Engine http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53318/more en GM May Stop Engine Production in Austria by 2018 http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-may-stop-engine-production-austria-2018 <div class="node-body article-body">Opel’s Vienna plant manufactured 534,246 engines, 375,333 5-speed transmissions and 347,209 6-speed transmissions in 2014. The automaker expects similar production volumes for this and next year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-may-stop-engine-production-austria-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-may-stop-engine-production-austria-2018#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Austria Hungary Opel/Vauxhall Engine Labor & Human Resources Production Transmission Mon, 05 Oct 2015 18:43:00 +0000 1363791 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker expects to match 2014 engine output this year and in 2016.</strong></p> Ford Investing £181 Million in Wales Engine Plant http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-investing-181-million-wales-engine-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The Bridgend facility has received a total £1.8 billion investment since it opened in 1980. It builds 4-, 6- and 8-cyl. engines at a rate of 3,400 units a day, or one every 24 seconds off the busiest line.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-investing-181-million-wales-engine-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-investing-181-million-wales-engine-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Ford Employment Engine Gasoline Fri, 25 Sep 2015 18:53:00 +0000 1357261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Investment preserves 750 jobs.</strong></p> VW Looks to Exports to Shore Up Russian Operation http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/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/plants-production/vw-looks-exports-shore-russian-operation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/vw-looks-exports-shore-russian-operation#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe Europe - Regional Russia 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> VW Looks to Russian Future With New Engine Plant http://wardsauto.com/vw-looks-russian-future-new-engine-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The German automaker says the plant in Kaluga, which has capacity to build 150,000 engines a year, demonstrates its confidence in an eventual turnaround in Russia's economy. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-looks-russian-future-new-engine-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Russia Engine Globalization Fri, 04 Sep 2015 12:19:00 +0000 1342911 at http://wardsauto.com Global Automakers Win More Concessions From Russia http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-win-more-concessions-russia <div class="node-body article-body">The Russian government will revise its formula for determining the level of localization of auto production. Foreign automakers will be given up to three years to comply with the amended requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-win-more-concessions-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-win-more-concessions-russia#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Europe Russia Ford Nissan Renault Volkswagen Engine Globalization Local Content Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1339881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Almera sedan helps Nissan meet Russian localization rules.</strong></p> ’16 Grand Cherokee First With Upgraded Pentastar V-6 http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/16-grand-cherokee-first-upgraded-pentastar-v-6 <div class="node-body article-body">Without 2-step variable valve lift, the ’15 version of the Pentastar always operated in high-lift mode, consuming more fuel. FCA says the new system results in less overall pumping work, singlehandedly accounting for a fuel-economy gain of up to 2.7%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/16-grand-cherokee-first-upgraded-pentastar-v-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/16-grand-cherokee-first-upgraded-pentastar-v-6#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Jeep Engine Fuel Economy Gasoline Product Development Wed, 02 Sep 2015 09:12:00 +0000 1340931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Upgraded Pentastar V-6 incorporates cooled EGR.</strong></p> Cummins Diesel Carves Niche for Nissan Titan http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cummins-diesel-carves-niche-nissan-titan <div class="node-body article-body">The Nissan Titan XD’s new 5.0L V-8, supplied by Cummins, is intended to “fill the diesel white space” between heavy-duty and light-duty pickups.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cummins-diesel-carves-niche-nissan-titan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cummins-diesel-carves-niche-nissan-titan#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Nissan Diesel Engine Product Development Turbocharger Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:50:00 +0000 1338731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cummins employee inserts piston in Nissan 5.0L diesel as part of pilot production.</strong></p> Cummins Engine Plant Tour http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/cummins-engine-plant-tour <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Cummins engine plant in Columbus, IN, is in pilot production of the 5.0L turbodiesel V-8 soon to be delivered to Nissan for the all-new Titan XD fullsize pickup truck. Sales are set to begin by year's end.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/cummins-engine-plant-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/cummins-engine-plant-tour#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Nissan Suppliers Diesel Engine Manufacturing Technology Product Development Turbocharger Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:49:00 +0000 1339261 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Fights Russia Slump on Product, Price Fronts http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-fights-russia-slump-product-price-fronts <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker is cutting prices and expanding its product range in an effort to pull out of a tailspin that saw July sales drop 21.3% from like-2014 and 52% for the year’s first seven months, according to WardsAuto data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-fights-russia-slump-product-price-fronts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-fights-russia-slump-product-price-fronts#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Ford Engine Labor & Human Resources Local Content Restructuring Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:55:00 +0000 1336211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiesta priced below Ford&rsquo;s Russian best-seller Focus.</strong></p> July U.K. Car, Engine Output Down by Double Digits http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/july-uk-car-engine-output-down-double-digits <div class="node-body article-body">Industry spokesman Mike Hawes says the July decline reflected the normal cyclical falls in output during the summer months, when most manufacturers suspend production to conduct plant maintenance, upgrades and retooling.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/july-uk-car-engine-output-down-double-digits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/july-uk-car-engine-output-down-double-digits#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Engine Production Vehicle Assembly Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:49:00 +0000 1334951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Summer upgrades, retooling tap brakes on Mini production.</strong></p>