Vehicle Assembly http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53323/more en Lotus Eyes Increased Production, Rolls Out New Evora 400 http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lotus-eyes-increased-production-rolls-out-new-evora-400 <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The sports coupe is said to be faster and better handling, with 0-60 mph acceleration that’s a full 6 seconds faster than the previous-generation model.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lotus-eyes-increased-production-rolls-out-new-evora-400" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lotus-eyes-increased-production-rolls-out-new-evora-400#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Switzerland Lotus 2015 Geneva Auto Show Vehicle Assembly Vehicles & Technology Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:41:00 +0000 1236401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>CEO Gales unveils new Evora 400.</strong></p> GM Drops Thai Sonic Assembly in SE Asia Restructuring http://wardsauto.com/gm-drops-thai-sonic-assembly-se-asia-restructuring <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker's announcement that it will halt production of Chevrolet Sonic subcompacts in Thailand comes one day after saying it will close an Indonesian factory that builds the Chevrolet Spin.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-drops-thai-sonic-assembly-se-asia-restructuring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Indonesia Thailand Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1233791 at http://wardsauto.com GM Shutting Down Indonesia Assembly Operation http://wardsauto.com/gm-shutting-down-indonesia-assembly-operation <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker is shutting down assembly operations in the country after some 80 years, conceding Southeast Asia's biggest market to Japanese rivals led by Toyota. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-shutting-down-indonesia-assembly-operation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Indonesia Employment Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:04:00 +0000 1232991 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Starts Production of '15 Edge for Export From Canada http://wardsauto.com/ford-starts-production-15-edge-export-canada <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker will export the SUV to more than 100 countries from its Oakville, ON, Canada, plant, where it invested C$700 million in retooling and expansion. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-starts-production-15-edge-export-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics North America Canada World Employment Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:01:00 +0000 1232841 at http://wardsauto.com Volkswagen’s Chattanooga Expansion Under Way http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/volkswagen-s-chattanooga-expansion-under-way <div class="node-body article-body">The all-new CrossBlue midsize CUV will share the automaker’s MQB modular architecture with the Chattanooga-built Passat, which is receiving a facelift at midyear.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/volkswagen-s-chattanooga-expansion-under-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/volkswagen-s-chattanooga-expansion-under-way#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America U.S. Volkswagen Capacity Utilization Labor & Human Resources Product Development Production Vehicle Assembly Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:03:00 +0000 1231971 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Production of facelifted Passat to begin midyear.</p> Volvo Promises 7 Vehicles in 4 Years http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/volvo-promises-7-vehicles-4-years <div class="node-body article-body">The plan includes redesigned versions of the S80, V70, XC60, S60 and V60, as well as new V40 and XC40 for the U.S. By the time Volvo’s product offensive is complete four years from now, no vehicle in the lineup will be more than four years old.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/volvo-promises-7-vehicles-4-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/volvo-promises-7-vehicles-4-years#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional U.S. Spain Sweden Volvo Car Fuel Economy Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Sales Results Supercharger Turbocharger Vehicle Assembly Bodil Eriksson Chinese European Vehicle Technology Graeme McInally S40 S80 S90 Scalable Platform Architecture V40 V70 V90 Volvo XC90 Ward's 10 Best Engines XC40 XC60 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:01:00 +0000 1228341 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>XC90 springs from Volvo&rsquo;s new Scalable Platform Architecture.</strong></p> Proton Explores Vehicle Development, Manufacturing Partnership in Indonesia http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/proton-explores-vehicle-development-manufacturing-partnership-indonesia <div class="node-body article-body">The exploratory talks with PT. Adiperkasa Citra Lestari could lead to a major change in the ASEAN automotive landscape, says one industry insider.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/proton-explores-vehicle-development-manufacturing-partnership-indonesia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/proton-explores-vehicle-development-manufacturing-partnership-indonesia#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Indonesia Malaysia Proton Product Development Vehicle Assembly Thu, 19 Feb 2015 20:54:00 +0000 1229211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Exploratory deal signed this week links Proton with PT. ACL in Indonesia.</strong></p> North American Light-Vehicle Production Hits 12-Year High in January http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-hits-12-year-high-january <div class="node-body article-body">Car production saw a small downtick of 1.0% to 557,872 units, but production of light trucks jumped 5.6% to 768,764.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-hits-12-year-high-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-hits-12-year-high-january#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 Feb 2015 11:34:00 +0000 1227091 at http://wardsauto.com GM Holden Launches Transition From Oz Production http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-launches-transition-oz-production <div class="node-body article-body">GM Holden, which will halt Australian production at the end of 2017, says one-third of the brand’s future models will be sourced from Europe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-launches-transition-oz-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-launches-transition-oz-production#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Europe Australia Germany Holden Opel/Vauxhall Product Development Production Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:11:00 +0000 1223021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>R&uuml;sselsheim plant director Axel Scheiben, Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann and production team with first Germany-built Holden Insignia.</strong></p> GM Exec Confirms Bolt to Be Built at Michigan Plant http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-exec-confirms-bolt-be-built-michigan-plant <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Chicago Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">GM North America President Alan Batey says the automaker will invest $200 million to bring out the Bolt, $160 million in tooling and equipment and $40 million for new dies at its Pontiac Metal Center facilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-exec-confirms-bolt-be-built-michigan-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-exec-confirms-bolt-be-built-michigan-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Sales & Marketing 2015 Chicago Auto Show Electric Vehicles Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:50:00 +0000 1223851 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bolt concept unveiled at North American International Auto Show.</strong></p>