Production http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53320/more en Peugeot lifts European output as market upturn helps plan http://wardsauto.com/peugeot-lifts-european-output-market-upturn-helps-plan <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>By Laurence Frost</p> <p>PARIS, April 21 (Reuters) - PSA Peugeot Citroen announced a 10 percent European production increase on Tuesday as returning demand boosts the troubled French carmaker a year into a major turnaround plan.</p> <p>Paris-based Peugeot said it would increase January-August output by 60,000 vehicles in response to an upturn in European registrations that could make recovery goals announced by Chief Executive Carlos Tavares look too conservative.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/peugeot-lifts-european-output-market-upturn-helps-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe France Production Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:30:00 +0000 1263341 at http://wardsauto.com Russian Official: GM Hit Hardest By Falling Ruble http://wardsauto.com/europe/russian-official-gm-hit-hardest-falling-ruble <div class="node-body article-body">Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov says GM’s relatively low 25% level of localization of sourcing, manufacturing activity and R&D hurt the automaker when the value of the ruble began sinking.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/russian-official-gm-hit-hardest-falling-ruble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/russian-official-gm-hit-hardest-falling-ruble#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Ford General Motors Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Restructuring Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:13:00 +0000 1262871 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tahoe among GM niche models staying on Russian market.</strong></p> Tax Changes Spark March Car-Sales Jump in Malaysia http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tax-changes-spark-march-car-sales-jump-malaysia <div class="node-body article-body">Vehicle prices were expected to fall after the new 6% GST replaced a 10% sales and services tax April 1, but dealers spent March offering even better deals to clear stock bought under the now-expired higher tax.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tax-changes-spark-march-car-sales-jump-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tax-changes-spark-march-car-sales-jump-malaysia#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Ford Mitsubishi Politics Production Sales Results Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:26:00 +0000 1261881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EcoSport helps blue oval achieve best-ever month in Malaysia.</strong></p> North American Light-Vehicle Production Up 4.5% in March http://wardsauto.com/north-america/north-american-light-vehicle-production-45-march <div class="node-body article-body">Honda and Nissan hit record-high March output, while others posted double-digit gains.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/north-american-light-vehicle-production-45-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/north-american-light-vehicle-production-45-march#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production North America North America - Regional Canada Mexico U.S. Auto Makers Production Vehicle Assembly Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:26:00 +0000 1261741 at http://wardsauto.com Newspaper Reports Toyota Moving Corolla Production to Mexico http://wardsauto.com/newspaper-reports-toyota-moving-corolla-production-mexico <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Globe and Mail newspaper in Toronto reports the world's biggest automaker will move Corolla production from two Ontario plants to a factory in Mexico to take advantage of lower costs.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/newspaper-reports-toyota-moving-corolla-production-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America Canada Mexico Globalization Production Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:07:00 +0000 1259541 at http://wardsauto.com Russian Government Cuts Automakers’ Wish List Short http://wardsauto.com/politics/russian-government-cuts-automakers-wish-list-short <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers support the government subsidies but also want regulations on assembly operations eased, support for new agreements with foreign manufacturers, resumption of preferential auto lending and limits on steel exports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/russian-government-cuts-automakers-wish-list-short" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/russian-government-cuts-automakers-wish-list-short#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia General Motors SEAT Politics Finance Production Purchashing Restructuring Sales Results Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:51:00 +0000 1257841 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mazda-Sollers joint venture output continues in Vladivostok.</strong></p> China Strong-Arms Hyundai Into Building Fifth Plant http://wardsauto.com/politics/china-strong-arms-hyundai-building-fifth-plant <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai Vice Chairman Chung Eui-sun said at the Cangzhou plant’s groundbreaking only that it would help increase the Beijing Hyundai Motor joint venture’s sales. He could not publicly say it was a plant Hyundai did not want to build.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/china-strong-arms-hyundai-building-fifth-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/china-strong-arms-hyundai-building-fifth-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Dealers Suppliers Asia Pacific China South Korea Hyundai Capacity Utilization Globalization Local Content OE-Supplier Relations Production Tariffs Trade Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:17:00 +0000 1257541 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Political gamesmanship drives Hyundai expansion in China.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Toyota to Build $1 Billion Mexico Plant, Sources Say http://wardsauto.com/toyota-build-1-billion-mexico-plant-sources-say <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Japanese automaker's second plant in Mexico will create 2,400 jobs and have annual capacity of 200,000 cars, initially Corolla compacts, when it comes on line in 2019. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-build-1-billion-mexico-plant-sources-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America Mexico Employment Globalization Production Vehicle Assembly Tue, 14 Apr 2015 02:47:00 +0000 1258621 at http://wardsauto.com Local UAW-GM Tiff May Herald Fractious Contract Talks http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/local-uaw-gm-tiff-may-herald-fractious-contract-talks <div class="node-body article-body">The dispute at Wentzville illustrates workers’ concerns over eroding perquisites, imposition of alternative work schedules and other work-rule concessions. Management insists the changes have improved efficiency and competitiveness.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/local-uaw-gm-tiff-may-herald-fractious-contract-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/local-uaw-gm-tiff-may-herald-fractious-contract-talks#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors Labor & Human Resources Production United Auto Workers (UAW) Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:07:00 +0000 1257801 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>UAW balks at pressure to fill orders for hot-selling GMC Canyon.</strong></p> Ford to gain control of Russia JV and provide finance http://wardsauto.com/ford-gain-control-russia-jv-and-provide-finance <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>MOSCOW, April 10 (Reuters) - U.S. auto maker Ford Motor Co will take control of its Russian venture with Sollers and provide it with additional financial support, the Russian firm said on Friday.</p> <p>Ford is taking control in exchange for preferred shares in the Ford-Sollers venture, while its economic interest in the venture remains unchanged at 50 percent, Sollers said.</p> <p>The companies agreed the changes to the venture's shareholder structure on March 31, Sollers said, without providing any financial details of the transaction.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-gain-control-russia-jv-and-provide-finance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Russia Finance Globalization Production Restructuring Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:44:06 +0000 1257291 at http://wardsauto.com