Mitsubishi http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53624/more en BMW on Oz Subsidies for EV: It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/bmw-oz-subsidies-ev-it-doesn-t-hurt-ask <div class="node-body article-body">Even if BMW is denied government help in lowering the i3’s price, the automaker believes the car will succeed because it will be available both as an all-electric vehicle and as an EV with a range extender.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/bmw-oz-subsidies-ev-it-doesn-t-hurt-ask" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/bmw-oz-subsidies-ev-it-doesn-t-hurt-ask#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia BMW Ford Holden Mitsubishi Nissan Toyota Electric Vehicles Finance Incentives Restructuring Trade Phil Horton Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:49:00 +0000 996321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Government mum on automaker&rsquo;s bid for help cutting EV&rsquo;s ‟premium price.&rdquo;</strong></p> Russia Spurns Automakers’ Bid for Additional Aid http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-spurns-automakers-bid-additional-aid <div class="node-body article-body">While disappointed by the government’s rejection, the automakers say they have no plans to reduce their investment programs in Russia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-spurns-automakers-bid-additional-aid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-spurns-automakers-bid-additional-aid#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia AvtoVAZ Ford Hyundai Mitsubishi PSA Renault Volkswagen Capacity Utilization Finance Globalization Incentives Inventories Production Trade Bruno Ancelin Denis Manturov Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade Scrappage Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:19:00 +0000 986611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Daimler considering Mercedes assembly in Russia despite stagnant market.</strong></p> Thai Vehicle Sales in Free Fall Amid Political Crisis http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/thai-vehicle-sales-free-fall-amid-political-crisis <div class="node-body article-body">In the first two months of the year, car sales slumped 55.0% from like-2013 to 55,572 units and the CV segment was off 36.0% to 84,716.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/thai-vehicle-sales-free-fall-amid-political-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/thai-vehicle-sales-free-fall-amid-political-crisis#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Chevrolet Ford Honda Isuzu Mitsubishi Nissan Toyota Incentives Production Sales Results Bangkok International Motor Show Exports Federation of Thai Industries Automotive Industry Club Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:45:00 +0000 979551 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota pushes car market share to commanding 45.7% in February.</strong></p> Toyota Strengthens Grip on Japan EV, Hybrid Market http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/toyota-strengthens-grip-japan-ev-hybrid-market <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota delivered 1,280,235 electric and hybrid-electric vehicles last year, up 5% from 2012 and good for an 83% share of the domestic market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/toyota-strengthens-grip-japan-ev-hybrid-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/toyota-strengthens-grip-japan-ev-hybrid-market#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan South Korea Honda Hyundai Kia Mazda Mitsubishi Nissan Subaru Toyota Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Sales Results Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:30:00 +0000 969441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aqua, sold as Prius c outside Japan, topped domestic sales charts in 2013.</strong></p> Malaysia New-Vehicle Deliveries Stumble in January http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/malaysia-new-vehicle-deliveries-stumble-january <div class="node-body article-body">Industry officials predict the February sales level will be on par with January’s 8.7% slide, citing a short working month due to the Chinese New Year holidays.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/malaysia-new-vehicle-deliveries-stumble-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/malaysia-new-vehicle-deliveries-stumble-january#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Ford Mitsubishi Perodua Proton Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Kavan Mukhtyar Malaysian Automotive Assn. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 19:00:00 +0000 963881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Market leader Perodua&rsquo;s January drop steeper than industrywide rate.</strong></p> Retooled Lineup Key to Mitsubishi Business Plan http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/retooled-lineup-key-mitsubishi-business-plan <div class="node-body article-body">The New Stage 2016 plan sets ambitious earnings, sales and production goals for fiscal 2016. They include record earnings of ¥135 billion on sales of ¥2.6 trillion, both up more than 40% from fiscal 2012, and more than 1.4 million builds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/retooled-lineup-key-mitsubishi-business-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/retooled-lineup-key-mitsubishi-business-plan#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Japan Malaysia Philippines Thailand Netherlands Russia Mitsubishi Nissan PSA Suzuki Sales & Marketing Capacity Utilization Electric Vehicles Finance Globalization Hybrid Vehicles Labor & Human Resources Li-ion Product Development Trade Vehicle Assembly DaimlerChrysler Nedcar Osamu Masuko Tetsuro Aikawa Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:42:00 +0000 958991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Upcoming Mitsubishi plug-in likely based on GC-PHEV concept.</strong></p> Toyota Sees Thai Market Steadying After January Slip http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-sees-thai-market-steadying-after-january-slip <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota, which collects sales data for the industry, says last month’s slump reflects high volume from a year ago, when government tax incentives were spurring demand. But it notes the country’s ongoing political unrest may affect sales.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-sees-thai-market-steadying-after-january-slip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-sees-thai-market-steadying-after-january-slip#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Chevrolet Ford Honda Isuzu Mitsubishi Nissan Toyota Sales Results Surapong Paisitpatanapong Wutthikorn Suriyachantananon Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:25:00 +0000 959931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota sales slip 37.7% but stays No.1 as rivals post bigger declines.</strong></p> Transmission Maker Aisin AI Shifts Into High Gear http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/transmission-maker-aisin-ai-shifts-high-gear <div class="node-body article-body">In addition to Toyota, Subaru and Lexus, Aisin AI supplies Mazda and Mitsubishi in Japan and PSA Peugeot Citroen, General Motors and Lotus overseas. The supplier is developing a new 6-speed transmission for the Porsche 911 sports coupe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/transmission-maker-aisin-ai-shifts-high-gear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/transmission-maker-aisin-ai-shifts-high-gear#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology China India Japan Poland Aisin Lexus Mazda Mitsubishi Porsche Toyota Automated Manual Manual OE-Supplier Relations Transmission Aisin AW Aisin Seiki Kazumichi Sugiura Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:26:00 +0000 951861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lexus LFA features Aisin AI manual gearbox.</strong></p> Renault Revives Rear-Mounted Powertrain in New Twingo http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/renault-revives-rear-mounted-powertrain-new-twingo <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Renault’s Twin’Z and Twin’Run concepts have been displayed at several events since March 2013, but the successor to the 20-year-old Twingo will be revealed in its production-ready form at next month’s Geneva auto show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/renault-revives-rear-mounted-powertrain-new-twingo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/renault-revives-rear-mounted-powertrain-new-twingo#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology France Germany Switzerland Dacia Fiat Mitsubishi Renault Smart 2014 Geneva Auto Show Design Gasoline Product Development Transmissions Geneva Auto Show Laurens van den Acker Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:30:00 +0000 954751 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rear-oriented architecture creates roominess in new-generation city car.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-94 <div class="node-body article-body">Yokohama, Continental Tire add capacity; BMW retains Magna Steyr for assembly work; Kiekert says expanded latch factory opens door to further globalization.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-94" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-94#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Austria China U.S. Czech Republic Russia BMW BorgWarner Continental General Motors Hyundai Magna Mini Mitsubishi Suzuki Component Globalization Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Production Tires Vehicle Assembly GKN Driveline Graz Kiekert Magna Steyr Sumter Togliatti Yokohama Tire Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:30:00 +0000 942681 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BorgWarner says timing chain lowers friction, raises fuel economy.</strong></p>