Vehicle Assembly http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53323/more en New Kia Plant in Mexico Aimed at Bolstering U.S. Supplies http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-kia-plant-mexico-aimed-bolstering-us-supplies <div class="node-body article-body">Analysts expect the new plant initially will build the Rio and Soul subcompact, and the Forte compact sedan. Kia executives say U.S. sales of all three are being curtailed by tight supplies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-kia-plant-mexico-aimed-bolstering-us-supplies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-kia-plant-mexico-aimed-bolstering-us-supplies#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific North America South America Brazil Mexico U.S. South Korea Kia Capacity Utilization Globalization Inventories Sales Results Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1098571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kia Vice Chairman Hyuong-Keun Lee (left), Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto and Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz, governor of the State of Nuevo Leon, at signing of deal to build $1 billion plant near Monterrey.</strong></p> JV With Ford Cuts Russian Automaker Sollers's Profit http://wardsauto.com/jv-ford-cuts-russian-automaker-sollerss-profit <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Russian automaker says its first-half net profit plunged to $7 million, compared with $45.7 million year-ago, mainly because its 50-50 joint venture with Ford posted a net loss of $91 million.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/jv-ford-cuts-russian-automaker-sollerss-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe Russia Finance Globalization Vehicle Assembly Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:42:00 +0000 1099331 at http://wardsauto.com ’15 Ford Mustang Gallops Out of Flat Rock Assembly http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/15-ford-mustang-gallops-out-flat-rock-assembly <div class="node-body article-body">Output of the latest Mustang comes on the heels of a $555 million investment at Flat Rock to accommodate the car’s redesign.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/15-ford-mustang-gallops-out-flat-rock-assembly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/15-ford-mustang-gallops-out-flat-rock-assembly#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers North America U.S. Ford Vehicle Assembly Chevrolet Camaro EcoBoost Flat Rock Ford Mustang Joe Hinrichs Tom Barnes Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:01:00 +0000 1096801 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford launches Job 1 for &rsquo;15 Mustang.</strong></p> GM Confirms Cadillac SRX for Spring Hill, Adds Engine Investment to Site http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-confirms-cadillac-srx-spring-hill-adds-engine-investment-site <div class="node-body article-body">GM previously announced plans to inject $350 million into the former Saturn complex to build the SRX and a second “midsize CUV,” which WardsAuto forecasts as the next GMC Acadia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-confirms-cadillac-srx-spring-hill-adds-engine-investment-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-confirms-cadillac-srx-spring-hill-adds-engine-investment-site#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Cadillac Chevrolet Capacity Utilization Employment Engine Future Products Vehicle Assembly Arvin Jones Bedford Cadillac SRX Chevroelt Equinox GMC Acadia Hill Spring Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:25:00 +0000 1096421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM&rsquo;s Spring Hill, TN, assembly to add next-gen Cadillac SRX to Chevy Equinox production.</strong></p> North American Light-Vehicle Production Reaches Best-Ever July Result http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-reaches-best-ever-july-result <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers boosted production to manage inventory as sales remain high and plant retooling shutdowns are planned.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-reaches-best-ever-july-result" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-reaches-best-ever-july-result#comments Public Gated Data Center Plants & Production Auto Makers North America North America - Regional Canada Mexico U.S. Auto Makers Production Vehicle Assembly Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:25:00 +0000 1091121 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Plans Two New Auto Plants in China http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-plans-two-new-auto-plants-china <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A Korean newspaper says Hyundai plans to remodel a Beijing facility owned by its Chinese partner, Beijing Automotive Industry Holding, as well as work with its partner to develop a plant in Chongqing.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-plans-two-new-auto-plants-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific China Globalization Vehicle Assembly Mon, 18 Aug 2014 01:32:00 +0000 1086521 at http://wardsauto.com Export Markets New Combat Zone for Indian Automakers http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Domestic automakers and global manufacturers’ Indian subsidiaries are exporting, or will export, both fully assembled vehicles and kits for local assembly in the importing country. Their market reach is worldwide.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Honda Hyundai Jeep Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Renault Tata Volkswagen Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 1082031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Datsun GO helps Nissan become India&rsquo;s No.2 exporter.</strong></p> GM to Invest $174 Million at Lansing Complex http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-invest-174-million-lansing-complex <div class="node-body article-body">A 225,000-sq.-ft. stamping facility will start production in 2016 and the automaker expects that making the parts locally will save $14 million annually in material handling costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-invest-174-million-lansing-complex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-invest-174-million-lansing-complex#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers North America U.S. Cadillac Chevrolet Capacity Utilization Stamping Vehicle Assembly ATS Cadillac CTS Chevrolet Camaro Christine Sitek Lansing Delta Township Lansing Grand River Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:30:00 +0000 1084761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM&rsquo;s Lansing Grand River assembly complex to receive $174 investment.</strong></p> Hyundai Thailand Builds New Elantra Sport in Malaysia http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/hyundai-thailand-builds-new-elantra-sport-malaysia <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker says better pricing resulting from preferential tariffs will allow more Thai consumers to enjoy Hyundai cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/hyundai-thailand-builds-new-elantra-sport-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/hyundai-thailand-builds-new-elantra-sport-malaysia#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Thailand Hyundai Sales & Marketing Tariffs Vehicle Assembly Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:10:00 +0000 1082901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Malaysia-built Elantra Sport models to cost one-third less than predecessors.</strong></p> Hyundai Opens First South Africa Plant http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-opens-first-south-africa-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Hyundai will start out building medium-sized commercial trucks at its new vehicle-assembly plant in South Africa's Gauteng economic hub. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-opens-first-south-africa-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Africa / Middle East South Africa Vehicle Assembly Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:59:00 +0000 1083671 at http://wardsauto.com