Africa / Middle East http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/573181/more en 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 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>