Vehicle Assembly http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53323/more en Renault’s Spain Investment Grows Output, Workforce http://wardsauto.com/industry/renault-s-spain-investment-grows-output-workforce <div class="node-body article-body">Renault has spent the biggest portion of its €600 million 2014-2016 investment program on retrofitting the Palencia plant to the Common Modular Family platform on which the new Megane, Kadjar and Nissan Pulsar models are built.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/renault-s-spain-investment-grows-output-workforce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/renault-s-spain-investment-grows-output-workforce#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Industry Spain Miscellaneous Vehicle Assembly Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:37:00 +0000 1409571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Renault plant monitors paint quality with technology licensed from Daimler.</strong></p> GM Poland Launches Output of U.S.-Bound Buick Cascada http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/gm-poland-launches-output-us-bound-buick-cascada <div class="node-body article-body">The Polish facility will export a car to the U.S. for the first time since its inauguration in 1998.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/gm-poland-launches-output-us-bound-buick-cascada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/gm-poland-launches-output-us-bound-buick-cascada#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe North America Industry U.S. Poland Miscellaneous Buick Vehicle Assembly Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19:49:00 +0000 1409641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cascada on line at Gliwice plant.</strong></p> U.K. Output at Decade-Long High http://wardsauto.com/industry/uk-output-decade-long-high <div class="node-body article-body">In total, 1,318,452 new vehicles rolled off U.K. production lines in the first 10 months, the best performance since 2005 and up 2.8% year-to-date.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/uk-output-decade-long-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/uk-output-decade-long-high#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Industry United Kingdom Miscellaneous Auto Makers Engine Vehicle Assembly Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:09:00 +0000 1408601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Export demand driving U.K. production.</strong></p> VW to Return Cash-for-Clunkers Subsidies to Spain http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-return-cash-clunkers-subsidies-spain <div class="node-body article-body">Volkswagen initially refused to give back the subsidy payments, contending they were based not on nitrogen-oxide but on carbon-dioxide emissions. But VW later admitted it had understated CO2 emissions as well.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-return-cash-clunkers-subsidies-spain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-return-cash-clunkers-subsidies-spain#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Analysis Industry Engines Spain Dealer Data & Insights Miscellaneous SEAT Volkswagen Emissions Incentives Production Vehicle Assembly Vehicles in Operation Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:39:00 +0000 1403601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>VW&rsquo;s Garcia-Sanz discusses Spanish investment with President Rajoy in May.</strong></p> North America Light-Vehicle Production Sets October Record http://wardsauto.com/industry/north-america-light-vehicle-production-sets-october-record <div class="node-body article-body">Light trucks once again carried the market with 983,068 builds, a record high for any month.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/north-america-light-vehicle-production-sets-october-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/north-america-light-vehicle-production-sets-october-record#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production North America Analysis Industry North America - Regional Canada Mexico U.S. Data & Insights Miscellaneous Auto Makers Production Vehicle Assembly Fri, 13 Nov 2015 19:37:00 +0000 1401031 at http://wardsauto.com Fiat Chrysler Rethinking India Product Strategy http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiat-chrysler-rethinking-india-product-strategy <div class="node-body article-body">Not satisfied to coast on profits from engine building, Fiat India is revisiting its India car-building and -marketing strategies to match the qualities offered by competitors’ products, President and Managing Director Kevin Flynn says.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiat-chrysler-rethinking-india-product-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiat-chrysler-rethinking-india-product-strategy#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Analysis Industry India Data & Insights Miscellaneous Fiat Jeep Engine Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Globalization Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:34:00 +0000 1392331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Avventura one of just three Fiat models sold in India.</strong></p> Growth Eyed As ’16 Altima Production Ramps Up http://wardsauto.com/industry/growth-eyed-16-altima-production-ramps <div class="node-body article-body">Product-planning chief Pierre Loing says Nissan invested four times as much money in the Altima refresh than it would on a conventional midcycle change in other models in its portfolio.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/growth-eyed-16-altima-production-ramps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/growth-eyed-16-altima-production-ramps#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific North America Analysis Industry U.S. Japan Data & Insights Miscellaneous Nissan Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:04:00 +0000 1395001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Refreshed Altima output launched Oct. 26 at Smyrna, TN.</strong></p> Ford Cuts Russian Output as Sales Retreat Continues http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-cuts-russian-output-sales-retreat-continues <div class="node-body article-body">Annual production capacity at Vsevolozhsk is 160,000 units, but Ford built just 30,000 cars there in 2014, laying off 700 employees as a consequence. Output for full-year 2015 is estimated at only 15,000 units. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-cuts-russian-output-sales-retreat-continues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-cuts-russian-output-sales-retreat-continues#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Analysis Industry Russia Data & Insights Miscellaneous Ford Capacity Utilization Employment Inventories Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:06:00 +0000 1390771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford says Focus eased Russian angst by topping C-segment in 2014.</strong></p> Lincoln Looks to MKX, Continental for Growth http://wardsauto.com/industry/lincoln-looks-mkx-continental-growth <div class="node-body article-body">The new MKX CUV is arriving in showrooms as dealers sell down the old model. Next year, Ford’s luxury brand will bring back the Continental nameplate based on a sedan concept that was well-received at auto shows in New York and Shanghai.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/lincoln-looks-mkx-continental-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/lincoln-looks-mkx-continental-growth#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers North America Analysis Industry North America - Regional China U.S. Interiors Technology Dealer Data & Insights Miscellaneous Lincoln Exterior Future Products Interior Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Vehicle Interiors Wed, 04 Nov 2015 10:41:00 +0000 1390921 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lincoln President Kumar Galhotra says China will have 65 Lincoln showrooms by end of 2016.</strong></p> Tom Murphy New-Gen Nissan Navara Reflects Better Times in Spain http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/new-gen-nissan-navara-reflects-better-times-spain <div class="node-body article-body">The Navara hits European showrooms this month and Middle Eastern markets in mid-2016. Production of Mercedes and Renault versions launch later. Nissan Europe executive Colin Lawther says the Navara platform will account for 120,000 of the 200,000 units of production scheduled for 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/new-gen-nissan-navara-reflects-better-times-spain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/new-gen-nissan-navara-reflects-better-times-spain#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Analysis Industry Engines Diesel Technology Spain Data & Insights Miscellaneous Nissan Capacity Utilization Diesel Emissions Production Vehicle Assembly Wed, 04 Nov 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1388851 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Pickup plays to Nissan&rsquo;s strength in Europe.</strong></p>