Vehicle Assembly http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53323/more en Opel-PSA Co-Development Deal Takes Shape With LCVs http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-psa-co-development-deal-takes-shape-lcvs <div class="node-body article-body">The LCVs to be built at Vigo are among several new-vehicle programs being jointly developed by PSA and Opel/Vauxhall parent General Motors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-psa-co-development-deal-takes-shape-lcvs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-psa-co-development-deal-takes-shape-lcvs#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe France Spain Turkey Citroen Opel/Vauxhall Peugeot Product Development Vehicle Assembly Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1265931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Combo production moving to Spain from Turkey.</strong></p> China Production Up 5.4% in First Quarter http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-production-54-first-quarter <div class="node-body article-body">Car and light-truck production continued to grow, but large commercial vehicles saw a sharp downturn.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-production-54-first-quarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-production-54-first-quarter#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific China Auto Makers Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:24:00 +0000 1265721 at http://wardsauto.com Daimler Moving Closer to New Plant in Russia http://wardsauto.com/europe/daimler-moving-closer-new-plant-russia <div class="node-body article-body">Construction is targeted to begin by the end of the year and be completed by the end of 2016. The plant is expected to reach capacity by 2017. Planned production volumes and location of the operation have not been disclosed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/daimler-moving-closer-new-plant-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/daimler-moving-closer-new-plant-russia#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Russia Mercedes Vehicle Assembly Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:42:00 +0000 1264871 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>S-Class, shown in production in Sindelfingen, Germany, candidate for Russia assembly.</strong></p> Russian Official: GM Hit Hardest By Falling Ruble http://wardsauto.com/europe/russian-official-gm-hit-hardest-falling-ruble <div class="node-body article-body">Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov says GM’s relatively low 25% level of localization of sourcing, manufacturing activity and R&D hurt the automaker when the value of the ruble began sinking.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/russian-official-gm-hit-hardest-falling-ruble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/russian-official-gm-hit-hardest-falling-ruble#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Ford General Motors Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Restructuring Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:13:00 +0000 1262871 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tahoe among GM niche models staying on Russian market.</strong></p> North American Light-Vehicle Production Up 4.5% in March http://wardsauto.com/north-america/north-american-light-vehicle-production-45-march <div class="node-body article-body">Honda and Nissan hit record-high March output, while others posted double-digit gains.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/north-american-light-vehicle-production-45-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/north-american-light-vehicle-production-45-march#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production North America North America - Regional Canada Mexico U.S. Auto Makers Production Vehicle Assembly Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:26:00 +0000 1261741 at http://wardsauto.com Automakers Raising Stakes in Southeast Asia Markets http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets <div class="node-body article-body">The Bangkok Post reports Ipsos Business Consulting believes entrenched Japanese automakers will face increasing competition in Southeast Asia from the likes of General Motors and new players including Volkswagen.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Indonesia Malaysia Thailand General Motors Nissan Proton Toyota Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Globalization Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:05:00 +0000 1259421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Indonesia first export market for Malaysian VW assembler DRB-Hicom.</strong></p> CNH Juggles Truck Builds at Spanish, Italian Plants http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/cnh-juggles-truck-builds-spanish-italian-plants <div class="node-body article-body">At the core of CNH Industrial’s reorganization is the Iveco plant in Brescia, Italy, which assembles Eurocargo medium trucks. Sagging sales have left the facility with a surplus of workers to be assigned to the Suzzara, Italy, plant gaining Daily LCV work.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/cnh-juggles-truck-builds-spanish-italian-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/cnh-juggles-truck-builds-spanish-italian-plants#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Italy Spain Iveco Capacity Utilization Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Employment Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1259331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Spanish Iveco plant losing Daily LCV, gaining Stralis and Trakker heavy-truck cab production.&nbsp;</strong></p> Toyota Latest, Not Last to Expand Small-Car Production in Mexico http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-latest-not-last-expand-small-car-production-mexico <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota joins fellow Asian automakers Honda, Kia and Mazda adding capacity south of the border.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-latest-not-last-expand-small-car-production-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-latest-not-last-expand-small-car-production-mexico#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production North America Mexico Toyota Vehicle Assembly Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:00:00 +0000 1259971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mexico to be second source of Corolla after&nbsp;Toyota Mississippi plant (shown).</strong></p> Toyota to Build $1 Billion Mexico Plant, Sources Say http://wardsauto.com/toyota-build-1-billion-mexico-plant-sources-say <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Japanese automaker's second plant in Mexico will create 2,400 jobs and have annual capacity of 200,000 cars, initially Corolla compacts, when it comes on line in 2019. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-build-1-billion-mexico-plant-sources-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America Mexico Employment Globalization Production Vehicle Assembly Tue, 14 Apr 2015 02:47:00 +0000 1258621 at http://wardsauto.com Mercedes Leans on Diesel Hybrid Tech for Thailand http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mercedes-leans-diesel-hybrid-tech-thailand <div class="node-body article-body">Already a mainstay luxury brand in the country, Mercedes has broadened its lineup with a number of niche models and expanded availability of locally built hybrids. The formula appears to be working.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mercedes-leans-diesel-hybrid-tech-thailand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mercedes-leans-diesel-hybrid-tech-thailand#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Thailand Mercedes Sales & Marketing Hybrid Vehicles Vehicle Assembly Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:41:00 +0000 1256281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>More than 4,000 Mercedes hybrids sold since CKD assembly began.</strong></p>