Data Articles and Analysis http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/577561/more en Volvo Cites Logistics as Primary Reason for U.S. Plant Site http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-cites-logistics-primary-reason-us-plant-site <div class="node-body article-body">Volvo in the next few weeks will announce what vehicle it will produce at its new plant, which is to begin output in 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-cites-logistics-primary-reason-us-plant-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-cites-logistics-primary-reason-us-plant-site#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Volvo Car Employment Globalization Labor & Human Resources Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Fri, 29 May 2015 17:49:00 +0000 1289711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volvo Americas chief Lex Kerssemakers says South Carolina ideal location.&nbsp;</strong></p> Mexico Presents Opportunities, Challenges http://wardsauto.com/north-america/mexico-presents-opportunities-challenges <div class="node-body article-body">Automotive production in Mexico will reach 4.4 million units by 2019, a 2.9% increase from 2014, according to Plante Moran. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/mexico-presents-opportunities-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/mexico-presents-opportunities-challenges#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers North America Mexico Auto Makers Suppliers Employment Globalization Labor & Human Resources Production Vehicle Assembly Fri, 29 May 2015 11:23:00 +0000 1283871 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat 500 assembled in Toluca, Mexico.&nbsp;</strong></p> World Vehicle Sales Dip Down in April http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-dip-down-april <div class="node-body article-body">Gains in North America and Europe could not keep the global total above prior-year</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-dip-down-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-dip-down-april#comments Public Gated Data Center World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing World Auto Makers Sales Results Monthly Fri, 29 May 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1289121 at http://wardsauto.com Slump in U.K. Export Build Continues in April http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/slump-uk-export-build-continues-april <div class="node-body article-body">Production for the home market climbed 11.1% last month, raising the 4-month total 19.4% to 135,445 units, but export orders fell 7.6% to leave output through April down 7.0% at 395,060.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/slump-uk-export-build-continues-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/slump-uk-export-build-continues-april#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Europe United Kingdom Bentley Honda Jaguar Land Rover Mini Production Trade Fri, 29 May 2015 09:10:00 +0000 1288981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Continental GT to be joined by new SUV in Bentley lineup.</strong></p> Forecast: SAAR Could Reach 17.5 Million in May http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-saar-could-reach-175-million-may <div class="node-body article-body">The latest WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S. automakers to sell 1.6 million light vehicles this month, equating to a 17.5 million-unit SAAR.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-saar-could-reach-175-million-may" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/forecast-saar-could-reach-175-million-may#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Thu, 28 May 2015 21:07:00 +0000 1289231 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Knocked Off Pickup Perch as Thai Market Continues Slide http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/toyota-knocked-pickup-perch-thai-market-continues-slide <div class="node-body article-body">Release of the eighth-gen Hilux should get Toyota pickup sales moving again, but analysts say there’s little reason for near-term optimism about the market overall.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/toyota-knocked-pickup-perch-thai-market-continues-slide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/toyota-knocked-pickup-perch-thai-market-continues-slide#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Toyota Sales Results Thu, 28 May 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1288381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Revamped Hilux should put spark back into pickup sales for Toyota.</strong></p> Malaysia’s Perodua on Track for 1 Million Myvi Sales http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/malaysia-s-perodua-track-1-million-myvi-sales <div class="node-body article-body">The Myvi is based on the Daihatsu Boon, and came about from Perodua’s collaboration with Daihatsu. The Toyota affiliate also is working with Perodua on development of the Malaysian automaker’s first sedan. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/malaysia-s-perodua-track-1-million-myvi-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/malaysia-s-perodua-track-1-million-myvi-sales#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Daihatsu Perodua Product Development Sales Results Thu, 28 May 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1287581 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Myvi helps Perodua claim nearly 40% of local deliveries.</strong></p> GM’s Russia Pullout Cuts Opel Spain Plant’s Output http://wardsauto.com/europe/gm-s-russia-pullout-cuts-opel-spain-plant-s-output <div class="node-body article-body">The initial 2015 forecast called for production of 400,000 units but was reduced early this year to 388,000. The cutback in Corsa output lowers that figure to 367,000 units, or 81% of capacity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/gm-s-russia-pullout-cuts-opel-spain-plant-s-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/gm-s-russia-pullout-cuts-opel-spain-plant-s-output#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Russia Spain Opel/Vauxhall Capacity Utilization Employment Production Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Thu, 28 May 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1288181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>No break in Mokka CUV assemblies at Opel Spain plant.</strong></p> GM Korea Union Seeks Hefty Pay Hikes, Job Guarantees http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-korea-union-seeks-hefty-pay-hikes-job-guarantees <div class="node-body article-body">The KMWU’s wage-hike demand is 252% higher than the 63,000-won monthly increase agreed upon in 2014, and it seeks bonuses 43% to 238% higher than the average 10.5 million won paid out last year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-korea-union-seeks-hefty-pay-hikes-job-guarantees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-korea-union-seeks-hefty-pay-hikes-job-guarantees#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific India South Korea General Motors Capacity Utilization Finance Labor & Human Resources Production Trade Thu, 28 May 2015 09:40:00 +0000 1288401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Union frets about losing Spark export builds to GM India.</strong></p> South Korea Vehicle Sales Up 3.4% in April http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/south-korea-vehicle-sales-34-april <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">South Korea vehicle sales totaled 152,833 units for April 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/south-korea-vehicle-sales-34-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/south-korea-vehicle-sales-34-april#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Auto Makers Sales Results Wed, 27 May 2015 19:44:00 +0000 1288371 at http://wardsauto.com