Globalization http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53308/more en Ford Pledges to Ride Out Thailand’s Political Storm http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-pledges-ride-out-thailand-s-political-storm <div class="node-body article-body">Ford ASEAN President Matt Bradley reaffirms the automaker’s commitment to Thailand with its application to join Phase 2 of the country’s eco-car project.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-pledges-ride-out-thailand-s-political-storm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-pledges-ride-out-thailand-s-political-storm#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Thailand Ford Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Emissions Finance Fuel Economy Globalization Production Sales Results Trade eco-car Matt Bradley Yingluck Shinawatra Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:55:00 +0000 996191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker could offer up India-built Figo for eco-car scheme.</strong></p> Malaysian Automotive Investments Gaining Traction http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automotive-investments-gaining-traction <div class="node-body article-body">The government says Honda and Mazda are increasing spending and a Daihatsu-owned components maker is on its way, but questions surround the company granted the country’s first energy-efficient vehicle license.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automotive-investments-gaining-traction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automotive-investments-gaining-traction#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Daihatsu Honda Mazda Perodua Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Capacity Utilization Component Finance Globalization Transmission Vehicle Assembly Akashi-Kikai Malaysia Go Automobile Great Wall Malaysia Automotive Institute Mustapa Mohamed National Automotive Policy Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:26:00 +0000 995421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda adds capacity for models including Jazz Hybrid.</strong></p> New CUV Continues Citroen’s Upmarket Push in China http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-cuv-continues-citroen-s-upmarket-push-china <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Beijing Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The JV is targeting the brand at the fast-growing luxury segment of the world’s biggest automotive market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-cuv-continues-citroen-s-upmarket-push-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-cuv-continues-citroen-s-upmarket-push-china#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Retail Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Dealerships Europe China France Chery Citroen Retail Sales & Marketing 2014 Beijing Auto Show Globalization Product Development Vehicle Assembly Shenzhen Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:10:00 +0000 994671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Citroen-Chery JV to display souped-up DS5 5LS R concept at Beijing.</strong></p> Auto Industry at Risk If U.K. Quits EU, Report Warns http://wardsauto.com/politics/auto-industry-risk-if-uk-quits-eu-report-warns <div class="node-body article-body">The new report by consultants KPMG says access to the single market is fundamental to U.K. vehicle manufacturing, supporting sales and facilitating supply-chain growth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/auto-industry-risk-if-uk-quits-eu-report-warns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/auto-industry-risk-if-uk-quits-eu-report-warns#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Suppliers Europe - Regional United Kingdom Suppliers Unspecified Companies Sales & Marketing Globalization Product Development Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Trade European Union eurozone Mike Hawes Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:12:00 +0000 994401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Internal U.K. industry survey shows strong support for EU membership.</strong></p> Venezuela President Plays With Fire as Auto Sales Plunge http://wardsauto.com/blog/venezuela-president-plays-fire-auto-sales-plunge <div class="node-body blog-body">New-vehicle deliveries tumbled 87% in January and 89.9% in February, marking the lowest level since 2003 when the country was ensnarled in a nationwide strike against Chavez.</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/venezuela-president-plays-fire-auto-sales-plunge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/venezuela-president-plays-fire-auto-sales-plunge#comments Blog Politics Auto Makers South America Venezuela Chrysler Ford General Motors Toyota Capacity Utilization Globalization Laws/Law Enforcement Sales Results Tariffs Vehicle Assembly Nicholas Maduro Final Inspection Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 992121 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Raising Stakes in Struggle for China Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hyundai-raising-stakes-struggle-china-market <div class="node-body article-body">Under the agreement, Chongqing will provide tax breaks and other incentives for the plant, Beijing Hyundai’s fourth in the country. Construction could begin late this year, with production launching in 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hyundai-raising-stakes-struggle-china-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hyundai-raising-stakes-struggle-china-market#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Supply Chain China South Korea Hyundai Kia Capacity Utilization Employment Globalization Logistics Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Beijing Automotive Group Beijing Hyundai Chongqing Chung Mong-koo Dongfeng Kia Park Geun-hye Sichuan Nanjun Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:12:00 +0000 992641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai Group Chairman Chung Mong-koo and Chinese officials tour the Sichuan Hyundai Motor JV&rsquo;s commercial-vehicle plant coming on line soon.</strong></p> Innovation Center Showcases What’s Next at Visteon http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/innovation-center-showcases-what-s-next-visteon <div class="node-body article-body">The hardware and software bridging blueprint and car are on display at the newly opened Visteon Innovation Center, a showroom for products now in use, nearing production or conceptualized for cars of the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/innovation-center-showcases-what-s-next-visteon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/innovation-center-showcases-what-s-next-visteon#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. South Korea Russia BMW JCI Mercedes Visteon Climate Controls/HVAC Electric Vehicles Electronics Finance Future Products Globalization Instrument Panel Interior Li-ion OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Restructuring Vehicle Interiors Duckyang Industry e-Bee Halla Visteon Richard Vaughan Visteon Innovation Center Viston Avtopribor Electronics Yanfeng Visteon Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:26:00 +0000 990411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Visteon Innovation Center features include Horizon Cockpit concept using 3-D system that maps driver&#39;s gestures through kinematic spatial hand, then replicates motion as a virtual ‟hand&rdquo; shown on center-stack display.</strong></p> Automakers Withstanding South Africa Labor Strife http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/automakers-withstanding-south-africa-labor-strife <div class="field-byline"> Bill Corcoran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Industry representative Nico Vermuelen says he believes most automakers are in South Africa to stay, as the country has a relatively developed economy and can be used as a base for selling cars in the rest of Africa.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/automakers-withstanding-south-africa-labor-strife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/automakers-withstanding-south-africa-labor-strife#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Africa / Middle East Supply Chain Suppliers South Africa BMW Ford General Motors Mercedes Employment Globalization Labor & Human Resources Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Production Trade National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:12:00 +0000 989591 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Locally built</strong> <strong>Hilux South Africa&rsquo;s best-selling vehicle in 2013.</strong></p> Renault-Nissan's Ghosn Relaunches Datsun in Russia http://wardsauto.com/renault-nissans-ghosn-relaunches-datsun-russia <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Russia is among the emerging markets targeted by the Renault-Nissan Alliance for luring customers, particularly young, first-time buyers, away from the used-car market. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/renault-nissans-ghosn-relaunches-datsun-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Sales & Marketing Globalization Product Development Trade Carlos Ghosn Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:47:00 +0000 989401 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-103 <div class="node-body article-body">BorgWarner adds thermostats to emissions-control arsenal; Daimler quits JV with maker of battery cells for Smart; Dirac technology will customize Harman Kardon audio system in Volvo V70. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-103" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-103#comments Premium Management & Strategy Auto Makers Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. France Germany Italy Sweden BorgWarner Citroen Daimler Mazda Smart TRW Volvo Car Airbags Globalization Instrument Panel Li-ion Purchashing Sound Systems Aunde Deutsche ACCUmotive Dirac Evonik James Verrier Jim O'Sullivan Li-Tec Mitsubishi Electric Wahler Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:30:00 +0000 988631 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Roof airbag frees up cabin space for storage, IP expansion or openness.</strong></p>