Vehicle Assembly http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53323/more en Spanish Auto Production Reaches 5-Year High in 2014 http://wardsauto.com/europe/spanish-auto-production-reaches-5-year-high-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">An 8.5% increase in exports and continued government subsidies contributed to the result, according to ANFAC, the Spanish automakers association.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/spanish-auto-production-reaches-5-year-high-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/spanish-auto-production-reaches-5-year-high-2014#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Spain Nissan Employment Production Vehicle Assembly Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:20:00 +0000 1213191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>All-electric e-NV200 shares assembly line with three other models.</strong></p> Kia Slovakia Plant Breaks Production Records in 2014 http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/kia-slovakia-plant-breaks-production-records-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">The Zilina facility’s performance reflects the market success of the Kia Sportage compact SUV, which represented 55% of last year’s output.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/kia-slovakia-plant-breaks-production-records-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/kia-slovakia-plant-breaks-production-records-2014#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Slovakia Kia Engine Production Vehicle Assembly Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:29:00 +0000 1209951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Popular Sportage accounted for more than half of plant&rsquo;s 2014 output.</strong></p> U.K. Car Build in 2014 Best Since 2007; CVs Off 19.7% http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-car-build-2014-best-2007-cvs-197 <div class="node-body article-body">China now is the U.K.’s second-largest market outside the European Union, accounting for about 12% of exports in 2014 compared with just 1% in 2007.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-car-build-2014-best-2007-cvs-197" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-car-build-2014-best-2007-cvs-197#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Europe United Kingdom Auto Makers Engine Production Trade Vehicle Assembly Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1209551 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Parent Tata steadily raising investment in JLR&rsquo;s U.K. production facilities.</strong></p> Mitsubishi to Inaugurate New Philippines Plant Amidst Record Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/mitsubishi-inaugurate-new-philippines-plant-amidst-record-market <div class="node-body article-body">The Japanese automaker’s new plant, a former Ford facility, will have an initial capacity of 50,000 units annually, but can be upgraded to 100,000.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/mitsubishi-inaugurate-new-philippines-plant-amidst-record-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/mitsubishi-inaugurate-new-philippines-plant-amidst-record-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Philippines Mitsubishi Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1210721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mitsubishi Cainta plant built last vehicle Dec. 16.</strong></p> Nissan to Assemble New Frontier in Mexico http://wardsauto.com/nissan-assemble-new-frontier-mexico <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Nissan will assemble the sixth generation Frontier midsize pickup in Mexico, mostly for the domestic market.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nissan-assemble-new-frontier-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production North America Mexico Vehicle Assembly Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:00:00 +0000 1210981 at http://wardsauto.com Bentley Climbs Red Dune in SUV Quest http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bentley-climbs-red-dune-suv-quest <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bentley’s new Bentayga arrives later this year and will offer the brand’s first diesel engine (but not in the U.S.) and, eventually, a plug-in hybrid option. Some 4,000 hand-raisers are interested in the SUV. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bentley-climbs-red-dune-suv-quest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bentley-climbs-red-dune-suv-quest#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Sales & Marketing Diesel Resource Center North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. United Kingdom Bentley Porsche 2015 North American International Auto Show Employment Product Development Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Bentayga Bentley Flying Spur Continental Crewe Diesel Dubai Mulsanne Porsche Cayenne Pyms Lane Red Dune Rolf Frech SUV V-8 W-12 Wolfgang Durheimer Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1206601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bentley Board Member Rolf Frech scaled Dubai&rsquo;s Red Dune in forthcoming Bentayga.</strong></p> Report: CEO Says Kia Needs India Car Factory http://wardsauto.com/report-ceo-says-kia-needs-india-car-factory <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A Korean newspaper quotes Kia CEO Park Han-woo as saying the automaker should build a factory in India to counter slowdowns in the Chinese and Russian markets.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/report-ceo-says-kia-needs-india-car-factory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific India South Korea Globalization Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:18:00 +0000 1206851 at http://wardsauto.com North American Light Vehicle Production at 14-Year High in 2014 http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-14-year-high-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">December output was 17.1% higher than same-month 2013, leading to 5.2% growth for all of 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-14-year-high-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-14-year-high-2014#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production North America North America - Regional Canada Mexico U.S. Auto Makers Production Vehicle Assembly Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:16:00 +0000 1206051 at http://wardsauto.com BMW Sticking With Diesel Gameplan http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-sticking-diesel-gameplan <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Prices are falling faster for gasoline than for diesel fuel, but that isn’t discouraging BMW from keeping a steady course with diesels in the portfolio. The automaker also unveils a refreshed 6-Series in three body styles in Detroit. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-sticking-diesel-gameplan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-sticking-diesel-gameplan#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany BMW BMW Mini Diesel Fuel Economy Product Development Turbocharger Vehicle Assembly 6-Series ActiveHybrid 3-Series ActiveHybrid 5-Series Gran Coupe Ian Robertson Ludwig Willisch Mini 3-cyl. TwinPower U.S. Energy Information Administration Ward's 10 Best Engines X3 X4 X5 X6 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:40:00 +0000 1203791 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW&rsquo;s Ludwig Willish, Ian Robertson celebrate NAIAS arrival of refreshed 6-Series.</strong></p> VW’s U.S. CUV Play Could Include Small Golf Derivative http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-s-us-cuv-play-could-include-small-golf-derivative <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the Tiguan moving up in size for 2017, executives say there will be room for the automaker to add a new compact model and double its U.S. CUV lineup to four entries from two today.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-s-us-cuv-play-could-include-small-golf-derivative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-s-us-cuv-play-could-include-small-golf-derivative#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional Volkswagen 2015 North American International Auto Show Future Products Vehicle Assembly Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:41:00 +0000 1199461 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Golf-based T-ROC concept.</strong></p>