Volkswagen http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53669/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> Sales Staff Protests Block Porsche Inroads in Korea http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/sales-staff-protests-block-porsche-inroads-korea <div class="node-body article-body">Union members in natty business suits have been demonstrating outside Porsche distributor SSC’s headquarters in Seoul’s upscale Gangnam district and at the company’s other five dealerships.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/sales-staff-protests-block-porsche-inroads-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/sales-staff-protests-block-porsche-inroads-korea#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Porsche Globalization Labor & Human Resources Sales Results Unions Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1338361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Macan helping build momentum for Porsche in Korea.</strong></p> Indian Automakers Scramble Aboard Utility Bandwagon http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/indian-automakers-scramble-aboard-utility-bandwagon <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers plan to launch at least 33 new utility vehicles in the next 33 months. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/indian-automakers-scramble-aboard-utility-bandwagon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/indian-automakers-scramble-aboard-utility-bandwagon#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Bentley Jeep Land Rover Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Mercedes Tata Sales & Marketing Product Development Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:45:00 +0000 1336941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Locally built Hyundai Creta based on China-specific ix25.</strong></p> 2015 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-rolex-monterey-motorsports-reunion <div class="node-body gallery-body">Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosted the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion this past weekend, paying homage to a century of auto racing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-rolex-monterey-motorsports-reunion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-rolex-monterey-motorsports-reunion#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Alfa Romeo BMW Bugatti Chevrolet Ford Maserati Porsche Exterior Gasoline Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:12:00 +0000 1333701 at http://wardsauto.com Audi Unveiling 310-Mile EV Concept at Frankfurt http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/audi-unveiling-310-mile-ev-concept-frankfurt <div class="node-body article-body">The Audi e-tron Quattro concept builds on drivetrain technology from the Audi R8 e-tron, an electrically driven sports car from the German automaker on sale this year in limited quantities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/audi-unveiling-310-mile-ev-concept-frankfurt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/audi-unveiling-310-mile-ev-concept-frankfurt#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Audi Electric Vehicles Future Products Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:30:00 +0000 1334151 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Audi e-tron Quattro.</strong></p> Pebble Beach Close Up http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/pebble-beach-close <div class="node-body gallery-body">A closer look at some of the vehicles on display this past weekend in Carmel, CA, at the 65th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/pebble-beach-close" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/pebble-beach-close#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Germany United Kingdom Bentley Cadillac Chrysler Lincoln Rolls Royce Exterior Instrument Panel Interior Seats Mon, 17 Aug 2015 20:02:00 +0000 1333071 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-pebble-beach-concours-delegance <div class="node-body gallery-body">Carmel, CA, hosted the 65th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance this past weekend, showcasing 200 exceptional vehicles dating from 1902 to 1966.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-pebble-beach-concours-delegance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-pebble-beach-concours-delegance#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Italy United Kingdom Bentley Cadillac Chrysler Lancia Lincoln Mercedes Rolls Royce Exterior Instrument Panel Interior Seats Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:35:00 +0000 1333021 at http://wardsauto.com 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> Honda’s Pilot Elite Rises Back to Top of Ad Ranking http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/honda-s-pilot-elite-rises-back-top-ad-ranking <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Volkswagen and Dodge rejoin the Top 5 list, with overall TV ad spending flat for the week at $75.8 million.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/honda-s-pilot-elite-rises-back-top-ad-ranking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/honda-s-pilot-elite-rises-back-top-ad-ranking#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Dodge Honda Mazda Volkswagen Advertising Fri, 14 Aug 2015 11:03:00 +0000 1331041 at http://wardsauto.com JLR’s New Slovak Plant Could Hit Personnel Snag http://wardsauto.com/politics/jlr-s-new-slovak-plant-could-hit-personnel-snag <div class="node-body article-body">JLR is expected to create up to 4,000 direct jobs at its Slovak plant. But its location within 100 miles of Volkswagen, PSA and Kia facilities has raised concerns the luxury automaker may have trouble finding enough qualified workers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/jlr-s-new-slovak-plant-could-hit-personnel-snag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/jlr-s-new-slovak-plant-could-hit-personnel-snag#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Poland Slovakia United Kingdom Audi Bentley Jaguar Kia Land Rover Porsche PSA Volkswagen Politics Aluminum Body Employment Globalization Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:41:00 +0000 1331091 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>JLR Slovakia plant could build next-gen Land Rover Defender.</strong></p>