Capacity Utilization http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53315/more en 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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> Ford Cuts Russian Output as Sales Retreat Continues http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-cuts-russian-output-sales-retreat-continues <div class="node-body article-body">Annual production capacity at Vsevolozhsk is 160,000 units, but Ford built just 30,000 cars there in 2014, laying off 700 employees as a consequence. Output for full-year 2015 is estimated at only 15,000 units. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-cuts-russian-output-sales-retreat-continues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-cuts-russian-output-sales-retreat-continues#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Analysis Industry Russia Data & Insights Miscellaneous Ford Capacity Utilization Employment Inventories Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:06:00 +0000 1390771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford says Focus eased Russian angst by topping C-segment in 2014.</strong></p> New-Gen Nissan Navara Reflects Better Times in Spain http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/new-gen-nissan-navara-reflects-better-times-spain <div class="node-body article-body">The Navara hits European showrooms this month and Middle Eastern markets in mid-2016. Production of Mercedes and Renault versions launch later. Nissan Europe executive Colin Lawther says the Navara platform will account for 120,000 of the 200,000 units of production scheduled for 2017.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/new-gen-nissan-navara-reflects-better-times-spain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/new-gen-nissan-navara-reflects-better-times-spain#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Analysis Industry Engines Diesel Technology Spain Data & Insights Miscellaneous Nissan Capacity Utilization Diesel Emissions Production Vehicle Assembly Wed, 04 Nov 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1388851 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Pickup plays to Nissan&rsquo;s strength in Europe.</strong></p> North American Automakers to Reach 100% 12-Month Utilization in 2016 http://wardsauto.com/industry/north-american-automakers-reach-100-12-month-utilization-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">There still will be some significant plant shutdowns for retooling during the next nine months, including factories at General Motors and FCA US.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/north-american-automakers-reach-100-12-month-utilization-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/north-american-automakers-reach-100-12-month-utilization-2016#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Plants & Production North America Analysis Industry North America - Regional Data & Insights Miscellaneous Auto Makers Capacity Utilization Production Mon, 02 Nov 2015 10:49:00 +0000 1383431 at http://wardsauto.com China Sets 30 Million Auto Production Target by 2020 http://wardsauto.com/china-sets-30-million-auto-production-target-2020 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers' estimate is lower than analysts' projections of its current annual production capacity of 23.5 million units.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/china-sets-30-million-auto-production-target-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific Industry China Data & Insights Miscellaneous Capacity Utilization Fri, 16 Oct 2015 07:27:00 +0000 1373341 at http://wardsauto.com BMW Investment Shifts U.K. Plant Into High Gear http://wardsauto.com/industry/bmw-investment-shifts-uk-plant-high-gear <div class="node-body article-body">Development of the site is part of BMW’s global strategy for engine production. Hams Hall and plants in Germany and Austria are producing the same new family of next-generation engines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/bmw-investment-shifts-uk-plant-high-gear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/bmw-investment-shifts-uk-plant-high-gear#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Industry United Kingdom Data & Insights Miscellaneous BMW Capacity Utilization Component Engine Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:05:00 +0000 1371441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW investing in workforce as well as manufacturing capability.</strong></p> Argentine Automakers Under Siege on Export Front http://wardsauto.com/industry/argentine-automakers-under-siege-export-front <div class="field-byline"> Charles Newbery </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The biggest drag is the key Brazilian export market, where a corruption scandal, political crisis and high inflation have thrust its economy into recession. Argentina sells about half of its vehicle output to Brazil.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/argentine-automakers-under-siege-export-front" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/argentine-automakers-under-siege-export-front#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers South America Analysis Industry Argentina Brazil Data & Insights Miscellaneous General Motors Nissan Toyota Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 25 Sep 2015 09:55:00 +0000 1353301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota expanding Argentine plant to grow export market beyond Brazil.</strong></p> New-Product Blitz Paying Dividends for Honda India http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/new-product-blitz-paying-dividends-honda-india <div class="node-body article-body">Sales momentum has picked up in the past four years as Honda has introduced four popular new models, with four more due in the next two years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/new-product-blitz-paying-dividends-honda-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/new-product-blitz-paying-dividends-honda-india#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Analysis Industry India Data & Insights Miscellaneous Honda Maruti Capacity Utilization Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 23 Sep 2015 09:17:00 +0000 1347221 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mobilio MPV fast out of gate.</strong></p> Renault Spain Hires 1,000 to Meet Kadjar CUV Demand http://wardsauto.com/industry/renault-spain-hires-1000-meet-kadjar-cuv-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Renault launched assembly of the Kadjar, its first C-segment CUV, in April and is exporting it to 40 countries. Current daily output is 450 units on each of two shifts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/renault-spain-hires-1000-meet-kadjar-cuv-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/renault-spain-hires-1000-meet-kadjar-cuv-demand#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Industry Spain Data & Insights Miscellaneous Renault Capacity Utilization Employment Vehicle Assembly Fri, 18 Sep 2015 09:47:00 +0000 1348821 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kadjar clamor prompts third shift at Spanish plant.</strong></p> VW Looks to Exports to Shore Up Russian Operation http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-looks-exports-shore-russian-operation <div class="node-body article-body">Volkswagen has commissioned Nemak, one of its global parts suppliers, to manufacture cylinder blocks and cylinder-head components at its Ulyanovsk plant for export mainly to European Union markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-looks-exports-shore-russian-operation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-looks-exports-shore-russian-operation#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe Analysis Europe - Regional Industry Russia Data & Insights Miscellaneous Skoda Volkswagen Volvo Car Body Capacity Utilization Engine Globalization Local Content Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Tue, 15 Sep 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1347561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Russian Prime Minister&nbsp;Dmitry Medvedev (<em>center</em>) visits new VW engine plant.</strong></p>