20:16:00 +0000 25124 at http://wardsauto.com Productivity Soared for Most Manufacturers http://wardsauto.com/productivity-soared-most-manufacturers <div class="field-byline"> Drew Winter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota was the most efficient vehicle producer in North America and Chrysler Group was the most improved in annual Harbour Report.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/productivity-soared-most-manufacturers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/productivity-soared-most-manufacturers#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers North America Industry North America Auto Makers Year in Review Production Wed, 28 Jun 2006 20:08:00 +0000 36363 at http://wardsauto.com CAW Negotiations Framed Future of Canadian Auto Industry http://wardsauto.com/caw-negotiations-framed-future-canadian-auto-industry <div class="field-byline"> Alisa Priddle </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Job losses were the net result of Big Three negotiations, while Japanese auto makers focused on new products to be built in Canada.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/caw-negotiations-framed-future-canadian-auto-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/caw-negotiations-framed-future-canadian-auto-industry#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America Industry North America Canada Auto Makers Management & Strategy Year in Review Canada Wed, 28 Jun 2006 19:54:00 +0000 16695 at http://wardsauto.com