Trade http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53326/more en EC Ruling Leaves Key TRW Assets Ripe for Taking http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ec-ruling-leaves-key-trw-assets-ripe-taking <div class="field-byline"> Alan Osborn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Acquisition of major elements of TRW following its merger with ZF, including design, manufacturing and intellectual property, could offer the buyer “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to expand globally, industry analyst Peter Cooke says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ec-ruling-leaves-key-trw-assets-ripe-taking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ec-ruling-leaves-key-trw-assets-ripe-taking#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional U.S. Germany TRW ZF Regulations Autonomous Vehicles Chassis European Commission Finance Restructuring Trade Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:36:00 +0000 1247971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>5-row side-cushion airbag co-developer TRW exiting safety technology.</strong></p> Rebate Cutoff Ups Cost of Uber Bid for Greener Fleet http://wardsauto.com/dealers/rebate-cutoff-ups-cost-uber-bid-greener-fleet <div class="node-body article-body">EV dealer Doug Snower, who plans to buy 200 Chinese-made BYD e6 electric vehicles to lease to drivers for ridesharing service Uber, says his business model in part is based on the $4,000-a-vehicle rebates the state no longer offers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/rebate-cutoff-ups-cost-uber-bid-greener-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/rebate-cutoff-ups-cost-uber-bid-greener-fleet#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers Electric Vehicles Finance Incentives Trade Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:54:00 +0000 1248241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Refined BYD e6 EV receives Uber&rsquo;s blessing.</strong></p> Rupiah Down, Japan's Interest in Indonesia Production Up http://wardsauto.com/rupiah-down-japans-interest-indonesia-production <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">With the weakening rupiah depressing imports, Japanese automakers instead are investing in local production in what has become Southeast Asia's biggest car market. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/rupiah-down-japans-interest-indonesia-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific Indonesia Japan Plants & Production Finance Globalization Trade Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:58:00 +0000 1247471 at http://wardsauto.com Rebate Cutoff Ups Cost of Uber Bid for Greener Fleet http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/rebate-cutoff-ups-cost-uber-bid-greener-fleet <div class="node-body article-body">EV dealer Doug Snower, who plans to buy 200 Chinese-made BYD e6 electric vehicles to lease to drivers for ridesharing service Uber, says his business model in part is based on the $4,000-a-vehicle rebates the state no longer offers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/rebate-cutoff-ups-cost-uber-bid-greener-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/rebate-cutoff-ups-cost-uber-bid-greener-fleet#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers Electric Vehicles Finance Purchashing Trade Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:23:00 +0000 1247061 at http://wardsauto.com Car-Seat Maker Graco Hit With $10 Million Fine http://wardsauto.com/car-seat-maker-graco-hit-10-million-fine <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Following the nation's largest recall of child seats the company, accused of failing to give timely notice of defective buckles, will pay $3 million now and spend $7 million on efforts to improve child safety</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/car-seat-maker-graco-hit-10-million-fine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated News & Analysis Politics North America U.S. National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Trade Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:51:00 +0000 1246001 at http://wardsauto.com Maruti Suzuki Stands Down as Suzuki Targets India http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/maruti-suzuki-stands-down-suzuki-targets-india <div class="node-body article-body">Maruti Suzuki’s chairman says the Japanese automaker finds the India project attractive because it has plenty of surplus funds and interest rates in Japan are low.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/maruti-suzuki-stands-down-suzuki-targets-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/maruti-suzuki-stands-down-suzuki-targets-india#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific India Maruti Suzuki Capacity Utilization Restructuring Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1244601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Suzuki wants into Indian market dominated by Maruti Suzuki JV.</strong></p> Political Turmoil Slows U.K. Car Build for Export http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/political-turmoil-slows-uk-car-build-export <div class="node-body article-body">Despite steadily growing production for the U.K. market, industry spokesman Mike Hawes says, “political instability abroad has hit certain export areas which will invariably have a small impact on total output.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/political-turmoil-slows-uk-car-build-export" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/political-turmoil-slows-uk-car-build-export#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific Europe China United Kingdom Globalization Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:36:00 +0000 1245361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Domestic U.K. build up 20.4% through February.</strong></p> Korea Automaker Ssangyong Halts Russia Exports http://wardsauto.com/korea-automaker-ssangyong-halts-russia-exports <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">South Korea's fourth-largest automaker has exported no vehicles to Russia this year, bypassing the country's foundering economy and steadily falling ruble by boosting sales to China and Europe.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/korea-automaker-ssangyong-halts-russia-exports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Europe Russia Trade Thu, 19 Mar 2015 03:39:00 +0000 1244931 at http://wardsauto.com Spanish Car Dealers Targeted in Price-Fixing Probe http://wardsauto.com/politics/spanish-car-dealers-targeted-price-fixing-probe <div class="node-body article-body">Facing sanctions in addition to the dealers is a market-research firm that used secret shoppers to solicit offers from individual dealerships, then report back to the cartel to determine whether members were upholding the price-fixing agreements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/spanish-car-dealers-targeted-price-fixing-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/spanish-car-dealers-targeted-price-fixing-probe#comments Public Gated Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Spain Dealerships Sales & Marketing Laws/Law Enforcement Trade Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:58:00 +0000 1243711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Roauto Opel dealership in Madrid facing &euro;505,000 fine.</strong></p> Ford Deploys New Models in Battle for Russia Market http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-deploys-new-models-battle-russia-market <div class="node-body article-body">Government analysts note while the automaker’s updating of its local product range is overdue, they do not expect the new Focus and Mondeo to significantly increase sales in the short or middle term.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-deploys-new-models-battle-russia-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-deploys-new-models-battle-russia-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Ford Retail Capacity Utilization Production Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Tue, 17 Mar 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1243211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Focus output could run 85% below capacity at plant near St. Petersburg.</strong></p>