Plants & Production http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53473/more en Toyota: 4Runner and Highlander to Fill Venza Void http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/toyota-4runner-and-highlander-fill-venza-void <div class="node-body article-body">In 2014, Venza sales fell 16.3% to 29,991 units, while 4Runner and Highlander deliveries rose 49.0% and 14.5%, respectively.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/toyota-4runner-and-highlander-fill-venza-void" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/toyota-4runner-and-highlander-fill-venza-void#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Toyota Management & Strategy Plants & Production Vehicles in Operation Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:04:00 +0000 1236491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Venza ending U.S. production in June.</strong></p> Q2 Output Slate Advances http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/q2-output-slate-advances <div class="node-body article-body">North American output is slated to rise 2.2% on year-ago in Q2, following a weather- and labor-related first-quarter shortfall.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/q2-output-slate-advances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/q2-output-slate-advances#comments Public Gated Data Center Plants & Production North America North America - Regional production schedule Q2 production schedule Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:35:00 +0000 1237141 at http://wardsauto.com Product Supply Wild Card in GMC Game Plan http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/product-supply-wild-card-gmc-game-plan <div class="node-body article-body">GM wants more from GMC, and its board of directors greenlighted the big marketing initiative to make it happen. But matching the campaign with sufficient product might be another story.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/product-supply-wild-card-gmc-game-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/product-supply-wild-card-gmc-game-plan#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America U.S. GMC Advertising Capacity Utilization Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:03:00 +0000 1236321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GMC demand outstrips supply at times.</strong></p> GMC Fastball Commercial http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gmc-fastball-commercial <div class="node-body video-body">The first of three television commercials for new GMC marketing campaign features professional baseball player Jeremy Affeldt, draws analogy between precision pitching and brand's attention to detail.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gmc-fastball-commercial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gmc-fastball-commercial#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America U.S. GMC Advertising Capacity Utilization Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:02:00 +0000 1236331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GMC Fastball Commercial</strong></p> Lotus Eyes Increased Production, Rolls Out New Evora 400 http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lotus-eyes-increased-production-rolls-out-new-evora-400 <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The sports coupe is said to be faster and better handling, with 0-60 mph acceleration that’s a full 6 seconds faster than the previous-generation model.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lotus-eyes-increased-production-rolls-out-new-evora-400" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lotus-eyes-increased-production-rolls-out-new-evora-400#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Switzerland Lotus 2015 Geneva Auto Show Vehicle Assembly Vehicles & Technology Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:41:00 +0000 1236401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>CEO Gales unveils new Evora 400.</strong></p> Daimler, Russia’s Kamaz Merge JVs in Efficiency Bid http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/daimler-russia-s-kamaz-merge-jvs-efficiency-bid <div class="field-byline"> Alan Osborn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kamaz OAO also makes military vehicles, including some of the armored vehicles used by Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists, but its soon-to-be-merged JVs with Daimler only build commercial vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/daimler-russia-s-kamaz-merge-jvs-efficiency-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/daimler-russia-s-kamaz-merge-jvs-efficiency-bid#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Mercedes Mitsubishi Fuso European Commission Production Restructuring Sales Results Trade Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:31:00 +0000 1235071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Truck makers seek efficiency amid dim short-term sales outlook.</strong></p> Honda Expects to Make Up Lost Output; OK With February Sales Results http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/honda-expects-make-lost-output-ok-february-sales-results <div class="node-body article-body">Only two Honda North American plants were not back to full production as of the middle of last week, both building the inventory-rich Civic compact car.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/honda-expects-make-lost-output-ok-february-sales-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/honda-expects-make-lost-output-ok-february-sales-results#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America North America - Regional Honda Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:49:00 +0000 1233861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda Civic production slowed due to parts shortages.</strong></p> Of Humvees and Heroes: Aluminum, Steel Do Battle http://wardsauto.com/blog/humvees-and-heroes-aluminum-steel-do-battle <div class="node-body blog-body">A key issue in the aluminum-vs.-steel standoff is strength. Each side is playing the military and, by extension, the patriotism card. The message is that if it’s strong enough to protect soldiers in combat, then it’s strong enough, and safe enough, for you and everybody in your truck. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/humvees-and-heroes-aluminum-steel-do-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/humvees-and-heroes-aluminum-steel-do-battle#comments Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Advertising Aluminum Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup OE-Supplier Relations Steel Road Ahead Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:31:00 +0000 1233481 at http://wardsauto.com GM Drops Thai Sonic Assembly in SE Asia Restructuring http://wardsauto.com/gm-drops-thai-sonic-assembly-se-asia-restructuring <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker's announcement that it will halt production of Chevrolet Sonic subcompacts in Thailand comes one day after saying it will close an Indonesian factory that builds the Chevrolet Spin.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-drops-thai-sonic-assembly-se-asia-restructuring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Indonesia Thailand Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1233791 at http://wardsauto.com Thai Automakers Predict Rebound in 2015 Production http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-automakers-predict-rebound-2015-production <div class="node-body article-body">The industry is targeting a 14.4% year-on-year improvement from 2014, when output fell short of projections amid political turmoil and economic uncertainty.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-automakers-predict-rebound-2015-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-automakers-predict-rebound-2015-production#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Isuzu Mazda Nissan Toyota Production Sales Results Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:02:00 +0000 1232581 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Market leader Toyota withstands 26.5% retreat in January car sales.</strong></p>