Globalization http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53308/more en Automakers, Academics Examine Cars’ Sustainability http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-academics-examine-cars-sustainability <div class="node-body article-body">Assuming the industry and world survive, historians and economists of the future will decide where leadership in sustainability came from. The general perception here that the U.S. will not be the leader.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-academics-examine-cars-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-academics-examine-cars-sustainability#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Europe Italy Audi General Motors Nissan PSA Tesla Politics Emissions Globalization Manufacturing Technology Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:59:00 +0000 1139101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><b><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">Alcantara CEO Boragno chose carless Venice for the automotive symposium to undesrscore fragility of environment.</span></b></p> Design Passion Grows Alongside China’s Auto Industry http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/design-passion-grows-alongside-china-s-auto-industry <div class="field-byline"> Joseph R. Szczesny </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chery design chief James Hope, formerly with General Motors, concedes Chinese automakers have imported “expats” to help upgrade car designs, but adds a lot of local talent is emerging.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/design-passion-grows-alongside-china-s-auto-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/design-passion-grows-alongside-china-s-auto-industry#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Chery Geely General Motors Exterior Globalization Interior Labor & Human Resources Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:18:00 +0000 1140321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chery TX concept wins 2013 design award.</strong></p> Mercedes-Benz Thrives as Russian LV Market Shrinks http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/mercedes-benz-thrives-russian-lv-market-shrinks <div class="node-body article-body">Mercedes parent Daimler reportedly continues searching for a local production partner. That would allow the automaker to sidestep the Russian government’s recent ban on state purchases of imported cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/mercedes-benz-thrives-russian-lv-market-shrinks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/mercedes-benz-thrives-russian-lv-market-shrinks#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Audi BMW Jaguar Land Rover Lexus Mercedes Globalization Local Content Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:33:00 +0000 1136971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>E-Class among candidates for local production in Russia.</strong></p> Automated Driving Piques Chinese Consumers’ Interest http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automated-driving-piques-chinese-consumers-interest <div class="field-byline"> Joseph R. Szczesny </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The prevailing view that automated systems first will be used in Europe and North America is being challenged by Chinese interest in what Magna International executive Frank O’Brien calls the digital lifestyle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automated-driving-piques-chinese-consumers-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automated-driving-piques-chinese-consumers-interest#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Auto Makers Continental Magna Autonomous Vehicles Future Products Globalization Internet Product Development Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:30:00 +0000 1137671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW, Chinese Internet giant Baidu co-developing driverless car.</strong></p> Chinese Automakers, Suppliers Encouraged to Go Global http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/chinese-automakers-suppliers-encouraged-go-global <div class="node-body article-body">The local industry recognizes there’s still work to be done to improve quality and upgrade technology – huge tasks, in fact. But government officials and company insiders say it’s time to prepare for a bigger play around the world.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/chinese-automakers-suppliers-encouraged-go-global" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/chinese-automakers-suppliers-encouraged-go-global#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific China Dongfeng Globalization Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:27:00 +0000 1137161 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>Government officials, execs tell Global Automotive Forum it&rsquo;s time for industry to plot global drive, put some passion in their vehicles.<o:p></o:p></b></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-131 <div class="node-body article-body">IAC doubles down in China; Huf handles expansion in Tennessee; France’s AdduXi launches U.S. manufacturing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-131" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-131#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Serbia Ford IAC Capacity Utilization Electronics Employment Global Sources Globalization Lighting OE-Supplier Relations Plastic Tires Vehicle Interiors Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:16:00 +0000 1136361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;10 Mustang early adopter of LED lighting.</strong></p> West Europe Key Market for Hyundai’s New 3.5-Ton CV http://wardsauto.com/europe/west-europe-key-market-hyundai-s-new-35-ton-cv <div class="node-body article-body">The H350 range initially will be rolled out in nine left-hand-drive European markets in 2015. A second stage may include a right-hand-drive version in the U.K.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/west-europe-key-market-hyundai-s-new-35-ton-cv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/west-europe-key-market-hyundai-s-new-35-ton-cv#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Africa / Middle East Asia Pacific Europe Africa - Regional Europe - Regional Middle East - Regional South Korea Hyundai Globalization Product Development Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1136011 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Van&rsquo;s hexagonal grille suggests styling tweaks to Hyundai cars.</strong></p> GM Reports 2% Uptick in Q3 Global Vehicle Sales http://wardsauto.com/gm-reports-2-uptick-q3-global-vehicle-sales <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The No.1 U.S. automaker credits strong sales in its home market and China, the world's two largest auto markets, to its best third-quarter sales result since 1980.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-reports-2-uptick-q3-global-vehicle-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing World Globalization Sales Results Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:25:00 +0000 1136031 at http://wardsauto.com China Forum Organizers Say Some Domestic Automakers to Prevail http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/china-forum-organizers-say-some-domestic-automakers-prevail <div class="node-body article-body">Domestic brands have seen their share of industry new-vehicle sales plunge to about 38%, from 45% less than two years ago, as multinational marques have continued to gain ground.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/china-forum-organizers-say-some-domestic-automakers-prevail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/china-forum-organizers-say-some-domestic-automakers-prevail#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Geely Sales & Marketing Globalization Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:30:00 +0000 1135801 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Organizers address media on the eve of Global Automotive Forum&rsquo;s opening.</strong></p> REFILE-UPDATE 2-VW extends China JV by 25 years to tighten market grip http://wardsauto.com/refile-update-2-vw-extends-china-jv-25-years-tighten-market-grip <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Changes second reference to Li Keqiang in penultimate paragraph to Li from Keqiang to use family name)</p> <p>* VW-FAW joint venture extended until 2041 - VW</p> <p>* Enhancing Chinese JVs "a must" for VW - analyst</p> <p>* VW also seeking possible increase in FAW Group stake</p> <p>* VW 9-month group sales in China up 15 pct to 2.72 mln cars</p> <p>By Andreas Cremer and Jan Schwartz</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/refile-update-2-vw-extends-china-jv-25-years-tighten-market-grip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific China Globalization Product Development Production Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:13:23 +0000 1133711 at http://wardsauto.com