Globalization http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53308/more en Marchionne Says Europe Stabilizing, China Increasingly Competitive http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/marchionne-says-europe-stabilizing-china-increasingly-competitive <div class="node-body article-body">FCA’s top executive expects a “significant year of recovery” for the automaker in Europe this year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/marchionne-says-europe-stabilizing-china-increasingly-competitive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/marchionne-says-europe-stabilizing-china-increasingly-competitive#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Chrysler Fiat Globalization Sales Results Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:30:00 +0000 1212201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Marchionne: &ldquo;There&rsquo;s skepticism about the level of profitability&rdquo; in China.&nbsp;</strong></p> EU Ruling on ZF's TRW Acquisition Due Feb. 26 http://wardsauto.com/eu-ruling-zfs-trw-acquisition-due-feb-26 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">German auto-parts maker ZF has bid $13.5 billion to acquire U.S. rival TRW, both of which are developing technologies for self-driving cars.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/eu-ruling-zfs-trw-acquisition-due-feb-26" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Europe North America Europe - Regional U.S. Germany Politics Component European Commission Finance Global Sources Globalization Purchashing Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:01:00 +0000 1209451 at http://wardsauto.com Jeep CEO Expects Sales Momentum to Continue After Record 2014 http://wardsauto.com/north-america/jeep-ceo-expects-sales-momentum-continue-after-record-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Jeep CEO Mike Manley says the brand’s next goal is to sell 1.9 million units annually by 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/jeep-ceo-expects-sales-momentum-continue-after-record-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/jeep-ceo-expects-sales-momentum-continue-after-record-2014#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Jeep 2015 North American International Auto Show Globalization Sales Results Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:30:00 +0000 1206371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Manley says low gasoline prices not causing segment shifts.&nbsp;</strong></p> U.S. Nearing Increase in Duties on Chinese Tires http://wardsauto.com/us-nearing-increase-duties-chinese-tires <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Department of Commerce's preliminary decision to raise duties on Chinese car and light-truck tires follows a ruling they were sold too cheaply in the U.S.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/us-nearing-increase-duties-chinese-tires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Globalization Tariffs Tires Trade Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:48:00 +0000 1206841 at http://wardsauto.com Report: CEO Says Kia Needs India Car Factory http://wardsauto.com/report-ceo-says-kia-needs-india-car-factory <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A Korean newspaper quotes Kia CEO Park Han-woo as saying the automaker should build a factory in India to counter slowdowns in the Chinese and Russian markets.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/report-ceo-says-kia-needs-india-car-factory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific India South Korea Globalization Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:18:00 +0000 1206851 at http://wardsauto.com Nissan Capacity Expansion Defies Russian Slowdown http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-capacity-expansion-defies-russian-slowdown <div class="node-body article-body">Nissan last fall launched production of a hybrid version of its fourth-generation Pathfinder CUV at St. Petersburg, making the plant the first in Russia to build a hybrid engine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-capacity-expansion-defies-russian-slowdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-capacity-expansion-defies-russian-slowdown#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Russia Nissan Body Capacity Utilization Globalization Hybrid Vehicles Production Sales Results Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:47:00 +0000 1204781 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>X-Trail fourth Nissan model in production at St. Petersburg.</strong></p> Korea’s Ssangyong Enters Tivoli in Global Ute Game http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/korea-s-ssangyong-enters-tivoli-global-ute-game <div class="node-body article-body">If directors of Indian parent Mahindra & Mahindra approve launching the compact SUV in the U.S., it would take at least two years for sales to begin.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/korea-s-ssangyong-enters-tivoli-global-ute-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/korea-s-ssangyong-enters-tivoli-global-ute-game#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India South Korea Ssangyong Sales & Marketing Finance Globalization Labor & Human Resources Product Development Production Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:55:00 +0000 1201661 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker banking on Tivoli for turnaround.</strong></p> China Profitability Moves to Pay Off, Renault Tells Dealers http://wardsauto.com/china-profitability-moves-pay-renault-tells-dealers <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The French automaker is offering support to dealers complaining it, like other foreign car companies, have set unrealistically high sales targets and forced them to buy more cars than they can sell.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/china-profitability-moves-pay-renault-tells-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Dealers China Retail Finance Globalization Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:08:00 +0000 1201211 at http://wardsauto.com Volvo Aims to Regain Safety Reputation in U.S. http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-aims-regain-safety-reputation-us <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Volvo marketing and sales chief Alain Visser says the automaker’s reputation as safety leader in U.S. has slipped amid increased competition. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-aims-regain-safety-reputation-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-aims-regain-safety-reputation-us#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Volvo Car Globalization Product Development Sales Results Social Media Tue, 13 Jan 2015 21:00:00 +0000 1199261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volvo sales chief to increase marketing spend.&nbsp;</strong></p> China’s Auto Industry in Crucible of Change http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/china-s-auto-industry-crucible-change <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Automotive Outlook </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Growing concerns about smog and gridlock, the growth of internet marketing and pressure from foreign competition are forging new strategies for automakers and suppliers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/china-s-auto-industry-crucible-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/china-s-auto-industry-crucible-change#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific China Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Emissions Globalization Vehicle Assembly Thu, 08 Jan 2015 10:39:00 +0000 1194781 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Overcapacity growing concern on some fronts.</strong></p>