Mahindra & Mahindra http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/54275/more en 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> Tivoli a Hit, Ssangyong Doubles Down With Diesel http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/tivoli-hit-ssangyong-doubles-down-diesel <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker adds a diesel option for the Tivoli, which accounted for 39% of first-half exports with 15,687 deliveries. Without it, Ssangyong exports for the period would have been just 25,687 units, off 61% from year-ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/tivoli-hit-ssangyong-doubles-down-diesel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/tivoli-hit-ssangyong-doubles-down-diesel#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology South Korea Ssangyong Diesel Gasoline Product Development Sales Results Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1314411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tivoli diesel test drives offered at Korea launch event.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Ssangyong Can’t Afford Many Misses, But Tivoli a Hit http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ssangyong-can-t-afford-many-misses-tivoli-hit <div class="node-body article-body">Robust demand and ratcheted-up sales projections for the Tivoli may prove to be a two-edged sword for Ssangyong as the low-volume automaker heads into traditionally contentious contract talks with its workers union. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ssangyong-can-t-afford-many-misses-tivoli-hit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ssangyong-can-t-afford-many-misses-tivoli-hit#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Ssangyong Capacity Utilization Labor & Human Resources Production Sales Results Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1295711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tivoli&rsquo;s features, low price help shave automaker&rsquo;s thin margins.</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 Tivoli Key Piece of Ssangyong’s Turnaround Plan http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tivoli-key-piece-ssangyong-s-turnaround-plan <div class="node-body article-body">The CUV, launched in January, is off to a solid start in Korea, despite limited availability as production ramps up. Sales accounted for 30% of the automaker’s global volume in February.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tivoli-key-piece-ssangyong-s-turnaround-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tivoli-key-piece-ssangyong-s-turnaround-plan#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology South Korea Ssangyong Sales & Marketing Restructuring Vehicles & Technology Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:27:00 +0000 1244701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tivoli breaks away from Ssangyong&rsquo;s signature boxy styling.</strong></p> Inconsistency a Constant for Indian Automakers http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/inconsistency-constant-indian-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers are responding to market demands in the short term by offering discounts and incentives, and in the long term by increasing their retail presence in rural communities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/inconsistency-constant-indian-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/inconsistency-constant-indian-automakers#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Honda Hyundai Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Tata Toyota Politics Retail Diesel Gasoline Sales Results Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:02:00 +0000 1229231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Market leader Maruti Suzuki launching SX4 S-Cross this year.</strong></p> Automated Manual Transmission in High Gear in India http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automated-manual-transmission-high-gear-india <div class="node-body article-body">Magneti Marelli executive Saju Mookken says it took him three years to persuade Maruti Suzuki to offer AMT, and now he is unable to meet the demand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automated-manual-transmission-high-gear-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automated-manual-transmission-high-gear-india#comments Premium Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Bosch Fiat Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Tata Automated Manual Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:19:00 +0000 1228241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>AMT-equipped &rsquo;15 Celerio India&rsquo;s top-selling all-new car.</strong></p> Korea’s Ssangyong Enters Tivoli in Global Ute Game http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/korea-s-ssangyong-enters-tivoli-global-ute-game <div class="node-body article-body">If directors of Indian parent Mahindra & Mahindra approve launching the compact SUV in the U.S., it would take at least two years for sales to begin.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/korea-s-ssangyong-enters-tivoli-global-ute-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/korea-s-ssangyong-enters-tivoli-global-ute-game#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India South Korea Ssangyong Sales & Marketing Finance Globalization Labor & Human Resources Product Development Production Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:55:00 +0000 1201661 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker banking on Tivoli for turnaround.</strong></p> Renault Samsung Rides QM3 to Korea Import Primacy http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/renault-samsung-rides-qm3-korea-import-primacy <div class="node-body article-body">While the QM3’s domestic sales target for all of 2014 was set at 8,000 units, through November the automaker had sold some 14,000 and had a 2-month-long waiting list for more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/renault-samsung-rides-qm3-korea-import-primacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/renault-samsung-rides-qm3-korea-import-primacy#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Hyundai Kia Nissan Samsung Ssangyong Volkswagen Capacity Utilization Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 02 Jan 2015 12:00:00 +0000 1186441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Spain-built Renault Captur runaway success in Korea.</strong></p> Indian Road-Safety Proposals Get Automaker Pushback http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-road-safety-proposals-get-automaker-pushback <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers object most strongly to a rule that would require the recall of a vehicle if 100 customers complain of any defect that could harm a driver, passenger or pedestrian.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-road-safety-proposals-get-automaker-pushback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-road-safety-proposals-get-automaker-pushback#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India General Motors Honda Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Toyota Laws/Law Enforcement Safety Vehicles & Technology Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:38:00 +0000 1166861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bills aim to reduce India&rsquo;s annual traffic-death toll of 150,000.</strong></p>