Politics http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53474/more en CO2 Emissions Escaping Through Loopholes, Critics Say http://wardsauto.com/politics/co2-emissions-escaping-through-loopholes-critics-say <div class="field-byline"> Sara Lewis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers and the European Environment Agency both acknowledge current testing procedures do not reflect real-world driving conditions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/co2-emissions-escaping-through-loopholes-critics-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/co2-emissions-escaping-through-loopholes-critics-say#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Politics Emissions Engines Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1265631 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Consumer, green groups say clean-air test results not transparent.</strong></p> Volvo Eyes More Than Sliver of India Luxury Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/volvo-eyes-more-sliver-india-luxury-market <div class="node-body article-body">Volvo’s objective of 20,000 annual sales in India by 2020 is the same number set by larger luxury rivals Audi, BMW and Mercedes – but they hope to hit their targets by 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/volvo-eyes-more-sliver-india-luxury-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/volvo-eyes-more-sliver-india-luxury-market#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Audi BMW Mercedes Volvo Car Globalization Sales Results Tariffs Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:01:00 +0000 1257901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker challenged in India by limited product lineup.</strong></p> Oz Vehicle Emissions Beating Government Goals http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-vehicle-emissions-beating-government-goals <div class="node-body article-body">Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries CEO Tony Weber says carbon emissions from new motor vehicles have fallen 22% over the past decade, far exceeding the government’s target of a 5% nationwide reduction by 2020.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-vehicle-emissions-beating-government-goals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-vehicle-emissions-beating-government-goals#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Emissions Vehicles & Technology Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:19:00 +0000 1263881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai fuel-cell vehicle helps clear Australian air.</strong></p> French Government Completes Renault Stake Increase http://wardsauto.com/french-government-completes-renault-stake-increase <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The government's stake in Renault stands at 19.74%, up from 15.01%, in a move designed to obtain the extra voting weight needed to block efforts to uphold the automaker's one-share, one-vote capital structure.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/french-government-completes-renault-stake-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Europe France Politics Finance Restructuring Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:33:00 +0000 1264261 at http://wardsauto.com Spanish Car Dealers’ Profits Keep Trending Upward http://wardsauto.com/europe/spanish-car-dealers-profits-keep-trending-upward <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers credit the uptick in profitability to restructuring efforts and the government’s ongoing scrappage program providing subsidies for new-vehicle purchases while retiring less-efficient vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/spanish-car-dealers-profits-keep-trending-upward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/spanish-car-dealers-profits-keep-trending-upward#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Europe Spain Politics Dealership Management Finance Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:00:00 +0000 1262951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New-car influx curtails dealers&rsquo; repair, maintenance income.</strong></p> Government Backing Helps U.K. Vehicle Fleet Go Green http://wardsauto.com/politics/government-backing-helps-uk-vehicle-fleet-go-green <div class="node-body article-body">An increasing number of models qualify for a £5,000 ($7,484) plug-in subsidy, putting the government well on the way toward reaching its goal of ULEVs making up 5% of all new registrations by 2020.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/government-backing-helps-uk-vehicle-fleet-go-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/government-backing-helps-uk-vehicle-fleet-go-green#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom BMW Mitsubishi Nissan Politics Electric Vehicles Emissions Incentives Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:08:00 +0000 1263101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Interest in low-emissions Mitsubishi Outlander high.</strong></p> Winners in South Korea-EU Trade Deal Hard to Pick http://wardsauto.com/politics/winners-south-korea-eu-trade-deal-hard-pick <div class="field-byline"> Sara Lewis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Yoon Dae-Sung, executive managing director of the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Assn., says the free-trade agreement has been beneficial, but measuring the size of its impact is difficult.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/winners-south-korea-eu-trade-deal-hard-pick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/winners-south-korea-eu-trade-deal-hard-pick#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Europe - Regional South Korea BMW Hyundai Mercedes Volkswagen European Commission Globalization Sales Results Supply Chain Tariffs Trade Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:09:00 +0000 1261361 at http://wardsauto.com <p>VW&nbsp;Tiguan&nbsp;BlueMotion diesel&nbsp;South Korea&rsquo;s top-selling&nbsp;import.</p> Tax Changes Spark March Car-Sales Jump in Malaysia http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tax-changes-spark-march-car-sales-jump-malaysia <div class="node-body article-body">Vehicle prices were expected to fall after the new 6% GST replaced a 10% sales and services tax April 1, but dealers spent March offering even better deals to clear stock bought under the now-expired higher tax.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tax-changes-spark-march-car-sales-jump-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tax-changes-spark-march-car-sales-jump-malaysia#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Ford Mitsubishi Politics Production Sales Results Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:26:00 +0000 1261881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EcoSport helps blue oval achieve best-ever month in Malaysia.</strong></p> Automakers Raising Stakes in Southeast Asia Markets http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets <div class="node-body article-body">The Bangkok Post reports Ipsos Business Consulting believes entrenched Japanese automakers will face increasing competition in Southeast Asia from the likes of General Motors and new players including Volkswagen.</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/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Indonesia Malaysia Thailand General Motors Nissan Proton Toyota Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Globalization Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:05:00 +0000 1259421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Indonesia first export market for Malaysian VW assembler DRB-Hicom.</strong></p> Secondhand Australian Auto Imports Raise Red Flags http://wardsauto.com/politics/secondhand-australian-auto-imports-raise-red-flags <div class="node-body article-body">The federal panel’s recommendation ‟challenges the Federal Government’s stance that it has no intention of allowing Australia to become the dumping ground for other countries’ old secondhand vehicles,” an industry official says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/secondhand-australian-auto-imports-raise-red-flags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/secondhand-australian-auto-imports-raise-red-flags#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Ford Trade Vehicles in Operation Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:20:00 +0000 1257871 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Not all garages equipped to fix secondhand imports, industry argues.</strong></p>