Tariffs http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53325/more en Enhanced Mexico Trade Piques EU Automakers’ Interest http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the value of European car exports to Mexico reaching €1.3 billion ($1.4 billion) in 2014, EU automakers are assessing how exports could be increased following a trade-deal upgrade.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe North America Europe - Regional Mexico Audi BMW Mercedes Sales & Marketing European Commission Globalization Production Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 21 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1283641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Yucatan dealership among more than 20 Mercedes outlets in Mexico.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Head of India’s Toyota Kirloskar on Complex Mission http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/head-india-s-toyota-kirloskar-complex-mission <div class="node-body article-body">Naomi Ishii wants Toyota to address challenges facing India. This includes improving fuel economy and reducing both pollution and road fatalities. The assumption is that an automaker helping solve these problems will increase sales.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/head-india-s-toyota-kirloskar-complex-mission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/head-india-s-toyota-kirloskar-complex-mission#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Toyota Hybrid Vehicles Sales Results Tariffs Trade Mon, 18 May 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1279241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota India&rsquo;s Ishii wants B-segment hybrid to join Prius, Camry.</strong></p> Lincoln Aspiring to Become Luxury Player in China http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-aspiring-become-luxury-player-china <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lincoln must clear some hurdles if it hopes to succeed in China’s competitive luxury segment. Fortunately, it does have a head start with its enduring brand image.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-aspiring-become-luxury-player-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-aspiring-become-luxury-player-china#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Lincoln Globalization Internet Marketing Tariffs Fri, 15 May 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1276901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;56 Lincoln Continental displayed at Shanghai Auto Show in front of MKZ sedan on sale in China since November.</strong></p> Russia to Stabilize Ruble, Protect Global Automakers http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-stabilize-ruble-protect-global-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">The government says it will take fluctuations in the value of the ruble and other currencies into account when determining the percentage of locally sourced components required in foreign automakers’ car-assembly operations. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-stabilize-ruble-protect-global-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-stabilize-ruble-protect-global-automakers#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia General Motors Opel/Vauxhall Finance Local Content Restructuring Sales Results Tariffs Trade Tue, 12 May 2015 17:04:00 +0000 1278061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM pullout prompted Russian government to act.</strong></p> New Tax Break Could Power EV Sales Surge in Norway http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-tax-break-could-power-ev-sales-surge-norway <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Burnyeat </div> <div class="node-body article-body">EV buyers no longer will have to pay a 25% sales tax on vehicles already exempt from the import duties applied to fuel-based cars. They also are allowed to use bus lanes and can be parked at reduced rates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-tax-break-could-power-ev-sales-surge-norway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-tax-break-could-power-ev-sales-surge-norway#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Norway Nissan Tesla Volkswagen Charging Electric Vehicles Emissions Sales Results Tariffs Mon, 11 May 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1274741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tesla EV outsold General Motors, Honda, Hyundai brands in Norway in 2014.</strong></p> Thailand Bills Toyota, Isuzu Over Taxes, Tariffs http://wardsauto.com/politics/thailand-bills-toyota-isuzu-over-taxes-tariffs <div class="node-body article-body">The government began trying to collect the money in 2012, but Toyota launched an appeal in which the two sides disagreed on the interpretation of a clause in the free-trade agreement between Thailand and Japan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/thailand-bills-toyota-isuzu-over-taxes-tariffs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/thailand-bills-toyota-isuzu-over-taxes-tariffs#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific Thailand Isuzu Toyota Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Laws/Law Enforcement Tariffs Vehicle Assembly Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1269311 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker failed to gain OK for CKD parts imports, government says.</strong></p> 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>