Globalization http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53308/more en 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 Continental Would Partner With Apple on Possible Car, CEO Says http://wardsauto.com/continental-would-partner-apple-possible-car-ceo-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Continental chief executive Elmar Degenhart says the German automotive supplier "would be interested" in collaborating with Apple should the U.S. tech juggernaut decide to build a vehicle. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/continental-would-partner-apple-possible-car-ceo-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Future Products Globalization Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:59:00 +0000 1237611 at http://wardsauto.com BMW Chief Sees Rough Road Ahead for Successor http://wardsauto.com/bmw-chief-sees-rough-road-ahead-successor <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Norbert Reithofer says at the Geneva Auto Show that current BMW production chief Harald Krueger will be challenged by continued development of electric cars and new technologies such as automated driving from companies with no car-building experience.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bmw-chief-sees-rough-road-ahead-successor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Switzerland 2015 Geneva Auto Show Autonomous Vehicles Electronics Globalization Labor & Human Resources Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:29:00 +0000 1235881 at http://wardsauto.com FCA Design Chief: Renegade, 500X Styles Go Own Ways http://wardsauto.com/europe/fca-design-chief-renegade-500x-styles-go-own-ways <div class="node-body article-body">“Today the worst choice, when it comes to decide on a product strategy, is to not choose – banking on something very generic in order to appeal to everyone,” Lorenzo Ramaciotti says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/fca-design-chief-renegade-500x-styles-go-own-ways" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/fca-design-chief-renegade-500x-styles-go-own-ways#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology North America South America Brazil U.S. Italy Fiat Jeep Sales & Marketing Design Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Globalization Product Development Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:02:00 +0000 1234021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ramaciotti seeks to stir car buyers&rsquo; emotions.</strong></p> Marchionne Dismisses FCA-VW Partnership http://wardsauto.com/marchionne-dismisses-fca-vw-partnership <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO says at the Geneva Auto Show he has an ideal partner in mind, but doesn't elaborate beyond saying it isn't Volkswagen. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/marchionne-dismisses-fca-vw-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Switzerland 2015 Geneva Auto Show Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Globalization Restructuring Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:52:00 +0000 1235631 at http://wardsauto.com Daimler Labor Leader Suggests Rethinking U.S. Expansion http://wardsauto.com/daimler-labor-leader-suggests-rethinking-us-expansion <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Michael Brecht says the automaker should reconsider moving some production of Sprinter vans from Germany to North America, as the euro's weakness against the dollar has made European factories more productive.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/daimler-labor-leader-suggests-rethinking-us-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe North America North America - Regional Germany Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:15:00 +0000 1232191 at http://wardsauto.com BMW Eager to Develop Thai Electric-Vehicle Market http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-eager-develop-thai-electric-vehicle-market <div class="node-body article-body">The German automaker imports two electric vehicles into Thailand, the ’14 BMW i8 and the ’15 BMW i3. It says tax incentives and infrastructure development would make it possible for all local automakers to build EVs.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-eager-develop-thai-electric-vehicle-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-eager-develop-thai-electric-vehicle-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Thailand BMW Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Charging Electric Vehicles Globalization Product Development Tariffs Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:29:00 +0000 1231241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW already involved in Germany-to-Thailand technology transfer.</strong></p> Russia’s January Sales Slump May Set Pace for Year http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-january-sales-slump-may-set-pace-year <div class="node-body article-body">Sales of several premium models increased in 2014, but even that segment is not expected to avoid this year’s gloomy outlook as the ruble continues to lose value and interest rates climb.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-january-sales-slump-may-set-pace-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-january-sales-slump-may-set-pace-year#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Honda Land Rover Lexus Mercedes Toyota Globalization Sales Results Trade Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:19:00 +0000 1227321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota grew share in 2014 as Lexus sales jumped 21%.</strong></p> Auto-Parts Makers Eager for Passage of Trade Pact http://wardsauto.com/politics/auto-parts-makers-eager-passage-trade-pact <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tariffs are only the tip of the iceberg, as the main costs incurred by European and U.S. parts makers result from “divergent regulations and standards relating to emissions and safety,” says Paul Schockmel, a lobbyist for the European producers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/auto-parts-makers-eager-passage-trade-pact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/auto-parts-makers-eager-passage-trade-pact#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional U.S. Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) Emissions European Commission Global Sources Globalization Local Content Tariffs Trade Vehicles & Technology Mon, 09 Feb 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1220281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mustang exports to Asia launched in January; Europe due midyear.</strong></p> General Motors Reports China Sales 2.4% Off in January http://wardsauto.com/general-motors-reports-china-sales-24-january <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Last month's decline followed a 31.9% year-on-year jump in December, which marked the end of a year in which the automaker and its Chinese joint ventures saw deliveries rise 12%.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/general-motors-reports-china-sales-24-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Globalization Sales Results Fri, 06 Feb 2015 06:54:00 +0000 1219831 at http://wardsauto.com