Production http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53320/more en Australia Senate Vows to Block Auto Industry Aid Cuts http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/australia-senate-vows-block-auto-industry-aid-cuts <div class="node-body article-body">Supporters of the existing federal-aid program say slashing assistance will scuttle any chance for the industry to diversify after GM Holden, Ford and Toyota end local manufacturing by the end of 2017.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/australia-senate-vows-block-auto-industry-aid-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/australia-senate-vows-block-auto-industry-aid-cuts#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific Australia Ford Holden Toyota Politics Finance Production Restructuring Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:25:00 +0000 1167431 at http://wardsauto.com Mercedes’ Metris Van Sits Out Game of Tariff Chicken http://wardsauto.com/europe/mercedes-metris-van-sits-out-game-tariff-chicken <div class="node-body article-body">By labeling the Metris vans passenger MPVs, Daimler hopes to avoid a 25% duty on commercial vehicles imposed by the U.S. 50 years ago in retaliation for a German tariff on poultry imports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/mercedes-metris-van-sits-out-game-tariff-chicken" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/mercedes-metris-van-sits-out-game-tariff-chicken#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Europe North America North America - Regional U.S. Spain Turkey Ford Mercedes Production Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:07:00 +0000 1166371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes hikes van output at Spain plant ahead of North America launch.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 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 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:45:00 +0000 494881 at http://wardsauto.com 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> FCA Expanding Scope of Chinese Joint Venture http://wardsauto.com/fca-expanding-scope-chinese-joint-venture <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Fiat Chrysler, which already has reached a deal with Guangzhou Automobile to manufacture Jeep-brand SUVs for the Chinese market, says the automakers now will collaborate on product planning, aftersales, marketing and sales.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fca-expanding-scope-chinese-joint-venture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Sales & Marketing Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Globalization Production Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:49:00 +0000 1164001 at http://wardsauto.com Honda Says New HR-V Subcompact CUV Fit for Gen Y http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/honda-says-new-hr-v-subcompact-cuv-fit-gen-y <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Due next year in showrooms nationwide, a HR-V mini-SUV was built and sold in Japan from the late 1990s until 2006.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/honda-says-new-hr-v-subcompact-cuv-fit-gen-y" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/honda-says-new-hr-v-subcompact-cuv-fit-gen-y#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico U.S. Honda Sales & Marketing 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Airbags Product Development Production Safety Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:27:00 +0000 1163161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>HR-V stands for ‟Hi-Rider Revolutionary Vehicle.&rdquo;</strong></p> Fifth-Gen Corsa Keeps Opel in European B-Segment Game http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fifth-gen-corsa-keeps-opel-european-b-segment-game <div class="node-body article-body">GM Spain General Manager Enrico de Lorenzi says the Zaragoza plant will build 285,000 units in 2014, but the launch of the fifth-gen Corsa and the Mokka CUV will raise 2015 output to 400,000, approaching maximum capacity of 450,000.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fifth-gen-corsa-keeps-opel-european-b-segment-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fifth-gen-corsa-keeps-opel-european-b-segment-game#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Spain Opel/Vauxhall Product Development Production Sales Results Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:41:00 +0000 1158341 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM Spain makes modest initial sales projection for Corsa E.</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> Takata Adds Capacity to Replace Defective Airbag Inflators http://wardsauto.com/takata-adds-capacity-replace-defective-airbag-inflators <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Japanese supplier is adding two new production lines at its Monclova, Mexico, plant as it works to replace airbag inflators linked to the global recall of millions of vehicles. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-adds-capacity-replace-defective-airbag-inflators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico Airbags Capacity Utilization Component Production Safety Fri, 14 Nov 2014 02:10:00 +0000 1159901 at http://wardsauto.com North America Light-Vehicle Production Sets October Record http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-america-light-vehicle-production-sets-october-record <div class="node-body article-body">Several manufacturers reached best-ever results in the month, and light-truck production continues to grow.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-america-light-vehicle-production-sets-october-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-america-light-vehicle-production-sets-october-record#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production North America North America - Regional Canada Mexico U.S. Auto Makers Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 13 Nov 2014 06:07:00 +0000 1159411 at http://wardsauto.com