Production http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53320/more en Mexico Presents Opportunities, Challenges http://wardsauto.com/north-america/mexico-presents-opportunities-challenges <div class="node-body article-body">Automotive production in Mexico will reach 4.4 million units by 2019, a 2.9% increase from 2014, according to Plante Moran. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/mexico-presents-opportunities-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/mexico-presents-opportunities-challenges#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers North America Mexico Auto Makers Suppliers Employment Globalization Labor & Human Resources Production Vehicle Assembly Fri, 29 May 2015 11:23:00 +0000 1283871 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat 500 assembled in Toluca, Mexico.&nbsp;</strong></p> Slump in U.K. Export Build Continues in April http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/slump-uk-export-build-continues-april <div class="node-body article-body">Production for the home market climbed 11.1% last month, raising the 4-month total 19.4% to 135,445 units, but export orders fell 7.6% to leave output through April down 7.0% at 395,060.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/slump-uk-export-build-continues-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/slump-uk-export-build-continues-april#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Europe United Kingdom Bentley Honda Jaguar Land Rover Mini Production Trade Fri, 29 May 2015 09:10:00 +0000 1288981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Continental GT to be joined by new SUV in Bentley lineup.</strong></p> GM’s Russia Pullout Cuts Opel Spain Plant’s Output http://wardsauto.com/europe/gm-s-russia-pullout-cuts-opel-spain-plant-s-output <div class="node-body article-body">The initial 2015 forecast called for production of 400,000 units but was reduced early this year to 388,000. The cutback in Corsa output lowers that figure to 367,000 units, or 81% of capacity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/gm-s-russia-pullout-cuts-opel-spain-plant-s-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/gm-s-russia-pullout-cuts-opel-spain-plant-s-output#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Russia Spain Opel/Vauxhall Capacity Utilization Employment Production Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Thu, 28 May 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1288181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>No break in Mokka CUV assemblies at Opel Spain plant.</strong></p> GM Korea Union Seeks Hefty Pay Hikes, Job Guarantees http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-korea-union-seeks-hefty-pay-hikes-job-guarantees <div class="node-body article-body">The KMWU’s wage-hike demand is 252% higher than the 63,000-won monthly increase agreed upon in 2014, and it seeks bonuses 43% to 238% higher than the average 10.5 million won paid out last year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-korea-union-seeks-hefty-pay-hikes-job-guarantees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-korea-union-seeks-hefty-pay-hikes-job-guarantees#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific India South Korea General Motors Capacity Utilization Finance Labor & Human Resources Production Trade Thu, 28 May 2015 09:40:00 +0000 1288401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Union frets about losing Spark export builds to GM India.</strong></p> Toyota Taps Thailand for New-Gen Hilux Pickup Launch http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-taps-thailand-new-gen-hilux-pickup-launch <div class="node-body article-body">The new Hilux Revo is a vital vehicle both for Toyota and the country’s entire car industry, where a sales slump that began in early 2014 shows no sign of ending.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-taps-thailand-new-gen-hilux-pickup-launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-taps-thailand-new-gen-hilux-pickup-launch#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Asia Pacific - Regional Thailand Toyota Sales & Marketing Engines Globalization Production Wed, 27 May 2015 09:41:00 +0000 1287341 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota looks to remain Thai pickup leader with new Hilux Revo.</strong></p> Ford Cuts Back in China, But Hopes High for Future in Asia-Pacific http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-cuts-back-china-hopes-high-future-asia-pacific <div class="node-body article-body">Ford expects 60% of its global sales will come from the Asia-Pacific region, primarily China, India and the ASEAN markets, in the next 10 years. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-cuts-back-china-hopes-high-future-asia-pacific" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-cuts-back-china-hopes-high-future-asia-pacific#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Ford Employment Globalization Production Vehicle Assembly Tue, 26 May 2015 10:56:00 +0000 1286151 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford Escort plays in value sub-segment.</strong></p> Ford's Turkish JV Halts Output as Labor Dispute Rekindles http://wardsauto.com/fords-turkish-jv-halts-output-labor-dispute-rekindles <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker's Ford Otosan unit says it suspended operations at the Inonu plant as a precaution after some workers who took part in strikes last week did not leave the facility. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fords-turkish-jv-halts-output-labor-dispute-rekindles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Turkey Labor & Human Resources Production Tue, 26 May 2015 05:11:00 +0000 1286751 at http://wardsauto.com Ford, FCA Production in Turkey Resumes; Renault Still Down http://wardsauto.com/ford-fca-production-turkey-resumes-renault-still-down <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A weeklong protest over working conditions and pay initially shut down parts suppliers, then spread to automakers with operations in the country.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-fca-production-turkey-resumes-renault-still-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Turkey Labor & Human Resources Production Fri, 22 May 2015 08:11:00 +0000 1285691 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Anything But Bearish on Russian Market http://wardsauto.com/europe/toyota-anything-bearish-russian-market <div class="node-body article-body">In addition to launching RAV4 assembly next year, Toyota plans to increase imports and possibly launch of production of B- and C-segment models targeted mainly at younger Russians. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/toyota-anything-bearish-russian-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/toyota-anything-bearish-russian-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Toyota Capacity Utilization Employment Globalization Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Thu, 21 May 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1283661 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Highlander helps Toyota absorb bumps in Russian road.</strong></p> Enhanced Mexico Trade Piques EU Automakers’ Interest http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the value of European car exports to Mexico reaching €1.3 billion ($1.4 billion) in 2014, EU automakers are assessing how exports could be increased following a trade-deal upgrade.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe North America Europe - Regional Mexico Audi BMW Mercedes Sales & Marketing European Commission Globalization Production Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 21 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1283641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Yucatan dealership among more than 20 Mercedes outlets in Mexico.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>