Asia Pacific http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53479/more en BMW Pushing to Maintain Sales Momentum in Korea http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/bmw-pushing-maintain-sales-momentum-korea <div class="node-body article-body">BMW Korea remains the country’s leading importer, with sales for the first six months up 19.3% to 21,972 vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/bmw-pushing-maintain-sales-momentum-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/bmw-pushing-maintain-sales-momentum-korea#comments Premium Limited Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea BMW Globalization Sales Results Trade Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +0000 1064231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Driving center supports German automaker&rsquo;s status as top Korean import.</strong></p> South Korea Vehicle Sales Up 10.0% in June http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/south-korea-vehicle-sales-100-june <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">South Korea vehicle sales totaled 139,864 units for June 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/south-korea-vehicle-sales-100-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/south-korea-vehicle-sales-100-june#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Auto Makers Sales Results Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:53:00 +0000 1064181 at http://wardsauto.com Proton Seeks Government Funding to Back New-Model Development http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/proton-seeks-government-funding-back-new-model-development <div class="node-body article-body">Proton has been using its own money for R&D, but the government should reimburse it through special incentives, a top official believes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/proton-seeks-government-funding-back-new-model-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/proton-seeks-government-funding-back-new-model-development#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Malaysia Proton Politics Product Development Vehicles & Technology Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 1063501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Saga Executive gets new special-edition monotone body kits and other equipment.</strong></p> GM Korea Makes Major Wage Concession to Avert Strike http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-makes-major-wage-concession-avert-strike <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker’s offer to include fixed bonuses in calculating wages is meant to sustain efforts to recover from a steep decline in exports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-makes-major-wage-concession-avert-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-makes-major-wage-concession-avert-strike#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Hyundai Kia Samsung Ssangyong Employment Labor & Human Resources Production Vehicle Assembly Gunsan Korea Metal Workers Union Sergio Rocha Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:20:00 +0000 1063341 at http://wardsauto.com Takata Links $440 Million Special Loss to Airbag Recalls http://wardsauto.com/takata-links-440-million-special-loss-airbag-recalls <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Japanese manufacturer, which took a ¥30.4 billion charge in the year to 2013 following several global recalls of cars equipped with its airbags, still projects a net profit of ¥16 billion for the year ending in March 2015.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-links-440-million-special-loss-airbag-recalls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Suppliers Vehicles & Technology Japan Airbags Finance Safety Takata Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:22:00 +0000 1062981 at http://wardsauto.com LG Chem Eyes Batteries for 200-Mile EVs in 2016 http://wardsauto.com/lg-chem-eyes-batteries-200-mile-evs-2016 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Korean manufacturer's chief financial officer does not say which automakers it will supply, but current customers include General Motors and Renault. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/lg-chem-eyes-batteries-200-mile-evs-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology South Korea Batteries Electric Vehicles OE-Supplier Relations LG Chem Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +0000 1063021 at http://wardsauto.com New Mobile App Streamlines Dealership Management http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/new-mobile-app-streamlines-dealership-management <div class="node-body article-body">Dealer Drive’s developers say the app allows manufacturers to measure marketing-campaign effectiveness, monitor the performance of the entire dealer network and support them with marketing, sales and staff-training initiatives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/new-mobile-app-streamlines-dealership-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/new-mobile-app-streamlines-dealership-management#comments Premium Retail Asia Pacific Dealerships Vehicles & Technology Australia Dealerships Dealership Management Electronics Information Technology Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:30:00 +0000 1059411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>App displays information about customer taking test drive on tablet.</strong></p> More Magnesium in Japanese Auto-Parts Makers’ Mix http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/more-magnesium-japanese-auto-parts-makers-mix <div class="node-body article-body">A Japan Magnesium Assn. official predicts demand will grow 3% to 4% over the next five years thanks to a new alloy mix incorporating calcium, making it possible to die-cast magnesium components on the same line as aluminum parts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/more-magnesium-japanese-auto-parts-makers-mix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/more-magnesium-japanese-auto-parts-makers-mix#comments Premium Auto Makers Asia Pacific Suppliers Vehicles & Technology China Japan Aisin Autoliv Honda Nissan Toyota Aluminum Magnesium Steel Japan Magnesium Assn. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 1055701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Turbine-powered &rsquo;06 GM EcoJet concept had magnesium structural parts.</strong></p> BMW to Raise Annual China Capacity to 400,000 Units http://wardsauto.com/bmw-raise-annual-china-capacity-400000-units <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The German luxury automaker says the one-third increase in capacity at its two Chinese plants is designed to raise its profile in the world's largest auto market and offset slow sales in Europe.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bmw-raise-annual-china-capacity-400000-units" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific China Capacity Utilization Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:33:00 +0000 1061051 at http://wardsauto.com Forecast Sees Toyota Profits Up 31% on Record Sales http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/forecast-sees-toyota-profits-31-record-sales <div class="node-body article-body">Goldman Sachs also predicts global light-vehicle sales will grow 3.4% annually over the next six years to 104 million units in fiscal 2020, up from 82.4 million in 2013 and a projected 85.1 million in fiscal 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/forecast-sees-toyota-profits-31-record-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/forecast-sees-toyota-profits-31-record-sales#comments Premium World Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan World Lexus Toyota Aluminum Carbon Fiber Emissions Finance Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Manufacturing Technology Product Development Sales Results Steel Vehicle Assembly Goldman Sachs robot Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:57:00 +0000 1059441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>U.S. top seller RX helps Lexus chip in bigger share of Toyota earnings.</strong></p>