Vehicle Assembly http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53323/more en Hyundai Goes Gangnam Style With Plan for $10 Billion HQ, Theme Park http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-goes-gangnam-style-plan-10-billion-hq-theme-park <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker appears to be back in expansion mode, with its planned Seoul complex and significant investment in additional capacity in China.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-goes-gangnam-style-plan-10-billion-hq-theme-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-goes-gangnam-style-plan-10-billion-hq-theme-park#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific China South Korea Hyundai Finance Globalization Labor & Human Resources Vehicle Assembly Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:26:00 +0000 1121641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai headquarters on move to Gangnam district.</strong></p> PSA Madrid Plant Goes From Basket Case to Showcase http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-madrid-plant-goes-basket-case-showcase <div class="node-body article-body">The Cactus has been a lifesaver for the Madrid plant, which was threatened with closing after PSA assigned production of the Peugeot 208 subcompact elsewhere in 2012.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-madrid-plant-goes-basket-case-showcase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-madrid-plant-goes-basket-case-showcase#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology France Germany Italy Netherlands Spain United Kingdom Citroen Peugeot Capacity Utilization Employment Hybrid Vehicles Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Madrid Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:23:00 +0000 1120711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>C4 Cactus revitalizes PSA Madrid plant.</strong></p> Maruti Suzuki Profiting From Push Into Rural India http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-profiting-push-rural-india <div class="node-body article-body">Maruti faces intense competition with Honda, Hyundai and Nissan in urban areas, but India’s No.1 automaker also has penetrated into the rural interior, which it has virtually no competitors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-profiting-push-rural-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-profiting-push-rural-india#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Diesel Resource Center India Maruti Capacity Utilization Employment Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:57:00 +0000 1119701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker touts new Ciaz sedan&rsquo;s affordability, fuel efficiency.</strong></p> Will Navigator Help Lincoln Find Its Way? http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/will-navigator-help-lincoln-find-its-way <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Vehicle Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The refreshed Navigator comes with a stout new powertrain, advanced adaptive suspension, new seats, exterior cosmetic updates, a user-friendly interface and a leather-wrapped instrument panel with distinctive cross-stitching.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/will-navigator-help-lincoln-find-its-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/will-navigator-help-lincoln-find-its-way#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives North America North America - Regional U.S. Lincoln Gasoline Headliner Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Product Development Sales Results Suspension Turbocharger Vehicle Assembly Vehicle Interiors Vehicle Test Drives Cadillac Escalade continuously controlled damping EcoBoost fit-and-finish handling Lincoln Navigator V-6 V-8 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:02:00 +0000 1117251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Refreshed Navigator goes on sale in October.</strong></p> ’15 Lincoln Navigator http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-lincoln-navigator <div class="node-body gallery-body">The upgrades to Navigator are appreciated, although there wasn’t much budget to change the overall aesthetic inside or out or to address interior fit-and-finish shortcomings, such as the substandard trimming of the headliner. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-lincoln-navigator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-lincoln-navigator#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives North America North America - Regional U.S. Lincoln Gasoline Headliner Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Product Development Sales Results Seats Suspension Turbocharger Vehicle Assembly Vehicle Interiors Vehicle Test Drives Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:01:00 +0000 1117311 at http://wardsauto.com Mitsubishi Investing $600 Million in Indonesia Expansion http://wardsauto.com/mitsubishi-investing-600-million-indonesia-expansion <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Mitsubishi is among Japan's second-tier automakers looking to expand in Southeast Asia to counter declining sales in their home market.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/mitsubishi-investing-600-million-indonesia-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Indonesia Finance Product Development Vehicle Assembly Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:05:00 +0000 1119311 at http://wardsauto.com Early Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Demand Prompts Output Hike http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/early-chevy-colorado-gmc-canyon-demand-prompts-output-hike <div class="node-body article-body">GM’s dealers have taken 30,000 orders for the Colorado, a “very high” number at such an early stage, the automaker says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/early-chevy-colorado-gmc-canyon-demand-prompts-output-hike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/early-chevy-colorado-gmc-canyon-demand-prompts-output-hike#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Dealers North America U.S. Chevrolet GMC Capacity Utilization Employment Vehicle Assembly Chevrolet Colorado Express GMC Canyon Savana Shreveport Wentzville Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:25:00 +0000 1118961 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM adding third shift at Wentzville, MO, plant for Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon.</strong></p> Pulsar Output Under Way, to Hit Spanish Showrooms in October http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/pulsar-output-under-way-hit-spanish-showrooms-october <div class="node-body article-body">Initially Nissan was targeting 80,000 units per year, but that has been reduced to 64,500 for 2015, likely a result of the weakening in the European market’s recovery over the past few months.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/pulsar-output-under-way-hit-spanish-showrooms-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/pulsar-output-under-way-hit-spanish-showrooms-october#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Spain Nissan Vehicle Assembly Vehicles & Technology Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:41:00 +0000 1117131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Pulsar first C-segment model assembled in Nissan&rsquo;s Barcelona plant.</strong></p> North American Light-Vehicle Production Down 1% in August http://wardsauto.com/north-america/north-american-light-vehicle-production-down-1-august <div class="node-body article-body">Several automakers posted record results for the month, while others saw double-digit declines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/north-american-light-vehicle-production-down-1-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/north-american-light-vehicle-production-down-1-august#comments Public Gated Data Center Plants & Production Auto Makers North America North America - Regional Canada Mexico U.S. Auto Makers Production Vehicle Assembly Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:25:00 +0000 1118061 at http://wardsauto.com Automobiles Drag U.S. Factory Production Lower http://wardsauto.com/automobiles-drag-us-factory-production-lower <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Factory production dropped 0.4% last month after a downwardly revised 0.7 percent increase in July, the Federal Reserve said on Monday.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/automobiles-drag-us-factory-production-lower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers North America U.S. Vehicle Assembly Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:15:00 +0000 1117841 at http://wardsauto.com