Africa / Middle East http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/573181/more en West Europe Key Market for Hyundai’s New 3.5-Ton CV http://wardsauto.com/europe/west-europe-key-market-hyundai-s-new-35-ton-cv <div class="node-body article-body">The H350 range initially will be rolled out in nine left-hand-drive European markets in 2015. A second stage may include a right-hand-drive version in the U.K.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/west-europe-key-market-hyundai-s-new-35-ton-cv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/west-europe-key-market-hyundai-s-new-35-ton-cv#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Africa / Middle East Asia Pacific Europe Africa - Regional Europe - Regional Middle East - Regional South Korea Hyundai Globalization Product Development Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1136011 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Van&rsquo;s hexagonal grille suggests styling tweaks to Hyundai cars.</strong></p> South Africa Probing Alleged Price-Fixing by Auto-Parts Suppliers http://wardsauto.com/south-africa-probing-alleged-price-fixing-auto-parts-suppliers <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The country's Competition Commission cites information linking 82 parts makers colluding over prices for 121 different components since 2000. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/south-africa-probing-alleged-price-fixing-auto-parts-suppliers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Africa / Middle East South Africa Laws/Law Enforcement OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Trade Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:04:00 +0000 1134251 at http://wardsauto.com Mazda Launches New Sales Operation in South Africa http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mazda-launches-new-sales-operation-south-africa <div class="node-body article-body">Mazda entered South Africa in 1963 and now it is the automaker’s highest-volume market on the African continent, with sales of 6,309 units last year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mazda-launches-new-sales-operation-south-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mazda-launches-new-sales-operation-south-africa#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East South Africa Mazda Restructuring Sales Results Fri, 03 Oct 2014 09:11:00 +0000 1128471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>All-new Mazda3 due out soon.</strong></p> JLR’s Smarts, New Models Help Tata Reinvent Itself http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-s-smarts-new-models-help-tata-reinvent-itself <div class="node-body article-body">The mainstream automaker and its luxury division would benefit from significant exchanges of ideas regarding Tata’s market strategies and JLR technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-s-smarts-new-models-help-tata-reinvent-itself" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-s-smarts-new-models-help-tata-reinvent-itself#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center South America Europe - Regional India Indonesia Nigeria Venezuela Jaguar Land Rover Tata Sales & Marketing Diesel Gasoline Globalization Product Development Trade Cyrus Mistry Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:29:00 +0000 1117171 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Zest in vanguard of new-product cadence.</strong></p> Hyundai Opens First South Africa Plant http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-opens-first-south-africa-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Hyundai will start out building medium-sized commercial trucks at its new vehicle-assembly plant in South Africa's Gauteng economic hub. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-opens-first-south-africa-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Africa / Middle East South Africa Vehicle Assembly Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:59:00 +0000 1083671 at http://wardsauto.com Violence, Economic Crisis Hit Ukraine Auto Industry http://wardsauto.com/politics/violence-economic-crisis-hit-ukraine-auto-industry <div class="node-body article-body">ZAZ, the country’s only full-cycle automaker, manufactured only 10,622 cars in first-half 2014, compared with 252,476 in 2008, and may halt production in September because of parts shortages.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/violence-economic-crisis-hit-ukraine-auto-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/violence-economic-crisis-hit-ukraine-auto-industry#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Africa / Middle East Europe Egypt Russia Ukraine Chery Chevrolet Daewoo Hyundai Lada Skoda Logistics Production Sales Results Stamping Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:19:00 +0000 1070281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Re-badged Chevrolet Aveo sold as ZAZ Vida.</strong></p> UPDATE 3-S.Africa's striking NUMSA union agrees wage deal, one employers' group balks http://wardsauto.com/update-3-safricas-striking-numsa-union-agrees-wage-deal-one-employers-group-balks <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Confusion as employer groups divided on deal</p> <p>* Four-week strike hit car manufacturers</p> <p>* More than 200,000 workers downed tools</p> <p>* Employers to pay 10 pct wage increases (Adds background, details)</p> <p>By Zandi Shabalala and Ed Stoddard</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-3-safricas-striking-numsa-union-agrees-wage-deal-one-employers-group-balks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Africa / Middle East Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:19:23 +0000 1069031 at http://wardsauto.com GM to Resume Full Production at S.Africa Plant After Strike Ends http://wardsauto.com/gm-resume-full-production-safrica-plant-after-strike-ends <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Full production will resume Tuesday following the end of a 4-week strike at components suppliers.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-resume-full-production-safrica-plant-after-strike-ends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Africa / Middle East South Africa Vehicle Assembly Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:45:00 +0000 1069201 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Ups Ante in Middle East, Africa http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-ups-ante-middle-east-africa <div class="node-body article-body">This latest plan increases the product rollout from the 17 new or refreshed vehicles Ford earmarked for the region in November.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-ups-ante-middle-east-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-ups-ante-middle-east-africa#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Africa / Middle East Vehicles & Technology Africa - Regional Middle East - Regional Ford Future Products Restructuring Africa EcoBoost Figo Ford Fusion Ford Mustang Jim Benintende Middle East MyKey Sync Thu, 17 Jul 2014 04:01:00 +0000 1061681 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Iconic Mustang one of 25 new products Ford will introduce to Middle East, Africa.</strong></p> UPDATE 4-Ford, Toyota halt some South African output due to strike http://wardsauto.com/update-4-ford-toyota-halt-some-south-african-output-due-strike <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* NUMSA strike affects Ford's Pretoria plant</p> <p>* Toyota says to halt some production from Tuesday</p> <p>* NUMSA, employers expected to meet on Monday</p> <p>* Smaller UASA union says likely to accept offer this week (adds Mercedes Benz, NUMSA and industry comments)</p> <p>By Wendell Roelf</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-4-ford-toyota-halt-some-south-african-output-due-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Africa / Middle East South Africa Labor & Human Resources Logistics Production Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:15:22 +0000 1058791 at http://wardsauto.com