Politics http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53474/more en U.K. Sees LV, Engine Production Decline in October http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-sees-lv-engine-production-decline-october <div class="node-body article-body">The October build for the home front rose 10.6% to 33,895 units, but this gain was swamped by the much bigger export market, which fell 10.8% to 115,165.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-sees-lv-engine-production-decline-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-sees-lv-engine-production-decline-october#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Europe United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Engine Production Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:30:00 +0000 1164761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>October result leaves year-to-date car output just 0.3% ahead of like-2013.</strong></p> Japanese Government Orders Takata to Investigate Airbag Issue http://wardsauto.com/japanese-government-orders-takata-investigate-airbag-issue <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Transport Minister Akihiro Ohta, departing from the usual practice of relying on automakers to report safety-related incidents and issue recalls, directs Takata to investigate defective airbags in cars sold globally and inform the government. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/japanese-government-orders-takata-investigate-airbag-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Politics Airbags Safety Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:09:00 +0000 1164941 at http://wardsauto.com Takata VP Testifies Before U.S. Senate About Airbag Replacement Delays http://wardsauto.com/takata-vp-testifies-us-senate-about-airbag-replacement-delays <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Hiroshi Shimizu, the supplier's vice president for global quality assurance, tells U.S. senators it may not be able to act quickly enough to replace potentially deadly airbags in some 16 million vehicles gold globally.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-vp-testifies-us-senate-about-airbag-replacement-delays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. World Politics Airbags Safety Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:44:00 +0000 1164911 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 1-NHTSA to Chrysler's Marchionne: get act in gear on Jeep recall fix http://wardsauto.com/update-1-nhtsa-chryslers-marchionne-get-act-gear-jeep-recall-fix <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds comment from NHTSA official, background)</p> <p>By Eric Beech</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - U.S. government safety regulators on Thursday told Chrysler Group LLC Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne that the company "have to get their act in gear" to speed up repairs of recalled Jeep SUVs that face a heightened fire risk.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-nhtsa-chryslers-marchionne-get-act-gear-jeep-recall-fix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics North America North America Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:23:31 +0000 1164781 at http://wardsauto.com Legislation Would Encourage Auto Employees to Report Defective Parts http://wardsauto.com/legislation-would-encourage-auto-employees-report-defective-parts <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. John Thune says the bill is meant to "incentivize whistleblowers" in the auto industry to provide information about faulty parts not previously known to government regulators. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/legislation-would-encourage-auto-employees-report-defective-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers North America U.S. Politics Department of Transportation (DOT) Labor & Human Resources Laws/Law Enforcement Safety Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1164071 at http://wardsauto.com Australia Aligning Car-Safety Criteria With Europe’s http://wardsauto.com/politics/australia-aligning-car-safety-criteria-europe-s <div class="node-body article-body">ANCAP is entering a transition phase from 2015 as its revises its tests, protocols and calculation methods to conform more closely to those of its sister organization, Euro NCAP.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/australia-aligning-car-safety-criteria-europe-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/australia-aligning-car-safety-criteria-europe-s#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Australia New Zealand Politics Safety Vehicles & Technology Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:19:00 +0000 1159431 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Australia, New Zealand to share safety standards with Europe by 2018.</strong></p> Diesel Demand in India Rises, Falls With Pump Prices http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/diesel-demand-india-rises-falls-pump-prices <div class="node-body article-body">Just 35% of the light-vehicle market in 2007, diesel’s share peaked at 58% in 2013. Diesels’ current share is 53% but that is expected to come down to 35% by the year 2016, turning a full circle over a decade’s time. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/diesel-demand-india-rises-falls-pump-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/diesel-demand-india-rises-falls-pump-prices#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center India Fiat Honda Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Tata Politics Sales & Marketing Diesel Gasoline Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:21:00 +0000 1157261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Diesels power 60% of Amaze compacts, down from 82% at 2012 launch.</strong></p> East Africa Awaits Arrival of Duty-Free EU Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/politics/east-africa-awaits-arrival-duty-free-eu-vehicles <div class="field-byline"> Wachira Kigotho </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A General Motors East Africa official says East African auto dealers are seeing growing demand for luxury cars, and the trade pact will allow them to “import those expensive toys and deliver them to our clients.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/east-africa-awaits-arrival-duty-free-eu-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/east-africa-awaits-arrival-duty-free-eu-vehicles#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Europe Africa - Regional Europe - Regional Nigeria General Motors Jaguar Land Rover Nissan Toyota Sales & Marketing Globalization Tariffs Trade Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:49:00 +0000 1153971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Jaguar Land Rover looks to make splash in developing East Africa market.</strong></p> Subaru Manaufacturer Opposes Japan Sales-Tax Hike http://wardsauto.com/subaru-manaufacturer-opposes-japan-sales-tax-hike <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Fuji Heavy Industries, which last month raised its full-year operating profit forecast 12%, says it is concerned the sales-tax increase under consideration by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would harm the country's declining economy. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/subaru-manaufacturer-opposes-japan-sales-tax-hike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific Japan Politics Finance Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1158791 at http://wardsauto.com Mazda Launches Output of Eco Car at Thailand JV Plant http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/mazda-launches-output-eco-car-thailand-jv-plant <div class="node-body article-body">Mazda is investing TB9.7 billion to build 158,000 Mazda2s and 200,000 auto parts annually. Another TB2.9 billion will be spent to produce engines for the small car.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/mazda-launches-output-eco-car-thailand-jv-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/mazda-launches-output-eco-car-thailand-jv-plant#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific Thailand Mazda Regulations Vehicle Assembly Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:01:00 +0000 1157051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Officials give thumbs up to Mazda2 launch.</strong></p>