Auto makers looking for a way to kick-start sales want the government to roll back excise-duty rates to 2008 levels, and introduce compulsory scrapping of passenger vehicles at least 15 years old....More
During the 2009 downturn, most of the manufacturers curtailed spending and stopped adding capacity, only to be caught unawares when the market recovered in 2010. They do not intend to repeat that mistake....More
Analysts say the unrest consuming much of the industry is rooted in the lack of communication between workers and employers. There are few forums where they can discuss views and ideas on objectives, policies and practices....More
Toyota, which has installed some 1 million units of engine capacity in China, intends to raise local content to upwards of 95%. A similar capacity expansion by the auto maker’s main automatic transmission supplier, Aisin, is in the works....More
Despite its commitment to expanding its Manesar operations, the auto maker is building an assembly plant in Gujarat. It is among several car companies drawn to the western state by its peaceable and productive industrial climate....More
Last year, Hyundai was the first automaker in the world to sell a vehicle powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Hyundai Vice Chairman Woong-chul Yang makes it clear the automaker plans to be a trailblazer in hybrids as well as fuel cells....More
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.