SAIC http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53643/more en Local Chinese Brands Front and Center at Macau Show http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/local-chinese-brands-front-and-center-macau-show <div class="node-body article-body">The show, set for Nov. 7-9, has attracted more than 60 major automobile brands from 15 countries and regions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/local-chinese-brands-front-and-center-macau-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/local-chinese-brands-front-and-center-macau-show#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Audi BMW Dongfeng FAW Jaguar Land Rover Mercedes SAIC Tesla Volvo Car Sales & Marketing Globalization Wed, 08 Oct 2014 09:19:00 +0000 1132141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chinese automakers up against offerings by Audi, other luxury brands.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-119 <div class="node-body article-body">JCI, Chinese manufacturer form interior-trim JV; Continental auto-electronics arm picks Philippines site as Asia supply hub; German, Chinese companies forge aluminum-castings agreement. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-119" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-119#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Canada China U.S. Philippines Germany United Kingdom Continental Dodge JCI SAIC SRT Aluminum Brakes Capacity Utilization Component Electronic Control Units (ECU) Global Sources Globalization Manufacturing Technology Vehicle Interiors Brembo North America Continental Temic Electronic Motion Systems Evana KSR Rheinmetall Group TI Automotive Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:26:00 +0000 1067111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cast-iron foundry expands Brembo brake operations in Michigan.</strong></p> Chinese Suppliers Respond as OEMs Raise Quality Bar http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/chinese-suppliers-respond-oems-raise-quality-bar <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Domestic suppliers in China have had to correct bad habits such as altering specs to save a few cents. Now, a growing number are producing world-class parts in response to demand by, and with help from, global automakers and suppliers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/chinese-suppliers-respond-oems-raise-quality-bar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/chinese-suppliers-respond-oems-raise-quality-bar#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific China Baojun Chery Geely General Motors Magna Volkswagen Component Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Magneti Marelli Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:05:00 +0000 1044881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Magneti Marelli works closely with local suppliers to improve quality.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-110 <div class="node-body article-body">Johnson Controls, SAIC subsidiary form auto-interiors JV; new Plastic Omnium factories will supply Volkswagen, General Motors; Mexican aluminum supplier opening first Russian plant.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-110" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-110#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America South America Brazil China Mexico U.S. Russia BorgWarner Dana General Motors JCI SAIC Volkswagen Aluminum Component Finance Globalization Logistics Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Steel Vehicle Interiors China Automotive Systems Michelin Nemak Plastic Omnium Yanfeng Fri, 23 May 2014 15:55:00 +0000 1025981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Electronic fan drives slated for BorgWarner Brazil facility.</strong></p> Connectivity Demand Growing With Chinese Car Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/connectivity-demand-growing-chinese-car-market <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Connectivity isn’t limited to luxury models; Chinese at all income levels want better interfaces, more services and more data. “Everyone has a digital lifestyle,” market researcher Thilo Koslowski says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/connectivity-demand-growing-chinese-car-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/connectivity-demand-growing-chinese-car-market#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Bosch Ford OnStar SAIC Global Sources Internet Sound Systems BYD Changan Diane Jurgens Gartner Harman Qoros QQ Music Shanghai GM Thilo Koslowski Ways Consulting Fri, 16 May 2014 10:15:00 +0000 1017861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Shanghai GM&rsquo;s Jurgens introduces new-gen OnStar app at Beijing auto show.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-108 <div class="node-body article-body">Lear expands in Morocco; SRG Global doubles capacity at Mexico facility; software maker Dassault clicks with BMW on i3 development.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-108" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-108#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Austria China Mexico India U.S. Morocco BMW Lear Magna Meritor Mini Nissan SAIC Tesla Toyota Batteries Capacity Utilization Design Electric Vehicles Global Sources Globalization Hybrid Vehicles Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Production Purchashing Vehicle Assembly Brakes India Dassault Magna Steyr NEC Panasonic SAKOR SRG Global Thu, 08 May 2014 18:40:00 +0000 1015571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Panasonic battery pack integrated into Model S chassis.</strong></p> Automakers, Suppliers Confident China to Remain on Strong Growth Track http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-suppliers-confident-china-remain-strong-growth-track <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ford and GM are among those looking to expand their sales networks in the country and add models to their product portfolios. Most forecasts call for sales to rise 7%-10% in 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-suppliers-confident-china-remain-strong-growth-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-suppliers-confident-china-remain-strong-growth-track#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific China Baojun Bosch Buick Cadillac Chevrolet Ford Sales & Marketing Thu, 01 May 2014 09:49:00 +0000 1009081 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Economy</strong> <strong>Baojan brand counted on to appeal to buyers in smaller cities.</strong></p> Hyundai Mum on Reports of Fourth Plant for China http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/hyundai-mum-reports-fourth-plant-china <div class="node-body article-body">The Beijing Hyundai JV already has three plants in Beijing operating at combined maximum capacity of about 1.1 million units.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/hyundai-mum-reports-fourth-plant-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/hyundai-mum-reports-fourth-plant-china#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Dongfeng Ford General Motors Hyundai Kia SAIC Wuling Capacity Utilization Globalization Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Chongqing Chung Mong-koo Shanghai Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:15:00 +0000 960161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Elantra Yuedong geared to Chinese market.</strong></p> Ssangyong Eyes U.S. Market as Comeback Continues http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ssangyong-eyes-us-market-comeback-continues <div class="node-body article-body">A spokesman confirms the automaker plans a product portfolio for North America and has hired a consultant to help it find a more palatable corporate and brand name. The aim is to describe a product with quality, vigor and a long future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ssangyong-eyes-us-market-comeback-continues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ssangyong-eyes-us-market-comeback-continues#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America India U.S. South Korea Russia SAIC Ssangyong Capacity Utilization Globalization Hybrid Vehicles Labor & Human Resources Product Development Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Anand Mahindra Exports Geneva Auto Show Park Geun-hye Pawan Goenka Pyongtaek Sollers Vladivostok Yoo-il Lee Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:40:00 +0000 950991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ssangyong President and CEO Lee poses with restyled Korando C, which accounted for one-third of automaker&rsquo;s 2013 sales in five months on market.</strong></p> China’s Largest Automaker Planning Second Thai Plant http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/china-s-largest-automaker-planning-second-thai-plant <div class="node-body article-body">First-year output at the plant will be about 2,000 units, mainly of the British MG brand owned by SAIC since 2005. The JV is withholding details of investment in a second factory until the first reaches full production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/china-s-largest-automaker-planning-second-thai-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/china-s-largest-automaker-planning-second-thai-plant#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Thailand SAIC Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Trade Amnouy Sirijansawang Charoen Pokphand Group MG Wu Huan Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:50:00 +0000 896091 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>MG6 Job One at JV&rsquo;s new Thai facility.</strong></p>