Mahindra & Mahindra http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/54275/more en Hyundai, Kia Workers Strike at Korean Plants http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-workers-strike-korean-plants <div class="node-body article-body">The KMWU says on its website it had no choice but to call a strike as Hyundai negotiators would not budge on any of the union’s major proposals, including the key demand the automaker include bonus payments in calculating basic wages.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-workers-strike-korean-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-workers-strike-korean-plants#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Hyundai Kia Ssangyong Labor & Human Resources Production Korean Metal Workers Union Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:10:00 +0000 1091251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai strikers clash with police in 2013; third walkout in three years under way.</strong></p> Hyundai, Kia Under Fire in Korean Labor Skirmishes http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-under-fire-korean-labor-skirmishes <div class="node-body article-body">Analysts note that while this week’s expected verdicts are subject to a lengthy appeal process, rulings in favor of the workers will have a resounding effect throughout not only Korea’s automotive industry but also the entire manufacturing sector.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-under-fire-korean-labor-skirmishes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-under-fire-korean-labor-skirmishes#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Hyundai Kia Ssangyong Politics Labor & Human Resources Laws/Law Enforcement Production Korea Metal Workers Union Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:12:00 +0000 1087181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Strike could shut down automaker&rsquo;s Asan plant.</strong></p> Korea Output, Domestic Sales Up in First-Half 2014 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai’s domestic market share through June was 49.0%, followed by Kia, 30.9%; GM Korea, 10.2%; Renault Samsung, 5.2%; and Ssangyong, 4.7%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Audi BMW General Motors Hyundai Kia Mercedes Samsung Ssangyong Volkswagen Production Sales Results Trade Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:33:00 +0000 1085931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sonata leads way as Hyundai maintains domestic dominance.</strong></p> Export Markets New Combat Zone for Indian Automakers http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Domestic automakers and global manufacturers’ Indian subsidiaries are exporting, or will export, both fully assembled vehicles and kits for local assembly in the importing country. Their market reach is worldwide.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Honda Hyundai Jeep Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Renault Tata Volkswagen Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 1082031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Datsun GO helps Nissan become India&rsquo;s No.2 exporter.</strong></p> India Car Sales Show Fitful Upturn; Light Trucks Lag http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/india-car-sales-show-fitful-upturn-light-trucks-lag <div class="node-body article-body">Car sales’ return to positive territory comes as customer interest shifts from entry-level and midsize small hatchbacks to premium hatchbacks and entry-level sedans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/india-car-sales-show-fitful-upturn-light-trucks-lag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/india-car-sales-show-fitful-upturn-light-trucks-lag#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Honda Hyundai Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Tata Sales Results Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:30:00 +0000 1065141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Xylo launched in 2011 newer member of Mahindra&rsquo;s aging lineup.</strong></p> Second Korean Automaker Offers Wage Concession http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/second-korean-automaker-offers-wage-concession <div class="node-body article-body">Ssangyong’s offer would substantially hike payments for overtime, holiday work and severance packages at retirement. But analysts say the low-volume automaker is on the threshold of a turnaround and a strike would destroy the momentum.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/second-korean-automaker-offers-wage-concession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/second-korean-automaker-offers-wage-concession#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Hyundai Kia Samsung Ssangyong Labor & Human Resources Production Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:45:00 +0000 1066221 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Smallest of country&rsquo;s five automakers follows GM&rsquo;s lead in contract talks.</strong></p> 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 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> 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> Exports Picking Up Indian Auto Industry’s Slack http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/exports-picking-indian-auto-industry-s-slack <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers are working to expand not only by exporting but also by producing compact vehicles, increasing dealerships and promoting rural sales and service within India. The domestic manufacturers face the additional challenge of strengthening their technological capabilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/exports-picking-indian-auto-industry-s-slack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/exports-picking-indian-auto-industry-s-slack#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional India Ford Hyundai Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Renault Suzuki Tata Toyota Volkswagen Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Globalization Sales Results Trade Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers Mon, 12 May 2014 09:59:00 +0000 1014141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nissan rides revived Datsun brand to No.2 spot among Indian exporters.</strong></p>