Capacity Utilization http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53315/more en Current Data Center Graphs http://wardsauto.com/data-center/current-data-center-graphs <div class="node-body gallery-body">Current charts and graphs from WardsAuto Data Center.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/data-center/current-data-center-graphs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/data-center/current-data-center-graphs#comments Public Data Center Auto Makers North America - Regional Capacity Utilization Inventories Production Sales Results Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:15:00 +0000 494881 at http://wardsauto.com Nissan Capacity Expansion Defies Russian Slowdown http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-capacity-expansion-defies-russian-slowdown <div class="node-body article-body">Nissan last fall launched production of a hybrid version of its fourth-generation Pathfinder CUV at St. Petersburg, making the plant the first in Russia to build a hybrid engine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-capacity-expansion-defies-russian-slowdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-capacity-expansion-defies-russian-slowdown#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Russia Nissan Body Capacity Utilization Globalization Hybrid Vehicles Production Sales Results Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:47:00 +0000 1204781 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>X-Trail fourth Nissan model in production at St. Petersburg.</strong></p> Ford Upping Production of Popular Germany-Built Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/ford-upping-production-popular-germany-built-vehicles <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Bolstered by a 4.2% sales increase in Europe in December, the automaker is increasing production of its top-selling Fiesta hatchback and Focus, C-Max and Grand C-Max models.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-upping-production-popular-germany-built-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Germany Capacity Utilization Production Sales Results Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:02:00 +0000 1201981 at http://wardsauto.com Opel Eyes 25% Production Boost at Spain Plant in 2015 http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-eyes-25-production-boost-spain-plant-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Output could reach 400,000 units this year, compared with the 2014 total of 319,000 – a 14% improvement over 2013. Figuerelas’s capacity is 450,000 units.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-eyes-25-production-boost-spain-plant-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-eyes-25-production-boost-spain-plant-2015#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Spain Opel/Vauxhall PSA Capacity Utilization Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:11:00 +0000 1197021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Meriva entering second year of production at Figuerelas.</strong></p> Keeping Pace With Market Keeps Hyundai India in Front http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/keeping-pace-market-keeps-hyundai-india-front <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker’s 10 brands combined claim 21.6% of the local market, second only to Maruti Suzuki, and it is India’s leading exporter with a 40% share of sales. It is utilizing nearly all of its annual 640,000-unit capacity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/keeping-pace-market-keeps-hyundai-india-front" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/keeping-pace-market-keeps-hyundai-india-front#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Hyundai Capacity Utilization Product Development Sales Results Tariffs Vehicle Assembly Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1193491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Elite i20 Indian Car of the Year two years running.</strong></p> New Mazda Thai Plant Global Skyactiv Gearbox Source http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-mazda-thai-plant-global-skyactiv-gearbox-source <div class="node-body article-body">Establishing a global production footprint is a key element of Mazda’s structural reform plan announced in February 2012, and the launch of Mazda Powertrain Mfg. operations marks another important milestone. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-mazda-thai-plant-global-skyactiv-gearbox-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-mazda-thai-plant-global-skyactiv-gearbox-source#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Thailand Mazda Automatic Capacity Utilization Engine Transmission Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:31:00 +0000 1199011 at http://wardsauto.com JLR North America Positioned to Pounce in 2016 http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/jlr-north-america-positioned-pounce-2016 <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">JLR North America President Joe Eberhardt’s immediate task is holding the line on sales while the automaker nudges capacity farther ahead of demand. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/jlr-north-america-positioned-pounce-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/jlr-north-america-positioned-pounce-2016#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center North America North America - Regional U.S. Jaguar Land Rover 2015 North American International Auto Show Capacity Utilization Inventories Product Development Sales Results Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:52:00 +0000 1198751 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>Range Rover in vanguard of JLR&rsquo;s diesel campaign.</b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="NormalNoSpace"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> VW Expanding Slovakia Plant, Report Says http://wardsauto.com/vw-expanding-slovakia-plant-report-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A Slovak newspaper says the German automaker will invest 500 million euros to renovate and expand its production plant in the Central European country.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-expanding-slovakia-plant-report-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Slovakia Capacity Utilization Tue, 13 Jan 2015 08:17:00 +0000 1198501 at http://wardsauto.com As Optimism of 2014 Fades, Europe Retrenches for 2015 http://wardsauto.com/europe/optimism-2014-fades-europe-retrenches-2015 <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Automotive Outlook </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A year that began with great optimism soured as months wore on, with sales deflating from a relatively robust 1.6 million units in March to a meager 739,263 in August, according to WardsAuto data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/optimism-2014-fades-europe-retrenches-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/optimism-2014-fades-europe-retrenches-2015#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Audi BMW Faurecia Fiat Ford Honda Jaguar Jeep Land Rover Opel/Vauxhall Toyota Volkswagen Volvo Car Capacity Utilization Finance Sales Results AvtoVAZ Carlos Ghosn Didier Leroy European Central Bank European Commission Federal Reserve Jyrki Katainen Karl-Thomas Neumann Sergio Marchionne Stephen Odell Tina Mueller Yann Delabriere Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:58:00 +0000 1192201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Opel&rsquo;s closure of Bochum assembly plant painful step in European industry&rsquo;s recovery.</strong></p> Hyundai Doubles Down on Expanding China Capacity http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/hyundai-doubles-down-expanding-china-capacity <div class="node-body article-body">When the two new plants are up and running at full design capacity, the Beijing Hyundai JV will have total capacity for producing 1.65 million passenger vehicles per year in China.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/hyundai-doubles-down-expanding-china-capacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/hyundai-doubles-down-expanding-china-capacity#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific China South Korea General Motors Hyundai Kia Volkswagen Politics Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Vehicle Assembly Fri, 02 Jan 2015 15:36:00 +0000 1191461 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai ix25 concept CUV unveiled at 2014 Beijing auto show.</strong></p>