The auto makers are abandoning their initial cross-branding scheme in favor of individual strategies: Nissan, cars for the domestic and export markets; Renault, SUVs and multipurpose vehicles for the local market....More
Expanding transmission assembly in Romania is good news for Daimler’s 13-month-old plant in neighboring Hungary, which produces Mercedes B-Class cars and the new CLA. Sourcing from Romania shortens logistics distance....More
Manufacturers, which use about 35% of Thailand’s electricity supply, are being urged to suspend production on the day when the country’s power reserve is expected to fall to roughly half the level needed to ensure national power security....More
Despite shrinking sales and production, auto makers assigned several new models to their Spanish plants last year. They find the country attractive in part because of its flexible labor structure and regulations....More
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.