Trade http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53326/more en 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 Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers 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 Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Suppliers Supply Chain 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> Refreshed Portfolio Helps Mahindra Fight Stale Sales http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/refreshed-portfolio-helps-mahindra-fight-stale-sales <div class="node-body article-body">Mahindra has come to realize its products are out of sync with the compact or entry-level sedans and utility vehicles the market now demands. It plans new platforms and will launch three new compact SUVs over the next two years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/refreshed-portfolio-helps-mahindra-fight-stale-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/refreshed-portfolio-helps-mahindra-fight-stale-sales#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center India Mahindra & Mahindra Ssangyong Capacity Utilization Diesel Gasoline Product Development Sales Results Trade Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:02:00 +0000 1119091 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker plans two new iterations of popular Bolero MPV.</strong></p> Hitachi Escapes Fine in Chinese Antitrust Probe http://wardsauto.com/hitachi-escapes-fine-chinese-antitrust-probe <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Chinese antitrust regulators say they will not fine Hitachi Automotive because the Japanese auto-parts supplier halted monopolistic activity and proactively provided relevant evidence. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hitachi-escapes-fine-chinese-antitrust-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific Suppliers China Finance Laws/Law Enforcement Trade Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:15:00 +0000 1120131 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Reportedly Plans Additional Plant in China http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-reportedly-plans-additional-plant-china <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Korean automaker's Chinese joint venture plans to build a factory in Hebei province ahead of the previously announced Chongqing facility, sources familiar with the issue say.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-reportedly-plans-additional-plant-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific China Globalization Production Trade Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:43:00 +0000 1118551 at http://wardsauto.com JLR’s Smarts, New Models Help Tata Reinvent Itself http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-s-smarts-new-models-help-tata-reinvent-itself <div class="node-body article-body">The mainstream automaker and its luxury division would benefit from significant exchanges of ideas regarding Tata’s market strategies and JLR technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-s-smarts-new-models-help-tata-reinvent-itself" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-s-smarts-new-models-help-tata-reinvent-itself#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center South America Europe - Regional India Indonesia Nigeria Venezuela Jaguar Land Rover Tata Sales & Marketing Diesel Gasoline Globalization Product Development Trade Cyrus Mistry Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:29:00 +0000 1117171 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Zest in vanguard of new-product cadence.</strong></p> Toyota's Lexus Brand Under Scrutiny by Chinese Regulators http://wardsauto.com/toyotas-lexus-brand-under-scrutiny-chinese-regulators <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Three China-based Toyota executives say the government's price watchdog has questioned the Japanese automaker about its policies regarding spare and replacement parts.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyotas-lexus-brand-under-scrutiny-chinese-regulators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific China Laws/Law Enforcement Trade Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:44:00 +0000 1118421 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 3-China anti-trust regulator fines Volkswagen JV and Chrysler unit http://wardsauto.com/update-3-china-anti-trust-regulator-fines-volkswagen-jv-and-chrysler-unit <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Volkswagen JV, Chrysler unit fined total $46 mln</p> <p>* Penalties raise prospects of fines for other car makers</p> <p>* Auto sector under particular scrutiny by regulators (Adds comment from Audi CEO)</p> <p>SHANGHAI, Sept 11 (Reuters) - China's anti-monopoly regulator on Thursday announced its first-ever punishment of foreign carmakers for price-fixing, fining a Chinese venture of Volkswagen AG and the China sales unit of Fiat's Chrysler a combined $46 million.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-3-china-anti-trust-regulator-fines-volkswagen-jv-and-chrysler-unit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific China Laws/Law Enforcement Trade Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:43:48 +0000 1115721 at http://wardsauto.com Russia Weighing Ban on Car Imports From U.S., EU, Japan http://wardsauto.com/politics/russia-weighing-ban-car-imports-us-eu-japan <div class="node-body article-body">An expanded ban on car imports likely would have the greatest effect on global automakers without production capacity in Russia, including Mercedez-Benz, Honda, Suzuki and Volvo.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/russia-weighing-ban-car-imports-us-eu-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/russia-weighing-ban-car-imports-us-eu-japan#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe North America Europe - Regional China U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Russia United Kingdom AvtoVAZ BMW Hyundai Kia Globalization Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Association of European Businesses Automobile Manufacturers Committee Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:20:00 +0000 1113401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Absence of South Korean sanctions could boost Hyundai in Russia.</strong></p> Russian New-Car Sales Tailspin Continues in August http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-new-car-sales-tailspin-continues-august <div class="node-body article-body">The industry is hoping a recently announced government incentive for the scrappage and trade-in of used vehicles will break the market’s fall.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-new-car-sales-tailspin-continues-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-new-car-sales-tailspin-continues-august#comments Premium Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Chevrolet Ford Hyundai Kia Lada Nissan Renault Incentives Sales Results Trade Association of European Businesses Automobile Manufacturers Committee Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:00:00 +0000 1113161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Granta best seller for Lada brand off 32% in August.</strong></p>