Trade http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53326/more en Daimler, Russia’s Kamaz Merge JVs in Efficiency Bid http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/daimler-russia-s-kamaz-merge-jvs-efficiency-bid <div class="field-byline"> Alan Osborn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kamaz OAO also makes military vehicles, including some of the armored vehicles used by Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists, but its soon-to-be-merged JVs with Daimler only build commercial vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/daimler-russia-s-kamaz-merge-jvs-efficiency-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/daimler-russia-s-kamaz-merge-jvs-efficiency-bid#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Mercedes Mitsubishi Fuso European Commission Production Restructuring Sales Results Trade Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:31:00 +0000 1235071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Truck makers seek efficiency amid dim short-term sales outlook.</strong></p> Brazil, Mexico Continue Talks on Auto-Trade Deal http://wardsauto.com/brazil-mexico-continue-talks-auto-trade-deal <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Mexico wants a 2012 agreement limiting vehicle exports into Brazil to expire as scheduled on March 19, while Brazil wants to extend the quota another three to five years.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/brazil-mexico-continue-talks-auto-trade-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics North America South America Brazil Mexico Trade Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:21:00 +0000 1234341 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Starts Production of '15 Edge for Export From Canada http://wardsauto.com/ford-starts-production-15-edge-export-canada <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker will export the SUV to more than 100 countries from its Oakville, ON, Canada, plant, where it invested C$700 million in retooling and expansion. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-starts-production-15-edge-export-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics North America Canada World Employment Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:01:00 +0000 1232841 at http://wardsauto.com Korea’s Hyundai Under Sustained Fire From Imports http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/korea-s-hyundai-under-sustained-fire-imports <div class="node-body article-body">The Golf outsold the Hyundai i30 in Korea last year, marking the first time a foreign-brand model beat any locally built Hyundai. Total import sales surged 25.6% from like-2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/korea-s-hyundai-under-sustained-fire-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/korea-s-hyundai-under-sustained-fire-imports#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea BMW Hyundai Volkswagen Product Development Sales Results Trade Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:06:00 +0000 1229691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai discounts slow-selling Aslan in move rare for Korea market.</strong></p> Russia’s January Sales Slump May Set Pace for Year http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-january-sales-slump-may-set-pace-year <div class="node-body article-body">Sales of several premium models increased in 2014, but even that segment is not expected to avoid this year’s gloomy outlook as the ruble continues to lose value and interest rates climb.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-january-sales-slump-may-set-pace-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-january-sales-slump-may-set-pace-year#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Honda Land Rover Lexus Mercedes Toyota Globalization Sales Results Trade Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:19:00 +0000 1227321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota grew share in 2014 as Lexus sales jumped 21%.</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> New Zealand Raises Stink About Pest Aboard U.S. Cars http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-zealand-raises-stink-about-pest-aboard-us-cars <div class="node-body article-body">A government environmental official says without effective methods of eradicating the stink bug, ‟non-compliant vehicles may have to be turned away” from New Zealand ports. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-zealand-raises-stink-about-pest-aboard-us-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-zealand-raises-stink-about-pest-aboard-us-cars#comments Public Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific New Zealand Dealerships Sales & Marketing Laws/Law Enforcement Trade Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:19:00 +0000 1215421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Non-native pest would threaten New Zealand crops.</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> Nissan Boosting Volume of Rogue Exports to U.S. From Korea http://wardsauto.com/nissan-boosting-volume-rogue-exports-us-korea <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Nissan and its alliance partner Renault say they will build 110,000 of the CUVs at Renault's Korean factory, 38% more than the 80,000 originally planned. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nissan-boosting-volume-rogue-exports-us-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific North America U.S. Japan Sales & Marketing Trade Thu, 05 Feb 2015 06:09:00 +0000 1218161 at http://wardsauto.com 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>