Renault http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53639/more en 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 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> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-116 <div class="node-body article-body">JCI steps out of cockpit; PPG coatings business seeks to cover more of South America; Bosch looks to build upon modest Indonesian investment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-116" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-116#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America South America Brazil U.S. Indonesia South Korea Germany Russia Bosch Continental JCI Lada Nissan Renault Visteon Capacity Utilization Component Finance Globalization Information & Entertainment Manufacturing Technology Restructuring Steel Vehicle Interiors Autoneum ContiTech Cooper-Standard Halla Visteon PPG Tata Steel Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:30:00 +0000 1052691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>ContiTech employee programs CNC robotic bending machine at new hose plant in Kaluga, Russia.</strong></p> Spain Renews Scrappage Program, Adds EV Subsidies http://wardsauto.com/politics/spain-renews-scrappage-program-adds-ev-subsidies <div class="node-body article-body">It is estimated that the latest PIVE plan could extend into October, funding the purchases of about 175,000 new vehicles priced less than €25,000 before value-added tax.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/spain-renews-scrappage-program-adds-ev-subsidies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/spain-renews-scrappage-program-adds-ev-subsidies#comments Public Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Spain Renault Politics Electric Vehicles Incentives Sales Results Vehicles in Operation PIVE Renault Valladolid plant Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:20:00 +0000 1051681 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Spain sweetens subsidies for EV purchases.</strong></p> Domestic Brands Sustain French Car-Sales Recovery http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/domestic-brands-sustain-french-car-sales-recovery <div class="node-body article-body">For the first half, the French market was up 2.9% but non-French brands languished in negative territory, down 4.5%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/domestic-brands-sustain-french-car-sales-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/domestic-brands-sustain-french-car-sales-recovery#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe France BMW Citroen Dacia Peugeot Renault Sales Results Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:20:00 +0000 1051451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Scenic helps Renault show big improvement over dismal first-half 2013.</strong></p> Daimler, Renault-Nissan to Detail Latest JV http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/daimler-renault-nissan-detail-latest-jv <div class="node-body article-body">The plan calls for Nissan to produce the new entry-level Mercedes CLA-Class sedan, plus a derivative for its Infiniti luxury brand, at its Aguascalientes, Mexico, plant.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/daimler-renault-nissan-detail-latest-jv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/daimler-renault-nissan-detail-latest-jv#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Mexico Infiniti Mercedes Renault Capacity Utilization Future Products Product Development Vehicle Assembly Carlos Ghosn Dieter Zetsche Mercedes CLA Smart Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:58:00 +0000 1047511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Daimler&rsquo;s Dieter Zetsche, left, Renault-Nissan&rsquo;s Carlos Ghosn to announce new JV.</strong></p> Renault to Add Third Shift for Captur in Spain http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/renault-add-third-shift-captur-spain <div class="node-body article-body">The extra shift, to be launched in October, ultimately will increase production to 5,600 units per week.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/renault-add-third-shift-captur-spain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/renault-add-third-shift-captur-spain#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Spain Renault Labor & Human Resources Vehicle Assembly Vehicles & Technology Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:03:00 +0000 1041071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Limited-edition Renault Captur Helly Hansen.</strong></p> Diesel Power Hits Its Stride in Korean LV Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/diesel-power-hits-its-stride-korean-lv-market <div class="node-body article-body">Besides economy and performance, there also is the prestige factor. Bragging rights are a strong feature of Korean culture and the domestic diesels approach the status of the coveted German imports that mostly are diesel-powered.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/diesel-power-hits-its-stride-korean-lv-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/diesel-power-hits-its-stride-korean-lv-market#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology South Korea General Motors Hyundai Kia Samsung Ssangyong Sales & Marketing Diesel Emissions Engine Fuel Economy Product Development Trade Tue, 03 Jun 2014 10:34:00 +0000 1030491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Grandeur shares 2.2L all-aluminum diesel engine with Santa Fe CUV.</strong></p> Revamped Movano, Master Join European Van Parade http://wardsauto.com/europe/revamped-movano-master-join-european-van-parade <div class="node-body article-body">To meet the new European emissions rules implemented earlier this year, some of the vans’ traditional 2.3L 4-cyl. diesel engines now feature a twin-turbo system making 135 or 165 hp.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/revamped-movano-master-join-european-van-parade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/revamped-movano-master-join-european-van-parade#comments Premium Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Nissan Opel/Vauxhall Renault Vehicles & Technology Fri, 23 May 2014 09:52:00 +0000 1025801 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Opel/Vauxhall Movano to be launched next summer.</strong></p>