Hyundai http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53611/more en Violence, Economic Crisis Hit Ukraine Auto Industry http://wardsauto.com/politics/violence-economic-crisis-hit-ukraine-auto-industry <div class="node-body article-body">ZAZ, the country’s only full-cycle automaker, manufactured only 10,622 cars in first-half 2014, compared with 252,476 in 2008, and may halt production in September because of parts shortages.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/violence-economic-crisis-hit-ukraine-auto-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/violence-economic-crisis-hit-ukraine-auto-industry#comments Public Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Supply Chain Europe Egypt Russia Ukraine Chery Chevrolet Daewoo Hyundai Lada Skoda Logistics Production Sales Results Stamping Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:19:00 +0000 1070281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Re-badged Chevrolet Aveo sold as ZAZ Vida.</strong></p> India Car Sales Show Fitful Upturn; Light Trucks Lag http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/india-car-sales-show-fitful-upturn-light-trucks-lag <div class="node-body article-body">Car sales’ return to positive territory comes as customer interest shifts from entry-level and midsize small hatchbacks to premium hatchbacks and entry-level sedans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/india-car-sales-show-fitful-upturn-light-trucks-lag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/india-car-sales-show-fitful-upturn-light-trucks-lag#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Honda Hyundai Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Tata Sales Results Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:30:00 +0000 1065141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Xylo launched in 2011 newer member of Mahindra&rsquo;s aging lineup.</strong></p> Second Korean Automaker Offers Wage Concession http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/second-korean-automaker-offers-wage-concession <div class="node-body article-body">Ssangyong’s offer would substantially hike payments for overtime, holiday work and severance packages at retirement. But analysts say the low-volume automaker is on the threshold of a turnaround and a strike would destroy the momentum.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/second-korean-automaker-offers-wage-concession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/second-korean-automaker-offers-wage-concession#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Hyundai Kia Samsung Ssangyong Labor & Human Resources Production Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:45:00 +0000 1066221 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Smallest of country&rsquo;s five automakers follows GM&rsquo;s lead in contract talks.</strong></p> GM Korea Makes Major Wage Concession to Avert Strike http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-makes-major-wage-concession-avert-strike <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker’s offer to include fixed bonuses in calculating wages is meant to sustain efforts to recover from a steep decline in exports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-makes-major-wage-concession-avert-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-makes-major-wage-concession-avert-strike#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Hyundai Kia Samsung Ssangyong Employment Labor & Human Resources Production Vehicle Assembly Gunsan Korea Metal Workers Union Sergio Rocha Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:20:00 +0000 1063341 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Weighing Consumer Response to ’15 Sonata http://wardsauto.com/north-america/hyundai-weighing-consumer-response-15-sonata <div class="node-body article-body">“The feedback we get is that the car looks conservative when you see it in pictures but looks better in person,” says Mike O’Brien, vice president-corporate and product planning.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/hyundai-weighing-consumer-response-15-sonata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/hyundai-weighing-consumer-response-15-sonata#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Hyundai Aluminum Fuel-Cell Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Inventories Product Development Steel Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:22:00 +0000 1057221 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New-gen Sonata forgoes 6-cyl. mill for more cabin space.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-117 <div class="node-body article-body">Magna AWD system moves ’15 Hyundai Genesis; Volkswagen names partners for e-Golf charging network; Union Pacific named preferred Ford supplier.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-117" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-117#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Bosch Ford Hyundai JCI Magna Volkswagen Charging Finance Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Seats Transmissions ChargePoint Gates Ohio State University Union Pacific Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:50:00 +0000 1056951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>JCI contributes seating to Ohio State&rsquo;s prize-winning eco-friendly car.</strong></p> June Sales Skid; Russia Full-Year Forecast Cut Again http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/june-sales-skid-russia-full-year-forecast-cut-again <div class="node-body article-body">Russia’s 17.3% sales drop last month prompted an industry organization to scale back its 2014 projection 12% from the prior year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/june-sales-skid-russia-full-year-forecast-cut-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/june-sales-skid-russia-full-year-forecast-cut-again#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Chevrolet Hyundai Kia Lada Nissan Renault Volkswagen Sales Results Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:50:00 +0000 1056261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lada outsold second-place Renault by 2-1 margin in year&rsquo;s first half.</strong></p> Unrest as Usual in Korean Automaker, Union Talks http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/unrest-usual-korean-automaker-union-talks <div class="node-body article-body">Workers at GM Korea and Renault Samsung have voted to authorize strikes, and their counterparts at Hyundai, Kia and Ssangyong threaten to walk out to underscore their demands for wage increases, wage reform and other changes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/unrest-usual-korean-automaker-union-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/unrest-usual-korean-automaker-union-talks#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Hyundai Kia Samsung Ssangyong Finance Labor & Human Resources Production Sergio Rocha Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 1056231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Compensation formula major sticking point in Hyundai negotiations.</strong></p> Oz First-Half Sales Robust But Dip Year-on-Year http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/oz-first-half-sales-robust-dip-year-year <div class="node-body article-body">First-half deliveries were about 100,000 units shy of the record set in the 2012-2013 financial year, resulting in a 2.4% decline from that total.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/oz-first-half-sales-robust-dip-year-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/oz-first-half-sales-robust-dip-year-year#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Asia Pacific Audi Holden Hyundai Kia Mazda Mitsubishi Toyota Sales Results Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:55:00 +0000 1053531 at http://wardsauto.com Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-5 <div class="node-body article-body">TRW seatbelt retractor enforces laws of physics; Hyundai, Honda, Volvo dial in on Android Auto; Hella headlamp targets LED light.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-5#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Canada U.S. BorgWarner Ford Hella Honda Hyundai TRW Volkswagen Volvo Car Airbags Diesel Headlamps Hybrid Vehicles Information & Entertainment Li-ion Product Development Seatbelts Android Mahle Behr Open Automotive Alliance Samsung SDI Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:14:00 +0000 1052911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford Transit airbag measures 15 ft. by 3 ft.</strong></p>