Politics http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53474/more en Daimler, Russia’s Kamaz Merge JVs in Efficiency Bid http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/daimler-russia-s-kamaz-merge-jvs-efficiency-bid <div class="field-byline"> Alan Osborn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kamaz OAO also makes military vehicles, including some of the armored vehicles used by Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists, but its soon-to-be-merged JVs with Daimler only build commercial vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/daimler-russia-s-kamaz-merge-jvs-efficiency-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/daimler-russia-s-kamaz-merge-jvs-efficiency-bid#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Mercedes Mitsubishi Fuso European Commission Production Restructuring Sales Results Trade Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:31:00 +0000 1235071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Truck makers seek efficiency amid dim short-term sales outlook.</strong></p> Brazil, Mexico Continue Talks on Auto-Trade Deal http://wardsauto.com/brazil-mexico-continue-talks-auto-trade-deal <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Mexico wants a 2012 agreement limiting vehicle exports into Brazil to expire as scheduled on March 19, while Brazil wants to extend the quota another three to five years.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/brazil-mexico-continue-talks-auto-trade-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics North America South America Brazil Mexico Trade Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:21:00 +0000 1234341 at http://wardsauto.com U.K. Ups Spending on EV Charging Infrastructure, R&D http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-ups-spending-ev-charging-infrastructure-rd <div class="node-body article-body">Nearly half of the new funding is earmarked for continuing an electric-vehicle home-charging installation program that gives drivers a 75% grant of up to £700.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-ups-spending-ev-charging-infrastructure-rd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-ups-spending-ev-charging-infrastructure-rd#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Auto Makers Charging Emissions Future Products Product Development Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:39:00 +0000 1233351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Leafs would spread as charging network grows.</strong></p> Ford Starts Production of '15 Edge for Export From Canada http://wardsauto.com/ford-starts-production-15-edge-export-canada <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker will export the SUV to more than 100 countries from its Oakville, ON, Canada, plant, where it invested C$700 million in retooling and expansion. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-starts-production-15-edge-export-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics North America Canada World Employment Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:01:00 +0000 1232841 at http://wardsauto.com Recall Completion Rates Steadily Improving http://wardsauto.com/politics/recall-completion-rates-steadily-improving <div class="node-body article-body">Analysis by SRR shows from 2004 through 2013 the percentage of recalls completed rose from 75% on average to roughly 79%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/recall-completion-rates-steadily-improving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/recall-completion-rates-steadily-improving#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Dealers Suppliers North America U.S. Honda Suppliers Politics National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) BMW General Motors Mazda National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. Neil Steinkamp NHTSA Nissan recall recalls Stout Risius Ross Takata Volvo warranty Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:33:00 +0000 1231941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Older Hondas (&#39;01 Accord pictured) subject to Takata airbag recall.</strong></p> Inconsistency a Constant for Indian Automakers http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/inconsistency-constant-indian-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers are responding to market demands in the short term by offering discounts and incentives, and in the long term by increasing their retail presence in rural communities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/inconsistency-constant-indian-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/inconsistency-constant-indian-automakers#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Honda Hyundai Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Tata Toyota Politics Retail Diesel Gasoline Sales Results Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:02:00 +0000 1229231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Market leader Maruti Suzuki launching SX4 S-Cross this year.</strong></p> BMW Eager to Develop Thai Electric-Vehicle Market http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-eager-develop-thai-electric-vehicle-market <div class="node-body article-body">The German automaker imports two electric vehicles into Thailand, the ’14 BMW i8 and the ’15 BMW i3. It says tax incentives and infrastructure development would make it possible for all local automakers to build EVs.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-eager-develop-thai-electric-vehicle-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-eager-develop-thai-electric-vehicle-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Thailand BMW Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Charging Electric Vehicles Globalization Product Development Tariffs Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:29:00 +0000 1231241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW already involved in Germany-to-Thailand technology transfer.</strong></p> Korea’s Hyundai Under Sustained Fire From Imports http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/korea-s-hyundai-under-sustained-fire-imports <div class="node-body article-body">The Golf outsold the Hyundai i30 in Korea last year, marking the first time a foreign-brand model beat any locally built Hyundai. Total import sales surged 25.6% from like-2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/korea-s-hyundai-under-sustained-fire-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/korea-s-hyundai-under-sustained-fire-imports#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea BMW Hyundai Volkswagen Product Development Sales Results Trade Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:06:00 +0000 1229691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai discounts slow-selling Aslan in move rare for Korea market.</strong></p> Seven Automakers Now Behind U.K.’s ULEV Campaign http://wardsauto.com/politics/seven-automakers-now-behind-uk-s-ulev-campaign <div class="node-body article-body">Between them, the seven Go Ultra Low manufacturing members boast 15 ULEVs across a variety of models, from family cars and vans to SUVs and high-performance sports cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/seven-automakers-now-behind-uk-s-ulev-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/seven-automakers-now-behind-uk-s-ulev-campaign#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Audi Mitsubishi Volkswagen Politics Advertising Emissions Hybrid Vehicles Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:55:00 +0000 1229591 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>A few of the 20 ULEV models available in U.K.</strong></p> U.S. Fines Takata $14,000 Per Day Over Defective Airbag Probe http://wardsauto.com/us-fines-takata-14000-day-over-defective-airbag-probe <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The agency says it will levy additional fines if Takata fails to fully cooperate with its demands.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/us-fines-takata-14000-day-over-defective-airbag-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Suppliers North America U.S. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:19:00 +0000 1229551 at http://wardsauto.com