State of Industry: North America http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/72451/more en North America to See Painfully Slow Climb in 2012 http://wardsauto.com/ar/2011_year_NorthAmerica_111024 <div class="field-byline"> Drew Winter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Light-vehicle production will increase 600,000 units, from 12.9 million this year to 13.5 million next year, and 80% of that growth will be from Asian and European auto makers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ar/2011_year_NorthAmerica_111024" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America North America Canada Mexico U.S. Audi Auto Makers Chrysler Ford General Motors Honda Hyundai Kia Toyota Volkswagen Management & Strategy State of Industry: North America United Auto Workers (UAW) Audi Canada Center for Automotive Research Chrysler Ford General Motors Honda Hyundai Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:05:00 +0000 358081 at http://wardsauto.com Suppliers Still Suffering From Bunker Mentality http://wardsauto.com/ar/suppliers_still_suffering_111128 <div class="field-byline"> Tom Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Every encouraging economic sign for suppliers in 2011 seemed to be offset by the Europe debt crisis, middling consumer confidence in the U.S. and natural disasters, such as the earthquake in Japan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ar/suppliers_still_suffering_111128" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers North America North America Mexico U.S. Auto Makers Bosch Delphi Management & Strategy Plants & Production Finance State of Industry: North America Delphi Mexico Nexteer Restructuring U.S. Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:04:00 +0000 358951 at http://wardsauto.com Possibility of More Regulations Worry Auto Dealers http://wardsauto.com/ar/regulations_auto_dealers_111128 <div class="field-byline"> Steve Finlay </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NADA is active on Capitol Hill and across the country, trying to explain what roles dealers do and don’t play in auto lending.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ar/regulations_auto_dealers_111128" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Politics Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Politics Retail National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) State of Industry: North America Charles Cyrill Dealers Federal Trade Commission Finance and Insurance National Automobile Dealers Association Stephen Wade U.S. Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:03:00 +0000 358731 at http://wardsauto.com OEMs Differ, More or Less, on Issues Facing Industry http://wardsauto.com/ar/oems_issues_industry_111128 <div class="field-byline"> Eric Mayne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">WardsAuto takes the pulse of the U.S. industry with a survey of top auto maker executives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ar/oems_issues_industry_111128" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing North America North America U.S. Audi Auto Makers Chrysler Ford Kia Volvo Car Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing State of Industry: North America Audi Chrysler Doug Speck Ford Johan de Nysschen Kia Mark Fields Reid Bigland U.S. Volvo Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:02:00 +0000 358051 at http://wardsauto.com OESA’s DeKoker: Unemployment Holds Back ‘Recovery’ http://wardsauto.com/ar/dekoker_unemployment_holds_111128 <div class="field-byline"> Tom Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In a year-end interview, OESA President and CEO Neil DeKoker talks about declining supplier bankruptcies, risk of a double-dip recession, raw-material price fluctuations and the debate over conflict minerals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ar/dekoker_unemployment_holds_111128" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers North America North America U.S. General Motors Magna Suppliers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) Purchashing State of Industry: North America Supply Chain Employment General Motors Magna U.S. Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:00:00 +0000 358701 at http://wardsauto.com Ford’s Fields Cautiously Optimistic for 2012 http://wardsauto.com/ar/fords_fields_optimistic_111128 <div class="field-byline"> Byron Pope </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electrified vehicles are an “important option for people, but likely not the highest-volume one,” Mark Fields says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ar/fords_fields_optimistic_111128" 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 Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Dual Clutch (DCT) Engines Future Products State of Industry: North America EcoBoost Ford Mark Fields Product Development U.S. Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:00:00 +0000 358311 at http://wardsauto.com Nissan Looks Ahead to More North American Production, New Product http://wardsauto.com/ar/nissan_more_product_111128 <div class="field-byline"> Christie Schweinsberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The No.3 Japanese auto maker will begin building its Leaf EV state-side in 2012, as well as launch next generations of its higher-volume Sentra compact and Altima midsize models.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ar/nissan_more_product_111128" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America North America U.S. Auto Makers General Motors Honda Nissan Toyota Management & Strategy State of Industry: North America Altima Bill Krueger General Motors Honda Leaf Nissan Sentra Toyota U.S. Mon, 28 Nov 2011 13:59:00 +0000 358611 at http://wardsauto.com Loveless: Kia Poised to Take Advantage of Small-Car Shift http://wardsauto.com/ar/loveless_kia_poised_111128 <div class="field-byline"> Christie Schweinsberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Expect more product differentiation between Kia and Hyundai in the future, says Kia’s U.S. sales chief. “The truth is, we view Hyundai as a competitor.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ar/loveless_kia_poised_111128" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Hyundai Kia Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing State of Industry: North America Hyundai Kia Optima Rio Sorento Soul U.S. Mon, 28 Nov 2011 13:58:00 +0000 358841 at http://wardsauto.com Audi of America: No Slowdown in Sight http://wardsauto.com/ar/audi_no_slowdown_111128 <div class="field-byline"> David E. Zoia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. luxury-car market will exhibit strong growth next year and Audi of America is “very optimistic about the near-term future prospects,” President Johan de Nysschen tells WardsAuto.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ar/audi_no_slowdown_111128" 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. Audi Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Diesel Hybrid Vehicles State of Industry: North America Vehicles & Technology A6 A7 A8 Audi Diesel Hybrids Johan de Nysschen Q7 U.S. Mon, 28 Nov 2011 13:57:00 +0000 359041 at http://wardsauto.com Volvo Embraces New Ownership; Plans for Significant Growth http://wardsauto.com/ar/volvo_ownership_growth_111128 <div class="field-byline"> Byron Pope </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Our chairman, Li Shufu, has said on numerous occasions that he doesn't want to change Volvo; he wants to help us expand our global presence,” marketing chief Doug Speck says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ar/volvo_ownership_growth_111128" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America North America China U.S. Auto Makers Volvo Car Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Emissions Fuel Economy Future Products State of Industry: North America Vehicles & Technology China Doug Speck Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Geely S60 U.S. Volvo XC60 Mon, 28 Nov 2011 13:56:00 +0000 358381 at http://wardsauto.com