Plants & Production http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53473/more en China Production Inches Up 1.2% in November http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-production-inches-12-november <div class="node-body article-body">SAIC GM-Wuling’s Hongguang van remained the most produced model in November, accounting for 3.4% of total vehicle builds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-production-inches-12-november" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-production-inches-12-november#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific China Auto Makers Production Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:41:00 +0000 1187541 at http://wardsauto.com U.K.’s November LV Output Slips Below Break-Even http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-s-november-lv-output-slips-below-break-even <div class="node-body article-body">Car production for the U.K. market jumped 31.8%, but the overall November result dipped into negative territory thanks to a 6.2% drop in builds for export.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-s-november-lv-output-slips-below-break-even" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-s-november-lv-output-slips-below-break-even#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Engine Production Vehicle Assembly Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1185991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Industry group not discouraged by November dip.</strong></p> North American Light-Vehicle Production Down 2.2% in November http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-down-22-november <div class="node-body article-body">Declines in output from the Detroit Three outweighed gains from other manufacturers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-down-22-november" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-down-22-november#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production North America North America - Regional Canada Mexico U.S. Auto Makers Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:45:00 +0000 1186001 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Shutters 50-Year-Old Belgian Plant http://wardsauto.com/ford-shutters-50-year-old-belgian-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker is shifting production from the Genk plant, which produced 14 million vehicles over the past half-century, to a facility in Valencia, Spain.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-shutters-50-year-old-belgian-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Belgium Spain Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:00:00 +0000 1185611 at http://wardsauto.com Raise Bar on London Clean-Air Plan, Automakers Say http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/raise-bar-london-clean-air-plan-automakers-say <div class="node-body article-body">Citing rapid progress in clean-diesel technology, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders is asking Transport for London to enforce the same emissions standards for gasoline and diesel vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/raise-bar-london-clean-air-plan-automakers-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/raise-bar-london-clean-air-plan-automakers-say#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center United Kingdom Auto Makers Diesel Emissions Engine Gasoline Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:31:00 +0000 1183671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&lsquo;</strong><strong>Dirty diesel&rsquo;</strong><strong> monicker no longer justified, manufacturers say.</strong></p> Weak Yen Fuels Strong Year for Japanese Automakers http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/weak-yen-fuels-strong-year-japanese-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Domestic sales fell after the national consumption tax was increased April 1, but the decline was offset by brisk demand in North America and the effects of the weaker yen against the dollar, among other pluses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/weak-yen-fuels-strong-year-japanese-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/weak-yen-fuels-strong-year-japanese-automakers#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional Japan Daihatsu Honda Mitsubishi Nissan Subaru Suzuki Toyota Finance Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:03:00 +0000 1185041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rogue helps power Nissan&rsquo;s bullish sales forecast.</strong></p> Small-Car Policy Driving Industry Growth in Malaysia http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia <div class="node-body article-body">The National Automotive Policy aims to promote the creation of a competitive automotive industry in terms of employment, technology development and supply-chain improvement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Malaysia Honda Mazda Perodua Volvo Car Capacity Utilization Charging Emissions Finance Fuel Economy Globalization Trade Vehicle Assembly Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:51:00 +0000 1182291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perodua claims 50.8 mpg for locally built Axia Advance EEV.</strong></p> Luxury Automakers Not Discouraged by India Slump http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-automakers-not-discouraged-india-slump <div class="node-body article-body">Luxury-segment sales are expected to grow from about 32,000 units in 2013 to nearly 50,000 this year, according to IHS Automotive.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-automakers-not-discouraged-india-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-automakers-not-discouraged-india-slump#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Audi Bentley Jeep Rolls Royce Production Sales Results Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:10:00 +0000 1171901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Audi A3 opens door to luxury market.</strong></p> Takata Heightens Supplier Scrutiny Amid Airbag Crisis http://wardsauto.com/takata-heightens-supplier-scrutiny-amid-airbag-crisis <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Responding to a global recall of more than 20 million vehicles equipped with airbags that can explode, a defect blamed in five deaths, Takata is stepping up the pace of quality inspections at its key suppliers.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-heightens-supplier-scrutiny-amid-airbag-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Airbags Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Safety Sun, 14 Dec 2014 21:00:00 +0000 1181121 at http://wardsauto.com Thai Government Offers Encouragement to Automakers http://wardsauto.com/politics/thai-government-offers-encouragement-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Industry Minister Chakramon Phasukvanich says upcoming excise-tax changes will lower retail prices of eco-cars and hybrids. The new tax will be based on carbon-dioxide emissions, E-85 compatibility and fuel efficiency instead of engine size.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/thai-government-offers-encouragement-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/thai-government-offers-encouragement-automakers#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Ford General Motors Mitsubishi Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Emissions Finance Fuel Economy Incentives Production Sales Results Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1179251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Government lowering taxes on eco-cars including Mitsubishi Mirage.</strong></p>