Africa / Middle East http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/573181/more en Global Automakers See New, Revived Prospects in Iran http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/global-automakers-see-new-revived-prospects-iran <div class="node-body article-body">Renault and PSA, both with a significant history of manufacturing activities in Iran, are in advanced negotiations on new projects.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/global-automakers-see-new-revived-prospects-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/global-automakers-see-new-revived-prospects-iran#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Africa / Middle East Iran Daimler Kia PSA Renault Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Globalization Product Development Production Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:11:00 +0000 1317981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Local automaker Iran Khodro builds Renault Tondar 90.</strong></p> RPT-Germany, Iran Pledge to Revive Economic Ties After Long Freeze http://wardsauto.com/rpt-germany-iran-pledge-revive-economic-ties-after-long-freeze <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">For decades, Germany was Iran's biggest trading partner in Europe. Last year, German exports to Iran rose to €2.4 billion euros in anticipation that the sanctions might be eased, but German industry associations have said they could quadruple to €10 billion within a few years.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/rpt-germany-iran-pledge-revive-economic-ties-after-long-freeze" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Africa / Middle East Europe Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:46:00 +0000 1316311 at http://wardsauto.com PSA Sees Iran Opportunities With Deal to Lift Sanctions http://wardsauto.com/psa-sees-iran-opportunities-deal-lift-sanctions <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A PSA official says the diplomatic agreement lifting sanctions against Iran will promote car production using the French automaker's latest vehicle architectures and engines. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/psa-sees-iran-opportunities-deal-lift-sanctions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Africa / Middle East Europe Iran France Globalization Production Trade Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:46:00 +0000 1313561 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Shows Creta Small SUV Ahead of India Launch http://wardsauto.com/africa-middle-east/hyundai-shows-creta-small-suv-ahead-india-launch <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai is calling the Creta a global model that can be sold in most world markets with only tweaks to satisfy local regulations and preferences.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/africa-middle-east/hyundai-shows-creta-small-suv-ahead-india-launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/africa-middle-east/hyundai-shows-creta-small-suv-ahead-india-launch#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Middle East - Regional China India South Korea Hyundai Engines Globalization Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Interiors Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:00:00 +0000 1311851 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Creta resembles China-built Hyundai ix25 small SUV.</strong></p> France’s PSA Raising African Profile in Morocco http://wardsauto.com/africa-middle-east/france-s-psa-raising-african-profile-morocco <div class="field-byline"> Iana Dreyer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker aims to cater to the growing North African and sub-Saharan African market from its Morocco unit. It bets on car-market volume of 8 million units in the region by 2025 and hopes to account for 1 million of those sales.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/africa-middle-east/france-s-psa-raising-african-profile-morocco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/africa-middle-east/france-s-psa-raising-african-profile-morocco#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Europe Algeria Morocco Nigeria France Citroen Ford Peugeot PSA Renault Sales & Marketing Globalization Local Content Vehicle Assembly Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1306071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>PSA rival Renault&rsquo;s Dacia brand came to Morocco in 2012.</strong></p> U.S. Omitted From Initial Mercedes Plans for Midsize Pickup http://wardsauto.com/us-omitted-initial-mercedes-plans-midsize-pickup <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The German automaker compares its foray into the increasingly popular pickup segment with its successful introduction of M-Class premium SUVs. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/us-omitted-initial-mercedes-plans-midsize-pickup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Asia Pacific Europe North America Europe - Regional Australia U.S. South Africa Sales & Marketing Product Development Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:56:00 +0000 1249461 at http://wardsauto.com Algeria Hub of Renault’s Three-Continent Growth Plan http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/algeria-hub-renault-s-three-continent-growth-plan <div class="field-byline"> Kaci Racelma </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Industry analysts see Renault’s investment in Algeria as a twofold strategy aimed at consolidating markets in Europe and positioning the French company for growth in Africa. The automaker also is eyeing expansion into the Middle East.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/algeria-hub-renault-s-three-continent-growth-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/algeria-hub-renault-s-three-continent-growth-plan#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Europe Africa - Regional Europe - Regional Middle East - Regional Algeria France Romania Dacia Renault Sales & Marketing Globalization Vehicle Assembly Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:41:00 +0000 1240131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Symbol, rebadged Dacia Logan, assembled at Algeria plant.</strong></p> Supersonic Bloodhound Sniffs Out Automotive Talent http://wardsauto.com/europe/supersonic-bloodhound-sniffs-out-automotive-talent <div class="field-byline"> Joseph R. Szczesny </div> <div class="node-body article-body">RAF fighter pilot Andy Green, who will attempt to break his own land-speed record, says one of the Bloodhound Project’s goals is to interest students at U.K. universities in careers in science and technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/supersonic-bloodhound-sniffs-out-automotive-talent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/supersonic-bloodhound-sniffs-out-automotive-talent#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Africa / Middle East Europe Vehicles & Technology South Africa United Kingdom Jaguar Engines Labor & Human Resources Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:31:00 +0000 1190141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Jaguar plays key supporting role in pursuit of speed record.</strong></p> East Africa Awaits Arrival of Duty-Free EU Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/politics/east-africa-awaits-arrival-duty-free-eu-vehicles <div class="field-byline"> Wachira Kigotho </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A General Motors East Africa official says East African auto dealers are seeing growing demand for luxury cars, and the trade pact will allow them to “import those expensive toys and deliver them to our clients.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/east-africa-awaits-arrival-duty-free-eu-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/east-africa-awaits-arrival-duty-free-eu-vehicles#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Europe Africa - Regional Europe - Regional Nigeria General Motors Jaguar Land Rover Nissan Toyota Sales & Marketing Globalization Tariffs Trade Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:49:00 +0000 1153971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Jaguar Land Rover looks to make splash in developing East Africa market.</strong></p> UPDATE 1-Renault targets up to 75,000 vehicles/yr at new Algeria plant http://wardsauto.com/update-1-renault-targets-75000-vehiclesyr-new-algeria-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds details, background)</p> <p>PARIS/Oran, ALGERIA, Nov 10 (Reuters) - French carmaker Renault opened its first plant in Algeria on Monday at a cost of 50 million euros ($62 million) to boost its presence in Africa's second-biggest auto market.</p> <p>The group set an initial production target of 25,000 vehicles a year that could triple for the factory in Oued Tlelat, in the Oran region, which will produce the new Renault Symbol model.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-renault-targets-75000-vehiclesyr-new-algeria-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Africa / Middle East Algeria Capacity Utilization Globalization Vehicle Assembly Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:43:31 +0000 1155631 at http://wardsauto.com