FAW http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53578/more en Algeria Welcoming European, Chinese Automakers http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/algeria-welcoming-european-chinese-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Between its Renault and Dacia brands, Renault Group was the largest player in Algeria in 2013 with 111,378 deliveries and 26.2% market share. The French automaker also is the first company to manufacture cars in the country.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/algeria-welcoming-european-chinese-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/algeria-welcoming-european-chinese-automakers#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Algeria Egypt Morocco Dacia FAW Mercedes Peugeot Renault Sales & Marketing Capacity Utilization Globalization Local Content Trade Vehicle Assembly Arcofina Exports Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik SNVI Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:31:00 +0000 938231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Production launch of Symbol sedan slated for November.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-87 <div class="node-body article-body">ZF, BMW get close in Malaysia; Honeywell, suppliers invest cool $300 million to raise refrigerant output; Japanese company forms seating-component JV with Chinese manufacturer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-87" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-87#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Suppliers Supply Chain Europe Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Japan Malaysia United Kingdom BMW FAW Meritor Volkswagen ZF Brakes Capacity Utilization Climate Controls/HVAC Electric Vehicles Emissions Future Products Globalization Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Seats Suspension Wheels Honeywell Nippon Steel Protean Scania Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:33:00 +0000 914281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Protean, FAW-Volkswagen JV co-developing rear-drive EV powertrain.</strong></p> China’s Haima Takes Second Crack at Russian Market http://wardsauto.com/europe/china-s-haima-takes-second-crack-russian-market <div class="node-body article-body">The company also may continue its cooperation with the Derways auto plant. There is an agreement between Haima and Derways on CKD assembly of the new-generation Haima 3. However, the timing for the vehicle's launch at Derways has not been announced.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/china-s-haima-takes-second-crack-russian-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/china-s-haima-takes-second-crack-russian-market#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe China Russia Chery FAW Geely Globalization Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Derways Dong Guoqiang Great Wall Haima Lifan Timur Dzhlilov Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:46:00 +0000 812301 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Russia sole European market for China-built SUV.</strong></p> Chinese Vehicle Market Slow to Turn Green http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/chinese-vehicle-market-slow-turn-green <div class="field-byline"> David Green </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“People want to buy the most car they can that impresses their friends,” consultant Greg Anderson says. “It’s just not fashionable to drive a car that’s seen as environmentally friendly.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/chinese-vehicle-market-slow-turn-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/chinese-vehicle-market-slow-turn-green#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China BMW Brilliance Chery FAW Toyota Charging Electric Vehicles Globalization Hybrid Vehicles Incentives Product Development Sales Results Trade Beijing Automotive Group BYD China Association of Automobile Manufacturers Li Keqiang Miao Wei Fri, 19 Apr 2013 08:48:00 +0000 750151 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <b>Chinese policy makers appear to be favoring hybrid vehicles with subsidies.</b></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 Suppliers Supply Chain 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> GM China, SAIC Open Comprehensive Testing Facility http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/gm-china-saic-open-comprehensive-testing-facility <div class="node-body article-body">The $254 million Guangde Proving Ground has 37.3 miles of roads and facilities for vehicle testing under 67 different driving conditions. It supports the design and development of vehicles by the JV’s Pan Asia Automotive Technical Center.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/gm-china-saic-open-comprehensive-testing-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/gm-china-saic-open-comprehensive-testing-facility#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China FAW General Motors SAIC Volkswagen Future Products Product Development GM China Guangde Kevin Wale PANAC vehicle testing Wed, 26 Sep 2012 09:15:00 +0000 616951 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Proving ground features oval track, long straightaway, ride and handling loop, noise-evaluation road and variety of test areas.</strong></p> GM China’s Wale to Retire http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/gm-china-s-wale-retire <div class="node-body article-body">Under Wale’s leadership, GM’s annual sales in China quadrupled from 560,000 units in 2005 to 2.5 million in 2011. In 2009 he received the Shanghai government’s Magnolia Award, its highest honor for members of the foreign community.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/gm-china-s-wale-retire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/gm-china-s-wale-retire#comments Premium Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional United Kingdom Baojun Buick Cadillac Chevrolet FAW General Motors Holden Opel/Vauxhall Wuling Globalization Labor & Human Resources Sales Results Bob Socia Kevin Wale Tim Lee Wed, 12 Sep 2012 15:34:00 +0000 607721 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>GM China President Kevin Wale.</strong></p> Sedans, New Local Products Highlight Moscow Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/sedans-new-local-products-highlight-moscow-auto-show <div class="node-body article-body">The most significant vehicle premiering in Moscow may be the new-generation Mazda6. The unveiling coincides with the launch of the auto maker’s Russian assembly joint venture and may reflect sedans’ popularity in the country.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/sedans-new-local-products-highlight-moscow-auto-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/sedans-new-local-products-highlight-moscow-auto-show#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Russia Chevrolet Dongfeng FAW GAZ Geely Lada Mazda Nissan Opel/Vauxhall Renault Sales & Marketing Design Electric Vehicles Future Products Globalization Vehicle Assembly Derways Lifan Moscow Auto Show Sollers Steve Mattin Togliatti Fri, 31 Aug 2012 13:32:00 +0000 595251 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>XRAY concept&rsquo;s design cues to reappear in &rsquo;15 Ladas.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-30 <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/suppliers/supplier-roundup-30" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-30#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Suppliers Supply Chain Vehicles & Technology North America South America Brazil China U.S. Indonesia Japan South Korea Thailand BMW Denso FAW Ford Hella Mitsubishi Nissan Toyota Visteon Climate Controls/HVAC Component Electronic Control Units (ECU) Finance Future Products Global Sources Headlamps Logistics Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Taillamps EPS ESC Halla Johnson Electric Jtekt LED Mahle Mando Osram R&D STMicroelectronics Thu, 30 Aug 2012 18:14:00 +0000 595011 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Hella low-profile guide lights on X6 taillamps based on LED technology.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-29 <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/suppliers/supplier-roundup-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-29#comments Premium Auto Makers Asia Pacific Suppliers Supply Chain Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Chevrolet FAW General Motors GMC JCI Volkswagen Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Information & Entertainment Li-ion OE-Supplier Relations Sound Systems Voice Activation China BAK Jim Meyer OnStar SiriusXM Xiangqian Li XL Hybrids Thu, 23 Aug 2012 18:03:00 +0000 591161 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>XL Hybrids already testing Chevrolet Express conversions.</strong></p>