Trade http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53326/more en East Africa Awaits Arrival of Duty-Free EU Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/politics/east-africa-awaits-arrival-duty-free-eu-vehicles <div class="field-byline"> Wachira Kigotho </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A General Motors East Africa official says East African auto dealers are seeing growing demand for luxury cars, and the trade pact will allow them to “import those expensive toys and deliver them to our clients.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/east-africa-awaits-arrival-duty-free-eu-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/east-africa-awaits-arrival-duty-free-eu-vehicles#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Europe Africa - Regional Europe - Regional Nigeria General Motors Jaguar Land Rover Nissan Toyota Sales & Marketing Globalization Tariffs Trade Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:49:00 +0000 1153971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Jaguar Land Rover looks to make splash in developing East Africa market.</strong></p> Indian Automakers Taxed by Regulatory, Duty Disputes http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-automakers-taxed-regulatory-duty-disputes <div class="node-body article-body">Fines, penalties and demands for unpaid excise taxes against the automakers total Rs49.5 billion. Some cases date back a decade or longer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-automakers-taxed-regulatory-duty-disputes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-automakers-taxed-regulatory-duty-disputes#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific India BMW Fiat Honda Maruti Laws/Law Enforcement Regulatory Agencies Tariffs Trade Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:24:00 +0000 1152671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ciaz at center of pre-purchase disclosure disagreement.</strong></p> Savvy Hyundai Shines in Gloomy Indian Car Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/savvy-hyundai-shines-gloomy-indian-car-market <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai India’s advantage lies in its diverse portfolio, its ability to adjust its product mix on short notice and capacity to revise export volumes as needed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/savvy-hyundai-shines-gloomy-indian-car-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/savvy-hyundai-shines-gloomy-indian-car-market#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Hyundai Finance Flexible Manufacturing Sales Results Trade Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:44:00 +0000 1145891 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker promises Xcent sedan to create ‟</strong><strong>envy to the prying eyes.&rdquo;</strong></p> European Automakers Gearing for New Clean-Air Rules http://wardsauto.com/politics/european-automakers-gearing-new-clean-air-rules <div class="field-byline"> Mark Rowe </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Industry expert David Bailey credits the EC with “quite a clever move,” noting its new emissions rules apply not only to European automakers but also to U.S. or Chinese manufacturers looking to sell within the trade bloc.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/european-automakers-gearing-new-clean-air-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/european-automakers-gearing-new-clean-air-rules#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Unspecified Companies Emissions European Commission Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:34:00 +0000 1142351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fuel rules must balance sustainability with competitiveness, ACEA says.</strong></p> Mercedes-Benz Thrives as Russian LV Market Shrinks http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/mercedes-benz-thrives-russian-lv-market-shrinks <div class="node-body article-body">Mercedes parent Daimler reportedly continues searching for a local production partner. That would allow the automaker to sidestep the Russian government’s recent ban on state purchases of imported cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/mercedes-benz-thrives-russian-lv-market-shrinks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/mercedes-benz-thrives-russian-lv-market-shrinks#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Audi BMW Jaguar Land Rover Lexus Mercedes Globalization Local Content Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:33:00 +0000 1136971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>E-Class among candidates for local production in Russia.</strong></p> Zest Compact Not Enough to Halt Tata’s Long Decline http://wardsauto.com/politics/zest-compact-not-enough-halt-tata-s-long-decline <div class="node-body article-body">Tata’s weaknesses include product planning that fails to recognize changing markets, dealers’ lack of understanding of what buyers want and low profit margins. Management has given no clear indication that it is addressing these issues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/zest-compact-not-enough-halt-tata-s-long-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/zest-compact-not-enough-halt-tata-s-long-decline#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Hyundai Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Tata Finance Product Development Sales Results Trade Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000 1135541 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker looks for Bolt, due in &rsquo;15, to join Zest in revitalizing sales.</strong></p> South Africa Probing Alleged Price-Fixing by Auto-Parts Suppliers http://wardsauto.com/south-africa-probing-alleged-price-fixing-auto-parts-suppliers <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The country's Competition Commission cites information linking 82 parts makers colluding over prices for 121 different components since 2000. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/south-africa-probing-alleged-price-fixing-auto-parts-suppliers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Africa / Middle East South Africa Laws/Law Enforcement OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Trade Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:04:00 +0000 1134251 at http://wardsauto.com Automakers: U.S. X Factor in Canada-EU Trade Deal http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-us-x-factor-canada-eu-trade-deal <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Canadian policy analyst says Canada will be the only region in the world with access to both the U.S. and EU markets through free-trade agreements once the Canadian and European parliaments ratify the pact, which may not occur until 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-us-x-factor-canada-eu-trade-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-us-x-factor-canada-eu-trade-deal#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Europe North America Europe - Regional Canada U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors European Commission Local Content Tariffs Trade Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:35:00 +0000 1131891 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chrysler Town &amp; Country exports could get hung up on technical standards.</strong></p> Mitsubishi Charts Course for Recovery in Thailand http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/mitsubishi-charts-course-recovery-thailand <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker’s target of a 9% share of the Thai market in the current fiscal year would equate to 81,000 to 82,800 sales, down more than 20% from prior-year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/mitsubishi-charts-course-recovery-thailand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/mitsubishi-charts-course-recovery-thailand#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Mitsubishi Retail Sales Results Trade Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:59:00 +0000 1126711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker&rsquo;s marketing push includes free insurance, low-interest loans.</strong></p> Bullish Indonesian Automakers Raise Production Bar http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bullish-indonesian-automakers-raise-production-bar <div class="node-body article-body">Budi Darmadi, the Industry Ministry’s director general for high-technology industries, says production capacity is surging as a result of investment over the past two years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bullish-indonesian-automakers-raise-production-bar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bullish-indonesian-automakers-raise-production-bar#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Indonesia Thailand Mitsubishi Suppliers Volkswagen Logistics Production Trade Vehicle Assembly Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:45:00 +0000 1123291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Planned Toyota engine plant will more than double Indonesia output.</strong></p>