Trade http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53326/more en Automakers Raising Stakes in Southeast Asia Markets http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets <div class="node-body article-body">The Bangkok Post reports Ipsos Business Consulting believes entrenched Japanese automakers will face increasing competition in Southeast Asia from the likes of General Motors and new players including Volkswagen.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Indonesia Malaysia Thailand General Motors Nissan Proton Toyota Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Globalization Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:05:00 +0000 1259421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Indonesia first export market for Malaysian VW assembler DRB-Hicom.</strong></p> Secondhand Australian Auto Imports Raise Red Flags http://wardsauto.com/politics/secondhand-australian-auto-imports-raise-red-flags <div class="node-body article-body">The federal panel’s recommendation ‟challenges the Federal Government’s stance that it has no intention of allowing Australia to become the dumping ground for other countries’ old secondhand vehicles,” an industry official says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/secondhand-australian-auto-imports-raise-red-flags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/secondhand-australian-auto-imports-raise-red-flags#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Ford Trade Vehicles in Operation Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:20:00 +0000 1257871 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Not all garages equipped to fix secondhand imports, industry argues.</strong></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> Indonesia to Tap Electric Power for National Car http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/indonesia-tap-electric-power-national-car <div class="node-body article-body">In addition to the government-sponsored EV, Malaysian national car company Proton and privately owned Adiperkasa Citra Lestari will study the possibility of a joint venture to produce an Indonesian car.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/indonesia-tap-electric-power-national-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/indonesia-tap-electric-power-national-car#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Indonesia Malaysia Proton Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Electric Vehicles Product Development Trade Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1256261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Indonesian national car won&rsquo;t take on ICE-powered top-selling Toyota Avanza.</strong></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> 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.&nbsp;About 20% of TRW revenue comes from airbags and seatbelts and about&nbsp;60% of its sales revenue comes from chassis and steering systems, suspensions and foundation brakes.</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 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>