Dongfeng http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53576/more en Geneva’s Glamour Belies Region Still Shackled by Economic Crisis http://wardsauto.com/europe/geneva-s-glamour-belies-region-still-shackled-economic-crisis <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne warns that the disintegration of sales since 2007 equates to the loss of nearly 12 assembly plants. European automakers, however, have not rebalanced manufacturing capacity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/geneva-s-glamour-belies-region-still-shackled-economic-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/geneva-s-glamour-belies-region-still-shackled-economic-crisis#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Citroen Dongfeng Fiat Ford Jeep Opel/Vauxhall Peugeot Renault Volkswagen 2014 Geneva Auto Show Capacity Utilization Restructuring Sales Results ACEA Dan Ammann Erik Jonnaert European Union IHS Automotive Sergio Marchionne Stephanie Brinley Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:07:00 +0000 977971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volkswagen stand at 2014 Geneva auto show.</strong></p> Hyundai Mum on Reports of Fourth Plant for China http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/hyundai-mum-reports-fourth-plant-china <div class="node-body article-body">The Beijing Hyundai JV already has three plants in Beijing operating at combined maximum capacity of about 1.1 million units.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/hyundai-mum-reports-fourth-plant-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/hyundai-mum-reports-fourth-plant-china#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Dongfeng Ford General Motors Hyundai Kia SAIC Wuling Capacity Utilization Globalization Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Chongqing Chung Mong-koo Shanghai Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:15:00 +0000 960161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Elantra Yuedong geared to Chinese market.</strong></p> PSA Drama at Center Stage of 2013 French Auto Scene http://wardsauto.com/europe/psa-drama-center-stage-2013-french-auto-scene <div class="node-body article-body">PSA Peugeot Citroen stands alone while other small global players are joining in groups that help spread engineering and production costs over higher volumes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/psa-drama-center-stage-2013-french-auto-scene" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/psa-drama-center-stage-2013-french-auto-scene#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe France Citroen Dongfeng General Motors Nissan Peugeot Renault Volkswagen Finance Globalization Restructuring Sales Results Trade Arnaud Montebourg Carlos Ghosn Carlos Tavares CCFA Christian Streiff Jean-Martin Folz L'Observatoire Cetelem Philippe Varin Thu, 02 Jan 2014 10:35:00 +0000 920001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Peugeot 208 automaker&rsquo;s only top-10-seller in Europe.</strong></p> Despite Roadblocks, China Growth Not Abating Soon http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/despite-roadblocks-china-growth-not-abating-soon <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Automotive Outlook </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Efforts by the Chinese government to control auto sales are having the adverse effect of spurring new-car purchases at rates higher than expected.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/despite-roadblocks-china-growth-not-abating-soon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/despite-roadblocks-china-growth-not-abating-soon#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Dongfeng General Motors Volkswagen Beijing China China Automotive Review Frank Zhao General Motors Global Automotive Forum gm Great Wall UMTRI University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Volkswagen Wang Xia Wayne Xing Wuhan Yingzi Su Tue, 10 Dec 2013 09:35:00 +0000 906101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Beijing cutting back on license plates to ease smog, congestion.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-85 <div class="node-body article-body">Magna CEO dismisses Faurecia stock-purchase report; Indian parts-makers urged to forge closer ties with Japanese automakers; Production resumes at Republic Steel plant off-line for five years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-85" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-85#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Canada India U.S. Japan Malaysia Thailand BMW Dongfeng Faurecia Magna Mini PSA ZF Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Capacity Utilization Employment Finance Global Sources Globalization Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Pedestrian Protection Production Steel Suspension Trade Automotive Components Manufacturers Association of India Don Walker Harish Lakshman Republic Steel Toshiba Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:55:00 +0000 903391 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>ZF supplies axles to nearby BMW plant in Malaysia.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-80 <div class="node-body article-body">Dana strenghtens ties with India’s Mahindra; composites developer opens new Detroit-area headquarters, R&D operation; Visteon subsidiary bids for Thai auto-electronics business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-80" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-80#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Australia China India U.S. Thailand Dana Dongfeng Getrag Lear Mahindra & Mahindra Visteon Capacity Utilization Chassis Dual Clutch (DCT) Electronics Future Products Globalization Laws/Law Enforcement OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Seats Transmission Vehicle Interiors Continental Structural Plastics Koyo Australia Relan Group Toyota Boshuku Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:40:00 +0000 873021 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Getrag, Chinese JV partner to build DCTs for Asian market.</strong></p> JPMorgan: Japan’s Auto Makers Headed for Record Sales, Earnings http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jpmorgan-japan-s-auto-makers-headed-record-sales-earnings <div class="node-body article-body">Reports by JPMorgan Securities Japan detail the industry’s reversal of fortune since the dark days following the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy and subsequent start of the global recession in fall 2008.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jpmorgan-japan-s-auto-makers-headed-record-sales-earnings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jpmorgan-japan-s-auto-makers-headed-record-sales-earnings#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Japan Dongfeng Honda Mazda Mitsubishi Nissan Subaru Suzuki Toyota Finance Product Development Production Sales Results Euro exchange rates JPMorgan Securities Japan Skyactiv yen Thu, 29 Aug 2013 09:37:00 +0000 835341 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>&rsquo;14 Mazda3 expected to help drive record profits.</strong></p> New Nissan Cabover Truck to Be Built in Avila, Spain http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/new-nissan-cabover-truck-be-built-avila-spain <div class="node-body article-body">The new vehicles eventually will replace the Atleon range, which currently is assembled in Avila along with a lighter range, the Cabstar, which remains on the market for now.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/new-nissan-cabover-truck-be-built-avila-spain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/new-nissan-cabover-truck-be-built-avila-spain#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Spain Dongfeng Nissan Sales & Marketing Emissions Turbocharger Vehicle Assembly undefined Thu, 13 Jun 2013 09:22:00 +0000 791501 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>New truck range under discussion since 2004.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/supply-chain/supplier-roundup-7 <div class="node-body article-body">A roundup of this week’s news involving automotive suppliers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/supply-chain/supplier-roundup-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/supply-chain/supplier-roundup-7#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Audi Dodge Dongfeng FAW Nissan Suppliers Aluminum Cockpit Component Electric Vehicles Electronic Control Units (ECU) Finance Globalization Instrument Panel Navigation Systems OE-Supplier Relations Thermoplastic Aleris Changchun Changzhou Chicago Foshan Garmin Motiv Power Systems Novelis Sabic Tue, 20 Nov 2012 17:05:00 +0000 662051 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>SABIC resins utilized in &rsquo;13 Dart interior&rsquo;s ambient lighting.</strong></p> China Still Market to Watch Despite 2012 Slowdown http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/china-still-market-watch-despite-2012-slowdown <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Automotive Outlook: International </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Vehicle sales have stalled this year, compared with their past dizzying double-digit growth. But the world’s largest car market still has considerable potential for growth that should keep it in play for the foreseeable future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/china-still-market-watch-despite-2012-slowdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/china-still-market-watch-despite-2012-slowdown#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Chery Dongfeng General Motors Hyundai Nissan Toyota Volkswagen Zhejiang Geely Plants & Production Globalization Sales Results anti-japan automotivecompass China dispute domestic foreign Inventory J.D. Power Japan japanese LMC Automotive Sales Tim Dunne Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:40:00 +0000 626301 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Nissan car orders &ldquo;starting to pick up,&rdquo; executive says.</strong></p>