Tariffs http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53325/more en Volvo Eyes More Than Sliver of India Luxury Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/volvo-eyes-more-sliver-india-luxury-market <div class="node-body article-body">Volvo’s objective of 20,000 annual sales in India by 2020 is the same number set by larger luxury rivals Audi, BMW and Mercedes – but they hope to hit their targets by 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/volvo-eyes-more-sliver-india-luxury-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/volvo-eyes-more-sliver-india-luxury-market#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Audi BMW Mercedes Volvo Car Globalization Sales Results Tariffs Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:01:00 +0000 1257901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker challenged in India by limited product lineup.</strong></p> Winners in South Korea-EU Trade Deal Hard to Pick http://wardsauto.com/politics/winners-south-korea-eu-trade-deal-hard-pick <div class="field-byline"> Sara Lewis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Yoon Dae-Sung, executive managing director of the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Assn., says the free-trade agreement has been beneficial, but measuring the size of its impact is difficult.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/winners-south-korea-eu-trade-deal-hard-pick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/winners-south-korea-eu-trade-deal-hard-pick#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Europe - Regional South Korea BMW Hyundai Mercedes Volkswagen European Commission Globalization Sales Results Supply Chain Tariffs Trade Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:09:00 +0000 1261361 at http://wardsauto.com <p>VW&nbsp;Tiguan&nbsp;BlueMotion diesel&nbsp;South Korea&rsquo;s top-selling&nbsp;import.</p> China Strong-Arms Hyundai Into Building Fifth Plant http://wardsauto.com/politics/china-strong-arms-hyundai-building-fifth-plant <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai Vice Chairman Chung Eui-sun said at the Cangzhou plant’s groundbreaking only that it would help increase the Beijing Hyundai Motor joint venture’s sales. He could not publicly say it was a plant Hyundai did not want to build.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/china-strong-arms-hyundai-building-fifth-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/china-strong-arms-hyundai-building-fifth-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Dealers Suppliers Asia Pacific China South Korea Hyundai Capacity Utilization Globalization Local Content OE-Supplier Relations Production Tariffs Trade Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:17:00 +0000 1257541 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Political gamesmanship drives Hyundai expansion in China.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Retaking Top Spot in Brazil Tough Nut for VW to Crack http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/retaking-top-spot-brazil-tough-nut-vw-crack <div class="field-byline"> Mauricio Savarese </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“VW tried to keep their leadership in the market by producing cars that are very safe, since Brazil has some of the deadliest roads in the world,” analyst Mauricio Muramoto says. “But Brazilians actually want better design. That is where the market is going.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/retaking-top-spot-brazil-tough-nut-vw-crack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/retaking-top-spot-brazil-tough-nut-vw-crack#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing South America Brazil Fiat Volkswagen Finance Sales Results Tariffs Trade Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1248331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Up city car helps prop up VW sales in Brazil.</strong></p> Brazil Negotiates Car-Import Quota Extension With Mexico http://wardsauto.com/brazil-negotiates-car-import-quota-extension-mexico <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The countries' original 2012 agreement set a March 17 expiration date for Brazil's tariffs of up to 35% on imports of Mexican vehicles, but Brazil won an extension to buy time for its struggling auto industry to recover.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/brazil-negotiates-car-import-quota-extension-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics North America South America Brazil Mexico Tariffs Trade Sun, 08 Mar 2015 16:39:00 +0000 1238751 at http://wardsauto.com WTO to Referee Car-Import Dispute Between EU, Brazil http://wardsauto.com/politics/wto-referee-car-import-dispute-between-eu-brazil <div class="field-byline"> Alan Osborn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some European automakers have set up manufacturing plants in Brazil to get around the country’s steep taxes on imported cars. Thus a WTO ruling demanding an end to the taxes might not be wholly to the liking of everybody in the EU.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/wto-referee-car-import-dispute-between-eu-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/wto-referee-car-import-dispute-between-eu-brazil#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe South America Europe - Regional Brazil BMW Jaguar Land Rover Volkswagen Sales & Marketing European Commission OE-Supplier Relations Production Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:58:00 +0000 1236501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>WTO ruling against Brazil could cost BMW local manufacturing benefit.</strong></p> BMW Eager to Develop Thai Electric-Vehicle Market http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-eager-develop-thai-electric-vehicle-market <div class="node-body article-body">The German automaker imports two electric vehicles into Thailand, the ’14 BMW i8 and the ’15 BMW i3. It says tax incentives and infrastructure development would make it possible for all local automakers to build EVs.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-eager-develop-thai-electric-vehicle-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-eager-develop-thai-electric-vehicle-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Thailand BMW Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Charging Electric Vehicles Globalization Product Development Tariffs Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:29:00 +0000 1231241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW already involved in Germany-to-Thailand technology transfer.</strong></p> Automakers, Suppliers Warm to U.S.-Cuba Trade Thaw http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-suppliers-warm-us-cuba-trade-thaw <div class="field-byline"> Craig Howie </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. auto-industry leaders see the Cuban market as ripe for development, but barriers to entry include the country’s still largely state-controlled economy; a lack of dealer network and financial infrastructure for car sales; and poor road quality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-suppliers-warm-us-cuba-trade-thaw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-suppliers-warm-us-cuba-trade-thaw#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers North America North America - Regional Auto Makers Suppliers Sales & Marketing Tariffs Trade Vehicles in Operation Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:23:00 +0000 1222131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Pre-1959 revolution cars potential bonanza for parts makers.</strong></p> Auto-Parts Makers Eager for Passage of Trade Pact http://wardsauto.com/politics/auto-parts-makers-eager-passage-trade-pact <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tariffs are only the tip of the iceberg, as the main costs incurred by European and U.S. parts makers result from “divergent regulations and standards relating to emissions and safety,” says Paul Schockmel, a lobbyist for the European producers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/auto-parts-makers-eager-passage-trade-pact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/auto-parts-makers-eager-passage-trade-pact#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional U.S. Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) Emissions European Commission Global Sources Globalization Local Content Tariffs Trade Vehicles & Technology Mon, 09 Feb 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1220281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mustang exports to Asia launched in January; Europe due midyear.</strong></p> Toyota Thailand Looks Ahead to Better Times in 2015 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-thailand-looks-ahead-better-times-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker predicts the Thai market will snap a 2-year slump and see a modest 4.3% rise in sales in 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-thailand-looks-ahead-better-times-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-thailand-looks-ahead-better-times-2015#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Indonesia Thailand Vietnam Honda Toyota Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Emissions Globalization Sales Results Tariffs Trade Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1209731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Vios B-car helped blunt sharp drop in Toyota Thailand&rsquo;s 2014 sales.</strong></p>