Plants & Production http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53473/more en JLR Engine Plant Already Expanding http://wardsauto.com/engines/jlr-engine-plant-already-expanding <div class="node-body article-body">In just 12 months, the West Midlands-based facility has moved from prototype production to full-scale manufacturing of more than 50,000 engines a year. The center builds the low-emissions Ingenium 2.0L diesel 4-cyl.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/engines/jlr-engine-plant-already-expanding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/engines/jlr-engine-plant-already-expanding#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Industry Engines Diesel Europe United Kingdom Miscellaneous Diesel Emissions Engine Fuel Economy Gasoline Supercharger Turbocharger Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:39:00 +0000 1409591 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Jaguar F-Pace CUV will offer 2.0L Ingenium diesel in Europe.</strong></p> Renault’s Spain Investment Grows Output, Workforce http://wardsauto.com/industry/renault-s-spain-investment-grows-output-workforce <div class="node-body article-body">Renault has spent the biggest portion of its €600 million 2014-2016 investment program on retrofitting the Palencia plant to the Common Modular Family platform on which the new Megane, Kadjar and Nissan Pulsar models are built.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/renault-s-spain-investment-grows-output-workforce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/renault-s-spain-investment-grows-output-workforce#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Industry Spain Miscellaneous Vehicle Assembly Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:37:00 +0000 1409571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Renault plant monitors paint quality with technology licensed from Daimler.</strong></p> Toyota Aims to Knock CR-V Off Perch With Refreshed RAV4 http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-aims-knock-cr-v-perch-refreshed-rav4 <div class="node-body article-body">The No.1 Japanese automaker has its sights set on selling 400,000 RAV4s in the U.S. in a couple of years, which would topple current volume of the rival Honda CUV.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-aims-knock-cr-v-perch-refreshed-rav4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-aims-knock-cr-v-perch-refreshed-rav4#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America Industry U.S. Data & Insights Miscellaneous Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Capacity Utilization Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:04:00 +0000 1408591 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;16 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.</strong></p> GM Poland Launches Output of U.S.-Bound Buick Cascada http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/gm-poland-launches-output-us-bound-buick-cascada <div class="node-body article-body">The Polish facility will export a car to the U.S. for the first time since its inauguration in 1998.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/gm-poland-launches-output-us-bound-buick-cascada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/gm-poland-launches-output-us-bound-buick-cascada#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe North America Industry U.S. Poland Miscellaneous Buick Vehicle Assembly Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19:49:00 +0000 1409641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cascada on line at Gliwice plant.</strong></p> U.K. Output at Decade-Long High http://wardsauto.com/industry/uk-output-decade-long-high <div class="node-body article-body">In total, 1,318,452 new vehicles rolled off U.K. production lines in the first 10 months, the best performance since 2005 and up 2.8% year-to-date.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/uk-output-decade-long-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/uk-output-decade-long-high#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Industry United Kingdom Miscellaneous Auto Makers Engine Vehicle Assembly Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:09:00 +0000 1408601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Export demand driving U.K. production.</strong></p> UPDATE 5-VW cuts 2016 capital spending plan as cheating scandal widens http://wardsauto.com/update-5-vw-cuts-2016-capital-spending-plan-cheating-scandal-widens <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* VW cuts 2016 capex plan to 12 bln euros from 13 bln</p> <p>* Says 75,000 more U.S. vehicles have excess emissions</p> <p>* Details of vehicle fixes provided to US regulators (Adds EPA saying VW provided initial proposal on vehicle fixes)</p> <p>By Andreas Cremer and David Shepardson</p> <p>WOLFSBURG, Germany/WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG cut 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) from its 2016 investment plan on Friday, as its emissions cheating scandal expanded to include tens of thousands more U.S. vehicles.</p></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-5-vw-cuts-2016-capital-spending-plan-cheating-scandal-widens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Industry Germany Miscellaneous Plants & Production Finance Restructuring Sat, 21 Nov 2015 00:55:30 +0000 1407151 at http://wardsauto.com Malaysia New-Vehicle Sales Climb 2.9% in October http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/malaysia-new-vehicle-sales-climb-29-october <div class="node-body article-body">The Malaysian Automotive Assn. expects this month’s sales volume to stay at the same level as October, as consumers seek to beat expected price increases in 2016 and automakers run aggressive promotional campaigns.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/malaysia-new-vehicle-sales-climb-29-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/malaysia-new-vehicle-sales-climb-29-october#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Analysis Industry Malaysia Data & Insights Miscellaneous Production Sales Results Tariffs Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:19:00 +0000 1406301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Prices going up on Attrage, other Mitsubishi models in &rsquo;</strong><strong>16.</strong></p> VW to Return Cash-for-Clunkers Subsidies to Spain http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-return-cash-clunkers-subsidies-spain <div class="node-body article-body">Volkswagen initially refused to give back the subsidy payments, contending they were based not on nitrogen-oxide but on carbon-dioxide emissions. But VW later admitted it had understated CO2 emissions as well.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-return-cash-clunkers-subsidies-spain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-return-cash-clunkers-subsidies-spain#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Analysis Industry Engines Spain Dealer Data & Insights Miscellaneous SEAT Volkswagen Emissions Incentives Production Vehicle Assembly Vehicles in Operation Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:39:00 +0000 1403601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>VW&rsquo;s Garcia-Sanz discusses Spanish investment with President Rajoy in May.</strong></p> U.K. Light-Vehicle Output Slips in October http://wardsauto.com/uk-light-vehicle-output-slips-october <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Last month's result reflected slackening domestic demand offsetting an increase in exports, which account for about 80% of cars built in the region.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/uk-light-vehicle-output-slips-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Analysis Industry United Kingdom Data & Insights Miscellaneous Plants & Production Production Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:01:00 +0000 1405311 at http://wardsauto.com Limos Lead New Single-Platform Russian Luxury Lineup http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/limos-lead-new-single-platform-russian-luxury-lineup <div class="node-body article-body">NAMI director Maxim Nagaitsev says the limousine to be built for President Vladimir Putin will be the world’s largest passenger vehicle.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/limos-lead-new-single-platform-russian-luxury-lineup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/limos-lead-new-single-platform-russian-luxury-lineup#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Analysis Industry Russia Data & Insights Miscellaneous Porsche Product Development Production Tue, 17 Nov 2015 10:12:00 +0000 1398661 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Russian President Putin has first dibs on new limo.</strong></p>