Management & Strategy http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53471/more en Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-9 <div class="node-body article-body">Continental arrives in Silicon Valley; Visteon wireless charging pulls plugs on ’15 Cadillacs; DTE solar system puts charge in Ford EVs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-9#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. South Korea Sweden AB Volvo Audi Autoliv Cadillac Continental Ford Visteon Volvo Car Charging Climate Controls/HVAC Dual Clutch (DCT) Electric Vehicles Future Products Information & Entertainment OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Safety LG Preh Texas Instruments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:06:00 +0000 1099741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>LG says DCT motor circumvents concerns about rare-earth supply.</strong></p> New Kia Plant in Mexico Aimed at Bolstering U.S. Supplies http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-kia-plant-mexico-aimed-bolstering-us-supplies <div class="node-body article-body">Analysts expect the new plant initially will build the Rio and Soul subcompact, and the Forte compact sedan. Kia executives say U.S. sales of all three are being curtailed by tight supplies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-kia-plant-mexico-aimed-bolstering-us-supplies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-kia-plant-mexico-aimed-bolstering-us-supplies#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific North America South America Brazil Mexico U.S. South Korea Kia Capacity Utilization Globalization Inventories Sales Results Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1098571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kia Vice Chairman Hyuong-Keun Lee (left), Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto and Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz, governor of the State of Nuevo Leon, at signing of deal to build $1 billion plant near Monterrey.</strong></p> JV With Ford Cuts Russian Automaker Sollers's Profit http://wardsauto.com/jv-ford-cuts-russian-automaker-sollerss-profit <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Russian automaker says its first-half net profit plunged to $7 million, compared with $45.7 million year-ago, mainly because its 50-50 joint venture with Ford posted a net loss of $91 million.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/jv-ford-cuts-russian-automaker-sollerss-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe Russia Finance Globalization Vehicle Assembly Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:42:00 +0000 1099331 at http://wardsauto.com Tesla, China Telecom Business Cut Car-Charging Deal http://wardsauto.com/tesla-china-telecom-business-cut-car-charging-deal <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The American EV manufacturer will team with China Unicom to install charging stations at 400 of the mobile carrier's stores in 120 Chinese cities, as well as supercharging outlets in 20 cities. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/tesla-china-telecom-business-cut-car-charging-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Charging Globalization Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:43:00 +0000 1099261 at http://wardsauto.com Fiat Confident Chrysler Merger Will Go Through http://wardsauto.com/fiat-confident-chrysler-merger-will-go-through <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Italian automaker says it does not expect its stockholder share-buyout plan to raise enough money to jeopardize completion of the merger. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fiat-confident-chrysler-merger-will-go-through" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe North America U.S. Italy Finance Restructuring Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:15:00 +0000 1099221 at http://wardsauto.com Volkswagen, Domestics Plan Big India Investment http://wardsauto.com/volkswagen-domestics-plan-big-india-investment <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Volkswagen will join Indian automakers Tata, Bajaj and Mahindra & Mahindra in investing a total of $1.9 billion to expand production capacity in Mararashtra state.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/volkswagen-domestics-plan-big-india-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific India Capacity Utilization Finance Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:28:00 +0000 1098371 at http://wardsauto.com Why Young People Shun Auto Industry http://wardsauto.com/blog/why-young-people-shun-auto-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">The difference today is automakers have stopped selling the dream in favor of selling the deal. Dream cars disappeared decades ago, and concept cars are merely production cars with the door handles and side mirrors removed. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/why-young-people-shun-auto-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/why-young-people-shun-auto-industry#comments Blog Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors Labor & Human Resources Product Development Final Inspection Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:11:00 +0000 1091661 at http://wardsauto.com Oz Panel: Allow Used-Car Imports, Drop New-Car Tariff http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff <div class="node-body article-body">The Productivity Commission report says eliminating the 5% tariff on new imported cars once GM Holden, Ford and Toyota end local production might be justified, but it also “notes the effect on government revenue.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Australia Ford Holden Toyota Finance Labor & Human Resources Production Restructuring Supply Chain Tariffs Trade Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries Productivity Commission Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:32:00 +0000 1096241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Duties on BMWs, other imports raised A$920 million last fiscal year.</strong></p> Russia's Troubles Not Slowing Renault http://wardsauto.com/russias-troubles-not-slowing-renault <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The French automaker, which recently increased its stake in Russian automaker AvtoVAZ, would benefit from possible government subsidies that would stabilize demand.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/russias-troubles-not-slowing-renault" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Russia Globalization Product Development Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:27:00 +0000 1096411 at http://wardsauto.com JLR-Driven Profits Belie Tata’s Domestic Distress http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-driven-profits-belie-tata-s-domestic-distress <div class="node-body article-body">JLR sales increased 22% to 115,596 in first-quarter 2014, raising Tata’s overall operating margin to 20.3% from 15.8% year-ago, while the domestic business’s margin fell to -2.8% from 2.3% in the same period.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-driven-profits-belie-tata-s-domestic-distress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-driven-profits-belie-tata-s-domestic-distress#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Jaguar Land Rover Tata Capacity Utilization Finance Product Development Sales Results Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:40:00 +0000 1095291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Zest automaker&rsquo;s first new product in four years.</strong></p>