Vehicle Assembly http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53323/more en U.K. Sees LV, Engine Production Decline in October http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-sees-lv-engine-production-decline-october <div class="node-body article-body">The October build for the home front rose 10.6% to 33,895 units, but this gain was swamped by the much bigger export market, which fell 10.8% to 115,165.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-sees-lv-engine-production-decline-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-sees-lv-engine-production-decline-october#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Europe United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Engine Production Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:30:00 +0000 1164761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>October result leaves year-to-date car output just 0.3% ahead of like-2013.</strong></p> Nissan: Mexico Supply Base Ready for Luxury http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/nissan-mexico-supply-base-ready-luxury <div class="node-body article-body">The Japanese automaker has been manufacturing in the country since 1961 and uses a local management team.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/nissan-mexico-supply-base-ready-luxury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/nissan-mexico-supply-base-ready-luxury#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America Mexico Nissan Management & Strategy Vehicle Assembly A-Class Aguascalientes B-Class CLA CUV Daimler Infiniti John Martin Mercedes-Benz Mexico Mississippi Nissan QX40 supply base Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000 1159401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Site of Nissan&#39;s new Aguascalientes 3 plant (top).</strong></p> Sibling Rivalry http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/sibling-rivalry <div class="node-body article-body">Officially they’re separate companies, but group Chairman Chung Mong-koo has Hyundai and Kia working closely in concert as he looks to maximize efficiencies and continue to move the two up the world rankings of biggest and best-loved brands.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/sibling-rivalry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/sibling-rivalry#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Asia Pacific South Korea Hyundai Kia Labor & Human Resources Product Development Vehicle Assembly Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:14:00 +0000 1159421 at http://wardsauto.com <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><b>Hyundai and Kia prefer to portray Namyang as two separate operations, but it&rsquo;s really not.</b><o:p></o:p></p> Lincoln Black Label Welcomes Indulgence http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-black-label-welcomes-indulgence <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ford’s luxury brand is reaching out to potential customers who “want to be part of something a little bit bigger,” with membership privileges that include fine dining and weekend getaways.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-black-label-welcomes-indulgence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-black-label-welcomes-indulgence#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional Mexico U.S. Lincoln Advertising Future Products Instrument Panel Materials Product Development Seats Vehicle Assembly Vehicle Interiors Alcantara Andrew Frick Black Label Eagle Ottawa leather exclusive Ford Hines Park Lincoln Lincoln Paul Bucek premium materials Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:02:00 +0000 1160571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Andrew Frick, Lincoln&rsquo;s group marketing manager, discusses new Black Label offerings at Hines Park Lincoln in Plymouth, MI.</strong></p> Maruti Suzuki Chairman Bhargava OK With Plant Delay http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/maruti-suzuki-chairman-bhargava-ok-plant-delay <div class="node-body article-body">Delaying the plant will allow Maruti Suzuki to draw on its cash reserves and invest in marketing and sales, expanding the sales network and ‟making the right models,” Bhargava said during the automaker’s September general meeting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/maruti-suzuki-chairman-bhargava-ok-plant-delay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/maruti-suzuki-chairman-bhargava-ok-plant-delay#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Maruti Capacity Utilization Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:41:00 +0000 1159731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Alto K10&rsquo;s automatic transmission rare among Indian small cars.</strong></p> GM Korea’s Changwon Plant Firing on All Cylinders http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-s-changwon-plant-firing-all-cylinders <div class="node-body article-body">Improvements at the complex, which builds the Damas and Labo mini LCVs, the Chevrolet Spark minicar and electric vehicle, and 0.8L, 1.0L and 1.2L engines and transmissions, include a new body shop with enhanced robotic line technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-s-changwon-plant-firing-all-cylinders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-s-changwon-plant-firing-all-cylinders#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific South Korea Chevrolet Daewoo Capacity Utilization Emissions Employment Engine Production Transmission Vehicle Assembly Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1156321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Changwon plant boosts output as Damas, Labo return by popular demand.</strong></p> North America Light-Vehicle Production Sets October Record http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-america-light-vehicle-production-sets-october-record <div class="node-body article-body">Several manufacturers reached best-ever results in the month, and light-truck production continues to grow.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-america-light-vehicle-production-sets-october-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-america-light-vehicle-production-sets-october-record#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production North America North America - Regional Canada Mexico U.S. Auto Makers Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 13 Nov 2014 06:07:00 +0000 1159411 at http://wardsauto.com Mazda Launches Output of Eco Car at Thailand JV Plant http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/mazda-launches-output-eco-car-thailand-jv-plant <div class="node-body article-body">Mazda is investing TB9.7 billion to build 158,000 Mazda2s and 200,000 auto parts annually. Another TB2.9 billion will be spent to produce engines for the small car.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/mazda-launches-output-eco-car-thailand-jv-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/mazda-launches-output-eco-car-thailand-jv-plant#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific Thailand Mazda Regulations Vehicle Assembly Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:01:00 +0000 1157051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Officials give thumbs up to Mazda2 launch.</strong></p> Ford Will Maintain Truck Leadership With New F-150, CEO Says http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-will-maintain-truck-leadership-new-f-150-ceo-says <div class="node-body article-body">Ford CEO Mark Fields says decisions on converting other vehicles to aluminum will be made on a case-by-case basis.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-will-maintain-truck-leadership-new-f-150-ceo-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-will-maintain-truck-leadership-new-f-150-ceo-says#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production North America U.S. Ford Body Vehicle Assembly Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:26:00 +0000 1156371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford today begins production of aluminum-bodied &rsquo;15 F-150 at Dearborn Truck Plant.</strong></p> Nissan Ready to Satiate Americans’ CUV Appetite http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/nissan-ready-satiate-americans-cuv-appetite <div class="node-body article-body">With the launch of Murano production in Mississippi, and assembly of the Rogue CUV in nearby Smyrna, TN, Nissan is well-positioned for the move away from cars to CUVs, a senior manufacturing official says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/nissan-ready-satiate-americans-cuv-appetite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/nissan-ready-satiate-americans-cuv-appetite#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Dealers North America U.S. Nissan Vehicle Assembly Canton CUV CUVs John Martin Mississippi MS Murano Nissan Rogue Smyrna Tennessee TN Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:04:00 +0000 1155121 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;15 Nissan Murano on sale in December.</strong></p>