Management & Strategy http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53471/more en Lotus' Parent Company Expanding Into China http://wardsauto.com/lotus-parent-company-expanding-china <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Malaysian conglomerate DRB-HICOM's automotive subsidiaries Proton and Lotus will form a joint venture with Chinese automaker Goldstar to build, sell and provide after-sales service for Lotus cars in the country.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/lotus-parent-company-expanding-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Malaysia Sales & Marketing Globalization Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:56:00 +0000 1261651 at http://wardsauto.com E-Commerce Giant Alibaba, Shanghai GM to Market Cars Online http://wardsauto.com/e-commerce-giant-alibaba-shanghai-gm-market-cars-online <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Shanghai GM becomes the latest automaker to partner with Alibaba to offer online sales and financing for GM products and collaborate on marketing and aftermarket services.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/e-commerce-giant-alibaba-shanghai-gm-market-cars-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Finance Internet Marketing Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:54:00 +0000 1261661 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 1-Volkswagen CEO Winterkorn to stay in defeat for chairman http://wardsauto.com/update-1-volkswagen-ceo-winterkorn-stay-defeat-chairman <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Top VW panel backs CEO in clash with chairman</p> <p>* Panel to propose extension of Winterkorn's contract</p> <p>* Patriarch Piech had pushed for CEO change (Adds comments from VW, Audi works council chief and background)</p> <p>By Andreas Cremer</p> <p>BERLIN, April 17 (Reuters) - Martin Winterkorn will stay on as chief executive of Volkswagen, the German carmaker said on Friday, in an unprecedented defeat for its powerful chairman.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-volkswagen-ceo-winterkorn-stay-defeat-chairman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Labor & Human Resources Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:25:00 +0000 1261611 at http://wardsauto.com Automakers Raising Stakes in Southeast Asia Markets http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets <div class="node-body article-body">The Bangkok Post reports Ipsos Business Consulting believes entrenched Japanese automakers will face increasing competition in Southeast Asia from the likes of General Motors and new players including Volkswagen.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Indonesia Malaysia Thailand General Motors Nissan Proton Toyota Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Globalization Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:05:00 +0000 1259421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Indonesia first export market for Malaysian VW assembler DRB-Hicom.</strong></p> Hyundai Looking for 50% Sales Boost From New Tucson http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-looking-50-sales-boost-new-tucson <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai executive Mike O’Brien predicts the new-generation Tucson CUV will help the automaker raise its overall share of the U.S. market to 5% this year, up from 4.4% in 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-looking-50-sales-boost-new-tucson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-looking-50-sales-boost-new-tucson#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Hyundai Mazda Toyota Fuel-Cell Vehicles Product Development Sales Results Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:31:00 +0000 1260251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai hitches new-gen Tucson to CUV bandwagon.</strong></p> Magna Selling Bulk of Interiors Business to Spanish Firm http://wardsauto.com/magna-selling-bulk-interiors-business-spanish-firm <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Spain's Grupo Antolin is spending $525 million to purchase 36 manufacturing plants with 12,000 employees in Europe, North America and Asia from the Canadian parts maker. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/magna-selling-bulk-interiors-business-spanish-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Canada Spain Finance Globalization Restructuring Vehicle Interiors Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:23:00 +0000 1260831 at http://wardsauto.com CNH Juggles Truck Builds at Spanish, Italian Plants http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/cnh-juggles-truck-builds-spanish-italian-plants <div class="node-body article-body">At the core of CNH Industrial’s reorganization is the Iveco plant in Brescia, Italy, which assembles Eurocargo medium trucks. Sagging sales have left the facility with a surplus of workers to be assigned to the Suzzara, Italy, plant gaining Daily LCV work.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/cnh-juggles-truck-builds-spanish-italian-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/cnh-juggles-truck-builds-spanish-italian-plants#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Italy Spain Iveco Capacity Utilization Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Employment Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1259331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Spanish Iveco plant losing Daily LCV, gaining Stralis and Trakker heavy-truck cab production.&nbsp;</strong></p> GM Offers Suppliers ‘Billions of Dollars’ for Best Ideas http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-offers-suppliers-billions-dollars-best-ideas <div class="node-body article-body">“We want to be the OEM of choice,” says Steve Kiefer, vice president-Global Purchasing and Supply Chain at GM. “We want to be the first stop when (suppliers) think of a new innovation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-offers-suppliers-billions-dollars-best-ideas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-offers-suppliers-billions-dollars-best-ideas#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. General Motors Purchashing Restructuring Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1260261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kiefer talks about waste-elimination savings on volume GM parts.</strong></p> Marchionne:FCA Likely to Retain 90% of Ferrari in IPO http://wardsauto.com/marchionnefca-likely-retain-90-ferrari-ipo <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The likely 10% limit on FCA's sale of Ferrari shares marks a switch from a month ago, when CEO Sergio Marchionne said the automaker might sell more than 10% to improve the shares' liquidity. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/marchionnefca-likely-retain-90-ferrari-ipo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe North America U.S. Italy Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Finance Restructuring Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:18:00 +0000 1259771 at http://wardsauto.com VW Moving to Take CEO Scrap Out of Public Eye http://wardsauto.com/vw-moving-take-ceo-scrap-out-public-eye <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Sources with the automaker say Chairman Ferdinand Piech will meet within days with cousin Wolfgang Porsche and other family members to discuss Piech's public criticism of CEO Martin Winterkorn.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-moving-take-ceo-scrap-out-public-eye" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Labor & Human Resources Restructuring Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:14:00 +0000 1259651 at http://wardsauto.com