Globalization http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53308/more en Faurecia, Dongfeng Form Chinese Car-Parts Production JV http://wardsauto.com/faurecia-dongfeng-form-chinese-car-parts-production-jv <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">French parts-maker Faurecia says it intends to sell components to Dongfeng and the Chinese automaker's automaking partners Peugeot, Nissan, Honda and Kia. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/faurecia-dongfeng-form-chinese-car-parts-production-jv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific China Component Globalization Restructuring Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:26:00 +0000 1251131 at http://wardsauto.com Mexico Plant Aims to Raise Kia’s Americas Profile http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mexico-plant-aims-raise-kia-s-americas-profile <div class="node-body article-body">Plans for the 300,000-unit-capacity facility call for growing market penetration in Mexico, exporting vehicles to markets in Central America and supporting Kia and Hyundai operations in the U.S. through exports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mexico-plant-aims-raise-kia-s-americas-profile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mexico-plant-aims-raise-kia-s-americas-profile#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America South America South America - Regional Mexico U.S. Hyundai Kia Plants & Production Capacity Utilization Globalization Product Development Vehicle Assembly Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:41:00 +0000 1248441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kia to build Forte compact at Mexico plant; pickup not in play for now.</strong></p> Rupiah Down, Japan's Interest in Indonesia Production Up http://wardsauto.com/rupiah-down-japans-interest-indonesia-production <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">With the weakening rupiah depressing imports, Japanese automakers instead are investing in local production in what has become Southeast Asia's biggest car market. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/rupiah-down-japans-interest-indonesia-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific Indonesia Japan Plants & Production Finance Globalization Trade Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:58:00 +0000 1247471 at http://wardsauto.com Chinese Media Exposé Prompts JLR Recall of Land Rover SUVs http://wardsauto.com/chinese-media-expos-prompts-jlr-recall-land-rover-suvs <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The recall of 36,451 Evoque SUVs from the 2014 and 2015 model years follows a request by a Chinese government watchdog agency and local media reports the luxury automaker used defective gearboxes. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/chinese-media-expos-prompts-jlr-recall-land-rover-suvs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Globalization Safety Vehicles & Technology Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:03:00 +0000 1245921 at http://wardsauto.com Political Turmoil Slows U.K. Car Build for Export http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/political-turmoil-slows-uk-car-build-export <div class="node-body article-body">Despite steadily growing production for the U.K. market, industry spokesman Mike Hawes says, “political instability abroad has hit certain export areas which will invariably have a small impact on total output.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/political-turmoil-slows-uk-car-build-export" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/political-turmoil-slows-uk-car-build-export#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific Europe China United Kingdom Globalization Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:36:00 +0000 1245361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Domestic U.K. build up 20.4% through February.</strong></p> Algeria Hub of Renault’s Three-Continent Growth Plan http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/algeria-hub-renault-s-three-continent-growth-plan <div class="field-byline"> Kaci Racelma </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Industry analysts see Renault’s investment in Algeria as a twofold strategy aimed at consolidating markets in Europe and positioning the French company for growth in Africa. The automaker also is eyeing expansion into the Middle East.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/algeria-hub-renault-s-three-continent-growth-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/algeria-hub-renault-s-three-continent-growth-plan#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Europe Africa - Regional Europe - Regional Middle East - Regional Algeria France Romania Dacia Renault Sales & Marketing Globalization Vehicle Assembly Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:41:00 +0000 1240131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Symbol, rebadged Dacia Logan, assembled at Algeria plant.</strong></p> Renault Expanding Argentina Production http://wardsauto.com/renault-expanding-argentina-production <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The French automaker will invest $100 million in its Santa Isabel plant to begin assembling Logan and Sandero models next year for sale in Europe under the entry-level Dacia brand.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/renault-expanding-argentina-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe South America Argentina France Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Vehicle Assembly Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:23:00 +0000 1240511 at http://wardsauto.com Kia Plans Expansion Into Mexican Market http://wardsauto.com/kia-plans-expansion-mexican-market <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Korean automaker will begin selling Forte, Sorento and Sportage models in Mexico this summer ahead of next year's opening of its first assembly plant in the country.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/kia-plans-expansion-mexican-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific North America Mexico South Korea Sales & Marketing Globalization Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:39:00 +0000 1239691 at http://wardsauto.com Affluent Koreans Aspire to Luxury Cars Niche Above German Brands http://wardsauto.com/affluent-koreans-aspire-luxury-cars-niche-above-german-brands <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">German brands such as Mercedes and BMW are too commonplace for wealthy, younger Koreans turning to even higher-end marques including Bentleys and Maseratis. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/affluent-koreans-aspire-luxury-cars-niche-above-german-brands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Sales & Marketing Globalization Mon, 09 Mar 2015 02:14:00 +0000 1238781 at http://wardsauto.com BMW: Car Not Among Fruits of Discussions With Apple http://wardsauto.com/bmw-car-not-among-fruits-discussions-apple <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The German automaker, denying a published report it is discussing developing or building a car with Apple, says the U.S. tech giant is just one of the companies with which it holds regular talks on topics such as connected vehicles. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bmw-car-not-among-fruits-discussions-apple" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Future Products Globalization Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:40:00 +0000 1237591 at http://wardsauto.com