Trade http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53326/more en South Korea’s Kia Closing In on 15 Million Exports http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/south-korea-s-kia-closing-15-million-exports <div class="node-body article-body">The Hyundai Motors affiliate has expanded annual production capacity in South Korea from 800,000 units in 2000 to 1.7 million in 2014 with more than 70% of domestic output exported.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/south-korea-s-kia-closing-15-million-exports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/south-korea-s-kia-closing-15-million-exports#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific South Korea Kia Production Trade Fri, 19 Jun 2015 09:40:00 +0000 1300071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kia cars await shipment at South Korea&rsquo;s Pyeongtaek port.</strong></p> China Decries U.S. Tariffs on Tire Imports http://wardsauto.com/china-decries-us-tariffs-tire-imports <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">China's Commerce Ministry says in a statement the U.S., which has imposed duties exceeding 100% in some cases in response to alleged dumping, should "adopt a responsible attitude and actions (and) correct its mistakes."</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/china-decries-us-tariffs-tire-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Tariffs Tires Trade Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:19:00 +0000 1298341 at http://wardsauto.com General Motors Shifts Russian Production to Belarus http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/general-motors-shifts-russian-production-belarus <div class="node-body article-body">A government spokesman says besides Opel, GM will add assemblies of premium brands including Cadillac at its Belarusian JV by September. The new models will be sold in Belarus, Russia and possibly other Eastern European states. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/general-motors-shifts-russian-production-belarus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/general-motors-shifts-russian-production-belarus#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Belarus Russia Cadillac Chevrolet Opel/Vauxhall Local Content Production Restructuring Sales Results Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Mon, 15 Jun 2015 09:24:00 +0000 1297041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mokka CUV Opel&nbsp;brand&rsquo;s top seller in Russia.</strong></p> 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>