Globalization http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53308/more en GM Korea Union Threatens Strike Over Pay, Work Rules http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-union-threatens-strike-over-pay-work-rules <div class="node-body article-body">Korea’s National Labor Relations Commission can order a 10-day cooling-off period before the union can take strike action.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-union-threatens-strike-over-pay-work-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-union-threatens-strike-over-pay-work-rules#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Globalization Labor & Human Resources Production Sales Results Unions Vehicle Assembly Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:48:00 +0000 1307831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM Korea hoping new-gen Spark lives up to name on sales front.</strong></p> FCA to Invest $280 Million in Indian Jeep Production http://wardsauto.com/fca-invest-280-million-indian-jeep-production <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Italian-American automaker will expand its existing joint venture with local manufacturer Tata Motors to assemble Jeep models in second-quarter 2017. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fca-invest-280-million-indian-jeep-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific India Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Finance Globalization Vehicle Assembly Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:31:00 +0000 1307451 at http://wardsauto.com France’s PSA Raising African Profile in Morocco http://wardsauto.com/africa-middle-east/france-s-psa-raising-african-profile-morocco <div class="field-byline"> Iana Dreyer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker aims to cater to the growing North African and sub-Saharan African market from its Morocco unit. It bets on car-market volume of 8 million units in the region by 2025 and hopes to account for 1 million of those sales.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/africa-middle-east/france-s-psa-raising-african-profile-morocco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/africa-middle-east/france-s-psa-raising-african-profile-morocco#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Europe Algeria Morocco Nigeria France Citroen Ford Peugeot PSA Renault Sales & Marketing Globalization Local Content Vehicle Assembly Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1306071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>PSA rival Renault&rsquo;s Dacia brand came to Morocco in 2012.</strong></p> BMW Among Bidders for ANZ Car-Finance Arm http://wardsauto.com/bmw-among-bidders-anz-car-finance-arm <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Australia and New Zealand Bank Group's $6 billion-plus car- and equipment-loan book likely will draw bids not only from the German automaker but also from U.S. private-equity firms. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bmw-among-bidders-anz-car-finance-arm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Europe North America Australia U.S. New Zealand Germany Finance Globalization Purchashing Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:25:00 +0000 1305641 at http://wardsauto.com Lotus Cars Relocating U.S. Headquarters to Michigan http://wardsauto.com/north-america/lotus-cars-relocating-us-headquarters-michigan <div class="node-body article-body">The U.K.-headquartered sports car maker says the move from Lawrenceville, GA, to share facilities with Lotus Engineering in Ann Arbor, MI, puts it at the heart of the U.S. auto industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/lotus-cars-relocating-us-headquarters-michigan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/lotus-cars-relocating-us-headquarters-michigan#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Asia Pacific North America U.S. Malaysia Lotus Management & Strategy Retail Globalization Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:32:00 +0000 1303911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Evora 400 arriving on North American market in December.</strong></p> Chevrolet Chief Batey Upbeat About China http://wardsauto.com/chevrolet-chief-batey-upbeat-about-china <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Alan Batey says he expects a good second-half showing in China by Chevrolet parent General Motors, but notes stepped-up competition is causing moderation in new-vehicle pricing. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/chevrolet-chief-batey-upbeat-about-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Globalization Sales Results Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:34:00 +0000 1303751 at http://wardsauto.com Malaysia’s May Sales Dip; Proton, Suzuki Do R&D Deal http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysia-s-may-sales-dip-proton-suzuki-do-rd-deal <div class="node-body article-body">The May result saw new-car sales drop 8.0% to 45,874 units for a 5-month total down 3.7% at 235,838. The much smaller commercial-vehicle segment fell 11.5% to 5,380 units for a year-to-date total off 2.7% at 28,909.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysia-s-may-sales-dip-proton-suzuki-do-rd-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysia-s-may-sales-dip-proton-suzuki-do-rd-deal#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Japan Malaysia Perodua Proton Suzuki Politics Globalization Product Development Production Sales Results Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:16:00 +0000 1302951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Grand Vitara stablemate could result from Suzuki-Perodua partnership.</strong></p> FCA, Tata Expanding Indian SUV Production Capacity http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-tata-expanding-indian-suv-production-capacity <div class="node-body article-body">Initial products to be assembled from kits on the 100,000-unit-capacity line are 5- and 7-seat SUVs being developed jointly by Tata and its Jaguar and Land Rover subsidiaries. Codenamed Q501 and Q502, the vehicles are due on the market in 2017. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-tata-expanding-indian-suv-production-capacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-tata-expanding-indian-suv-production-capacity#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific India Fiat Jaguar Land Rover Tata Capacity Utilization Engine Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Globalization Product Development Vehicle Assembly Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1302391 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New models would join Safari in Tata&rsquo;s limited SUV lineup.&nbsp;</strong></p> Jatco Grows Global Presence as CVT Standard Bearer http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jatco-grows-global-presence-cvt-standard-bearer <div class="node-body article-body">Jatco and rival Aisin AW both look to grow their customer bases, Jatco will concentrate its major facilities investments in China and the U.S. over the next five years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jatco-grows-global-presence-cvt-standard-bearer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jatco-grows-global-presence-cvt-standard-bearer#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional China India U.S. Japan Aisin Maruti Mitsubishi Nissan Suppliers Suzuki Automatic Continuously Variable (CVT) Electric Vehicles Global Sources Globalization Hybrid Vehicles OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Production Transmission Fri, 19 Jun 2015 09:11:00 +0000 1297331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Manufacturer&rsquo;s exhibit at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2015 featured model CVT.</strong></p> Industry Official Sees Local Brands Joining China Price Wars http://wardsauto.com/industry-official-sees-local-brands-joining-china-price-wars <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The head of the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers writes in a blog that local producers will follow the lead of global manufacturers who have been cutting prices on Chinese models to shore up sales. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-official-sees-local-brands-joining-china-price-wars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Sales & Marketing Globalization Wed, 17 Jun 2015 08:22:00 +0000 1299751 at http://wardsauto.com