By Topic http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53469/more en GM Plans $1.2 Billion Upgrade to Fort Wayne, IN, Facility http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-plans-12-billion-upgrade-fort-wayne-facility <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker says planned improvement to the plant include construction of a new paint operation and modernization of the general assembly area.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-plans-12-billion-upgrade-fort-wayne-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-plans-12-billion-upgrade-fort-wayne-facility#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production North America U.S. Chevrolet GMC Vehicle Assembly Tue, 26 May 2015 16:35:00 +0000 1287351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fort Wayne, IN, facility site of Chevy Silverado production.</strong></p> UPDATE 1-India's Tata Motors reports surprise plunge in Q4 profit http://wardsauto.com/update-1-indias-tata-motors-reports-surprise-plunge-q4-profit <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Net profit 17.17 bln rupees vs est 40.95 bln rupees</p> <p>* Lower profit at JLR division</p> <p>* India unit net loss widens (Adds details about luxury unit and India business)</p> <p>By Zeba Siddiqui</p> <p>MUMBAI, May 26 (Reuters) - Tata Motors Ltd, India's biggest automaker by revenue, reported a surprise drop in quarterly earnings on Tuesday, hit by higher costs and lower profit at its luxury Jaguar Land Rover unit.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-indias-tata-motors-reports-surprise-plunge-q4-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific India Finance Tue, 26 May 2015 12:59:52 +0000 1287121 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Cuts Back in China, But Hopes High for Future in Asia-Pacific http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-cuts-back-china-hopes-high-future-asia-pacific <div class="node-body article-body">Ford expects 60% of its global sales will come from the Asia-Pacific region, primarily China, India and the ASEAN markets, in the next 10 years. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-cuts-back-china-hopes-high-future-asia-pacific" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-cuts-back-china-hopes-high-future-asia-pacific#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Ford Employment Globalization Production Vehicle Assembly Tue, 26 May 2015 10:56:00 +0000 1286151 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford Escort plays in value sub-segment.</strong></p> GM Extending Run of Buickā€™s Candid Ad Campaign http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gm-extending-run-buick-s-candid-ad-campaign <div class="node-body article-body">The work, by ad agency Leo Burnett, tries to shed perceptions of Buick associated with out-of-production models and align them with its fresh lineup of premium cars and CUVs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gm-extending-run-buick-s-candid-ad-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gm-extending-run-buick-s-candid-ad-campaign#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Buick Advertising Tue, 26 May 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1283631 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Buick ad campaign pokes fun at popular perceptions of the brand.</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> Ford's Turkish JV Halts Output as Labor Dispute Rekindles http://wardsauto.com/fords-turkish-jv-halts-output-labor-dispute-rekindles <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker's Ford Otosan unit says it suspended operations at the Inonu plant as a precaution after some workers who took part in strikes last week did not leave the facility. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fords-turkish-jv-halts-output-labor-dispute-rekindles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Turkey Labor & Human Resources Production Tue, 26 May 2015 05:11:00 +0000 1286751 at http://wardsauto.com Daimler, Chinese Tech Power to Team on Connected Cars http://wardsauto.com/daimler-chinese-tech-power-team-connected-cars <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The German automaker's Mercedes-Benz cars will offer software made by web-services company Baidu that allows consumers to access content from their smartphones via their dashboards.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/daimler-chinese-tech-power-team-connected-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology China Germany Globalization Product Development Mon, 25 May 2015 11:41:00 +0000 1286621 at http://wardsauto.com Unexpected Goodies in Boxberg, Germany http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany <div class="node-body gallery-body">Bosch hosted its biennial International Automotive Press Briefing this week at its test track in Boxberg, Germany, for more than 300 journalists from 40-some nations. The afternoon was spent test driving (or riding in) up to 40 vehicles, including the VW XL1 concept, a self-driving Tesla Model S and a Porsche 918 Spyder.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Fuel Economy Resource Center Europe - Regional North America - Regional Germany BMW Citroen Ford Honda Maserati Porsche Tesla Volkswagen Batteries Cameras Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Lidar Product Development Radar Fri, 22 May 2015 15:28:00 +0000 1285511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Self-driving Tesla Model S keeps safe distance from lead vehicle on handling track.</strong></p> Hyundai Boosting Production of Tucson SUV http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-boosting-production-tucson-suv <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Korean automaker is taking pressure off its sole factory that builds the hot-selling Tucson by adding 50,000 units annually to the production schedule at a second plant.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-boosting-production-tucson-suv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Sales & Marketing Capacity Utilization Fri, 22 May 2015 11:57:00 +0000 1285871 at http://wardsauto.com