Europe http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53478/more en U.K.’s November LV Output Slips Below Break-Even http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-s-november-lv-output-slips-below-break-even <div class="node-body article-body">Car production for the U.K. market jumped 31.8%, but the overall November result dipped into negative territory thanks to a 6.2% drop in builds for export.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-s-november-lv-output-slips-below-break-even" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-s-november-lv-output-slips-below-break-even#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Engine Production Vehicle Assembly Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1185991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Industry group not discouraged by November dip.</strong></p> UPDATE 1-Nissan-Renault has suspended orders on some models in Russia http://wardsauto.com/update-1-nissan-renault-has-suspended-orders-some-models-russia <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds quotes from CEO, detail on actions in Russia)</p> <p>By Mari Saito</p> <p>TOKYO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Japan's Nissan Motor Co and French partner Renault SA have stopped taking orders for some cars in Russia and could raise prices on others if the rouble's plunge continues, alliance Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Friday.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-nissan-renault-has-suspended-orders-some-models-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Sales & Marketing Finance Trade Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:03:55 +0000 1187121 at http://wardsauto.com Dutch sportscar maker Spyker declared bankrupt http://wardsauto.com/dutch-sportscar-maker-spyker-declared-bankrupt <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>AMSTERDAM, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Dutch sportscar maker Spyker , one-time owner of Sweden's Saab, declared bankruptcy on Thursday, after failing to secure a critical bridging loan it had hoped would help it refinance and restructure.</p> <p>The company, formed in 2000 to resurrect an early 20th century Dutch auto marque, had filed for protection from creditors earlier this month, hoping to stave off collapse.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dutch-sportscar-maker-spyker-declared-bankrupt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Netherlands Finance Restructuring Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:51:47 +0000 1185721 at http://wardsauto.com GM, JLR Halt Deliveries to Russian Dealerships http://wardsauto.com/gm-jlr-halt-deliveries-russian-dealerships <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">GM and Indian automaker Tata's Jaguar Land Rover luxury brands join Volkswagen Group in suspending vehicle deliveries in response to the sharp decline in the value of the Russian ruble.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-jlr-halt-deliveries-russian-dealerships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Retail Sales & Marketing Finance Trade Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:30:00 +0000 1185731 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Shutters 50-Year-Old Belgian Plant http://wardsauto.com/ford-shutters-50-year-old-belgian-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker is shifting production from the Genk plant, which produced 14 million vehicles over the past half-century, to a facility in Valencia, Spain.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-shutters-50-year-old-belgian-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Belgium Spain Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:00:00 +0000 1185611 at http://wardsauto.com Fuel-Cell Cars: All Ramped Up With No Place to Go? http://wardsauto.com/blog/fuel-cell-cars-all-ramped-no-place-go <div class="node-body blog-body">Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle discussions usually turn to the I word: infrastructure. Automakers are investing too much into FCVs to guess whether refueling infrastructure will grow. It will. But for now it’s running on fumes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/fuel-cell-cars-all-ramped-no-place-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/fuel-cell-cars-all-ramped-no-place-go#comments Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. France Honda Hyundai Renault Volkswagen Politics Department of Energy (DOE) Emissions Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles fuel-cell vehicles fueling infrastructure hydrogen refueling stations Road Ahead Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:41:00 +0000 1183681 at http://wardsauto.com Raise Bar on London Clean-Air Plan, Automakers Say http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/raise-bar-london-clean-air-plan-automakers-say <div class="node-body article-body">Citing rapid progress in clean-diesel technology, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders is asking Transport for London to enforce the same emissions standards for gasoline and diesel vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/raise-bar-london-clean-air-plan-automakers-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/raise-bar-london-clean-air-plan-automakers-say#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center United Kingdom Auto Makers Diesel Emissions Engine Gasoline Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:31:00 +0000 1183671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&lsquo;</strong><strong>Dirty diesel&rsquo;</strong><strong> monicker no longer justified, manufacturers say.</strong></p> Weak Yen Fuels Strong Year for Japanese Automakers http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/weak-yen-fuels-strong-year-japanese-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Domestic sales fell after the national consumption tax was increased April 1, but the decline was offset by brisk demand in North America and the effects of the weaker yen against the dollar, among other pluses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/weak-yen-fuels-strong-year-japanese-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/weak-yen-fuels-strong-year-japanese-automakers#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional Japan Daihatsu Honda Mitsubishi Nissan Subaru Suzuki Toyota Finance Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:03:00 +0000 1185041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rogue helps power Nissan&rsquo;s bullish sales forecast.</strong></p> Sources Say VW Ousting Product-Management Chief http://wardsauto.com/sources-say-vw-ousting-product-management-chief <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Sources say the dismissal of Klaus-Gerhard Wolpert, who manages strategy affecting more than 100 models across Volkswagen Group, reflects efforts to raise profitability at its slumping core VW brand. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sources-say-vw-ousting-product-management-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Labor & Human Resources Product Development Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:17:00 +0000 1184621 at http://wardsauto.com Asian Automakers' Russia Prospects Sink Alongside Ruble http://wardsauto.com/asian-automakers-russia-prospects-sink-alongside-ruble <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">While the weak yen has helped sales by Japan's Nissan and Toyota in Russia, the falling ruble has prompted Korean automaker Kia to divert imports away from the country to avoid selling the vehicles at a loss. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asian-automakers-russia-prospects-sink-alongside-ruble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Finance Sales Results Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:28:00 +0000 1184421 at http://wardsauto.com