Politics http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53474/more en Chairman, Son Look to Shed Stock in Hyundai Affiliate http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/chairman-son-look-shed-stock-hyundai-affiliate <div class="node-body article-body">Chairman Chung Mong-Koo and Vice Chairman Chung Eui-Sun earlier this month found no takers for 5 million shares of Hyundai Glovis with an asking price of roughly $1.3 billion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/chairman-son-look-shed-stock-hyundai-affiliate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/chairman-son-look-shed-stock-hyundai-affiliate#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific South Korea Hyundai Finance Labor & Human Resources Laws/Law Enforcement Restructuring Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:27:00 +0000 1208211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Stock offering by CEO Chung (second from right) raises questions about Hyundai future.</strong></p> German Workers Warn Auto Bosses Not to Compromise Rights in TTIP http://wardsauto.com/german-workers-warn-auto-bosses-not-compromise-rights-ttip <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">IG Metall says it won't accept lower bars for environmental and consumer protection or a hollowing out of worker rights under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/german-workers-warn-auto-bosses-not-compromise-rights-ttip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Europe Germany Labor & Human Resources Trade Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:39:00 +0000 1211251 at http://wardsauto.com U.K. Car Build in 2014 Best Since 2007; CVs Off 19.7% http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-car-build-2014-best-2007-cvs-197 <div class="node-body article-body">China now is the U.K.’s second-largest market outside the European Union, accounting for about 12% of exports in 2014 compared with just 1% in 2007.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-car-build-2014-best-2007-cvs-197" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-car-build-2014-best-2007-cvs-197#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Europe United Kingdom Auto Makers Engine Production Trade Vehicle Assembly Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1209551 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Parent Tata steadily raising investment in JLR&rsquo;s U.K. production facilities.</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> Automakers Hoping U.S.-EU Trade Talks Accelerate http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-hoping-us-eu-trade-talks-accelerate <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The European Union seeks to match its vehicle standards with those of the U.S. to reduce duplicate testing by automakers wanting to trade across the Atlantic. But there will be instances where the two sides cannot agree.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-hoping-us-eu-trade-talks-accelerate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-hoping-us-eu-trade-talks-accelerate#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional U.S. Auto Makers European Commission Trade Vehicles & Technology Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1205091 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford launching Mustang exports to Asia this week, Europe midyear.</strong></p> U.S. Nearing Increase in Duties on Chinese Tires http://wardsauto.com/us-nearing-increase-duties-chinese-tires <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Department of Commerce's preliminary decision to raise duties on Chinese car and light-truck tires follows a ruling they were sold too cheaply in the U.S.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/us-nearing-increase-duties-chinese-tires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Globalization Tariffs Tires Trade Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:48:00 +0000 1206841 at http://wardsauto.com Japanese Regulators May Hike Supplier Oversight in Wake of Takata Recalls http://wardsauto.com/japanese-regulators-may-hike-supplier-oversight-wake-takata-recalls <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The comments by Japan's transport minister indicate possible changes to laws that prevent regulators from directly investigating supplier problems.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/japanese-regulators-may-hike-supplier-oversight-wake-takata-recalls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Japan Politics Component Laws/Law Enforcement Supply Chain Fri, 16 Jan 2015 03:55:00 +0000 1201791 at http://wardsauto.com Keeping Pace With Market Keeps Hyundai India in Front http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/keeping-pace-market-keeps-hyundai-india-front <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker’s 10 brands combined claim 21.6% of the local market, second only to Maruti Suzuki, and it is India’s leading exporter with a 40% share of sales. It is utilizing nearly all of its annual 640,000-unit capacity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/keeping-pace-market-keeps-hyundai-india-front" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/keeping-pace-market-keeps-hyundai-india-front#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Hyundai Capacity Utilization Product Development Sales Results Tariffs Vehicle Assembly Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1193491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Elite i20 Indian Car of the Year two years running.</strong></p> Green Vehicles Focus of New China Policies http://wardsauto.com/green-vehicles-focus-new-china-policies <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A Ministry of Finance official says the government will promote green vehicles through fiscal policies and fostering innovation.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/green-vehicles-focus-new-china-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Politics Charging Emissions Future Products Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:17:00 +0000 1199491 at http://wardsauto.com