By Region http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53476/more en U.K.’s July Car-Production Uptick Counters CV Slump http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-s-july-car-production-uptick-counters-cv-slump <div class="node-body article-body">Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders CEO Mike Hawes says the U.K.’s 5 million car exports since the beginning of 2010 is the best performance of any decade.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-s-july-car-production-uptick-counters-cv-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-s-july-car-production-uptick-counters-cv-slump#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Europe United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Engine Production Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Trade Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:25:00 +0000 1090611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Car-export values double 2004 level.</strong></p> Thailand’s Auto-Sales Juggernaut Loses More Steam http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/thailand-s-auto-sales-juggernaut-loses-more-steam <div class="node-body article-body">An industry official attributes last month’s 29.2% sales skid to the psychological impact on consumer spending from the political turmoil earlier in the year and the resulting economic slowdown.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/thailand-s-auto-sales-juggernaut-loses-more-steam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/thailand-s-auto-sales-juggernaut-loses-more-steam#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Indonesia Thailand Honda Isuzu Mitsubishi Nissan Toyota Politics Production Sales Results Trade Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:50:00 +0000 1090471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mitsubishi Triton virtually alone among 1-ton pickup sales gainers in July.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123 <div class="node-body article-body">Axalta expands in Mexico; Bosch looks to Vietnam for latest Asian expansion; Mitsubishi Rayon acquires carbon-fiber plastics supplier Wethje.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China Mexico U.S. Finland Germany Vietnam BMW BorgWarner Bosch General Motors Porsche Automatic Capacity Utilization Carbon Fiber Component Electronics Finance Global Sources Globalization Instrument Panel Lane-Departure Warning Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:05:00 +0000 1090321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chevrolet, Buick, GMC shift to BorgWarner solenoid valves.</strong></p> Newly Formed Cox Automotive Bundles 20 Brands http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/newly-formed-cox-automotive-bundles-20-brands <div class="node-body article-body">Standouts in the new company include AutoTrader.com, KBB.com and Manheim auction house.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/newly-formed-cox-automotive-bundles-20-brands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/newly-formed-cox-automotive-bundles-20-brands#comments Public Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Suppliers Internet Marketing Remarketing Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:58:00 +0000 1090231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Schwartz heads firm.</strong></p> Michigan, Great Lakes Region Still Core of North American Production http://wardsauto.com/blog/michigan-great-lakes-region-still-core-north-american-production <div class="node-body blog-body">The Great Lakes Region is well-positioned to remain a North American production hub for years, perhaps well into the next decade.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/counting-cars">Counting Cars</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/michigan-great-lakes-region-still-core-north-american-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/michigan-great-lakes-region-still-core-north-american-production#comments Blog Plants & Production Auto Makers North America North America - Regional Auto Makers Production Counting Cars Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:05:00 +0000 1089831 at http://wardsauto.com WardsAuto Global Update: North America Production - The Shift South http://wardsauto.com/world/wardsauto-global-update-north-america-production-shift-south <div class="node-body video-body">Video brief: Haig Stoddard looks at regional production in North America and why the Great Lakes area will continue to matter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/world/wardsauto-global-update-north-america-production-shift-south" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/world/wardsauto-global-update-north-america-production-shift-south#comments Public Gated Data Center World Management & Strategy Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology World Future Products Product Development Production Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:59:00 +0000 1089331 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Issues Stop-Sell Order for Some C-Max, Focus Models http://wardsauto.com/ford-issues-stop-sell-order-some-c-max-focus-models <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker has told U.S. dealers to stop selling and test-driving Focus and C-Max models built from Aug. 8-15 because of potentially faulty steering-gear assemblies, although none have been sold.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-issues-stop-sell-order-some-c-max-focus-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Sales & Marketing Safety Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:48:00 +0000 1090301 at http://wardsauto.com Honda Calling Back ’15 Fits for Bumper Fix http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/honda-calling-back-15-fits-bumper-fix <div class="node-body article-body">Honda discovered welding wasn’t up to snuff after the Fit rated “marginal” in the most recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety small-overlap test.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/honda-calling-back-15-fits-bumper-fix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/honda-calling-back-15-fits-bumper-fix#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Honda Safety Steel call back Celaya Chuck Thomas Fit front-bumper beam Honda IIHS Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Mexico steel subcompact U.S. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 1089271 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda Fit needs a fix.</strong></p> GM Russia Plant Scales Back Production http://wardsauto.com/gm-russia-plant-scales-back-production <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">As vehicle sales in the country continue their tailspin, the automaker will operate its St. Petersburg assembly plant only four days in August, four in September and eight in October. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-russia-plant-scales-back-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Production Sales Results Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:48:00 +0000 1090191 at http://wardsauto.com Avoid Confusing Language in Arbitration Clauses http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/avoid-confusing-language-arbitration-clauses <div class="field-byline"> David R. Missimer </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Well-worded contract clauses can prevent complaints from escalating into class actions. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/avoid-confusing-language-arbitration-clauses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/avoid-confusing-language-arbitration-clauses#comments Public Industry Voices Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Laws/Law Enforcement Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:11:00 +0000 1087921 at http://wardsauto.com