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