Management & Strategy http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53471/more en Toyota Taps Thailand for New-Gen Hilux Pickup Launch http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-taps-thailand-new-gen-hilux-pickup-launch <div class="node-body article-body">The new Hilux Revo is a vital vehicle both for Toyota and the country’s entire car industry, where a sales slump that began in early 2014 shows no sign of ending.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-taps-thailand-new-gen-hilux-pickup-launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-taps-thailand-new-gen-hilux-pickup-launch#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Asia Pacific - Regional Thailand Toyota Sales & Marketing Engines Globalization Production Wed, 27 May 2015 09:41:00 +0000 1287341 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota looks to remain Thai pickup leader with new Hilux Revo.</strong></p> China's BYD to Raise Funds for Expansion Plans http://wardsauto.com/chinas-byd-raise-funds-expansion-plans <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Chinese automaker, which is backed by U.S. investor Warren Buffett's firm, reportedly plans to raise RMB12 billion to raise battery-production capacity and develop new models. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/chinas-byd-raise-funds-expansion-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Batteries Capacity Utilization Component Electric Vehicles Finance Product Development Wed, 27 May 2015 04:25:00 +0000 1287661 at http://wardsauto.com Source Says Lamborghini to Make SUV in Italy http://wardsauto.com/source-says-lamborghini-make-suv-italy <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A source familiar with the negotiations between the Italian government and Lamborghini says the Volkswagen-owned supercar manufacturer seeks up to €90 million in tax breaks and incentives for the project. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/source-says-lamborghini-make-suv-italy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Italy Product Development Tue, 26 May 2015 18:20:00 +0000 1287491 at http://wardsauto.com 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> 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> 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 Hyundai: Light-Truck Relief Likely With Santa Cruz, Small CUV http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-light-truck-relief-likely-santa-cruz-small-cuv <div class="node-body article-body">A compact pickup based on a Detroit auto show concept vehicle and an all-new B-segment CUV are near-certainties for the South Korean brand’s U.S. lineup.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-light-truck-relief-likely-santa-cruz-small-cuv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-light-truck-relief-likely-santa-cruz-small-cuv#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Hyundai Future Products Product Development Fri, 22 May 2015 10:52:00 +0000 1285231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai Santa Cruz concept.</strong></p> Ford, FCA Production in Turkey Resumes; Renault Still Down http://wardsauto.com/ford-fca-production-turkey-resumes-renault-still-down <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A weeklong protest over working conditions and pay initially shut down parts suppliers, then spread to automakers with operations in the country.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-fca-production-turkey-resumes-renault-still-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Turkey Labor & Human Resources Production Fri, 22 May 2015 08:11:00 +0000 1285691 at http://wardsauto.com