Renault http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53639/more en Renault Samsung Union Caves on Wage Demands; Increase, Bonuses Modest http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/renault-samsung-union-caves-wage-demands-increase-bonuses-modest <div class="node-body article-body">Wages will increase only 65,000 won per month, but it is the first hike for workers at the hard-pressed company in the past two years. Unions also won special bonuses and a pledge to add more workers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/renault-samsung-union-caves-wage-demands-increase-bonuses-modest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/renault-samsung-union-caves-wage-demands-increase-bonuses-modest#comments Premium Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea Samsung Labor & Human Resources Unions Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:30:00 +0000 1123201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New contract means Rogue production to resume full speed.</strong></p> Russian New-Car Sales Tailspin Continues in August http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-new-car-sales-tailspin-continues-august <div class="node-body article-body">The industry is hoping a recently announced government incentive for the scrappage and trade-in of used vehicles will break the market’s fall.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-new-car-sales-tailspin-continues-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-new-car-sales-tailspin-continues-august#comments Premium Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Chevrolet Ford Hyundai Kia Lada Nissan Renault Incentives Sales Results Trade Association of European Businesses Automobile Manufacturers Committee Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:00:00 +0000 1113161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Granta best seller for Lada brand off 32% in August.</strong></p> Renault Samsung Launches Flagship SM7 Nova http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/renault-samsung-launches-flagship-sm7-nova <div class="node-body article-body">The new model is loaded with features, including Nissan’s venerable VQ V-6, available as an option. Wi-Fi replaces Bluetooth, and use of magnesium in spots cuts the weight of the revamped sedan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/renault-samsung-launches-flagship-sm7-nova" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/renault-samsung-launches-flagship-sm7-nova#comments Premium Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology South Korea Nissan Samsung Vehicles & Technology Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:22:00 +0000 1107681 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sleeker profile, bolder front end mark new SM7 Nova.</strong></p> Moscow Auto Show Highlights Lada, Chevrolet Concepts http://wardsauto.com/europe/moscow-auto-show-highlights-lada-chevrolet-concepts <div class="node-body article-body">Nissan’s revived low-cost Datsun brand, which is participating in the Moscow show for the first time, introduces its second model, the Datsun mi-DO. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/moscow-auto-show-highlights-lada-chevrolet-concepts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/moscow-auto-show-highlights-lada-chevrolet-concepts#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Russia AvtoVAZ Chevrolet Lada Mercedes Nissan Peugeot Renault Toyota Sales & Marketing Exterior Production Vehicles & Technology Wed, 03 Sep 2014 09:41:00 +0000 1105401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Datsun mi-DO hatchback based on Lada Kalina.</strong></p> Annual U.K. Fuel Efficiency Competition Electrified http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/annual-uk-fuel-efficiency-competition-electrified <div class="node-body article-body">Electric vehicles, extended-range EVs and plug-in hybrid EVs will compete in their own class alongside the more-conventional but increasingly fuel-efficient internal-combustion-engine models.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/annual-uk-fuel-efficiency-competition-electrified" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/annual-uk-fuel-efficiency-competition-electrified#comments Premium Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Nissan Renault Charging Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:10:00 +0000 1089051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Charge-point choices key to EV drivers&rsquo; strategy.</strong></p> Korea Output, Domestic Sales Up in First-Half 2014 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai’s domestic market share through June was 49.0%, followed by Kia, 30.9%; GM Korea, 10.2%; Renault Samsung, 5.2%; and Ssangyong, 4.7%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Audi BMW General Motors Hyundai Kia Mercedes Samsung Ssangyong Volkswagen Production Sales Results Trade Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:33:00 +0000 1085931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sonata leads way as Hyundai maintains domestic dominance.</strong></p> Export Markets New Combat Zone for Indian Automakers http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Domestic automakers and global manufacturers’ Indian subsidiaries are exporting, or will export, both fully assembled vehicles and kits for local assembly in the importing country. Their market reach is worldwide.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Honda Hyundai Jeep Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Renault Tata Volkswagen Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 1082031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Datsun GO helps Nissan become India&rsquo;s No.2 exporter.</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> Global Automakers May Abandon Russian Production http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/global-automakers-may-abandon-russian-production <div class="node-body article-body">One analysis suggests limited capacity, possible loss of government support, devaluation of the ruble and other factors may prompt global automakers to halt assembly operations in Russia and instead focus on imports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/global-automakers-may-abandon-russian-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/global-automakers-may-abandon-russian-production#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia BMW Ford PSA Renault Capacity Utilization Globalization Sales Results Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 1066121 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EcoSport, shown outside Kremlin, attests to Ford stake in Russia.</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