Trade http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53326/more en New Kia Plant in Mexico Aimed at Bolstering U.S. Supplies http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-kia-plant-mexico-aimed-bolstering-us-supplies <div class="node-body article-body">Analysts expect the new plant initially will build the Rio and Soul subcompact, and the Forte compact sedan. Kia executives say U.S. sales of all three are being curtailed by tight supplies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-kia-plant-mexico-aimed-bolstering-us-supplies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-kia-plant-mexico-aimed-bolstering-us-supplies#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific North America South America Brazil Mexico U.S. South Korea Kia Capacity Utilization Globalization Inventories Sales Results Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1098571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kia Vice Chairman Hyuong-Keun Lee (left), Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto and Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz, governor of the State of Nuevo Leon, at signing of deal to build $1 billion plant near Monterrey.</strong></p> Oz Panel: Allow Used-Car Imports, Drop New-Car Tariff http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff <div class="node-body article-body">The Productivity Commission report says eliminating the 5% tariff on new imported cars once GM Holden, Ford and Toyota end local production might be justified, but it also “notes the effect on government revenue.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Australia Ford Holden Toyota Finance Labor & Human Resources Production Restructuring Supply Chain Tariffs Trade Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries Productivity Commission Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:32:00 +0000 1096241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Duties on BMWs, other imports raised A$920 million last fiscal year.</strong></p> U.K.’s July Car-Production Uptick Counters CV Slump http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-s-july-car-production-uptick-counters-cv-slump <div class="node-body article-body">Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders CEO Mike Hawes says the U.K.’s 5 million car exports since the beginning of 2010 is the best performance of any decade.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-s-july-car-production-uptick-counters-cv-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-s-july-car-production-uptick-counters-cv-slump#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Europe United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Engine Production Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Trade Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:25:00 +0000 1090611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Car-export values double 2004 level.</strong></p> Thailand’s Auto-Sales Juggernaut Loses More Steam http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/thailand-s-auto-sales-juggernaut-loses-more-steam <div class="node-body article-body">An industry official attributes last month’s 29.2% sales skid to the psychological impact on consumer spending from the political turmoil earlier in the year and the resulting economic slowdown.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/thailand-s-auto-sales-juggernaut-loses-more-steam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/thailand-s-auto-sales-juggernaut-loses-more-steam#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Indonesia Thailand Honda Isuzu Mitsubishi Nissan Toyota Politics Production Sales Results Trade Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:50:00 +0000 1090471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mitsubishi Triton virtually alone among 1-ton pickup sales gainers in July.</strong></p> UPDATE 2-China antitrust regulator fines two Japan auto parts makers http://wardsauto.com/update-2-china-antitrust-regulator-fines-two-japan-auto-parts-makers <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds Yazaki receiving NDRC notification, Denso comment)</p> <p>TOKYO, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Two Japanese automotive bearings makers said on Tuesday a Chinese regulator has ordered them to pay fines for violating antitrust laws as Beijing intensifies its scrutiny of business practices in the auto sector.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-china-antitrust-regulator-fines-two-japan-auto-parts-makers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific Suppliers China Laws/Law Enforcement Purchashing Trade Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:08:08 +0000 1087331 at http://wardsauto.com Korea Output, Domestic Sales Up in First-Half 2014 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai’s domestic market share through June was 49.0%, followed by Kia, 30.9%; GM Korea, 10.2%; Renault Samsung, 5.2%; and Ssangyong, 4.7%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Audi BMW General Motors Hyundai Kia Mercedes Samsung Ssangyong Volkswagen Production Sales Results Trade Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:33:00 +0000 1085931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sonata leads way as Hyundai maintains domestic dominance.</strong></p> Export Markets New Combat Zone for Indian Automakers http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Domestic automakers and global manufacturers’ Indian subsidiaries are exporting, or will export, both fully assembled vehicles and kits for local assembly in the importing country. Their market reach is worldwide.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Honda Hyundai Jeep Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Renault Tata Volkswagen Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 1082031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Datsun GO helps Nissan become India&rsquo;s No.2 exporter.</strong></p> Report Says China to Fine Audi $40 Million in Anti-Monopoly Case http://wardsauto.com/report-says-china-fine-audi-40-million-anti-monopoly-case <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">An anonymous source tells the 21st Century Business Herald the government is basing the German luxury automaker's fine on a percentage of its 2013 car sales in Hubei province. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/report-says-china-fine-audi-40-million-anti-monopoly-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific China Finance Laws/Law Enforcement Trade Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:31:00 +0000 1085011 at http://wardsauto.com Audi to Accept Penalty in China Antitrust Investigation http://wardsauto.com/audi-accept-penalty-china-antitrust-investigation <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The German luxury automaker says it will accept a penalty and revise its management practices at its sales division in Hubei province.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/audi-accept-penalty-china-antitrust-investigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific China Laws/Law Enforcement Trade Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:16:00 +0000 1084661 at http://wardsauto.com Japanese Automakers Cut Parts Prices in China Amid Anti-Monopoly Probe http://wardsauto.com/japanese-automakers-cut-parts-prices-china-amid-anti-monopoly-probe <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Toyota and Honda says their joint ventures with Chinese partners will cut spare-parts prices in response to the probe, while Nissan's JV with local automaker Dongfeng says it is "actively studying" responses to regulators' suggestions.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/japanese-automakers-cut-parts-prices-china-amid-anti-monopoly-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific India Laws/Law Enforcement Purchashing Trade Sat, 09 Aug 2014 15:13:00 +0000 1082161 at http://wardsauto.com