Production http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53320/more en Luxury Automakers Not Discouraged by India Slump http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-automakers-not-discouraged-india-slump <div class="node-body article-body">Luxury-segment sales are expected to grow from about 32,000 units in 2013 to nearly 50,000 this year, according to IHS Automotive.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-automakers-not-discouraged-india-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-automakers-not-discouraged-india-slump#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Audi Bentley Jeep Rolls Royce Production Sales Results Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:10:00 +0000 1171901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Audi A3 opens door to luxury market.</strong></p> Thai Government Offers Encouragement to Automakers http://wardsauto.com/politics/thai-government-offers-encouragement-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Industry Minister Chakramon Phasukvanich says upcoming excise-tax changes will lower retail prices of eco-cars and hybrids. The new tax will be based on carbon-dioxide emissions, E-85 compatibility and fuel efficiency instead of engine size.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/thai-government-offers-encouragement-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/thai-government-offers-encouragement-automakers#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Ford General Motors Mitsubishi Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Emissions Finance Fuel Economy Incentives Production Sales Results Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1179251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Government lowering taxes on eco-cars including Mitsubishi Mirage.</strong></p> The Ones to Watch - December 10, 2014 http://wardsauto.com/outlook-conference-series/ones-watch-december-10-2014 <div class="node-body video-body">The fourth of WardsAuto's 2014 series of half-day conferences presenting insights and analysis of the automotive industry, deep dives into special topics, and live discussion with our panel of experts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/outlook-conference-series/ones-watch-december-10-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/outlook-conference-series/ones-watch-december-10-2014#comments Outlook 2014 Auto Makers North America Outlook Conference Series North America - Regional Manufacturing Technology Production Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:03:00 +0000 1178941 at http://wardsauto.com North American Long-Term Sales Forecast 2015 -2020 - December 10, 2014 http://wardsauto.com/outlook-conference-series/north-american-long-term-sales-forecast-2015-2020-december-10-2014 <div class="node-body video-body">The fourth of WardsAuto's 2014 series of half-day conferences presenting insights and analysis of the automotive industry, deep dives into special topics, and live discussion with our panel of experts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/outlook-conference-series/north-american-long-term-sales-forecast-2015-2020-december-10-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/outlook-conference-series/north-american-long-term-sales-forecast-2015-2020-december-10-2014#comments Outlook 2014 Auto Makers North America Outlook Conference Series North America - Regional Manufacturing Technology Production Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:46:00 +0000 1178871 at http://wardsauto.com North American 6-Month Outlook & Barometer - December 10, 2014 http://wardsauto.com/outlook-conference-series/north-american-6-month-outlook-barometer-december-10-2014 <div class="node-body video-body">The fourth of WardsAuto's 2014 series of half-day conferences presenting insights and analysis of the automotive industry, deep dives into special topics, and live discussion with our panel of experts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/outlook-conference-series/north-american-6-month-outlook-barometer-december-10-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/outlook-conference-series/north-american-6-month-outlook-barometer-december-10-2014#comments Outlook 2014 Auto Makers North America Outlook Conference Series North America - Regional Manufacturing Technology Production Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:31:00 +0000 1178861 at http://wardsauto.com SEAT’s Russian Exit Not Slowing Spain Plant’s Output http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/seat-s-russian-exit-not-slowing-spain-plant-s-output <div class="node-body article-body">SEAT union officials hope to make up the capacity shortfall at Martorell by landing both a smaller version of an upcoming CUV awarded to a Czech Republic plant and the new Audi A1 now being assembled in Brussels.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/seat-s-russian-exit-not-slowing-spain-plant-s-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/seat-s-russian-exit-not-slowing-spain-plant-s-output#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Spain Fiat SEAT Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:10:00 +0000 1174901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>SEAT assembly plant in Spain raising capacity utilization, looking for more.</strong></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 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:25:00 +0000 494881 at http://wardsauto.com Global Automakers Riding Out Storm in Russian Market http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-riding-out-storm-russian-market <div class="node-body article-body">Ford Europe President Stephen Odell says the automaker remains committed to Russia, where it plans to be producing 11 models at three plants by the end of 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-riding-out-storm-russian-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-riding-out-storm-russian-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Fiat Ford Mercedes PSA Globalization Production Sales Results Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1169911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes escapes downward sales spiral.</strong></p> Turkey Auto Output Holds Steady in November http://wardsauto.com/turkey-auto-output-holds-steady-november <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">November's flat performance was consistent with a 1% year-over-year production increase over the year's first 11 months, to 1.05 million units. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/turkey-auto-output-holds-steady-november" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Turkey Production Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:41:00 +0000 1174531 at http://wardsauto.com Game of Inches for Small-Car Importers Eyeing Korea http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/game-inches-small-car-importers-eyeing-korea <div class="node-body article-body">Foreign automakers can import their small cars into Korea, but without city-car certification they must compete against homegrown models that meet the requirements and entice buyers with many government incentives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/game-inches-small-car-importers-eyeing-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/game-inches-small-car-importers-eyeing-korea#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Chevrolet Fiat Kia Opel/Vauxhall Renault Smart Globalization Incentives Production Sales Results Trade Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:02:00 +0000 1169131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat 500 1.6 ins. too wide for spiff-laden city-car certification.</strong></p>