Production http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53320/more en Toyota Remains Unchallenged Global Hybrid Leader http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-remains-unchallenged-global-hybrid-leader <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota sold 665,740 hybrids in the year’s first six months, 4.1% ahead of last year's record pace. Honda followed with global sales of 158,696 units, a 105.8% spike, while Hyundai jumped 33% to 27,118.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-remains-unchallenged-global-hybrid-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-remains-unchallenged-global-hybrid-leader#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Honda Hyundai Infiniti Kia Lexus Mazda Mitsubishi Nissan Subaru Toyota Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Production Sales Results Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:22:00 +0000 1087731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aqua, sold outside Japan as Prius C, top-selling hybrid through June.</strong></p> Hyundai, Kia Under Fire in Korean Labor Skirmishes http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-under-fire-korean-labor-skirmishes <div class="node-body article-body">Analysts note that while this week’s expected verdicts are subject to a lengthy appeal process, rulings in favor of the workers will have a resounding effect throughout not only Korea’s automotive industry but also the entire manufacturing sector.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-under-fire-korean-labor-skirmishes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-under-fire-korean-labor-skirmishes#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Hyundai Kia Ssangyong Politics Labor & Human Resources Laws/Law Enforcement Production Korea Metal Workers Union Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:12:00 +0000 1087181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Strike could shut down automaker&rsquo;s Asan plant.</strong></p> Korea Output, Domestic Sales Up in First-Half 2014 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai’s domestic market share through June was 49.0%, followed by Kia, 30.9%; GM Korea, 10.2%; Renault Samsung, 5.2%; and Ssangyong, 4.7%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Audi BMW General Motors Hyundai Kia Mercedes Samsung Ssangyong Volkswagen Production Sales Results Trade Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:33:00 +0000 1085931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sonata leads way as Hyundai maintains domestic dominance.</strong></p> Malaysia Car Sales Up 3.9% on Year Despite July Drop http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-car-sales-39-year-despite-july-drop <div class="node-body article-body">The Malaysian Automotive Assn. credits the higher year-to-date rise in car sales to aggressive sales campaigns.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-car-sales-39-year-despite-july-drop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-car-sales-39-year-despite-july-drop#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Auto Makers Production Sales Results Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:58:00 +0000 1087001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perodua retains market leadership.</strong></p> Export Markets New Combat Zone for Indian Automakers http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Domestic automakers and global manufacturers’ Indian subsidiaries are exporting, or will export, both fully assembled vehicles and kits for local assembly in the importing country. Their market reach is worldwide.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Honda Hyundai Jeep Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Renault Tata Volkswagen Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 1082031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Datsun GO helps Nissan become India&rsquo;s No.2 exporter.</strong></p> RACER Cleaning Up Old GM http://wardsauto.com/north-america/racer-cleaning-old-gm <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The RACER Trust, formed as a result of GM’s bankruptcy, is pushing to move some prime remaining sites. The organization so far has completed 31 transactions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/racer-cleaning-old-gm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/racer-cleaning-old-gm#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers North America North America - Regional U.S. General Motors Suppliers 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Labor & Human Resources Production Vehicle Assembly Buick City cleanup Elio Motors LA Patricia Spitzley RACER trust Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response Shreveport Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:42:00 +0000 1079441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Part of Buick City complex in Flint, MI, purchased by American Spiralweld Pipe, which is building water pipeline between Flint and Lake Huron. New facility under construction there will employ 50 to 60 people.</strong></p> Vauxhall Builds Last Current-Generation Vivaro Van http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/vauxhall-builds-last-current-generation-vivaro-van <div class="node-body article-body">The all-new Vivaro secures 1,200 jobs, a 10-year contract and a £185 million investment at Luton. Vauxhall announced earlier it will add a second shift at the plant in January, adding 250 jobs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/vauxhall-builds-last-current-generation-vivaro-van" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/vauxhall-builds-last-current-generation-vivaro-van#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe United Kingdom Opel/Vauxhall Employment Production Luton Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1078671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Next-gen Vivaro production launches this month.</strong></p> Japanese Automakers Boost Exports From Europe http://wardsauto.com/europe/japanese-automakers-boost-exports-europe <div class="node-body article-body">More than two-thirds of all Japanese-brand models sold in Europe now are produced there, an industry group says. Imports from Japan fell to 371,576 units in 2013, down 8.2% from 401,870 compared with prior-year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/japanese-automakers-boost-exports-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/japanese-automakers-boost-exports-europe#comments Premium World Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Africa - Regional Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional Middle East - Regional North America - Regional South America - Regional Japan BMW Daimler Honda Hyundai Nissan PSA Toyota Capacity Utilization Employment Fuel-Cell Vehicles Globalization Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) Product Development Production Purchashing Trade Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:59:00 +0000 1077901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota expanding Yaris output at French plant.</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 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:10:00 +0000 494881 at http://wardsauto.com Indonesia Sets SE Asia Sales Pace as Thailand Reels http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/indonesia-sets-se-asia-sales-pace-thailand-reels <div class="node-body article-body">Indonesian vehicle sales through June rose to a record 641,511 units, up 6.2% from the first six months of 2013, with the industry calling for full-year deliveries of 1.25 million. In Thailand, first-half 2014 sales plunged 40.5% compared with year-ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/indonesia-sets-se-asia-sales-pace-thailand-reels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/indonesia-sets-se-asia-sales-pace-thailand-reels#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Indonesia Malaysia Philippines Taiwan Thailand Vietnam Toyota Fuel Economy Incentives Production Sales Results Trade Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:12:00 +0000 1077381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Avanza runaway sales leader in Indonesia, region&rsquo;s top market.</strong></p>