Data Articles and Analysis http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/577561/more en GM Holden Cutting More Workers as Oz Sales Slip http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-cutting-more-workers-oz-sales-slip <div class="node-body article-body">News Corp. Australia says production employees will be reduced to 1,260 from 1,530 and vehicle output will be reduced by 50 units to 240 a day. Parent General Motors is closing the plant in 2017.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-cutting-more-workers-oz-sales-slip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-cutting-more-workers-oz-sales-slip#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Ford Holden Toyota Employment Production Restructuring Sales Results Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:11:00 +0000 1266951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cruze sales decline along with workforce numbers.</strong></p> Domestic Demand Shores Up U.K. Vehicle Production http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/domestic-demand-shores-uk-vehicle-production <div class="node-body article-body">First-quarter car production fell 0.6% to 402,193 units as the export order book slipped 6.8% to 296,678. Domestic builds rose a healthy 22.0% to 105,515 units.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/domestic-demand-shores-uk-vehicle-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/domestic-demand-shores-uk-vehicle-production#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe United Kingdom Auto Makers Production Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:29:00 +0000 1265781 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>U.K. car production marks best March in nine years.</strong></p> China Production Up 5.4% in First Quarter http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-production-54-first-quarter <div class="node-body article-body">Car and light-truck production continued to grow, but large commercial vehicles saw a sharp downturn.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-production-54-first-quarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-production-54-first-quarter#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific China Auto Makers Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:24:00 +0000 1265721 at http://wardsauto.com Volvo Eyes More Than Sliver of India Luxury Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/volvo-eyes-more-sliver-india-luxury-market <div class="node-body article-body">Volvo’s objective of 20,000 annual sales in India by 2020 is the same number set by larger luxury rivals Audi, BMW and Mercedes – but they hope to hit their targets by 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/volvo-eyes-more-sliver-india-luxury-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/volvo-eyes-more-sliver-india-luxury-market#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Audi BMW Mercedes Volvo Car Globalization Sales Results Tariffs Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:01:00 +0000 1257901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker challenged in India by limited product lineup.</strong></p> Hyundai Plans Sonata Hybrid for Chinese Market http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-plans-sonata-hybrid-chinese-market <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker says production of the new sedan in China makes it the first Sonata hybrid to be produced outside Korea. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-plans-sonata-hybrid-chinese-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China South Korea Sales & Marketing Hybrid Vehicles Production Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:28:00 +0000 1265331 at http://wardsauto.com One-off Graphic Distinguishes 6 Millionth Land Rover http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/one-graphic-distinguishes-6-millionth-land-rover <div class="node-body article-body">The same graphic was projected on the wall of the Solihull manufacturing facility to mark the moment when the 6 millionth vehicle rolled off the production line. The vehicle was displayed at the Shanghai Auto Show. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/one-graphic-distinguishes-6-millionth-land-rover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/one-graphic-distinguishes-6-millionth-land-rover#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe United Kingdom Land Rover Sales & Marketing Production Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:51:00 +0000 1263761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Unique graphic projected as 6 millionth Land Rover comes off line.</strong></p> Germany Vehicle Sales Up 9.3% in March http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/germany-vehicle-sales-93-march <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Germany vehicle sales totaled 354,235 units for March 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/germany-vehicle-sales-93-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/germany-vehicle-sales-93-march#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Germany Auto Makers Sales Results Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:46:00 +0000 1263851 at http://wardsauto.com CORRECTED-Peugeot lifts European output as market upturn helps plan http://wardsauto.com/corrected-peugeot-lifts-european-output-market-upturn-helps-plan <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Corrects period affected by output increase in second paragraph to May-August from January-August)</p> <p>By Laurence Frost</p> <p>PARIS, April 21 (Reuters) - PSA Peugeot Citroen announced a 10 percent European production increase on Tuesday as returning demand boosts the troubled French carmaker a year into a major turnaround plan.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/corrected-peugeot-lifts-european-output-market-upturn-helps-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe France Production Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:15:10 +0000 1263341 at http://wardsauto.com Russian Official: GM Hit Hardest By Falling Ruble http://wardsauto.com/europe/russian-official-gm-hit-hardest-falling-ruble <div class="node-body article-body">Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov says GM’s relatively low 25% level of localization of sourcing, manufacturing activity and R&D hurt the automaker when the value of the ruble began sinking.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/russian-official-gm-hit-hardest-falling-ruble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/russian-official-gm-hit-hardest-falling-ruble#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Ford General Motors Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Restructuring Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:13:00 +0000 1262871 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tahoe among GM niche models staying on Russian market.</strong></p> New Scion Models Reflect Demographic Fine-Tuning http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-scion-models-reflect-demographic-fine-tuning <div class="node-body article-body">Group Vice President Doug Murtha says buyer demographics for the iA sedan and iM hatchback basically are the same as those for any car in the Scion lineup: people who want a high-mileage, affordable new small car that isn’t bare-bones.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-scion-models-reflect-demographic-fine-tuning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-scion-models-reflect-demographic-fine-tuning#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Scion Inventories Product Development Sales Results Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:48:00 +0000 1261831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Scion&rsquo;s first traditional 4-door sedan no Corolla, exec says.</strong></p>