Vehicle Assembly http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53323/more en Mexico Plant Aims to Raise Kia’s Americas Profile http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mexico-plant-aims-raise-kia-s-americas-profile <div class="node-body article-body">Plans for the 300,000-unit-capacity facility call for growing market penetration in Mexico, exporting vehicles to markets in Central America and supporting Kia and Hyundai operations in the U.S. through exports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mexico-plant-aims-raise-kia-s-americas-profile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mexico-plant-aims-raise-kia-s-americas-profile#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America South America South America - Regional Mexico U.S. Hyundai Kia Plants & Production Capacity Utilization Globalization Product Development Vehicle Assembly Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:41:00 +0000 1248441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kia to build Forte compact at Mexico plant; pickup not in play for now.</strong></p> Automakers Scrambling to Keep Afloat in Volatile Russian Market http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-scrambling-keep-afloat-volatile-russian-market <div class="node-body article-body">Russian analysts say most automakers will stay in the market despite the country’s uncertain political and economic picture. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-scrambling-keep-afloat-volatile-russian-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-scrambling-keep-afloat-volatile-russian-market#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia AvtoVAZ Ford General Motors Nissan Toyota Volkswagen Politics Employment Production Restructuring Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:02:00 +0000 1248261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM shutting St. Petersburg, Russia, assembly plant indefinitely.&nbsp;</strong></p> Toyota Malaysia Assembling Camry Hybrid Locally http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-malaysia-assembling-camry-hybrid-locally <div class="node-body article-body">Contract assembler ASSB will operate and manage the line producing three variants, the Camry 2.5 hybrid, Camry 2.0G and Camry 2.0E.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-malaysia-assembling-camry-hybrid-locally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-malaysia-assembling-camry-hybrid-locally#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Malaysia Toyota Hybrid Vehicles Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:58:00 +0000 1248281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota Malaysia marks production launch of Camry hybrid.</strong></p> GM Reshuffle Reflects Thai Auto Industry’s Struggles http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-reshuffle-reflects-thai-auto-industry-s-struggles <div class="node-body article-body">Despite its prolonged sales slump, industry analyst Jessada Thongpak says Thailand will remain ASEAN’s largest automotive hub because its technology and capability to meet global standards is years ahead of second-ranked Indonesia’s.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-reshuffle-reflects-thai-auto-industry-s-struggles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-reshuffle-reflects-thai-auto-industry-s-struggles#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Indonesia Thailand Chevrolet SAIC Wuling Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Capacity Utilization Employment Finance Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 1247871 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Slow-selling Spin forces GM to cut losses in Indonesia.</strong></p> Ford Changan Opens New Assembly Plant http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-changan-opens-new-assembly-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The plant plays a key role in Ford’s plan to increase global sales 45%-55% by 2020.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-changan-opens-new-assembly-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-changan-opens-new-assembly-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific China Ford Vehicle Assembly Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:01:00 +0000 1247001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford Edge midsize CUV to be first vehicle produced at plant.</strong></p> Colorado High Country Puts GM on New Path in Thailand http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/colorado-high-country-puts-gm-new-path-thailand <div class="node-body article-body">Chevrolet’s first product geared to its new focus on the pickup/SUV end of the market is the Colorado High Country, a niche model that will fill a longstanding gap in the brand’s Thai truck portfolio. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/colorado-high-country-puts-gm-new-path-thailand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/colorado-high-country-puts-gm-new-path-thailand#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South America Brazil India Thailand Chevrolet Sales & Marketing Product Development Vehicle Assembly Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1245321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Colorado designed in Brazil, tailored to Thai market.</span></p> Maruti Suzuki Stands Down as Suzuki Targets India http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/maruti-suzuki-stands-down-suzuki-targets-india <div class="node-body article-body">Maruti Suzuki’s chairman says the Japanese automaker finds the India project attractive because it has plenty of surplus funds and interest rates in Japan are low.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/maruti-suzuki-stands-down-suzuki-targets-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/maruti-suzuki-stands-down-suzuki-targets-india#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific India Maruti Suzuki Capacity Utilization Restructuring Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1244601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Suzuki wants into Indian market dominated by Maruti Suzuki JV.</strong></p> Political Turmoil Slows U.K. Car Build for Export http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/political-turmoil-slows-uk-car-build-export <div class="node-body article-body">Despite steadily growing production for the U.K. market, industry spokesman Mike Hawes says, “political instability abroad has hit certain export areas which will invariably have a small impact on total output.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/political-turmoil-slows-uk-car-build-export" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/political-turmoil-slows-uk-car-build-export#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific Europe China United Kingdom Globalization Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:36:00 +0000 1245361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Domestic U.K. build up 20.4% through February.</strong></p> North American Light-Vehicle Production Down 2.6% in February http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-down-26-february <div class="node-body article-body">Several manufacturers achieved record results for the month, while some others posted double-digit declines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-down-26-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-down-26-february#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production North America North America - Regional Canada Mexico U.S. Auto Makers Production Vehicle Assembly Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:35:00 +0000 1244501 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Deploys New Models in Battle for Russia Market http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-deploys-new-models-battle-russia-market <div class="node-body article-body">Government analysts note while the automaker’s updating of its local product range is overdue, they do not expect the new Focus and Mondeo to significantly increase sales in the short or middle term.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-deploys-new-models-battle-russia-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-deploys-new-models-battle-russia-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Ford Retail Capacity Utilization Production Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Tue, 17 Mar 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1243211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Focus output could run 85% below capacity at plant near St. Petersburg.</strong></p>