Vehicle Assembly http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53323/more en Mitsubishi Puts Aging Plant on Tech’s Cutting Edge http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mitsubishi-puts-aging-plant-tech-s-cutting-edge <div class="node-body article-body">The Okazaki plant produces Outlander, Outlander plug-in hybrid and RVR midsized CUVs . The RVR is sold in Europe as the ASX. More than 90% of output is exported, with Europe accounting for more than half of the total. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mitsubishi-puts-aging-plant-tech-s-cutting-edge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mitsubishi-puts-aging-plant-tech-s-cutting-edge#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific Japan Mitsubishi Body Manufacturing Technology Vehicle Assembly Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:31:00 +0000 1334991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mitsubishi says continuous-dipping process cuts paint loss 50%.</strong></p> Ford Fights Russia Slump on Product, Price Fronts http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-fights-russia-slump-product-price-fronts <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker is cutting prices and expanding its product range in an effort to pull out of a tailspin that saw July sales drop 21.3% from like-2014 and 52% for the year’s first seven months, according to WardsAuto data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-fights-russia-slump-product-price-fronts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-fights-russia-slump-product-price-fronts#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Ford Engine Labor & Human Resources Local Content Restructuring Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:55:00 +0000 1336211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiesta priced below Ford&rsquo;s Russian best-seller Focus.</strong></p> GM Brazil Strike Ends After Layoffs Suspended http://wardsauto.com/gm-brazil-strike-ends-after-layoffs-suspended <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The 2-week walkout ended when GM placed the 800 workers slated for layoff on five months' paid leave and said it would launch a voluntary buyout plan.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-brazil-strike-ends-after-layoffs-suspended" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production South America Brazil Employment Labor & Human Resources Vehicle Assembly Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:26:00 +0000 1336381 at http://wardsauto.com July U.K. Car, Engine Output Down by Double Digits http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/july-uk-car-engine-output-down-double-digits <div class="node-body article-body">Industry spokesman Mike Hawes says the July decline reflected the normal cyclical falls in output during the summer months, when most manufacturers suspend production to conduct plant maintenance, upgrades and retooling.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/july-uk-car-engine-output-down-double-digits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/july-uk-car-engine-output-down-double-digits#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Engine Production Vehicle Assembly Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:49:00 +0000 1334951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Summer upgrades, retooling tap brakes on Mini production.</strong></p> North America Light-Vehicle Production Sets July Record http://wardsauto.com/north-america/north-america-light-vehicle-production-sets-july-record <div class="node-body article-body">Output from January-July totaled 10,068,678 units, the first 10-million-plus outcome for the period since 2000.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/north-america-light-vehicle-production-sets-july-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/north-america-light-vehicle-production-sets-july-record#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production North America North America - Regional Canada Mexico U.S. Auto Makers Production Vehicle Assembly Fri, 21 Aug 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1334701 at http://wardsauto.com Chinese Automakers Retrench as Iran’s Market Reopens http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/chinese-automakers-retrench-iran-s-market-reopens <div class="node-body article-body">With the lifting of sanctions against Iran in exchange for curtailing its nuclear program, Chinese automakers will face more competition as other foreign companies step up production in the country, increase imports, or both.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/chinese-automakers-retrench-iran-s-market-reopens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/chinese-automakers-retrench-iran-s-market-reopens#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Iran Chery Dongfeng FAW SAIC Globalization Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 21 Aug 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1334331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Locally assembled Chinese Haima S7 displayed at Mashhad auto show.</strong></p> Daimler Attaches Strings to Proposed Russia Plant http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/daimler-attaches-strings-proposed-russia-plant <div class="node-body article-body">Sources say Daimler has asked St. Petersburg Gov. Georgy Poltavchenko to provide a 125-acre site for the Mercedes-Benz assembly plant, along with associated infrastructure investment, without compensation from the automaker.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/daimler-attaches-strings-proposed-russia-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/daimler-attaches-strings-proposed-russia-plant#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Europe Russia GAZ Mercedes Globalization Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1334141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Daimler looks to grow in Russia beyond KamAZ JV.</strong></p> Volvo Bolsters China Presence With JV Acquisitions http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-bolsters-china-presence-jv-acquisitions <div class="node-body article-body">The JVs include car-manufacturing facilities in Chengdu and Daqing, an engine-production facility in Zhangjiakou and an R&D center in Shanghai.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-bolsters-china-presence-jv-acquisitions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-bolsters-china-presence-jv-acquisitions#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe China Sweden Volvo Car Zhejiang Geely Engine Finance Globalization Restructuring Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 19 Aug 2015 18:30:00 +0000 1334281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Long-wheelbase S60L made in China for Chinese market.</strong></p> GM Gives Canadian Assembly Operation 2 More Years http://wardsauto.com/gm-gives-canadian-assembly-operation-2-more-years <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker will invest C$12 million to increase Chevrolet Equinox output at its Oshawa, Ontario, plant until 2017.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-gives-canadian-assembly-operation-2-more-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production North America Canada Production Vehicle Assembly Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:57:00 +0000 1334271 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Polishes Taurus’ Tarnished Image for China http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-polishes-taurus-tarnished-image-china <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Taurus has a checkered history here in the U.S., going from best-seller to fleet standby in just a few decades. Ford hopes to leave that behind in China with a model designed exclusively for that market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-polishes-taurus-tarnished-image-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-polishes-taurus-tarnished-image-china#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Ford Lincoln Sales & Marketing Globalization Vehicle Assembly Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:41:00 +0000 1333481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford Chairman Bill Ford <em>(left)</em>, President and CEO Mark Fields introduce Taurus at Shanghai auto show.</strong></p>