Plants & Production http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53473/more en Bentley Climbs Red Dune in SUV Quest http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bentley-climbs-red-dune-suv-quest <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bentley’s new Bentayga arrives later this year and will offer the brand’s first diesel engine (but not in the U.S.) and, eventually, a plug-in hybrid option. Some 4,000 hand-raisers are interested in the SUV. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bentley-climbs-red-dune-suv-quest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bentley-climbs-red-dune-suv-quest#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Sales & Marketing Diesel Resource Center North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. United Kingdom Bentley Porsche 2015 North American International Auto Show Employment Product Development Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Bentayga Bentley Flying Spur Continental Crewe Diesel Dubai Mulsanne Porsche Cayenne Pyms Lane Red Dune Rolf Frech SUV V-8 W-12 Wolfgang Durheimer Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1206601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bentley Board Member Rolf Frech scaled Dubai&rsquo;s Red Dune in forthcoming Bentayga.</strong></p> SEAT Not Sitting Still After 10% Sales Gain in 2014 http://wardsauto.com/europe/seat-not-sitting-still-after-10-sales-gain-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">SEAT sold 304,000 vehicles in Western Europe in 2014, up 11.3%, with Germany, Spain and the U.K. being its major markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/seat-not-sitting-still-after-10-sales-gain-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/seat-not-sitting-still-after-10-sales-gain-2014#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Spain SEAT Chassis Gasoline Product Development Production Sales Results Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1205981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker adds sporty Cupra ST to Leon range.</strong></p> No Declaration, But Bush Sounds Like Presidential Candidate in NADA Talk http://wardsauto.com/nada/no-declaration-bush-sounds-presidential-candidate-nada-talk <div class="field-deck"> 2015 NADA Conference & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The former Florida governor talks about how to fix America, sheds some light on his meeting this week with potential rival candidate Mitt Romney and reveals a recent new-car purchase.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nada/no-declaration-bush-sounds-presidential-candidate-nada-talk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/nada/no-declaration-bush-sounds-presidential-candidate-nada-talk#comments Public Plants & Production Dealers NADA North America U.S. Politics National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Sat, 24 Jan 2015 02:09:00 +0000 1210041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bush: Immigrants need to embrace American values, learn English and work.</strong></p> EU Ruling on ZF's TRW Acquisition Due Feb. 26 http://wardsauto.com/eu-ruling-zfs-trw-acquisition-due-feb-26 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">German auto-parts maker ZF has bid $13.5 billion to acquire U.S. rival TRW, both of which are developing technologies for self-driving cars.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/eu-ruling-zfs-trw-acquisition-due-feb-26" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Europe North America Europe - Regional U.S. Germany Politics Component European Commission Finance Global Sources Globalization Purchashing Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:01:00 +0000 1209451 at http://wardsauto.com Maruti Suzuki Not Standing Still Atop India Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-not-standing-still-atop-india-market <div class="node-body article-body">This year’s rollout of new vehicles will be the largest in Maruti’s 32-year history as a Suzuki subsidiary. They include a mini-truck, a segment to which the automaker is a newcomer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-not-standing-still-atop-india-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-not-standing-still-atop-india-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Maruti Plants & Production Politics Finance Product Development Sales Results Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1202341 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Ciaz sedan quick to make 10 best-sellers list.</strong></p> GM Investing $300 Million to Retool Plant for Cadillac CT6 http://wardsauto.com/gm-investing-300-million-retool-plant-cadillac-ct6 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker is upgrading and adding advanced manufacturing technology at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant ahead of this year's launch of the '16-model luxury sedan. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-investing-300-million-retool-plant-cadillac-ct6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America U.S. Manufacturing Technology Product Development Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:29:00 +0000 1207411 at http://wardsauto.com Subaru Targets Modest U.S. Sales Increase in 2015 http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/subaru-targets-modest-us-sales-increase-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">The wait for added capacity at the brand’s sole U.S. plant, in Lafayette, IN, means growth won’t be as high as in recent years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/subaru-targets-modest-us-sales-increase-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/subaru-targets-modest-us-sales-increase-2015#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Subaru Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing 86 BRZ CUV Forester Fuji Heavy IN Japan Lafayette Outback Scion FR-S Subaru Tom Doll Toyota WRX WRX STI XV Crosstrek Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:30:00 +0000 1206191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Forester grew lead as best-selling Subaru in 2014.</strong></p> Report: CEO Says Kia Needs India Car Factory http://wardsauto.com/report-ceo-says-kia-needs-india-car-factory <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A Korean newspaper quotes Kia CEO Park Han-woo as saying the automaker should build a factory in India to counter slowdowns in the Chinese and Russian markets.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/report-ceo-says-kia-needs-india-car-factory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific India South Korea Globalization Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:18:00 +0000 1206851 at http://wardsauto.com North American Light Vehicle Production at 14-Year High in 2014 http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-14-year-high-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">December output was 17.1% higher than same-month 2013, leading to 5.2% growth for all of 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-14-year-high-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-14-year-high-2014#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production North America North America - Regional Canada Mexico U.S. Auto Makers Production Vehicle Assembly Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:16:00 +0000 1206051 at http://wardsauto.com BMW Sticking With Diesel Gameplan http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-sticking-diesel-gameplan <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Prices are falling faster for gasoline than for diesel fuel, but that isn’t discouraging BMW from keeping a steady course with diesels in the portfolio. The automaker also unveils a refreshed 6-Series in three body styles in Detroit. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-sticking-diesel-gameplan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-sticking-diesel-gameplan#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany BMW BMW Mini Diesel Fuel Economy Product Development Turbocharger Vehicle Assembly 6-Series ActiveHybrid 3-Series ActiveHybrid 5-Series Gran Coupe Ian Robertson Ludwig Willisch Mini 3-cyl. TwinPower U.S. Energy Information Administration Ward's 10 Best Engines X3 X4 X5 X6 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:40:00 +0000 1203791 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW&rsquo;s Ludwig Willish, Ian Robertson celebrate NAIAS arrival of refreshed 6-Series.</strong></p>