Trade http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53326/more en Slump in U.K. Export Build Continues in April http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/slump-uk-export-build-continues-april <div class="node-body article-body">Production for the home market climbed 11.1% last month, raising the 4-month total 19.4% to 135,445 units, but export orders fell 7.6% to leave output through April down 7.0% at 395,060.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/slump-uk-export-build-continues-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/slump-uk-export-build-continues-april#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Europe United Kingdom Bentley Honda Jaguar Land Rover Mini Production Trade Fri, 29 May 2015 09:10:00 +0000 1288981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Continental GT to be joined by new SUV in Bentley lineup.</strong></p> GM Korea Union Seeks Hefty Pay Hikes, Job Guarantees http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-korea-union-seeks-hefty-pay-hikes-job-guarantees <div class="node-body article-body">The KMWU’s wage-hike demand is 252% higher than the 63,000-won monthly increase agreed upon in 2014, and it seeks bonuses 43% to 238% higher than the average 10.5 million won paid out last year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-korea-union-seeks-hefty-pay-hikes-job-guarantees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-korea-union-seeks-hefty-pay-hikes-job-guarantees#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific India South Korea General Motors Capacity Utilization Finance Labor & Human Resources Production Trade Thu, 28 May 2015 09:40:00 +0000 1288401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Union frets about losing Spark export builds to GM India.</strong></p> Automakers Say Russian Tax Hike Would Add to Pain http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-say-russian-tax-hike-would-add-pain <div class="node-body article-body">While the tax increase also would apply to importers, the government no longer can afford to raise subsidies for Russian automakers and global manufacturers operating locally at the same rate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-say-russian-tax-hike-would-add-pain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-say-russian-tax-hike-would-add-pain#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Unspecified Companies Globalization Sales Results Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) Tue, 26 May 2015 09:55:00 +0000 1285331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Subsidies for Ford JV unlikely to fully compensate for higher tax.</strong></p> Hyundai Standing Pat With Winning Hand in India http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hyundai-standing-pat-winning-hand-india <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai is balking at building a third plant because it currently has more than enough production capacity in India, allowing it to circumvent tariffs ranging from 80% to 135% on imported cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hyundai-standing-pat-winning-hand-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hyundai-standing-pat-winning-hand-india#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific India South Korea Hyundai Capacity Utilization Sales Results Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Tue, 26 May 2015 09:12:00 +0000 1286031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker meets local demand for i20 by shifting export builds out of Korea.</strong></p> 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> PSA's Chinese JV Reported Starting SE Asia Production http://wardsauto.com/psas-chinese-jv-reported-starting-se-asia-production <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">China's official news agency says automakers Dongfeng and PSA Peugeot Citroen are cooperating with a Malaysian firm to build vehicles there, and will do likewise with a Vietnamese company later this year.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/psas-chinese-jv-reported-starting-se-asia-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific China Malaysia Vietnam Globalization Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 21 May 2015 08:41:00 +0000 1284761 at http://wardsauto.com 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> Hyundai, Kia Working to Stanch Bleeding in Russia http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-kia-working-stanch-bleeding-russia <div class="node-body article-body">Some analysts attribute Hyundai’s and Kia’s success to having the right products in the right place, with beneficial synergies and economies accruing from their interconnected affiliated companies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-kia-working-stanch-bleeding-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-kia-working-stanch-bleeding-russia#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Hyundai Kia Globalization Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 14 May 2015 09:11:00 +0000 1275811 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Single-digit sales slide good enough to keep Hyundai No.2 in Russia.</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> Volvo Standing Up to Russian Economic Headwinds http://wardsauto.com/europe/volvo-standing-russian-economic-headwinds <div class="node-body article-body">First-quarter deliveries slumped 39.2% from year-ago, but the automaker predicts full-year sales will fall no more than 30%, revived by a broadened product lineup led by the all-new XC90 CUV.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/volvo-standing-russian-economic-headwinds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/volvo-standing-russian-economic-headwinds#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia General Motors Volvo Car Globalization Internet Marketing Product Development Sales Results Trade Fri, 08 May 2015 09:58:00 +0000 1275621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Former GM Russia dealers will help move all-new XC90.</strong></p>