Asia Pacific http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53479/more en GM Holden Cutting More Workers as Oz Sales Slip http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-cutting-more-workers-oz-sales-slip <div class="node-body article-body">News Corp. Australia says production employees will be reduced to 1,260 from 1,530 and vehicle output will be reduced by 50 units to 240 a day. Parent General Motors is closing the plant in 2017.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-cutting-more-workers-oz-sales-slip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-cutting-more-workers-oz-sales-slip#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Ford Holden Toyota Employment Production Restructuring Sales Results Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:11:00 +0000 1266951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cruze sales decline along with workforce numbers.</strong></p> Volvo, Chinese Parent Geely to Develop Small Car http://wardsauto.com/volvo-chinese-parent-geely-develop-small-car <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Volvo President and CEO Hakan Samuelsson says the automaker will build a small car based on a common platform and engine technology co-developed with Geely at its Belgian factory.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/volvo-chinese-parent-geely-develop-small-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Europe China Belgium Sweden Globalization Product Development Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:56:00 +0000 1266691 at http://wardsauto.com Mazda Projects 3.5% Uptick in Operating Profit http://wardsauto.com/mazda-projects-35-uptick-operating-profit <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Japanese automaker expects current-year global vehicle sales to rise 6.6%, but operating profit will be trimmed by the yen's strength against the euro, Australian dollar and Thai baht.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/mazda-projects-35-uptick-operating-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Japan Finance Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:13:00 +0000 1266511 at http://wardsauto.com Ssangyong Says Mahindra Denies Plan to Raise Stake http://wardsauto.com/ssangyong-says-mahindra-denies-plan-raise-stake <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Ssangyong says Mahindra & Mahindra, which owns 72.85% of the Korean automaker, denies a television report that the Indian industrial conglomerate will raise its stake to between 90% and 95%. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ssangyong-says-mahindra-denies-plan-raise-stake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific India South Korea Finance Restructuring Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:25:00 +0000 1266361 at http://wardsauto.com China Production Up 5.4% in First Quarter http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-production-54-first-quarter <div class="node-body article-body">Car and light-truck production continued to grow, but large commercial vehicles saw a sharp downturn.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-production-54-first-quarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-production-54-first-quarter#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific China Auto Makers Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:24:00 +0000 1265721 at http://wardsauto.com REFILE-PSA Peugeot Citroen CEO open to expand mini-car collaboration beyond Toyota http://wardsauto.com/refile-psa-peugeot-citroen-ceo-open-expand-mini-car-collaboration-beyond-toyota <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Fixes spelling of CEO's name in second paragraph)</p> <p>By Norihiko Shirouzu</p> <p>SHANGHAI April 23 (Reuters) - French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen is open to bringing in more partners to its existing collaboration with Toyota Motor Corp to share the cost of designing and manufacturing mini-cars, according to its chief executive.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/refile-psa-peugeot-citroen-ceo-open-expand-mini-car-collaboration-beyond-toyota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Europe Japan France Globalization Product Development Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:43:10 +0000 1265371 at http://wardsauto.com 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> Hyundai Plans Sonata Hybrid for Chinese Market http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-plans-sonata-hybrid-chinese-market <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker says production of the new sedan in China makes it the first Sonata hybrid to be produced outside Korea. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-plans-sonata-hybrid-chinese-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China South Korea Sales & Marketing Hybrid Vehicles Production Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:28:00 +0000 1265331 at http://wardsauto.com 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> Indian Automaker Preparing to Bid for Pininfarina http://wardsauto.com/indian-automaker-preparing-bid-pininfarina <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Sources say Mahindra & Mahindra intends to submit a formal bid for the Italian car-design studio in time for an April 29 shareholder meeting. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/indian-automaker-preparing-bid-pininfarina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology India Italy Design Finance Globalization Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1264341 at http://wardsauto.com