Globalization http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53308/more en 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> Daimler Attaches Strings to Proposed Russia Plant http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/daimler-attaches-strings-proposed-russia-plant <div class="node-body article-body">Sources say Daimler has asked St. Petersburg Gov. Georgy Poltavchenko to provide a 125-acre site for the Mercedes-Benz assembly plant, along with associated infrastructure investment, without compensation from the automaker.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/daimler-attaches-strings-proposed-russia-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/daimler-attaches-strings-proposed-russia-plant#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Europe Russia GAZ Mercedes Globalization Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1334141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Daimler looks to grow in Russia beyond KamAZ JV.</strong></p> Volvo Bolsters China Presence With JV Acquisitions http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-bolsters-china-presence-jv-acquisitions <div class="node-body article-body">The JVs include car-manufacturing facilities in Chengdu and Daqing, an engine-production facility in Zhangjiakou and an R&D center in Shanghai.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-bolsters-china-presence-jv-acquisitions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-bolsters-china-presence-jv-acquisitions#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe China Sweden Volvo Car Zhejiang Geely Engine Finance Globalization Restructuring Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 19 Aug 2015 18:30:00 +0000 1334281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Long-wheelbase S60L made in China for Chinese market.</strong></p> Ford Polishes Taurus’ Tarnished Image for China http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-polishes-taurus-tarnished-image-china <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Taurus has a checkered history here in the U.S., going from best-seller to fleet standby in just a few decades. Ford hopes to leave that behind in China with a model designed exclusively for that market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-polishes-taurus-tarnished-image-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-polishes-taurus-tarnished-image-china#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Ford Lincoln Sales & Marketing Globalization Vehicle Assembly Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:41:00 +0000 1333481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford Chairman Bill Ford <em>(left)</em>, President and CEO Mark Fields introduce Taurus at Shanghai auto show.</strong></p> European Parliament, Auto-Industry Groups Tout TTIP http://wardsauto.com/politics/european-parliament-auto-industry-groups-tout-ttip <div class="node-body article-body">A study by the Petersen Institute of International Economics contends harmonizing U.S.-EU safety and environmental regulations would boost the automotive trade at least 20%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/european-parliament-auto-industry-groups-tout-ttip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/european-parliament-auto-industry-groups-tout-ttip#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Europe North America Europe - Regional U.S. Unspecified Companies Regulations Sales & Marketing Globalization Tariffs Trade Tue, 18 Aug 2015 09:34:00 +0000 1332141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Most EU countries slap 10% import duty on Mustang.</strong></p> Toyota Halts Production at Russian JV http://wardsauto.com/toyota-halts-production-russian-jv <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Japanese automaker in late June suspended production of Land Cruiser Prado SUVs at a plant in Vladivostok, but says it will maintain operations at its remaining Russian plant in St. Petersburg.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-halts-production-russian-jv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Russia Globalization Production Tue, 18 Aug 2015 09:06:00 +0000 1333331 at http://wardsauto.com Merge Those Powertrain Operations http://wardsauto.com/blog/merge-those-powertrain-operations <div class="node-body blog-body">In the NAFTA market alone, GM, Ford and FCA will build nearly 9 million engines and 9 million transmissions this year. FCA estimates nearly 90% of that production overlaps.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/merge-those-powertrain-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/merge-those-powertrain-operations#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler General Motors Globalization Product Development Road Ahead Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:04:00 +0000 1330341 at http://wardsauto.com