Globalization http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53308/more en Toyota Anything But Bearish on Russian Market http://wardsauto.com/europe/toyota-anything-bearish-russian-market <div class="node-body article-body">In addition to launching RAV4 assembly next year, Toyota plans to increase imports and possibly launch of production of B- and C-segment models targeted mainly at younger Russians. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/toyota-anything-bearish-russian-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/toyota-anything-bearish-russian-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Toyota Capacity Utilization Employment Globalization Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Thu, 21 May 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1283661 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Highlander helps Toyota absorb bumps in Russian road.</strong></p> Enhanced Mexico Trade Piques EU Automakers’ Interest http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the value of European car exports to Mexico reaching €1.3 billion ($1.4 billion) in 2014, EU automakers are assessing how exports could be increased following a trade-deal upgrade.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe North America Europe - Regional Mexico Audi BMW Mercedes Sales & Marketing European Commission Globalization Production Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 21 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1283641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Yucatan dealership among more than 20 Mercedes outlets in Mexico.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> PSA's Chinese JV Reported Starting SE Asia Production http://wardsauto.com/psas-chinese-jv-reported-starting-se-asia-production <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">China's official news agency says automakers Dongfeng and PSA Peugeot Citroen are cooperating with a Malaysian firm to build vehicles there, and will do likewise with a Vietnamese company later this year.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/psas-chinese-jv-reported-starting-se-asia-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific China Malaysia Vietnam Globalization Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 21 May 2015 08:41:00 +0000 1284761 at http://wardsauto.com Mazda Parts-Distribution Hub to Serve Export Markets http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/mazda-parts-distribution-hub-serve-export-markets <div class="node-body article-body">The center, operated by a joint venture between Mazda Sales Thailand and Yusen Logistics Thailand, stocks up to 53,000 Mazda parts worth more than TB360 million.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/mazda-parts-distribution-hub-serve-export-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/mazda-parts-distribution-hub-serve-export-markets#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Thailand Mazda Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Global Sources Globalization Logistics Wed, 20 May 2015 08:34:00 +0000 1283611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Yusen Logistics, Mazda form parts partnership.</strong></p> VW's Biggest-Ever Investment in Spain May Pave Way for A1 http://wardsauto.com/europe/vws-biggest-ever-investment-spain-may-pave-way-a1 <div class="node-body article-body">The investment raises the possibility Audi A1 production CUV could be transferred to Martorell from the VW plant in Brussels, as the Spanish factory already builds the Audi Q3 and labor costs are lower there than in Belgium.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/vws-biggest-ever-investment-spain-may-pave-way-a1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/vws-biggest-ever-investment-spain-may-pave-way-a1#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Mexico Belgium Spain Audi SEAT Volkswagen Globalization Product Development Production Vehicle Assembly Mon, 18 May 2015 13:21:00 +0000 1281801 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volkswagen global purchasing chief Garcia Sanz <em>(left) </em>discusses VW&rsquo;s &euro;2.4 billion investment in Spain with Spanish President Rajoy.</strong></p> UPDATE 1-Nissan CEO says no need to change Renault alliance after French govt ups stake http://wardsauto.com/update-1-nissan-ceo-says-no-need-change-renault-alliance-after-french-govt-ups-stake <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* No need to change capital alliance with Renault - Nissan's Ghosn</p> <p>* Nissan set aside enough funds to cover Takata-linked recalls -Ghosn (Adds Ghosn comments on Takata, background)</p> <p>By Maki Shiraki</p> <p>YOKOHAMA, Japan, May 18 (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co Ltd CEO Carlos Ghosn said on Monday he did not think there was any need to change the automaker's capital alliance with Renault at present after France raised its stake and voting rights in Renault last month.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-nissan-ceo-says-no-need-change-renault-alliance-after-french-govt-ups-stake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Europe Japan France Finance Globalization Mon, 18 May 2015 04:53:32 +0000 1283171 at http://wardsauto.com Lincoln Aspiring to Become Luxury Player in China http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-aspiring-become-luxury-player-china <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lincoln must clear some hurdles if it hopes to succeed in China’s competitive luxury segment. Fortunately, it does have a head start with its enduring brand image.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-aspiring-become-luxury-player-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-aspiring-become-luxury-player-china#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Lincoln Globalization Internet Marketing Tariffs Fri, 15 May 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1276901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;56 Lincoln Continental displayed at Shanghai Auto Show in front of MKZ sedan on sale in China since November.</strong></p> Hyundai, Kia Working to Stanch Bleeding in Russia http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-kia-working-stanch-bleeding-russia <div class="node-body article-body">Some analysts attribute Hyundai’s and Kia’s success to having the right products in the right place, with beneficial synergies and economies accruing from their interconnected affiliated companies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-kia-working-stanch-bleeding-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-kia-working-stanch-bleeding-russia#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Hyundai Kia Globalization Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 14 May 2015 09:11:00 +0000 1275811 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Single-digit sales slide good enough to keep Hyundai No.2 in Russia.</strong></p> Nissan CEO Ghosn's China Outlook Confident http://wardsauto.com/nissan-ceo-ghosns-china-outlook-confident <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Nissan CEO's optimism about China stems from a 20% year-on-year increase in car sales from January-April, compared with 12% industrywide.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nissan-ceo-ghosns-china-outlook-confident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe China Japan Russia Sales & Marketing Globalization Wed, 13 May 2015 07:17:00 +0000 1279921 at http://wardsauto.com Volvo Cars picks South Carolina to supply toughening U.S. market http://wardsauto.com/volvo-cars-picks-south-carolina-supply-toughening-us-market <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* $500 million investment seen initially creating 2,000 jobs</p> <p>* Production to start 2018 and quickly reach 100,000 a year</p> <p>* China-owned Volvo Cars looking to reverse US sales decline</p> <p>By Laurence Frost and Ben Klayman</p> <p>PARIS/DETROIT, May 11 (Reuters) - Sweden's Volvo Cars has chosen a site in South Carolina for a $500 million investment in its first U.S. plant, it said on Monday, targeting a bigger share of the increasingly competitive North American premium market.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/volvo-cars-picks-south-carolina-supply-toughening-us-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America U.S. Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Vehicle Assembly Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1277681 at http://wardsauto.com