Vehicle Assembly http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53323/more en U.K.’s November LV Output Slips Below Break-Even http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-s-november-lv-output-slips-below-break-even <div class="node-body article-body">Car production for the U.K. market jumped 31.8%, but the overall November result dipped into negative territory thanks to a 6.2% drop in builds for export.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-s-november-lv-output-slips-below-break-even" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-s-november-lv-output-slips-below-break-even#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Engine Production Vehicle Assembly Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1185991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Industry group not discouraged by November dip.</strong></p> North American Light-Vehicle Production Down 2.2% in November http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-down-22-november <div class="node-body article-body">Declines in output from the Detroit Three outweighed gains from other manufacturers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-down-22-november" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-down-22-november#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production North America North America - Regional Canada Mexico U.S. Auto Makers Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:45:00 +0000 1186001 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Shutters 50-Year-Old Belgian Plant http://wardsauto.com/ford-shutters-50-year-old-belgian-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker is shifting production from the Genk plant, which produced 14 million vehicles over the past half-century, to a facility in Valencia, Spain.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-shutters-50-year-old-belgian-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Belgium Spain Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:00:00 +0000 1185611 at http://wardsauto.com Weak Yen Fuels Strong Year for Japanese Automakers http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/weak-yen-fuels-strong-year-japanese-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Domestic sales fell after the national consumption tax was increased April 1, but the decline was offset by brisk demand in North America and the effects of the weaker yen against the dollar, among other pluses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/weak-yen-fuels-strong-year-japanese-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/weak-yen-fuels-strong-year-japanese-automakers#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional Japan Daihatsu Honda Mitsubishi Nissan Subaru Suzuki Toyota Finance Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:03:00 +0000 1185041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rogue helps power Nissan&rsquo;s bullish sales forecast.</strong></p> Small-Car Policy Driving Industry Growth in Malaysia http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia <div class="node-body article-body">The National Automotive Policy aims to promote the creation of a competitive automotive industry in terms of employment, technology development and supply-chain improvement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Malaysia Honda Mazda Perodua Volvo Car Capacity Utilization Charging Emissions Finance Fuel Economy Globalization Trade Vehicle Assembly Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:51:00 +0000 1182291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perodua claims 50.8 mpg for locally built Axia Advance EEV.</strong></p> 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> VW Confirms Pro-UAW Vote at Tennessee Plant http://wardsauto.com/vw-confirms-pro-uaw-vote-tennessee-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The union for the first time won recognition at a foreign-owned assembly plant in the Southern U.S., but did not win exclusive bargaining rights for all of the plant's 1,500 hourly workers. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-confirms-pro-uaw-vote-tennessee-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America U.S. Labor & Human Resources United Auto Workers (UAW) Vehicle Assembly Mon, 08 Dec 2014 22:43:00 +0000 1175441 at http://wardsauto.com Reincarnated Maybach Luxury Sedan Meant to Be Seen, Not Heard http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/reincarnated-maybach-luxury-sedan-meant-be-seen-not-heard <div class="node-body article-body">A stiffer body and airtight sealing take an already quiet S-Class cabin to new levels, a top Mercedes engineer says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/reincarnated-maybach-luxury-sedan-meant-be-seen-not-heard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/reincarnated-maybach-luxury-sedan-meant-be-seen-not-heard#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Maybach Product Development Vehicle Assembly Vehicles & Technology Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:34:00 +0000 1167141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Maybach prices to start around $200,000.</strong></p> Mercedes Maybach S-Class Unveiled http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mercedes-maybach-s-class-unveiled <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Maybach is loaded with luxury, from its wall-to-wall leather to its chrome-plated speaker grilles and analogue clock that has individually milled and applied numerals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mercedes-maybach-s-class-unveiled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mercedes-maybach-s-class-unveiled#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Maybach Product Development Vehicle Assembly Vehicles & Technology Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:33:00 +0000 1167071 at http://wardsauto.com Mercedes’ Metris Van Sits Out Game of Tariff Chicken http://wardsauto.com/europe/mercedes-metris-van-sits-out-game-tariff-chicken <div class="node-body article-body">By labeling the Metris vans passenger MPVs, Daimler hopes to avoid a 25% duty on commercial vehicles imposed by the U.S. 50 years ago in retaliation for a German tariff on poultry imports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/mercedes-metris-van-sits-out-game-tariff-chicken" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/mercedes-metris-van-sits-out-game-tariff-chicken#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Europe North America North America - Regional U.S. Spain Turkey Ford Mercedes Production Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:07:00 +0000 1166371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes hikes van output at Spain plant ahead of North America launch.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>