Asia Pacific http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53479/more en Hyundai Goes Gangnam Style With Plan for $10 Billion HQ, Theme Park http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-goes-gangnam-style-plan-10-billion-hq-theme-park <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker appears to be back in expansion mode, with its planned Seoul complex and significant investment in additional capacity in China.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-goes-gangnam-style-plan-10-billion-hq-theme-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-goes-gangnam-style-plan-10-billion-hq-theme-park#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific China South Korea Hyundai Finance Globalization Labor & Human Resources Vehicle Assembly Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:26:00 +0000 1121641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai headquarters on move to Gangnam district.</strong></p> Production in China Rises for 17th Consecutive Month http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/production-china-rises-17th-consecutive-month <div class="node-body article-body">Nearly every sector witnessed gains in the month with buses posting the largest growth over like-2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/production-china-rises-17th-consecutive-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/production-china-rises-17th-consecutive-month#comments Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific China Auto Makers Production Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:57:00 +0000 1121451 at http://wardsauto.com Maruti Suzuki Profiting From Push Into Rural India http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-profiting-push-rural-india <div class="node-body article-body">Maruti faces intense competition with Honda, Hyundai and Nissan in urban areas, but India’s No.1 automaker also has penetrated into the rural interior, which it has virtually no competitors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-profiting-push-rural-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-profiting-push-rural-india#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Diesel Resource Center India Maruti Capacity Utilization Employment Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:57:00 +0000 1119701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker touts new Ciaz sedan&rsquo;s affordability, fuel efficiency.</strong></p> Malaysia Car Sales Steady, Output Jumps in August http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-car-sales-steady-output-jumps-august <div class="node-body article-body">Year-to-date car sales climbed 3.4% to 395,255 units and, despite the August increase, left CV deliveries down 3.3% to 49,279.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-car-sales-steady-output-jumps-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-car-sales-steady-output-jumps-august#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Unspecified Companies Production Sales Results Malaysia Automotive Association Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:35:00 +0000 1120421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Busy August for market-leader Perodua production.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-127 <div class="field-byline"> Jim Irwin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">BorgWarner boosting EGR technology output in China; Ford experiments with expanding SYNC capabilities; truck bed, exhaust-system suppliers sign on with Toyota in Texas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-127" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-127#comments Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Germany BMW BorgWarner Ford Toyota Component Electric Vehicles Global Sources Information & Entertainment Li-ion OE-Supplier Relations Production AMS ASI Automatic Labs Forma Automotive Penn Engineering PROFIL Voss Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:33:00 +0000 1119991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>AMS sensor interface keeps tabs on battery charge in BMW i3.</strong></p> Stop-Start Problems Could Put Charge Into Ultracapacitor Market http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/stop-start-problems-could-put-charge-ultracapacitor-market <div class="node-body article-body">Ultracaps, long considered too costly for widespread application in light vehicles, appear to be gaining traction – albeit ever so slowly – as electrification takes hold and automakers find the technology’s advantages harder to resist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/stop-start-problems-could-put-charge-ultracapacitor-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/stop-start-problems-could-put-charge-ultracapacitor-market#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan France Italy Ford Lamborghini Mazda PSA Suppliers Batteries Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:20:00 +0000 1115181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aventador supercar employs Maxwell ultracap.</strong></p> Refreshed Portfolio Helps Mahindra Fight Stale Sales http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/refreshed-portfolio-helps-mahindra-fight-stale-sales <div class="node-body article-body">Mahindra has come to realize its products are out of sync with the compact or entry-level sedans and utility vehicles the market now demands. It plans new platforms and will launch three new compact SUVs over the next two years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/refreshed-portfolio-helps-mahindra-fight-stale-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/refreshed-portfolio-helps-mahindra-fight-stale-sales#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center India Mahindra & Mahindra Ssangyong Capacity Utilization Diesel Gasoline Product Development Sales Results Trade Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:02:00 +0000 1119091 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker plans two new iterations of popular Bolero MPV.</strong></p> Suzuki Recalling 453,000 Minivehicles in Japan http://wardsauto.com/suzuki-recalling-453000-minivehicles-japan <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker is recalling Every microvans and Scrum models built for Mazda following reports of three fires linked to a defect in the blower fan motor of the air-conditioning unit. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suzuki-recalling-453000-minivehicles-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Climate Controls/HVAC Safety Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:32:00 +0000 1120161 at http://wardsauto.com Hitachi Escapes Fine in Chinese Antitrust Probe http://wardsauto.com/hitachi-escapes-fine-chinese-antitrust-probe <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Chinese antitrust regulators say they will not fine Hitachi Automotive because the Japanese auto-parts supplier halted monopolistic activity and proactively provided relevant evidence. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hitachi-escapes-fine-chinese-antitrust-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific Suppliers China Finance Laws/Law Enforcement Trade Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:15:00 +0000 1120131 at http://wardsauto.com Engineers Group Says GM Holden Layoffs Costly to Oz http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/engineers-group-says-gm-holden-layoffs-costly-oz <div class="node-body article-body">“With very few jobs on the local landscape, we run the very big risk of a significant ‘brain drain’ as these (engineers) are forced to go overseas for work,” union official Sharelle Herrington says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/engineers-group-says-gm-holden-layoffs-costly-oz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/engineers-group-says-gm-holden-layoffs-costly-oz#comments Premium Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Holden Design Labor & Human Resources Restructuring Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:55:00 +0000 1119821 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Commodore refresh among GM Holden engineers&rsquo; last assignments.</strong></p>