Renault http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53639/more en Global Automakers Win More Concessions From Russia http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-win-more-concessions-russia <div class="node-body article-body">The Russian government will revise its formula for determining the level of localization of auto production. Foreign automakers will be given up to three years to comply with the amended requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-win-more-concessions-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-win-more-concessions-russia#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Europe Russia Ford Nissan Renault Volkswagen Engine Globalization Local Content Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1339881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Almera sedan helps Nissan meet Russian localization rules.</strong></p> Spain Levies Hefty Fines in Latest Price-Fixing Case http://wardsauto.com/europe/spain-levies-hefty-fines-latest-price-fixing-case <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers planning to appeal the fines may argue the fragmented Spanish market is competitive. Their combined market share is 91% but no single brand has a stake greater than 10%, spurring discounts averaging €4,000.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/spain-levies-hefty-fines-latest-price-fixing-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/spain-levies-hefty-fines-latest-price-fixing-case#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Spain BMW Citroen Fiat Ford General Motors Peugeot PSA Renault SEAT Toyota Volkswagen Politics Sales & Marketing Laws/Law Enforcement Fri, 14 Aug 2015 16:48:00 +0000 1331731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fines against whistleblower SEAT, parent VW waived.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Electrification Generates U.K. Motorists’ Interest http://wardsauto.com/europe/electrification-generates-uk-motorists-interest <div class="node-body article-body">Infrastructure provider ChargeMaster says more than 90% of electric-vehicle charging takes place at home while total charging volumes have soared 163% since 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/electrification-generates-uk-motorists-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/electrification-generates-uk-motorists-interest#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Audi BMW Mitsubishi Nissan Renault Toyota Volkswagen Charging Electric Vehicles Incentives Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Fri, 07 Aug 2015 10:01:00 +0000 1326571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Expanded charging infrastructure to keep Prius PHEV going.</strong></p> Ukrainian Auto Industry Has Nowhere to Go But Up http://wardsauto.com/politics/ukrainian-auto-industry-has-nowhere-go <div class="field-byline"> Mark Rowe </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Frost & Sullivan report says emerging middle classes in countries such as Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan will create a demand for more, and updated, cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/ukrainian-auto-industry-has-nowhere-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/ukrainian-auto-industry-has-nowhere-go#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe Azerbaijan Belarus Russia Ukraine Uzbekistan Kia Renault Skoda Toyota Volkswagen Logistics Production Purchashing Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:19:00 +0000 1321741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Locally built ZAZ Sens top seller in moribund market.</strong></p> Olive Branch Extended, Labor Talks Stay on Cool Side in Korea http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/olive-branch-extended-labor-talks-stay-cool-side-korea <div class="node-body article-body">A somber mood country-wide and weaker economics are said to be tempering the auto industry’s labor talks like never before.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/olive-branch-extended-labor-talks-stay-cool-side-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/olive-branch-extended-labor-talks-stay-cool-side-korea#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific General Motors Hyundai Samsung Labor & Human Resources Unions Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:11:00 +0000 1323671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Korea Labor Minister Lee Ki-kweon and RSM CEO Francois Provost walk Busan plant.</strong></p> Global Automakers See New, Revived Prospects in Iran http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/global-automakers-see-new-revived-prospects-iran <div class="node-body article-body">Renault and PSA, both with a significant history of manufacturing activities in Iran, are in advanced negotiations on new projects.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/global-automakers-see-new-revived-prospects-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/global-automakers-see-new-revived-prospects-iran#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Africa / Middle East Iran Daimler Kia PSA Renault Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Globalization Product Development Production Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:11:00 +0000 1317981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Local automaker Iran Khodro builds Renault Tondar 90.</strong></p> Ailing Russia Market Not Sidetracking VW Investment http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ailing-russia-market-not-sidetracking-vw-investment <div class="node-body article-body">VW recently launched production of both 1.6L engines and its new-generation Polo sedan at its Kaluga plant, joining new versions of the Touareg CUV and Jetta sedan being built at the facility.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ailing-russia-market-not-sidetracking-vw-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ailing-russia-market-not-sidetracking-vw-investment#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Russia Lada Renault Skoda Volkswagen Engine Production Vehicle Assembly Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:20:00 +0000 1313041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">VW recently launched production of new-generation Polo&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">at&nbsp;</span>Kaluga<span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;plant.&nbsp;</span></strong></p> France’s PSA Raising African Profile in Morocco http://wardsauto.com/africa-middle-east/france-s-psa-raising-african-profile-morocco <div class="field-byline"> Iana Dreyer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker aims to cater to the growing North African and sub-Saharan African market from its Morocco unit. It bets on car-market volume of 8 million units in the region by 2025 and hopes to account for 1 million of those sales.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/africa-middle-east/france-s-psa-raising-african-profile-morocco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/africa-middle-east/france-s-psa-raising-african-profile-morocco#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Europe Algeria Morocco Nigeria France Citroen Ford Peugeot PSA Renault Sales & Marketing Globalization Local Content Vehicle Assembly Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1306071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>PSA rival Renault&rsquo;s Dacia brand came to Morocco in 2012.</strong></p> Kwid’s Modular Architecture Tailored to India Market http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/kwid-s-modular-architecture-tailored-india-market <div class="node-body article-body">The alliance introduced its CFA architecture in 2013 with the all-new ’14 Nissan Rogue CUV. It and other CFA models are sold in developed markets, but CMF-A designates affordable vehicles destined for emerging markets such as India. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/kwid-s-modular-architecture-tailored-india-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/kwid-s-modular-architecture-tailored-india-market#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Nissan Renault Sales & Marketing Component Globalization Local Content Manufacturing Technology Product Development Tue, 09 Jun 2015 09:49:00 +0000 1294231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>High level of local parts sourcing helps keep Kwid price down.</strong></p> Talks No Usual Throwdown for GM Korea, Union in 2015 http://wardsauto.com/blog/talks-no-usual-throwdown-gm-korea-union-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body">Employees’ specialized skills make GM Korea’s new-vehicle and engine-development centers valuable assets. Line workers, however, differ mainly from their Indian, Mexican and Chinese counterparts in that they make a lot more money.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/talks-no-usual-throwdown-gm-korea-union-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/talks-no-usual-throwdown-gm-korea-union-2015#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific North America Mexico India U.S. South Korea General Motors Hyundai Kia Samsung Ssangyong Globalization Labor & Human Resources Production Unions Final Inspection Tue, 02 Jun 2015 10:41:00 +0000 1289851 at http://wardsauto.com