Engine http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53318/more en U.K. Engine Production Shows 0.2% January Uptick http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-engine-production-shows-02-january-uptick <div class="node-body article-body">Output for the U.K. market climbed 11.2% last month to 78,960 units, more than enough to offset a 5.6% drop in export demand to 127,726.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-engine-production-shows-02-january-uptick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-engine-production-shows-02-january-uptick#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe United Kingdom Auto Makers Engine Production Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:49:00 +0000 1228991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Industry expects increased investment to spur output.</strong></p> Kia Slovakia Plant Breaks Production Records in 2014 http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/kia-slovakia-plant-breaks-production-records-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">The Zilina facility’s performance reflects the market success of the Kia Sportage compact SUV, which represented 55% of last year’s output.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/kia-slovakia-plant-breaks-production-records-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/kia-slovakia-plant-breaks-production-records-2014#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Slovakia Kia Engine Production Vehicle Assembly Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:29:00 +0000 1209951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Popular Sportage accounted for more than half of plant&rsquo;s 2014 output.</strong></p> U.K. Car Build in 2014 Best Since 2007; CVs Off 19.7% http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-car-build-2014-best-2007-cvs-197 <div class="node-body article-body">China now is the U.K.’s second-largest market outside the European Union, accounting for about 12% of exports in 2014 compared with just 1% in 2007.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-car-build-2014-best-2007-cvs-197" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-car-build-2014-best-2007-cvs-197#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Europe United Kingdom Auto Makers Engine Production Trade Vehicle Assembly Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1209551 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Parent Tata steadily raising investment in JLR&rsquo;s U.K. production facilities.</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 New Thai Plant Mazda’s Second Global Production Base http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-thai-plant-mazda-s-second-global-production-base <div class="node-body article-body">“The parent company plans to use the Thai factory as the global blueprint, with 60% of production serving the domestic market and the rest for export,” Mazda Thailand President Hidesuke Takesue says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-thai-plant-mazda-s-second-global-production-base" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-thai-plant-mazda-s-second-global-production-base#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Thailand Ford Mazda Engine Finance Globalization Production Transmission Vehicle Assembly Tue, 30 Dec 2014 12:00:00 +0000 1191021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker targets annual output of 158,000 Mazda2 eco-cars.</strong></p> PSA Plant in Spain Lands Major LCV Assembly Program http://wardsauto.com/europe/psa-plant-spain-lands-major-lcv-assembly-program <div class="node-body article-body">The Vigo plant was awarded the K9 program in part because of union concessions, including a 2-tier wage structure, that lowered labor costs relative to a competing PSA plant in Slovakia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/psa-plant-spain-lands-major-lcv-assembly-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/psa-plant-spain-lands-major-lcv-assembly-program#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Portugal Slovakia Spain Citroen Opel/Vauxhall Peugeot Capacity Utilization Engine Labor & Human Resources Production Vehicle Assembly Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:45:00 +0000 1188571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Citroen C4 Picasso shares modular platform with PSA&rsquo;s upcoming LCV.</strong></p> U.K.’s November LV Output Slips Below Break-Even http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-s-november-lv-output-slips-below-break-even <div class="node-body article-body">Car production for the U.K. market jumped 31.8%, but the overall November result dipped into negative territory thanks to a 6.2% drop in builds for export.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-s-november-lv-output-slips-below-break-even" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-s-november-lv-output-slips-below-break-even#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Engine Production Vehicle Assembly Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1185991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Industry group not discouraged by November dip.</strong></p> Raise Bar on London Clean-Air Plan, Automakers Say http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/raise-bar-london-clean-air-plan-automakers-say <div class="node-body article-body">Citing rapid progress in clean-diesel technology, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders is asking Transport for London to enforce the same emissions standards for gasoline and diesel vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/raise-bar-london-clean-air-plan-automakers-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/raise-bar-london-clean-air-plan-automakers-say#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center United Kingdom Auto Makers Diesel Emissions Engine Gasoline Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:31:00 +0000 1183671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&lsquo;</strong><strong>Dirty diesel&rsquo;</strong><strong> monicker no longer justified, manufacturers say.</strong></p> U.K. Sees LV, Engine Production Decline in October http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-sees-lv-engine-production-decline-october <div class="node-body article-body">The October build for the home front rose 10.6% to 33,895 units, but this gain was swamped by the much bigger export market, which fell 10.8% to 115,165.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-sees-lv-engine-production-decline-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-sees-lv-engine-production-decline-october#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Europe United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Engine Production Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:30:00 +0000 1164761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>October result leaves year-to-date car output just 0.3% ahead of like-2013.</strong></p> GM Korea’s Changwon Plant Firing on All Cylinders http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-s-changwon-plant-firing-all-cylinders <div class="node-body article-body">Improvements at the complex, which builds the Damas and Labo mini LCVs, the Chevrolet Spark minicar and electric vehicle, and 0.8L, 1.0L and 1.2L engines and transmissions, include a new body shop with enhanced robotic line technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-s-changwon-plant-firing-all-cylinders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-s-changwon-plant-firing-all-cylinders#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific South Korea Chevrolet Daewoo Capacity Utilization Emissions Employment Engine Production Transmission Vehicle Assembly Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1156321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Changwon plant boosts output as Damas, Labo return by popular demand.</strong></p>