Asia Pacific http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53479/more en China Production Inches Up 1.2% in November http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-production-inches-12-november <div class="node-body article-body">SAIC GM-Wuling’s Hongguang van remained the most produced model in November, accounting for 3.4% of total vehicle builds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-production-inches-12-november" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-production-inches-12-november#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific China Auto Makers Production Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:41:00 +0000 1187541 at http://wardsauto.com Costs Down, So Subaru Australia Cuts Prices http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/costs-down-so-subaru-australia-cuts-prices <div class="node-body article-body">A more favorable exchange rate, pending free-trade agreement and manufacturing efficiency gains have enabled the automaker to slash stickers up to 12.8%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/costs-down-so-subaru-australia-cuts-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/costs-down-so-subaru-australia-cuts-prices#comments Premium Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Subaru Retail Sales & Marketing Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:59:00 +0000 1186431 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Outback 3.6R prices reduced 17.2%.</strong></p> Weak Yen Fuels Strong Year for Japanese Automakers http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/weak-yen-fuels-strong-year-japanese-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Domestic sales fell after the national consumption tax was increased April 1, but the decline was offset by brisk demand in North America and the effects of the weaker yen against the dollar, among other pluses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/weak-yen-fuels-strong-year-japanese-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/weak-yen-fuels-strong-year-japanese-automakers#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional Japan Daihatsu Honda Mitsubishi Nissan Subaru Suzuki Toyota Finance Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:03:00 +0000 1185041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rogue helps power Nissan&rsquo;s bullish sales forecast.</strong></p> Small-Car Policy Driving Industry Growth in Malaysia http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia <div class="node-body article-body">The National Automotive Policy aims to promote the creation of a competitive automotive industry in terms of employment, technology development and supply-chain improvement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Malaysia Honda Mazda Perodua Volvo Car Capacity Utilization Charging Emissions Finance Fuel Economy Globalization Trade Vehicle Assembly Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:51:00 +0000 1182291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perodua claims 50.8 mpg for locally built Axia Advance EEV.</strong></p> Oz Automakers, Independent Shops in Truce on Vehicle Repairs http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/oz-automakers-independent-shops-truce-vehicle-repairs <div class="node-body article-body">The new pact follows a Treasury Dept. review that found no evidence of consumers would be hurt by broader access to service and repair information in the automotive industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/oz-automakers-independent-shops-truce-vehicle-repairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/oz-automakers-independent-shops-truce-vehicle-repairs#comments Premium Auto Makers Dealers Asia Pacific Australia Auto Makers Dealerships Trade Organizations Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:21:00 +0000 1183651 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Deal to ensure consumers better informed about repairs.</strong></p> Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images Honda Recalling 500,000-Plus Cars in China With Takata Airbags http://wardsauto.com/honda-recalling-500000-plus-cars-china-takata-airbags <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">More than 85% of the 569,769 cars being recalled due to potentially defective airbags are Accord models built between May 2002 and December 2007 by the Japanese automaker's joint venture with Guangzhou Automobile Group.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/honda-recalling-500000-plus-cars-china-takata-airbags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Japan Airbags OE-Supplier Relations Safety Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:20:00 +0000 1183131 at http://wardsauto.com Chinese Automaker Geely Sees 2014 Profit Down 50% http://wardsauto.com/chinese-automaker-geely-sees-2014-profit-down-50 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Geely, whose parent company also owns Swedish automaker Volvo, expects its 2014 net profit to fall because of setbacks including a 49% year-on-year slump in export sales through November and losses from depreciation of the Russian ruble.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/chinese-automaker-geely-sees-2014-profit-down-50" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Finance Globalization Sales Results Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:04:00 +0000 1183151 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Australia Profiling Potential Mustang Buyers http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-australia-profiling-potential-mustang-buyers <div class="node-body article-body">The pre-ordering system allows Australian dealerships to capture details of potential Mustang buyers. It also will help dealers identify customers who may have been drawn by the new car but are more likely to choose another Ford model.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-australia-profiling-potential-mustang-buyers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-australia-profiling-potential-mustang-buyers#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Ford Sales & Marketing Information Technology Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1182051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford Australia already looking for more cars from factory.</strong></p> Research Finds New Dimension in Fuel-Cell Efficiency http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/research-finds-new-dimension-fuel-cell-efficiency <div class="node-body article-body">The discovery makes monolayers of graphene, and its sister material boron nitride, attractive for possible uses as proton-conducting membranes, which are at the heart of modern fuel-cell technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/research-finds-new-dimension-fuel-cell-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/research-finds-new-dimension-fuel-cell-efficiency#comments Premium Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology China Netherlands United Kingdom Fuel-Cell Vehicles Materials Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:22:00 +0000 1175421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Studies indicate graphene could boost fuel-cell</strong><strong>&nbsp;durability.</strong></p> Luxury Automakers Not Discouraged by India Slump http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-automakers-not-discouraged-india-slump <div class="node-body article-body">Luxury-segment sales are expected to grow from about 32,000 units in 2013 to nearly 50,000 this year, according to IHS Automotive.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-automakers-not-discouraged-india-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-automakers-not-discouraged-india-slump#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Audi Bentley Jeep Rolls Royce Production Sales Results Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:10:00 +0000 1171901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Audi A3 opens door to luxury market.</strong></p>