Plants & Production http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53473/more en GM Confirms $175 Million for Chevy Camaro in Michigan http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-confirms-175-million-chevy-camaro-michigan <div class="node-body article-body">The investment at Lansing Grand River comes on the heels of $2.8 billion in planned U.S. manufacturing facilities expenditures announced by GM in recent weeks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-confirms-175-million-chevy-camaro-michigan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-confirms-175-million-chevy-camaro-michigan#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production North America U.S. Chevrolet Employment Vehicle Assembly Thu, 28 May 2015 14:26:00 +0000 1288881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Pre-production &rsquo;16 Chevy Camaro on Lansing assembly line.</strong></p> GM’s Russia Pullout Cuts Opel Spain Plant’s Output http://wardsauto.com/europe/gm-s-russia-pullout-cuts-opel-spain-plant-s-output <div class="node-body article-body">The initial 2015 forecast called for production of 400,000 units but was reduced early this year to 388,000. The cutback in Corsa output lowers that figure to 367,000 units, or 81% of capacity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/gm-s-russia-pullout-cuts-opel-spain-plant-s-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/gm-s-russia-pullout-cuts-opel-spain-plant-s-output#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Russia Spain Opel/Vauxhall Capacity Utilization Employment Production Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Thu, 28 May 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1288181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>No break in Mokka CUV assemblies at Opel Spain plant.</strong></p> GM Korea Union Seeks Hefty Pay Hikes, Job Guarantees http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-korea-union-seeks-hefty-pay-hikes-job-guarantees <div class="node-body article-body">The KMWU’s wage-hike demand is 252% higher than the 63,000-won monthly increase agreed upon in 2014, and it seeks bonuses 43% to 238% higher than the average 10.5 million won paid out last year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-korea-union-seeks-hefty-pay-hikes-job-guarantees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-korea-union-seeks-hefty-pay-hikes-job-guarantees#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific India South Korea General Motors Capacity Utilization Finance Labor & Human Resources Production Trade Thu, 28 May 2015 09:40:00 +0000 1288401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Union frets about losing Spark export builds to GM India.</strong></p> Hyundai Sticking to 760,000 Target, Sees More Tucson Inventory Next Year http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/hyundai-sticking-760000-target-sees-more-tucson-inventory-next-year <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai has increased its car sales more than the competition this year, but fallen behind the growth of light trucks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/hyundai-sticking-760000-target-sees-more-tucson-inventory-next-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/hyundai-sticking-760000-target-sees-more-tucson-inventory-next-year#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Hyundai Sales & Marketing Vehicle Assembly Wed, 27 May 2015 10:33:00 +0000 1287451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Next-gen Hyundai Tucson on sale this summer.</strong></p> Toyota Taps Thailand for New-Gen Hilux Pickup Launch http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-taps-thailand-new-gen-hilux-pickup-launch <div class="node-body article-body">The new Hilux Revo is a vital vehicle both for Toyota and the country’s entire car industry, where a sales slump that began in early 2014 shows no sign of ending.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-taps-thailand-new-gen-hilux-pickup-launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-taps-thailand-new-gen-hilux-pickup-launch#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Asia Pacific - Regional Thailand Toyota Sales & Marketing Engines Globalization Production Wed, 27 May 2015 09:41:00 +0000 1287341 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota looks to remain Thai pickup leader with new Hilux Revo.</strong></p> Malaysian New-Vehicle Market Stumbles in April http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-new-vehicle-market-stumbles-april <div class="node-body article-body">Malaysian domestic-car sales are expected to remain weak for the next three months before making a recovery in the third quarter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-new-vehicle-market-stumbles-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-new-vehicle-market-stumbles-april#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 27 May 2015 09:08:00 +0000 1287211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Car production up 7.4% through April.</strong></p> China's BYD to Raise Funds for Expansion Plans http://wardsauto.com/chinas-byd-raise-funds-expansion-plans <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Chinese automaker, which is backed by U.S. investor Warren Buffett's firm, reportedly plans to raise RMB12 billion to raise battery-production capacity and develop new models. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/chinas-byd-raise-funds-expansion-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Batteries Capacity Utilization Component Electric Vehicles Finance Product Development Wed, 27 May 2015 04:25:00 +0000 1287661 at http://wardsauto.com GM Plans $1.2 Billion Upgrade to Fort Wayne, IN, Facility http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-plans-12-billion-upgrade-fort-wayne-facility <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker says planned improvement to the plant include construction of a new paint operation and modernization of the general assembly area.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-plans-12-billion-upgrade-fort-wayne-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-plans-12-billion-upgrade-fort-wayne-facility#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production North America U.S. Chevrolet GMC Vehicle Assembly Tue, 26 May 2015 16:35:00 +0000 1287351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fort Wayne, IN, facility site of Chevy Silverado production.</strong></p> Ford Cuts Back in China, But Hopes High for Future in Asia-Pacific http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-cuts-back-china-hopes-high-future-asia-pacific <div class="node-body article-body">Ford expects 60% of its global sales will come from the Asia-Pacific region, primarily China, India and the ASEAN markets, in the next 10 years. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-cuts-back-china-hopes-high-future-asia-pacific" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-cuts-back-china-hopes-high-future-asia-pacific#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Ford Employment Globalization Production Vehicle Assembly Tue, 26 May 2015 10:56:00 +0000 1286151 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford Escort plays in value sub-segment.</strong></p> Hyundai Standing Pat With Winning Hand in India http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hyundai-standing-pat-winning-hand-india <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai is balking at building a third plant because it currently has more than enough production capacity in India, allowing it to circumvent tariffs ranging from 80% to 135% on imported cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hyundai-standing-pat-winning-hand-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hyundai-standing-pat-winning-hand-india#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific India South Korea Hyundai Capacity Utilization Sales Results Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Tue, 26 May 2015 09:12:00 +0000 1286031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker meets local demand for i20 by shifting export builds out of Korea.</strong></p>