Asia Pacific http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53479/more en Toyota Won't "Dump" Embattled Airbag Supplier Takata, Exec Says http://wardsauto.com/toyota-wont-dump-embattled-airbag-supplier-takata-exec-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Steve St. Angelo, head of the automaker's Latin American operations, says Toyota "is very big on helping a supplier on struggle points" - in Takata's case, potentially defective airbag inflators in millions of cars in the U.S.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-wont-dump-embattled-airbag-supplier-takata-exec-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Airbags OE-Supplier Relations Safety Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:02:00 +0000 1140261 at http://wardsauto.com South Korea Vehicle Sales Down 0.5% in August http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/south-korea-vehicle-sales-down-05-august <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">South Korea vehicle sales totaled 123,087 units for August 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/south-korea-vehicle-sales-down-05-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/south-korea-vehicle-sales-down-05-august#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Auto Makers Sales Results Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:03:00 +0000 1139541 at http://wardsauto.com Jaguar Land Rover Expecting Slowdown in Chinese Demand http://wardsauto.com/jaguar-land-rover-expecting-slowdown-chinese-demand <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The U.K. luxury automaker sees China sales growth contracting from 40% in 2013 to 20% this year, due to a larger comparative base and an easing of demand in the world's largest auto market.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/jaguar-land-rover-expecting-slowdown-chinese-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Sales Results Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:50:00 +0000 1138701 at http://wardsauto.com Chinese Automakers Reportedly Cutting 2014 Sales Outlook http://wardsauto.com/chinese-automakers-reportedly-cutting-2014-sales-outlook <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Dong Yang, secretary general of the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, notes a slowdown in sales over the past two months and says the industry body is looking into the reason for the weakness, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/chinese-automakers-reportedly-cutting-2014-sales-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Sales Results Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:05:00 +0000 1138681 at http://wardsauto.com Green-Car Push May Thin Chinese Automakers' Ranks http://wardsauto.com/green-car-push-may-thin-chinese-automakers-ranks <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">All but the highest-volume automakers may have trouble affording China's increasingly strict fuel-economy rules.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/green-car-push-may-thin-chinese-automakers-ranks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Politics Fuel Economy Vehicles & Technology Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:02:00 +0000 1138611 at http://wardsauto.com Automated Driving Piques Chinese Consumers’ Interest http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automated-driving-piques-chinese-consumers-interest <div class="field-byline"> Joseph R. Szczesny </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The prevailing view that automated systems first will be used in Europe and North America is being challenged by Chinese interest in what Magna International executive Frank O’Brien calls the digital lifestyle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automated-driving-piques-chinese-consumers-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automated-driving-piques-chinese-consumers-interest#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Auto Makers Continental Magna Autonomous Vehicles Future Products Globalization Internet Product Development Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:30:00 +0000 1137671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW, Chinese Internet giant Baidu co-developing driverless car.</strong></p> Output in China Tops 2 Million in September http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/output-china-tops-2-million-september <div class="node-body article-body">Car and light-truck builds grew considerably in the month, up 5.8% and 4.5%, respectively.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/output-china-tops-2-million-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/output-china-tops-2-million-september#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific China Auto Makers Production Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:05:00 +0000 1137731 at http://wardsauto.com Volkswagen Recalls 1.1 Million Cars in N. America, China http://wardsauto.com/volkswagen-recalls-11-million-cars-n-america-china <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker says a potential problem with rear suspension parts prompted the recall of about 440,000 cars in the U.S. and 126,000 in Canada, as well as about 580,000 locally made vehicles in China.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/volkswagen-recalls-11-million-cars-n-america-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:12:00 +0000 1137621 at http://wardsauto.com Chinese Automakers, Suppliers Encouraged to Go Global http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/chinese-automakers-suppliers-encouraged-go-global <div class="node-body article-body">The local industry recognizes there’s still work to be done to improve quality and upgrade technology – huge tasks, in fact. But government officials and company insiders say it’s time to prepare for a bigger play around the world.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/chinese-automakers-suppliers-encouraged-go-global" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/chinese-automakers-suppliers-encouraged-go-global#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific China Dongfeng Globalization Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:27:00 +0000 1137161 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>Government officials, execs tell Global Automotive Forum it&rsquo;s time for industry to plot global drive, put some passion in their vehicles.<o:p></o:p></b></p> Volkswagen Recalling More Than 580,000 Cars in China http://wardsauto.com/volkswagen-recalling-more-580000-cars-china <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The recall covers 563,605 New Sagitar models produced between May and and May 2014 by the German automaker's Chinese joint venture, as well as 17,485 imported Beetles with the same potential axle defect.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/volkswagen-recalling-more-580000-cars-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific China Politics Component Safety Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:30:00 +0000 1137341 at http://wardsauto.com