Africa / Middle East http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/573181/more en Automakers Bristle at Zimbabwe’s Buy-Local Order http://wardsauto.com/industry/automakers-bristle-zimbabwe-s-buy-local-order <div class="field-byline"> Ceaser Mhukahuru </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The president of the Motor Trade Assn. of Zimbabwe says the capabilities of the country’s assemblers are so limited the directive to government agencies and public institutions to buy at least 80% locally made vehicles may be ignored.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/automakers-bristle-zimbabwe-s-buy-local-order" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/automakers-bristle-zimbabwe-s-buy-local-order#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Africa / Middle East Africa - Regional Industry Data & Insights Miscellaneous Chery Land Rover Mazda Mitsubishi Capacity Utilization Globalization Local Content Purchashing Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 10 Sep 2015 09:11:00 +0000 1338441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Local assembler Quest building Mitsubishi Triton.</strong></p> Renault Challenges Peugeot Over Iran Deal http://wardsauto.com/renault-challenges-peugeot-over-iran-deal <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Renault hopes to win a manufacturing deal with domestic automaker Iran Khodro, which already is partnered with rival French automaker Peugeot.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/renault-challenges-peugeot-over-iran-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Africa / Middle East Analysis Industry Iran Data & Insights Miscellaneous Globalization Production Trade Thu, 03 Sep 2015 05:30:00 +0000 1342021 at http://wardsauto.com VW Investing $343 Million in South African Plant http://wardsauto.com/vw-investing-343-million-south-african-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The bulk of the German automaker's investment will go into upgrading its factory in Uitenhage to manufacture new models.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-investing-343-million-south-african-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Africa / Middle East Industry South Africa Miscellaneous OE-Supplier Relations Vehicle Assembly Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:24:00 +0000 1338351 at http://wardsauto.com Chinese Automakers Retrench as Iran’s Market Reopens http://wardsauto.com/industry/chinese-automakers-retrench-iran-s-market-reopens <div class="node-body article-body">With the lifting of sanctions against Iran in exchange for curtailing its nuclear program, Chinese automakers will face more competition as other foreign companies step up production in the country, increase imports, or both.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/chinese-automakers-retrench-iran-s-market-reopens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/chinese-automakers-retrench-iran-s-market-reopens#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Analysis Industry Iran Data & Insights Miscellaneous Chery Dongfeng FAW SAIC Globalization Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 21 Aug 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1334331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Locally assembled Chinese Haima S7 displayed at Mashhad auto show.</strong></p> Kenya Sets Pace As East Africa Vehicle Market Grows http://wardsauto.com/industry/kenya-sets-pace-east-africa-vehicle-market-grows <div class="field-byline"> Wachira Kigotho </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A government official expects another record year for new-vehicle registrations as a result of robust construction, energy-sector development and growth in tourism despite Kenya’s engagement in a counterterrorism war in neighboring Somalia. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/kenya-sets-pace-east-africa-vehicle-market-grows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/kenya-sets-pace-east-africa-vehicle-market-grows#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Africa - Regional Analysis Industry Retail Data & Insights Miscellaneous General Motors Hyundai Land Rover Porsche Tata Toyota Globalization Remarketing Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 12 Aug 2015 09:51:00 +0000 1329481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Locally built Mobius II engineered for rough Kenyan roads.</strong></p> Ford to Assemble Rangers in Nigeria http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-assemble-rangers-nigeria <div class="node-body article-body">The new manufacturing operation will employ about 180 workers both directly and indirectly and have capacity for about 5,000 of the pickups per year.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-assemble-rangers-nigeria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-assemble-rangers-nigeria#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Africa / Middle East Industry Nigeria Miscellaneous Ford Vehicle Assembly Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:56:00 +0000 1330081 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ranger South Africa&rsquo;s best-selling vehicle in first-half 2015.</strong></p> Global Automakers See New, Revived Prospects in Iran http://wardsauto.com/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/global-automakers-see-new-revived-prospects-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/global-automakers-see-new-revived-prospects-iran#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Africa / Middle East Analysis Industry Iran Data & Insights Miscellaneous 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><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 Industry Miscellaneous 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><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 Analysis Industry Iran France Data & Insights Miscellaneous 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/miscellaneous/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/hyundai-shows-creta-small-suv-ahead-india-launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/hyundai-shows-creta-small-suv-ahead-india-launch#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Analysis Industry Middle East - Regional Engines China India South Korea Interiors Technology Data & Insights Miscellaneous 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>