Car production for the home markets improved 18.7% in June from prior-year to 26,212 units. The export build was up 8.5% to 105,374, but was not enough to offset a 3.8% drop in first-half output to 601,636....More
The auto makers are abandoning their initial cross-branding scheme in favor of individual strategies: Nissan, cars for the domestic and export markets; Renault, SUVs and multipurpose vehicles for the local market....More
Two plants are closing, but Ford U.K. is to remain a global center for powertrain development and production. It also is spending £12 million on a Southampton vehicle-distribution center and a vehicle-refurbishment operation....More
Broadening the car’s appeal by adding a larger engine has been key in the auto maker’s bid to strengthen its connection with younger buyers, who traditionally haven’t been a close fit for the brand....More
The achievement makes the auto maker a leader in local environmental responsibility, which is especially important as the heavily industrialized Rayong region is suffering the effects of growing pollution....More
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