Politics http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53474/more en Automakers Say Russian Tax Hike Would Add to Pain http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-say-russian-tax-hike-would-add-pain <div class="node-body article-body">While the tax increase also would apply to importers, the government no longer can afford to raise subsidies for Russian automakers and global manufacturers operating locally at the same rate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-say-russian-tax-hike-would-add-pain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-say-russian-tax-hike-would-add-pain#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Unspecified Companies Globalization Sales Results Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) Tue, 26 May 2015 09:55:00 +0000 1285331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Subsidies for Ford JV unlikely to fully compensate for higher tax.</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> Enhanced Mexico Trade Piques EU Automakers’ Interest http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the value of European car exports to Mexico reaching €1.3 billion ($1.4 billion) in 2014, EU automakers are assessing how exports could be increased following a trade-deal upgrade.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe North America Europe - Regional Mexico Audi BMW Mercedes Sales & Marketing European Commission Globalization Production Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 21 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1283641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Yucatan dealership among more than 20 Mercedes outlets in Mexico.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> PSA's Chinese JV Reported Starting SE Asia Production http://wardsauto.com/psas-chinese-jv-reported-starting-se-asia-production <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">China's official news agency says automakers Dongfeng and PSA Peugeot Citroen are cooperating with a Malaysian firm to build vehicles there, and will do likewise with a Vietnamese company later this year.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/psas-chinese-jv-reported-starting-se-asia-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific China Malaysia Vietnam Globalization Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 21 May 2015 08:41:00 +0000 1284761 at http://wardsauto.com Two Turkish Auto Plants Shut as Labour Protest Spreads http://wardsauto.com/two-turkish-auto-plants-shut-labour-protest-spreads <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Protests against working conditions began Thursday at a joint venture co-owned by Renault and spread Friday to a JV co-owned by Fiat; the two plants account for 40% of Turkey's annual auto production.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/two-turkish-auto-plants-shut-labour-protest-spreads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Europe Turkey Politics Labor & Human Resources Production Mon, 18 May 2015 12:40:00 +0000 1283411 at http://wardsauto.com Head of India’s Toyota Kirloskar on Complex Mission http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/head-india-s-toyota-kirloskar-complex-mission <div class="node-body article-body">Naomi Ishii wants Toyota to address challenges facing India. This includes improving fuel economy and reducing both pollution and road fatalities. The assumption is that an automaker helping solve these problems will increase sales.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/head-india-s-toyota-kirloskar-complex-mission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/head-india-s-toyota-kirloskar-complex-mission#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Toyota Hybrid Vehicles Sales Results Tariffs Trade Mon, 18 May 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1279241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota India&rsquo;s Ishii wants B-segment hybrid to join Prius, Camry.</strong></p> Lincoln Aspiring to Become Luxury Player in China http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-aspiring-become-luxury-player-china <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lincoln must clear some hurdles if it hopes to succeed in China’s competitive luxury segment. Fortunately, it does have a head start with its enduring brand image.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-aspiring-become-luxury-player-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-aspiring-become-luxury-player-china#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Lincoln Globalization Internet Marketing Tariffs Fri, 15 May 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1276901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;56 Lincoln Continental displayed at Shanghai Auto Show in front of MKZ sedan on sale in China since November.</strong></p> Hyundai, Kia Working to Stanch Bleeding in Russia http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-kia-working-stanch-bleeding-russia <div class="node-body article-body">Some analysts attribute Hyundai’s and Kia’s success to having the right products in the right place, with beneficial synergies and economies accruing from their interconnected affiliated companies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-kia-working-stanch-bleeding-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-kia-working-stanch-bleeding-russia#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Hyundai Kia Globalization Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 14 May 2015 09:11:00 +0000 1275811 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Single-digit sales slide good enough to keep Hyundai No.2 in Russia.</strong></p> Russia to Stabilize Ruble, Protect Global Automakers http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-stabilize-ruble-protect-global-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">The government says it will take fluctuations in the value of the ruble and other currencies into account when determining the percentage of locally sourced components required in foreign automakers’ car-assembly operations. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-stabilize-ruble-protect-global-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-stabilize-ruble-protect-global-automakers#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia General Motors Opel/Vauxhall Finance Local Content Restructuring Sales Results Tariffs Trade Tue, 12 May 2015 17:04:00 +0000 1278061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM pullout prompted Russian government to act.</strong></p> Global Automaker Group Exec Urges Subsidy Restraint http://wardsauto.com/politics/global-automaker-group-exec-urges-subsidy-restraint <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Burnyeat </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Governments can play a truly positive role – they have an important role to play,” Yves van der Straaten says. “The scrapping schemes have helped, but when they have stopped, we can see sharp decreases in new sales.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/global-automaker-group-exec-urges-subsidy-restraint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/global-automaker-group-exec-urges-subsidy-restraint#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Auto Makers Retail Incentives Production Registrations Sales Results Tue, 12 May 2015 09:47:00 +0000 1273061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat Panda among top sellers in resurgent Italian market.</strong></p>