Asia Pacific http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53479/more en Hyundai Motor Chair's 2014 Compensation $5.2 Million http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-motor-chairs-2014-compensation-52-million <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Chung Mong-koo's 2% raise reflects the automaker's lackluster 2014 earnings stemming from a weak yen and ruble.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-motor-chairs-2014-compensation-52-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific South Korea Finance Labor & Human Resources Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:54:00 +0000 1251231 at http://wardsauto.com Faurecia, Dongfeng Form Chinese Car-Parts Production JV http://wardsauto.com/faurecia-dongfeng-form-chinese-car-parts-production-jv <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">French parts-maker Faurecia says it intends to sell components to Dongfeng and the Chinese automaker's automaking partners Peugeot, Nissan, Honda and Kia. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/faurecia-dongfeng-form-chinese-car-parts-production-jv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific China Component Globalization Restructuring Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:26:00 +0000 1251131 at http://wardsauto.com Green Not Fading as Fisker Fulfills Need for Speed http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/green-not-fading-fisker-fulfills-need-speed <div class="node-body article-body">It’s anybody’s guess whether Henrik Fisker – acclaimed for his designs of the Aston Martin DB9 and V-8 Vantage, BMW Z8 and his own Fisker Karma hybrid-electric vehicle – will put his new effort into a traditional combustion-based product or again pick up the green baton.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/green-not-fading-fisker-fulfills-need-speed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/green-not-fading-fisker-fulfills-need-speed#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America India U.S. Aston Martin Fisker Ford Carbon Fiber Exterior Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:30:00 +0000 1245661 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fisker harnesses 725 horses to Rocket pony car.</strong></p> Ford Refreshes Ranger, Everest for Hotly Contested ASEAN Markets http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-refreshes-ranger-everest-hotly-contested-asean-markets <div class="node-body article-body">Ford has relied heavily on its midsize pickup for success in the region, but faces stiffening competition and a consumer shift that is putting more focus on car-like features in the segment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-refreshes-ranger-everest-hotly-contested-asean-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-refreshes-ranger-everest-hotly-contested-asean-markets#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Thailand Ford Vehicles & Technology Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:00:00 +0000 1249741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Ranger features more distinctive front end.</strong></p> Politics, Economy Stall Thailand’s Eco-Car Program http://wardsauto.com/politics/politics-economy-stall-thailand-s-eco-car-program <div class="node-body article-body">The country’s prime minister says the government must ensure the eco-car program’s second phase does not repeat the failure of the first-time new-car-buyer incentive, which created artificial demand that contributed to raising household debt.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/politics-economy-stall-thailand-s-eco-car-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/politics-economy-stall-thailand-s-eco-car-program#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Thailand Honda Mazda Politics Emissions Incentives Product Development Vehicles & Technology Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:25:00 +0000 1248481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mazda2 first product of Thai eco-car program&rsquo;s second phase.</strong></p> U.S. Omitted From Initial Mercedes Plans for Midsize Pickup http://wardsauto.com/us-omitted-initial-mercedes-plans-midsize-pickup <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The German automaker compares its foray into the increasingly popular pickup segment with its successful introduction of M-Class premium SUVs. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/us-omitted-initial-mercedes-plans-midsize-pickup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Asia Pacific Europe North America Europe - Regional Australia U.S. South Africa Sales & Marketing Product Development Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:56:00 +0000 1249461 at http://wardsauto.com Thai Auto Sales Stay Stuck in Economic Doldrums http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-auto-sales-stay-stuck-economic-doldrums <div class="node-body article-body">A Toyota executive says February’s results were impacted by a rural drought that is cutting production and income and impacting farmers’ decisions on new-vehicle purchases.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-auto-sales-stay-stuck-economic-doldrums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-auto-sales-stay-stuck-economic-doldrums#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Honda Isuzu Mitsubishi Nissan Toyota Sales Results Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1248401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hilux&nbsp;(<em>above</em>)&nbsp;1,590 units up on Isuzu D-Max in 1-ton pickup segment through February.</strong></p> Toyota Malaysia Assembling Camry Hybrid Locally http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-malaysia-assembling-camry-hybrid-locally <div class="node-body article-body">Contract assembler ASSB will operate and manage the line producing three variants, the Camry 2.5 hybrid, Camry 2.0G and Camry 2.0E.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-malaysia-assembling-camry-hybrid-locally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-malaysia-assembling-camry-hybrid-locally#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Malaysia Toyota Hybrid Vehicles Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:58:00 +0000 1248281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota Malaysia marks production launch of Camry hybrid.</strong></p> GM Reshuffle Reflects Thai Auto Industry’s Struggles http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-reshuffle-reflects-thai-auto-industry-s-struggles <div class="node-body article-body">Despite its prolonged sales slump, industry analyst Jessada Thongpak says Thailand will remain ASEAN’s largest automotive hub because its technology and capability to meet global standards is years ahead of second-ranked Indonesia’s.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-reshuffle-reflects-thai-auto-industry-s-struggles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-reshuffle-reflects-thai-auto-industry-s-struggles#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Indonesia Thailand Chevrolet SAIC Wuling Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Capacity Utilization Employment Finance Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 1247871 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Slow-selling Spin forces GM to cut losses in Indonesia.</strong></p> Philippines Orders Adoption of Cleaner Fuels http://wardsauto.com/philippines-orders-adoption-cleaner-fuels <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The government has given oil companies a July 1 deadline to begin selling fuel compliant with Euro IV standards, which include sulfur content one-tenth the level of the standard in place since 2008.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/philippines-orders-adoption-cleaner-fuels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Philippines Emissions Regulatory Agencies Vehicles & Technology Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:20:00 +0000 1248131 at http://wardsauto.com