Data Articles and Analysis http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/577561/more en World Vehicle Sales Fall in February, Largest Decline in 2 Years http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-fall-february-largest-decline-2-years <div class="node-body article-body">A 40% decline in auto sales in Russia contributed to a 1.7% downturn globally, the largest year-over-year dip since February 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-fall-february-largest-decline-2-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-fall-february-largest-decline-2-years#comments Public Gated Data Center World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing World Auto Makers Sales Results Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:01:00 +0000 1249621 at http://wardsauto.com CORRECTED-Peugeot, Mitsubishi to suspend production at Russia plant http://wardsauto.com/corrected-peugeot-mitsubishi-suspend-production-russia-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Corrects to say SUV line stopping from April 27, not April 2)</p> <p>MOSCOW, March 27 (Reuters) - PCMA Rus, a Russian venture owned by France's PSA Peugeot Citroen and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, will temporarily suspend production of Peugeot, Citroen and Mitsubishi models, it said on Friday.</p> <p>The venture, which has a plant in Kaluga south of Moscow, said it would also cut 100 jobs.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/corrected-peugeot-mitsubishi-suspend-production-russia-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Russia Production Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:35:27 +0000 1249351 at http://wardsauto.com Thai Auto Sales Stay Stuck in Economic Doldrums http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-auto-sales-stay-stuck-economic-doldrums <div class="node-body article-body">A Toyota executive says February’s results were impacted by a rural drought that is cutting production and income and impacting farmers’ decisions on new-vehicle purchases.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-auto-sales-stay-stuck-economic-doldrums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-auto-sales-stay-stuck-economic-doldrums#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Honda Isuzu Mitsubishi Nissan Toyota Sales Results Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1248401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hilux&nbsp;(<em>above</em>)&nbsp;1,590 units up on Isuzu D-Max in 1-ton pickup segment through February.</strong></p> JLR Investment in U.K. Plant Supports New Jaguar XF http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/jlr-investment-uk-plant-supports-new-jaguar-xf <div class="node-body article-body">JLR CEO Ralf Speth says the Castle Bromwich investment marks a turnaround for the company’s West Midlands manufacturing operations which were earmarked for consolidation during the height of the global economic downturn.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/jlr-investment-uk-plant-supports-new-jaguar-xf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/jlr-investment-uk-plant-supports-new-jaguar-xf#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Jaguar Aluminum Capacity Utilization Stamping Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:44:00 +0000 1248491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>All-new XF joins aluminum-intensive Jaguar lineup at upgraded plant.</strong></p> Mexico Plant Aims to Raise Kia’s Americas Profile http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mexico-plant-aims-raise-kia-s-americas-profile <div class="node-body article-body">Plans for the 300,000-unit-capacity facility call for growing market penetration in Mexico, exporting vehicles to markets in Central America and supporting Kia and Hyundai operations in the U.S. through exports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mexico-plant-aims-raise-kia-s-americas-profile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mexico-plant-aims-raise-kia-s-americas-profile#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America South America South America - Regional Mexico U.S. Hyundai Kia Plants & Production Capacity Utilization Globalization Product Development Vehicle Assembly Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:41:00 +0000 1248441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kia to build Forte compact at Mexico plant; pickup not in play for now.</strong></p> Italy Vehicle Sales Up 12.7% in February http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/italy-vehicle-sales-127-february <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Italy vehicle sales totaled 145,619 units for February 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/italy-vehicle-sales-127-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/italy-vehicle-sales-127-february#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Italy Auto Makers Sales Results Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:42:00 +0000 1248421 at http://wardsauto.com Automakers Scrambling to Keep Afloat in Volatile Russian Market http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-scrambling-keep-afloat-volatile-russian-market <div class="node-body article-body">Russian analysts say most automakers will stay in the market despite the country’s uncertain political and economic picture. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-scrambling-keep-afloat-volatile-russian-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-scrambling-keep-afloat-volatile-russian-market#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia AvtoVAZ Ford General Motors Nissan Toyota Volkswagen Politics Employment Production Restructuring Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:02:00 +0000 1248261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM shutting St. Petersburg, Russia, assembly plant indefinitely.&nbsp;</strong></p> Toyota Malaysia Assembling Camry Hybrid Locally http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-malaysia-assembling-camry-hybrid-locally <div class="node-body article-body">Contract assembler ASSB will operate and manage the line producing three variants, the Camry 2.5 hybrid, Camry 2.0G and Camry 2.0E.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-malaysia-assembling-camry-hybrid-locally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-malaysia-assembling-camry-hybrid-locally#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Malaysia Toyota Hybrid Vehicles Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:58:00 +0000 1248281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota Malaysia marks production launch of Camry hybrid.</strong></p> GM Reshuffle Reflects Thai Auto Industry’s Struggles http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-reshuffle-reflects-thai-auto-industry-s-struggles <div class="node-body article-body">Despite its prolonged sales slump, industry analyst Jessada Thongpak says Thailand will remain ASEAN’s largest automotive hub because its technology and capability to meet global standards is years ahead of second-ranked Indonesia’s.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-reshuffle-reflects-thai-auto-industry-s-struggles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-reshuffle-reflects-thai-auto-industry-s-struggles#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Indonesia Thailand Chevrolet SAIC Wuling Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Capacity Utilization Employment Finance Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 1247871 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Slow-selling Spin forces GM to cut losses in Indonesia.</strong></p> Malaysia February Sales Stall Ahead of Tax Change http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-february-sales-stall-ahead-tax-change <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers expect sales to edge higher in March as dealers make offers aimed at clearing stock before a 6% goods and services tax takes effect April 1. It replaces a 10% vehicle sales tax.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-february-sales-stall-ahead-tax-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-february-sales-stall-ahead-tax-change#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Ford Production Sales Results Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:40:00 +0000 1246991 at http://wardsauto.com