Globalization http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53308/more en VW Looks to Russian Future With New Engine Plant http://wardsauto.com/vw-looks-russian-future-new-engine-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The German automaker says the plant in Kaluga, which has capacity to build 150,000 engines a year, demonstrates its confidence in an eventual turnaround in Russia's economy. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-looks-russian-future-new-engine-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Russia Engine Globalization Fri, 04 Sep 2015 12:19:00 +0000 1342911 at http://wardsauto.com Auto Analysts Downplay China Currency Devaluation http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/auto-analysts-downplay-china-currency-devaluation <div class="field-byline"> Jens Kastner </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As many foreign-branded cars are locally produced through joint ventures with relatively few imported parts, analyst Yale Zhang says the renminbi devaluation against the U.S. dollar is “almost meaningless to multinational carmakers active in China.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/auto-analysts-downplay-china-currency-devaluation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/auto-analysts-downplay-china-currency-devaluation#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific China Unspecified Companies Finance Globalization Sales Results Trade Fri, 04 Sep 2015 10:11:00 +0000 1342291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>China-built Cadillac XTS price has fallen since 2013 rollout.&nbsp;</strong></p> Automakers Eager for Phaseout of EU-Vietnam Tariffs http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-eager-phaseout-eu-vietnam-tariffs <div class="field-byline"> Martin Todd </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Under the agreement Vietnam will eliminate duties on imports of EU small- and medium-engine cars – which now face 74%-78% tariffs – over 10 years’ time. The EU in turn will drop its 10% tariff on Vietnam vehicle imports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-eager-phaseout-eu-vietnam-tariffs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-eager-phaseout-eu-vietnam-tariffs#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific Europe Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional Vietnam Unspecified Companies Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Globalization Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Tariffs Trade Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1335501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes C-Class among handful of European vehicles penetrating Vietnam.</strong></p> Global Automakers Win More Concessions From Russia http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-win-more-concessions-russia <div class="node-body article-body">The Russian government will revise its formula for determining the level of localization of auto production. Foreign automakers will be given up to three years to comply with the amended requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-win-more-concessions-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-win-more-concessions-russia#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Europe Russia Ford Nissan Renault Volkswagen Engine Globalization Local Content Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1339881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Almera sedan helps Nissan meet Russian localization rules.</strong></p> Chevy Spark a Conquest for GM India Over GM Korea http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/chevy-spark-conquest-gm-india-over-gm-korea <div class="node-body article-body">Winning the lion’s share of Spark production underscores GM India’s growing role as an export hub. Besides labor costs that are lower than GM Korea’s, the automaker’s Indian subsidiary also has more unused plant capacity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/chevy-spark-conquest-gm-india-over-gm-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/chevy-spark-conquest-gm-india-over-gm-korea#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific India South Korea Chevrolet Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1341831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mexico first big export market for GM India-built Chevy Spark.</strong></p> Renault Challenges Peugeot Over Iran Deal http://wardsauto.com/renault-challenges-peugeot-over-iran-deal <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Renault hopes to win a manufacturing deal with domestic automaker Iran Khodro, which already is partnered with rival French automaker Peugeot.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/renault-challenges-peugeot-over-iran-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Africa / Middle East Iran Globalization Production Trade Thu, 03 Sep 2015 05:30:00 +0000 1342021 at http://wardsauto.com Sales Staff Protests Block Porsche Inroads in Korea http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/sales-staff-protests-block-porsche-inroads-korea <div class="node-body article-body">Union members in natty business suits have been demonstrating outside Porsche distributor SSC’s headquarters in Seoul’s upscale Gangnam district and at the company’s other five dealerships.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/sales-staff-protests-block-porsche-inroads-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/sales-staff-protests-block-porsche-inroads-korea#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Porsche Globalization Labor & Human Resources Sales Results Unions Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1338361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Macan helping build momentum for Porsche in Korea.</strong></p> Daimler Confident in Continued Growth in China http://wardsauto.com/daimler-confident-continued-growth-china <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Hubertus Troska, who heads the German luxury automaker's China operations, says he expects sales to "significantly" exceed 300,000 units this year despite the country's stock-market slump. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/daimler-confident-continued-growth-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Globalization Sales Results Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:59:00 +0000 1336001 at http://wardsauto.com GM China JV Announces 'Green Car' Plant http://wardsauto.com/gm-china-jv-announces-green-car-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The plant under construction by SAIC-GM-Wuling, the U.S. automaker's JV with two Chinese companies, will have annual capacity to build 200,000 "new energy" electric and hybrid cars.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-china-jv-announces-green-car-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Electric Vehicles Globalization Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Production Mon, 24 Aug 2015 11:02:00 +0000 1335881 at http://wardsauto.com Chinese Automakers Retrench as Iran’s Market Reopens http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/chinese-automakers-retrench-iran-s-market-reopens <div class="node-body article-body">With the lifting of sanctions against Iran in exchange for curtailing its nuclear program, Chinese automakers will face more competition as other foreign companies step up production in the country, increase imports, or both.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/chinese-automakers-retrench-iran-s-market-reopens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/chinese-automakers-retrench-iran-s-market-reopens#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Iran Chery Dongfeng FAW SAIC Globalization Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 21 Aug 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1334331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Locally assembled Chinese Haima S7 displayed at Mashhad auto show.</strong></p>