SAIC http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53643/more en 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 Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers 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 Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers 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 Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers 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> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-67 <div class="node-body article-body">A roundup of this week’s news involving automotive suppliers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-67" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-67#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Canada China U.S. BorgWarner Bosch Chevrolet Ford Mercedes Roewe SRT Carbon Fiber Climate Controls/HVAC Dual Clutch (DCT) Finance Global Sources OE-Supplier Relations Production forging GKN Driveline Plasan Carbon Composites Toray Industries Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:14:00 +0000 816891 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Use of LEDs cuts weight of S-Class rear climate control system.</strong></p> Egypt’s Mercedes Assembler Adds MG Output http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/egypt-s-mercedes-assembler-adds-mg-output <div class="node-body article-body">Egypt is the third country after China and the U.K. to produce MG cars under the brand’s Chinese ownership.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/egypt-s-mercedes-assembler-adds-mg-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/egypt-s-mercedes-assembler-adds-mg-output#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Egypt Roewe Sales & Marketing Vehicle Assembly Wed, 17 Jul 2013 09:45:00 +0000 809461 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>MG 750 built by EGA also to be sold in some export markets.</strong></p> VW Affiliate Skoda Celebrates 1 Millionth China Build http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/vw-affiliate-skoda-celebrates-1-millionth-china-build <div class="node-body article-body">Skoda sold only locally made cars after launching production in 2007. The auto maker this spring began importing two vehicles from Czech Republic to China, where it has identified a market segment that favors imported cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/vw-affiliate-skoda-celebrates-1-millionth-china-build" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/vw-affiliate-skoda-celebrates-1-millionth-china-build#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe China Czech Republic Germany Russia SAIC Skoda Globalization Production Sales Results Trade Anting Frankfurt auto show Ningbo Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Winfried Vahland Yizheng Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:40:00 +0000 807221 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Shanghai Volkswagen officials flank 1 millionth China-built Skoda.</strong></p> GM, China JV Partners Break Ground on Two New Plants http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/gm-china-jv-partners-break-ground-two-new-plants <div class="node-body article-body">CEO Dan Akerson says the auto maker plans to introduce a new model in China each of the next six years, while tripling Cadillac’s current sales rate to 100,000 units by 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/gm-china-jv-partners-break-ground-two-new-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/gm-china-jv-partners-break-ground-two-new-plants#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers China India Cadillac General Motors SAIC Wuling Capacity Utilization Finance Globalization OE-Supplier Relations Production Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Bob Socia Chongquing Dan Akerson Exports Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center Shanghai GM Ye Yongming Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:25:00 +0000 795961 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>SAIC-GM-Wuling breaks ground for new plant in Chongquing.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-55 <div class="node-body article-body">A roundup of this week’s news involving automotive suppliers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-55" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-55#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Bulgaria France Romania Audi Behr Continental General Motors Hella SAIC TRW Wuling Aluminum Capacity Utilization Employment Global Sources Globalization Labor & Human Resources Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Restructuring Suspension United Auto Workers (UAW) Vehicle Interiors Alcoa Chassix China Automotive Systems Eberspaecher Flex-N-Gate GKN Driveline NSK PPG Yanfeng Thu, 02 May 2013 17:54:00 +0000 766261 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>TRW supplies leather-wrapped steering wheels from Romania to Audi.</strong></p> China Auto Industry Official Predicts Steady Growth http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/china-auto-industry-official-predicts-steady-growth <div class="field-byline"> Mark Gao </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Domestic brands are being outsold by joint-venture vehicles manufactured in China. But industry representative Dong Yang believes markets below the top tier of cities may offer local makes a second chance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/china-auto-industry-official-predicts-steady-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/china-auto-industry-official-predicts-steady-growth#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Japan General Motors SAIC Electric Vehicles Incentives Production Sales Results Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) BYD China Association of Automobile Manufacturers Dong Yang European Union Great Wall Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:03:00 +0000 694361 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>GM-SAIC-Wuling JV&rsquo;s commercial vehicles popular in China&rsquo;s rural areas.</strong></p> GM to Open Third Manufacturing Base in China http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-open-third-manufacturing-base-china <div class="node-body article-body">Although the emerging market’s appetite for automobiles has cooled somewhat recently, GM considered itself about one assembly plant behind growth levels.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-open-third-manufacturing-base-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-open-third-manufacturing-base-china#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific China SAIC Wuling Engine Vehicle Assembly GM China SAIC GM Wuling Tim Lee Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:06:00 +0000 666011 at http://wardsauto.com