Plants & Production http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53473/more en GM to Ask Court to Freeze Lawsuits Over Ignition Defects http://wardsauto.com/gm-ask-court-freeze-lawsuits-over-ignition-defects <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker wants a federal court in California to suspend litigation related to actions involving the so-called Old GM, which produced the defective cars prior to its 2009 bankruptcy filing. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-ask-court-freeze-lawsuits-over-ignition-defects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Component GM's Recall Crisis Manufacturing Technology Restructuring Vehicles in Operation Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:44:00 +0000 997211 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Pledges to Ride Out Thailand’s Political Storm http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-pledges-ride-out-thailand-s-political-storm <div class="node-body article-body">Ford ASEAN President Matt Bradley reaffirms the automaker’s commitment to Thailand with its application to join Phase 2 of the country’s eco-car project.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-pledges-ride-out-thailand-s-political-storm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-pledges-ride-out-thailand-s-political-storm#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Thailand Ford Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Emissions Finance Fuel Economy Globalization Production Sales Results Trade eco-car Matt Bradley Yingluck Shinawatra Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:55:00 +0000 996191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker could offer up India-built Figo for eco-car scheme.</strong></p> BMW Boosting i3 EV Builds Ahead of U.S. Launch http://wardsauto.com/bmw-boosting-i3-ev-builds-ahead-us-launch <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Saying the U.S. will be the biggest market for the EV, the German automaker has raised daily production from 70 units to 100. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bmw-boosting-i3-ev-builds-ahead-us-launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:29:00 +0000 996151 at http://wardsauto.com FCA’s New Brazil Plant to Build Jeep Renegade http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-s-new-brazil-plant-build-jeep-renegade <div class="node-body article-body">Job One is expected by year’s end and initial 2-shift capacity is planned at 250,000 units per year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-s-new-brazil-plant-build-jeep-renegade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-s-new-brazil-plant-build-jeep-renegade#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific South America Brazil China Fiat Jeep Vehicle Assembly Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:19:00 +0000 995451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Renegade also likely headed for production in China.</strong></p> Malaysian Automotive Investments Gaining Traction http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automotive-investments-gaining-traction <div class="node-body article-body">The government says Honda and Mazda are increasing spending and a Daihatsu-owned components maker is on its way, but questions surround the company granted the country’s first energy-efficient vehicle license.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automotive-investments-gaining-traction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automotive-investments-gaining-traction#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Daihatsu Honda Mazda Perodua Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Capacity Utilization Component Finance Globalization Transmission Vehicle Assembly Akashi-Kikai Malaysia Go Automobile Great Wall Malaysia Automotive Institute Mustapa Mohamed National Automotive Policy Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:26:00 +0000 995421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda adds capacity for models including Jazz Hybrid.</strong></p> Colombia Ready With Program to Prop Up Auto Sector http://wardsauto.com/politics/colombia-ready-program-prop-auto-sector <div class="field-byline"> James Bargent </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The primary objective of the scheme is to help the domestic industry recover market share from inexpensive imports, notably by slashing tariffs on parts and materials imported for vehicle assembly.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/colombia-ready-program-prop-auto-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/colombia-ready-program-prop-auto-sector#comments Public Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Suppliers South America Colombia Auto Makers Suppliers Component Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:53:00 +0000 995431 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Four automakers account for 99% of local vehicle production.</strong></p> New CUV Continues Citroen’s Upmarket Push in China http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-cuv-continues-citroen-s-upmarket-push-china <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Beijing Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The JV is targeting the brand at the fast-growing luxury segment of the world’s biggest automotive market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-cuv-continues-citroen-s-upmarket-push-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-cuv-continues-citroen-s-upmarket-push-china#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Retail Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Dealerships Europe China France Chery Citroen Retail Sales & Marketing 2014 Beijing Auto Show Globalization Product Development Vehicle Assembly Shenzhen Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:10:00 +0000 994671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Citroen-Chery JV to display souped-up DS5 5LS R concept at Beijing.</strong></p> Ford India Workers Emulate Gandhi in Pay Protest http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-india-workers-emulate-gandhi-pay-protest <div class="node-body article-body">Recalling Mahatma Gandhi’s non-cooperation strategy that won independence for India in 1947, the Ford employees are showing up for work but are refusing the company’s offers of a free lunch and free round-trip transportation to and from their homes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-india-workers-emulate-gandhi-pay-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-india-workers-emulate-gandhi-pay-protest#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Maruti Toyota Capacity Utilization Engine Finance Labor & Human Resources Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Bangalore Chennai Mahatma Gandhi Sanand Toyota Kirloskar Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:36:00 +0000 991561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EcoSport production not yet affected by Ford India wage dispute.</strong></p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-0 <div class="node-body article-body">London cabbies to help determine how EREV fares; Continental and Freescale, Broadcom unveil new microcontroller modules; Indonesia may require CNG capability in gasoline-powered cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-0#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Indonesia United Kingdom Continental Land Rover Cameras Carbon Fiber Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Electric Vehicles Information & Entertainment Li-ion Manufacturing Technology Plastic 4G LTE Boris Johnson Broadcom Freescale Henkel Metrocab New York auto show OPEC V2V Wolfgang Epple Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:22:00 +0000 993661 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Land Rover technology &ldquo;sees through&rdquo; front of vehicle.</strong></p> Hyundai Raising Stakes in Struggle for China Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hyundai-raising-stakes-struggle-china-market <div class="node-body article-body">Under the agreement, Chongqing will provide tax breaks and other incentives for the plant, Beijing Hyundai’s fourth in the country. Construction could begin late this year, with production launching in 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hyundai-raising-stakes-struggle-china-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hyundai-raising-stakes-struggle-china-market#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Supply Chain China South Korea Hyundai Kia Capacity Utilization Employment Globalization Logistics Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Beijing Automotive Group Beijing Hyundai Chongqing Chung Mong-koo Dongfeng Kia Park Geun-hye Sichuan Nanjun Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:12:00 +0000 992641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai Group Chairman Chung Mong-koo and Chinese officials tour the Sichuan Hyundai Motor JV&rsquo;s commercial-vehicle plant coming on line soon.</strong></p>