Production http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53320/more en Chevy Spark a Conquest for GM India Over GM Korea http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/chevy-spark-conquest-gm-india-over-gm-korea <div class="node-body article-body">Winning the lion’s share of Spark production underscores GM India’s growing role as an export hub. Besides labor costs that are lower than GM Korea’s, the automaker’s Indian subsidiary also has more unused plant capacity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/chevy-spark-conquest-gm-india-over-gm-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/chevy-spark-conquest-gm-india-over-gm-korea#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific India South Korea Chevrolet Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1341831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mexico first big export market for GM India-built Chevy Spark.</strong></p> Renault Challenges Peugeot Over Iran Deal http://wardsauto.com/renault-challenges-peugeot-over-iran-deal <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Renault hopes to win a manufacturing deal with domestic automaker Iran Khodro, which already is partnered with rival French automaker Peugeot.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/renault-challenges-peugeot-over-iran-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Africa / Middle East Iran Globalization Production Trade Thu, 03 Sep 2015 05:30:00 +0000 1342021 at http://wardsauto.com Honda HR-V Outrunning Sales, Conquest Projections http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/honda-hr-v-outrunning-sales-conquest-projections <div class="node-body article-body">The HR-V is important because it was designed as a conquest vehicle to draw new buyers to Honda, truck planning chief James Jenkins says: ‟The goal was conquest and about 50% percent of the buyers are conquests.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/honda-hr-v-outrunning-sales-conquest-projections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/honda-hr-v-outrunning-sales-conquest-projections#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America Mexico U.S. Honda Capacity Utilization Production Sales Results Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:28:00 +0000 1340851 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda not raising HR-V output at Mexico plant at Fit&rsquo;s expense.</strong></p> Toyota Thailand Suspends Prius Output in Tax Tiff http://wardsauto.com/politics/toyota-thailand-suspends-prius-output-tax-tiff <div class="node-body article-body">The dispute stems from a Finance Ministry investigation into whether the hybrid is a completely knocked-down vehicle totally assembled in Thailand, or is an imported car subject to a 187.8% duty.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/toyota-thailand-suspends-prius-output-tax-tiff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/toyota-thailand-suspends-prius-output-tax-tiff#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Toyota Production Sales Results Tariffs Vehicle Assembly Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:48:00 +0000 1337811 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Prius sales decimated by moribund Thai economy.</strong></p> Malaysia July Sales Down From Year-Ago, Up From June http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-july-sales-down-year-ago-june <div class="node-body article-body">In line with falling sales, Malaysian production eased fractionally to 40,655 units in July from a year-earlier 41,012.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-july-sales-down-year-ago-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-july-sales-down-year-ago-june#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Auto Makers Production Sales Results Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:06:00 +0000 1337631 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perodua Axia&nbsp;knocks Myvi stablemate out of top sales spot.</strong></p> Toyota's Tianjin Plants Coming Back on Line http://wardsauto.com/toyotas-tianjin-plants-coming-back-line <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker says it will resume operations at its plants in the Chinese port city Thursday, two weeks after two massive chemical explosions that killed at least 116 people.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyotas-tianjin-plants-coming-back-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific China Logistics Production Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:24:00 +0000 1337291 at http://wardsauto.com Daimler Cutting 1,500 More Jobs in Brazil http://wardsauto.com/daimler-cutting-1500-more-jobs-brazil <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The German manufacturer has cut about 3,000 jobs in Brazil since June as a weak economy and high inflation curtail commercial-truck production in the country.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/daimler-cutting-1500-more-jobs-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production South America Brazil Employment Production Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:14:00 +0000 1336081 at http://wardsauto.com GM China JV Announces 'Green Car' Plant http://wardsauto.com/gm-china-jv-announces-green-car-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The plant under construction by SAIC-GM-Wuling, the U.S. automaker's JV with two Chinese companies, will have annual capacity to build 200,000 "new energy" electric and hybrid cars.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-china-jv-announces-green-car-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Electric Vehicles Globalization Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Production Mon, 24 Aug 2015 11:02:00 +0000 1335881 at http://wardsauto.com July U.K. Car, Engine Output Down by Double Digits http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/july-uk-car-engine-output-down-double-digits <div class="node-body article-body">Industry spokesman Mike Hawes says the July decline reflected the normal cyclical falls in output during the summer months, when most manufacturers suspend production to conduct plant maintenance, upgrades and retooling.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/july-uk-car-engine-output-down-double-digits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/july-uk-car-engine-output-down-double-digits#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Engine Production Vehicle Assembly Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:49:00 +0000 1334951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Summer upgrades, retooling tap brakes on Mini production.</strong></p> North America Light-Vehicle Production Sets July Record http://wardsauto.com/north-america/north-america-light-vehicle-production-sets-july-record <div class="node-body article-body">Output from January-July totaled 10,068,678 units, the first 10-million-plus outcome for the period since 2000.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/north-america-light-vehicle-production-sets-july-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/north-america-light-vehicle-production-sets-july-record#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production North America North America - Regional Canada Mexico U.S. Auto Makers Production Vehicle Assembly Fri, 21 Aug 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1334701 at http://wardsauto.com