General Motors http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53596/more en GM Holden Cutting More Workers as Oz Sales Slip http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-cutting-more-workers-oz-sales-slip <div class="node-body article-body">News Corp. Australia says production employees will be reduced to 1,260 from 1,530 and vehicle output will be reduced by 50 units to 240 a day. Parent General Motors is closing the plant in 2017.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-cutting-more-workers-oz-sales-slip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-cutting-more-workers-oz-sales-slip#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Ford Holden Toyota Employment Production Restructuring Sales Results Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:11:00 +0000 1266951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cruze sales decline along with workforce numbers.</strong></p> BMW Crowned World’s Most Reputable Company http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/bmw-crowned-world-s-most-reputable-company <div class="node-body article-body">BMW ranked third in last year’s survey and Daimler was eighth. Nissan and Suzuki were on the 2014 list but didn’t make the cut this year. GM squeezed in at 96th after missing the list last year while embroiled in the ignition-switch recall crisis. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/bmw-crowned-world-s-most-reputable-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/bmw-crowned-world-s-most-reputable-company#comments Public World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Suppliers World BMW Bosch Daimler Ford General Motors Honda Toyota Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:46:00 +0000 1266071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW, maker of Ward&rsquo;s 10 Best Interiors winner i3, highly regarded globally.</strong></p> Opel-PSA Co-Development Deal Takes Shape With LCVs http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-psa-co-development-deal-takes-shape-lcvs <div class="node-body article-body">The LCVs to be built at Vigo are among several new-vehicle programs being jointly developed by PSA and Opel/Vauxhall parent General Motors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-psa-co-development-deal-takes-shape-lcvs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-psa-co-development-deal-takes-shape-lcvs#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe France Spain Turkey Citroen Opel/Vauxhall Peugeot Product Development Vehicle Assembly Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1265931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Combo production moving to Spain from Turkey.</strong></p> GM Sees More Truck Output Available; No FCA Merger Plans http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-sees-more-truck-output-available-no-fca-merger-plans <div class="node-body article-body">CEO Barra says on a conference call that her management team has no intentions of pursuing a merger sought in the financial press by FCA US CEO Sergio Marchionne.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-sees-more-truck-output-available-no-fca-merger-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-sees-more-truck-output-available-no-fca-merger-plans#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. General Motors Finance Restructuring Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:47:00 +0000 1265831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM large SUV demand outstripping supply.</strong></p> Rush of Luxury Plug-Ins First Challenge to Hybrids http://wardsauto.com/north-america/rush-luxury-plug-ins-first-challenge-hybrids <div class="node-body article-body">PHEV demand remains a fraction of the overall hybrid market, which accounted for 451,831 sales in 2014 and a 2.8% market share. But that also means there’s considerable upside for the vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/rush-luxury-plug-ins-first-challenge-hybrids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/rush-luxury-plug-ins-first-challenge-hybrids#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Audi BMW Cadillac Chevrolet Honda Mercedes Porsche Volkswagen Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:00:00 +0000 1257851 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM CEO Barra introduces second-generation Chevy Volt.</strong></p> PHEVs Storm U.S. http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/phevs-storm-us <div class="node-body gallery-body">A slew of luxury plug-in hybrid electric vehicles begin rolling out this year, raising a first challenge to the dominance of traditional hybrids.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/phevs-storm-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/phevs-storm-us#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Audi BMW Cadillac Chevrolet Honda Mercedes Mitsubishi Porsche Volkswagen Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:59:00 +0000 1257861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>PHEVs Storm U.S.<span class="rangySelectionBoundary" id="selectionBoundary_1428950417762_9730608864566231"></span></strong></p> Russian Official: GM Hit Hardest By Falling Ruble http://wardsauto.com/europe/russian-official-gm-hit-hardest-falling-ruble <div class="node-body article-body">Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov says GM’s relatively low 25% level of localization of sourcing, manufacturing activity and R&D hurt the automaker when the value of the ruble began sinking.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/russian-official-gm-hit-hardest-falling-ruble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/russian-official-gm-hit-hardest-falling-ruble#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Ford General Motors Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Restructuring Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:13:00 +0000 1262871 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tahoe among GM niche models staying on Russian market.</strong></p> Automakers Raising Stakes in Southeast Asia Markets http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets <div class="node-body article-body">The Bangkok Post reports Ipsos Business Consulting believes entrenched Japanese automakers will face increasing competition in Southeast Asia from the likes of General Motors and new players including Volkswagen.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Indonesia Malaysia Thailand General Motors Nissan Proton Toyota Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Globalization Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:05:00 +0000 1259421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Indonesia first export market for Malaysian VW assembler DRB-Hicom.</strong></p> GM Offers Suppliers ‘Billions of Dollars’ for Best Ideas http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-offers-suppliers-billions-dollars-best-ideas <div class="node-body article-body">“We want to be the OEM of choice,” says Steve Kiefer, vice president-Global Purchasing and Supply Chain at GM. “We want to be the first stop when (suppliers) think of a new innovation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-offers-suppliers-billions-dollars-best-ideas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-offers-suppliers-billions-dollars-best-ideas#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. General Motors Purchashing Restructuring Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1260261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kiefer talks about waste-elimination savings on volume GM parts.</strong></p> Inner Beauty for the Masses http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/inner-beauty-masses <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Editors selected the Ward’s 10 Best Interiors after spending February and March evaluating 42 new interiors and scoring them on design aesthetics, materials, ergonomics, safety, comfort, value, fit-and-finish and driver information. Trophies will be awarded May 13.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/inner-beauty-masses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/inner-beauty-masses#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Italy BMW Chrysler Ford GMC Honda Jeep Kia Mazda Mercedes Nissan Aluminum Carbon Fiber Cockpit Electric Vehicles Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Information & Entertainment Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Vehicles in Operation BMW i3 C400 Chrysler 300C Ford F-150 King Ranch GMC Canyon Honda Fit Jeep Renegade Kia Sedona Mazda6 Mercedes C-Class Nissan Murano Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1260201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nissan Murano interior punctuated by smooth, flowing lines extending from IP to center console.</strong></p>