Plants & Production http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53473/more en Refreshed Portfolio Helps Mahindra Fight Stale Sales http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/refreshed-portfolio-helps-mahindra-fight-stale-sales <div class="node-body article-body">Mahindra has come to realize its products are out of sync with the compact or entry-level sedans and utility vehicles the market now demands. It plans new platforms and will launch three new compact SUVs over the next two years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/refreshed-portfolio-helps-mahindra-fight-stale-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/refreshed-portfolio-helps-mahindra-fight-stale-sales#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Mahindra & Mahindra Ssangyong Capacity Utilization Diesel Gasoline Product Development Sales Results Trade Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:02:00 +0000 1119091 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker plans two new iterations of popular Bolero MPV.</strong></p> Mitsubishi Investing $600 Million in Indonesia Expansion http://wardsauto.com/mitsubishi-investing-600-million-indonesia-expansion <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Mitsubishi is among Japan's second-tier automakers looking to expand in Southeast Asia to counter declining sales in their home market.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/mitsubishi-investing-600-million-indonesia-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Indonesia Finance Product Development Vehicle Assembly Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:05:00 +0000 1119311 at http://wardsauto.com Early Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Demand Prompts Output Hike http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/early-chevy-colorado-gmc-canyon-demand-prompts-output-hike <div class="node-body article-body">GM’s dealers have taken 30,000 orders for the Colorado, a “very high” number at such an early stage, the automaker says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/early-chevy-colorado-gmc-canyon-demand-prompts-output-hike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/early-chevy-colorado-gmc-canyon-demand-prompts-output-hike#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Dealers North America U.S. Chevrolet GMC Capacity Utilization Employment Vehicle Assembly Chevrolet Colorado Express GMC Canyon Savana Shreveport Wentzville Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:25:00 +0000 1118961 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM adding third shift at Wentzville, MO, plant for Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon.</strong></p> Pulsar Output Under Way, to Hit Spanish Showrooms in October http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/pulsar-output-under-way-hit-spanish-showrooms-october <div class="node-body article-body">Initially Nissan was targeting 80,000 units per year, but that has been reduced to 64,500 for 2015, likely a result of the weakening in the European market’s recovery over the past few months.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/pulsar-output-under-way-hit-spanish-showrooms-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/pulsar-output-under-way-hit-spanish-showrooms-october#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Spain Nissan Vehicle Assembly Vehicles & Technology Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:41:00 +0000 1117131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Pulsar first C-segment model assembled in Nissan&rsquo;s Barcelona plant.</strong></p> Hyundai Reportedly Plans Additional Plant in China http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-reportedly-plans-additional-plant-china <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Korean automaker's Chinese joint venture plans to build a factory in Hebei province ahead of the previously announced Chongqing facility, sources familiar with the issue say.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-reportedly-plans-additional-plant-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific China Globalization Production Trade Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:43:00 +0000 1118551 at http://wardsauto.com North American Light-Vehicle Production Down 1% in August http://wardsauto.com/north-america/north-american-light-vehicle-production-down-1-august <div class="node-body article-body">Several automakers posted record results for the month, while others saw double-digit declines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/north-american-light-vehicle-production-down-1-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/north-american-light-vehicle-production-down-1-august#comments Public Gated Data Center Plants & Production Auto Makers North America North America - Regional Canada Mexico U.S. Auto Makers Production Vehicle Assembly Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:25:00 +0000 1118061 at http://wardsauto.com Automobiles Drag U.S. Factory Production Lower http://wardsauto.com/automobiles-drag-us-factory-production-lower <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Factory production dropped 0.4% last month after a downwardly revised 0.7 percent increase in July, the Federal Reserve said on Monday.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/automobiles-drag-us-factory-production-lower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers North America U.S. Vehicle Assembly Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:15:00 +0000 1117841 at http://wardsauto.com Renault Plans to Build Fluence Electric Car for Chinese Brand http://wardsauto.com/renault-plans-build-fluence-electric-car-chinese-brand <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">With government approval, "Renault is ready to build the Fluence in China" for an unspecified Chinese brand, CEO Carlos Ghosn tells reporters at a test-drive event in Nantes, France.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/renault-plans-build-fluence-electric-car-chinese-brand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe China France Vehicle Assembly Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:38:00 +0000 1117781 at http://wardsauto.com GM Issues Corvette Stop-Sale Order; No Recall for Now http://wardsauto.com/gm-issues-corvette-stop-sale-order-no-recall-now <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker does not detail the issues prompting its order to dealers to stop selling '15-model Corvettes, and does not say if it will conduct a recall. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-issues-corvette-stop-sale-order-no-recall-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Sales & Marketing GM's Recall Crisis Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:34:00 +0000 1116871 at http://wardsauto.com Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/technology-roundup <div class="node-body article-body">Audi A6, RS 5 concepts get 48V boost; MIT consortium to study aluminum’s crashworthiness; ’15 Ford Focus features anti-skid technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/technology-roundup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/technology-roundup#comments Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Taiwan United Kingdom Audi Ford Rolls Royce Toyota Aluminum Biodiesel Body Electric Vehicles Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Electronics Fuel-Cell Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Logistics Traction Control Constellium GKN Driveline Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:35:00 +0000 1116191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Trimming red tape moves Toyota&rsquo;s fuel-cell-vehicle program forward.</strong></p>