Politics http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53474/more en UPDATE 1-Mercedes-Benz exec says not aware of any price probe in China http://wardsauto.com/update-1-mercedes-benz-exec-says-not-aware-any-price-probe-china <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Recasts with quotes from executive, spokesman)</p> <p>SHANGHAI, July 22 (Reuters) - A China executive at Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz said he was not unaware that the company was under any government probe into spare part prices.</p> <p>Local and foreign media reported last week that Mercedes-Benz as well as other foreign car makers were being probed by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the country's price regulator, for possibly over-charging customers in China.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-mercedes-benz-exec-says-not-aware-any-price-probe-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Retail Auto Makers Asia Pacific China Dealership Management Globalization Purchashing Trade Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:00:59 +0000 1064631 at http://wardsauto.com BMW Pushing to Maintain Sales Momentum in Korea http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/bmw-pushing-maintain-sales-momentum-korea <div class="node-body article-body">BMW Korea remains the country’s leading importer, with sales for the first six months up 19.3% to 21,972 vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/bmw-pushing-maintain-sales-momentum-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/bmw-pushing-maintain-sales-momentum-korea#comments Premium Limited Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea BMW Globalization Sales Results Trade Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +0000 1064231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Driving center supports German automaker&rsquo;s status as top Korean import.</strong></p> Proton Seeks Government Funding to Back New-Model Development http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/proton-seeks-government-funding-back-new-model-development <div class="node-body article-body">Proton has been using its own money for R&D, but the government should reimburse it through special incentives, a top official believes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/proton-seeks-government-funding-back-new-model-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/proton-seeks-government-funding-back-new-model-development#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Malaysia Proton Politics Product Development Vehicles & Technology Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 1063501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Saga Executive gets new special-edition monotone body kits and other equipment.</strong></p> EU Raising Stake in Fuel-Cell, Hydrogen Technology http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-raising-stake-fuel-cell-hydrogen-technology <div class="node-body article-body">The public-private partnership’s calls for proposals include projects ranging from mobile fuel-cell technology development to the rollout of refueling infrastructure.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-raising-stake-fuel-cell-hydrogen-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-raising-stake-fuel-cell-hydrogen-technology#comments Premium Politics Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Unspecified Companies Politics European Commission Fuel-Cell Vehicles Future Products Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:22:00 +0000 1061471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Expanding refueling infrastructure key element of fuel-cell initiative.</strong></p> GM, Delphi Testify on Ignition Switch; Industry Issue May Exist http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-delphi-testify-ignition-switch-industry-issue-may-exist <div class="node-body article-body">Delphi CEO Rodney O’Neal, supplier of the ignition switch, reveals that of the 120,000 engineering changes requested by automakers last year only 40% included an updated part number.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-delphi-testify-ignition-switch-industry-issue-may-exist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-delphi-testify-ignition-switch-industry-issue-may-exist#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Suppliers North America U.S. Delphi General Motors Politics GM's Recall Crisis Restructuring Anton Valukas Claire McCaskill Dan Akerson Dean Heller ignition switch recall Mary Barra Rodney O'Neal Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:15:00 +0000 1062681 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM CEO Barra says defective parts OEM responsibility, not a supplier&rsquo;s.</strong></p> Top GM Lawyer, Delphi CEO to Face U.S. Senate on Ignition Defect http://wardsauto.com/top-gm-lawyer-delphi-ceo-face-us-senate-ignition-defect <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">GM general counsel Michael Milliken likely will be asked about his department's handling of private lawsuits filed over crashes involving the defective switches, while Delphi CEO Rodney O'Neal is to testify about his company's production of the parts. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/top-gm-lawyer-delphi-ceo-face-us-senate-ignition-defect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Suppliers North America U.S. Politics Component GM's Recall Crisis Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 1062201 at http://wardsauto.com Despite Initial Opposition, NAFTA Proven Winner for All http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/despite-initial-opposition-nafta-proven-winner-all <div class="field-byline"> Antonio Madero </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In October 2013, trade between NAFTA partners totaled $103.1 billion, up 4.5% from a year earlier, marking the first month in the pact’s history in which trade exceeded $100 billion in a single month.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/despite-initial-opposition-nafta-proven-winner-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/despite-initial-opposition-nafta-proven-winner-all#comments Public Industry Voices Politics North America North America - Regional Trade Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 1056881 at http://wardsauto.com Jeb Bush to Speak at 2015 NADA Convention http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/jeb-bush-speak-2015-nada-convention <div class="node-body article-body">Another potential Presidential contender is slated to address auto dealers’ annual national convention.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/jeb-bush-speak-2015-nada-convention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/jeb-bush-speak-2015-nada-convention#comments Public Politics Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships Politics National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:46:00 +0000 1059191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bush mentioned as prospective candidate. </strong></p> Copyright Andy Jacobsohn, Getty Images Action Needed to Secure Jobs, Boost Competitiveness in Europe http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/action-needed-secure-jobs-boost-competitiveness-europe <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Odell </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Economic recovery is weak and gradual, unemployment remains stubbornly high and Europe faces a growing and acute economic challenge from other global regions. We will only deliver the full potential benefits of the Single Market if we set a genuinely new course for Europe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/action-needed-secure-jobs-boost-competitiveness-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/action-needed-secure-jobs-boost-competitiveness-europe#comments Public Industry Voices Politics Auto Makers Europe - Regional Ford Trade Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:07:00 +0000 1057151 at http://wardsauto.com Sales in Ireland Top Entire-2013 Levels on Hot Start to July http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/sales-ireland-top-entire-2013-levels-hot-start-july <div class="node-body article-body">In the first week of the new license plate indicating the car was sold in the second half of the year, 9,207 new cars were delivered, up 79% from last year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/sales-ireland-top-entire-2013-levels-hot-start-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/sales-ireland-top-entire-2013-levels-hot-start-july#comments Public Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Ireland Auto Makers Politics Sales Results Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:55:00 +0000 1056941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Plate change prompts sales of more than 9,000 cars in first week of July.</strong></p>