Vehicle Assembly http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53323/more en Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105 <div class="node-body article-body">Consortium to forge closer ties between OEMs, suppliers; LEDs at heart of Hella headlamp system in Audi A8; JLR calls on Bosch to devise smartphone-vehicle interface; juicy offer from Nissan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional Mexico U.S. Audi Bosch Faurecia Ford Hella Jaguar Jeep Land Rover Magna Nissan Volkswagen Body Capacity Utilization Charging Exterior Globalization Headlamps Incentives Information & Entertainment OE-Supplier Relations SAE International Seats Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) Vehicle Assembly Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium Flextronics Haartz Key Safety Systems Macedonia Recaro Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:50:00 +0000 998421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Recyclable Magna liftgate has paintable outer panel.</strong></p> Jeep China Production Deal Imminent, Exec Says http://wardsauto.com/jeep-china-production-deal-imminent-exec-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Jeep brand chief Mike Manley says he hopes to announce the production deal with joint-venture partner Guangzhou Automobile Group at this weekend's Beijing auto show.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/jeep-china-production-deal-imminent-exec-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific China Globalization Vehicle Assembly Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:23:00 +0000 998001 at http://wardsauto.com FCA’s New Brazil Plant to Build Jeep Renegade http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-s-new-brazil-plant-build-jeep-renegade <div class="node-body article-body">Job One is expected by year’s end and initial 2-shift capacity is planned at 250,000 units per year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-s-new-brazil-plant-build-jeep-renegade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-s-new-brazil-plant-build-jeep-renegade#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific South America Brazil China Fiat Jeep Vehicle Assembly Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:19:00 +0000 995451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Renegade also likely headed for production in China.</strong></p> Malaysian Automotive Investments Gaining Traction http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automotive-investments-gaining-traction <div class="node-body article-body">The government says Honda and Mazda are increasing spending and a Daihatsu-owned components maker is on its way, but questions surround the company granted the country’s first energy-efficient vehicle license.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automotive-investments-gaining-traction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automotive-investments-gaining-traction#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Daihatsu Honda Mazda Perodua Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Capacity Utilization Component Finance Globalization Transmission Vehicle Assembly Akashi-Kikai Malaysia Go Automobile Great Wall Malaysia Automotive Institute Mustapa Mohamed National Automotive Policy Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:26:00 +0000 995421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda adds capacity for models including Jazz Hybrid.</strong></p> Colombia Ready With Program to Prop Up Auto Sector http://wardsauto.com/politics/colombia-ready-program-prop-auto-sector <div class="field-byline"> James Bargent </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The primary objective of the scheme is to help the domestic industry recover market share from inexpensive imports, notably by slashing tariffs on parts and materials imported for vehicle assembly.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/colombia-ready-program-prop-auto-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/colombia-ready-program-prop-auto-sector#comments Public Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Suppliers South America Colombia Auto Makers Suppliers Component Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:53:00 +0000 995431 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Four automakers account for 99% of local vehicle production.</strong></p> New CUV Continues Citroen’s Upmarket Push in China http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-cuv-continues-citroen-s-upmarket-push-china <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Beijing Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The JV is targeting the brand at the fast-growing luxury segment of the world’s biggest automotive market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-cuv-continues-citroen-s-upmarket-push-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-cuv-continues-citroen-s-upmarket-push-china#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Retail Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Dealerships Europe China France Chery Citroen Retail Sales & Marketing 2014 Beijing Auto Show Globalization Product Development Vehicle Assembly Shenzhen Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:10:00 +0000 994671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Citroen-Chery JV to display souped-up DS5 5LS R concept at Beijing.</strong></p> Ford India Workers Emulate Gandhi in Pay Protest http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-india-workers-emulate-gandhi-pay-protest <div class="node-body article-body">Recalling Mahatma Gandhi’s non-cooperation strategy that won independence for India in 1947, the Ford employees are showing up for work but are refusing the company’s offers of a free lunch and free round-trip transportation to and from their homes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-india-workers-emulate-gandhi-pay-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-india-workers-emulate-gandhi-pay-protest#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Maruti Toyota Capacity Utilization Engine Finance Labor & Human Resources Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Bangalore Chennai Mahatma Gandhi Sanand Toyota Kirloskar Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:36:00 +0000 991561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EcoSport production not yet affected by Ford India wage dispute.</strong></p> Venezuela President Plays With Fire as Auto Sales Plunge http://wardsauto.com/blog/venezuela-president-plays-fire-auto-sales-plunge <div class="node-body blog-body">New-vehicle deliveries tumbled 87% in January and 89.9% in February, marking the lowest level since 2003 when the country was ensnarled in a nationwide strike against Chavez.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/venezuela-president-plays-fire-auto-sales-plunge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/venezuela-president-plays-fire-auto-sales-plunge#comments Blog Politics Auto Makers South America Venezuela Chrysler Ford General Motors Toyota Capacity Utilization Globalization Laws/Law Enforcement Sales Results Tariffs Vehicle Assembly Nicholas Maduro Final Inspection Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 992121 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Raising Stakes in Struggle for China Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hyundai-raising-stakes-struggle-china-market <div class="node-body article-body">Under the agreement, Chongqing will provide tax breaks and other incentives for the plant, Beijing Hyundai’s fourth in the country. Construction could begin late this year, with production launching in 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hyundai-raising-stakes-struggle-china-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hyundai-raising-stakes-struggle-china-market#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Supply Chain China South Korea Hyundai Kia Capacity Utilization Employment Globalization Logistics Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Beijing Automotive Group Beijing Hyundai Chongqing Chung Mong-koo Dongfeng Kia Park Geun-hye Sichuan Nanjun Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:12:00 +0000 992641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai Group Chairman Chung Mong-koo and Chinese officials tour the Sichuan Hyundai Motor JV&rsquo;s commercial-vehicle plant coming on line soon.</strong></p> Plant, Car, Track Targets of Perodua’s Spending Plan http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/plant-car-track-targets-perodua-s-spending-plan <div class="node-body article-body">Perodua’s 5-year strategic roadmap to enhance global competitiveness reportedly involves product innovation, research and development, procurement and production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/plant-car-track-targets-perodua-s-spending-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/plant-car-track-targets-perodua-s-spending-plan#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Malaysia Perodua Finance Product Development Vehicle Assembly Vehicles & Technology Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:33:00 +0000 989561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perodua looks for new model to repeat success of Myvi (<em>above</em>).</strong></p>