'Un-Honda-like' problems plague new plant in Mexico

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014

Honda's new $800 million plant in Celaya, about 160 miles northwest of Mexico City, has been struggling to meet demand amid problems caused by a green labor force, language barriers and a rail system prone to delays and occasional thefts, according to dealers who have discussed the matter with Honda officials.... Read More »

GM idling Michigan plant 3 weeks to trim Cadillac ATS, CTS supplies

5:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2014

General Motors plans to idle the Michigan plant that produces the Cadillac ATS and CTS for three weeks amid a glut of inventory. The move comes as U.S. sales of the ATS and CTS sag, pushing inventories to unusually high levels.... Read More »

Daimler and Nissan hit the gas

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014

Daimler and Renault-Nissan's global product-sharing partnership got a lot bigger last week.... Read More »

N.A. output rises 1%

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014

North American car and truck production rose 1 percent in April from the year-earlier month to an estimated 1,479,033 units.... Read More »

BMW considers raising U.S. capacity, expects pretax profit to rise 'significantly'

6:36 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2014

BMW is looking at raising production capacity at its plant in the United States and releasing 12 new models as it chases record car sales and a rise in pretax profit in 2014.... Read More »

Honda's U.S. exports exceeded imports in '13

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2014

Honda exported more vehicles from its U.S. factories in 2013 than it imported into America from Japan -- a first for the automaker. Honda exported 108,705 American-made Honda and Acura vehicles, compared to 88,537 it brought in from Japan.... Read More »

Strained N.A. plants expected to approach record output

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2013

Can North America's stressed-out assembly plants handle near record production? We're about to find out.... Read More »


Subaru, Toyota discuss Camry move

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013

Subaru and Toyota are in talks to halt production of the Toyota Camry sedan at Subaru's Lafayette, Ind., assembly plant, likely timed to the introduction of the nameplate's next generation.... Read More »

Overdue Cherokees are on their way at last

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013

New Jeep Cherokees were due in dealerships almost two months ago but have been held while Chrysler developed and installed new software to smooth out the way the engine, nine-speed transmission and innovative disconnecting drivetrain interact. The process has been cumbersome, but after many weeks of delay, sources said Jeep expects to begin delivering Cherokees over the next 10 days.... Read More »

Spot shortages of parts looming for 2014

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2013

Automakers are likely to face spot shortages of parts next year if North American vehicle production tops 16 million units, a new survey of suppliers concludes.... Read More »


Auto industry must help tool makers make it

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013

Automakers must come up with innovative ways to reverse a dangerous decline in the number of tool and die companies supplying the North American industry.... Read More »

New plant will boost sales, profit margin for Mazda3

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013

Mazda Motor Corp. is betting big on its Mazda3 small car, predicting global sales will jump by nearly a third with the just-released redesign. It also expects a Mexico-built version will help North America capture a bigger chunk of worldwide volume while providing fatter profit margins.... Read More »

Sources: Nissan, Daimler to build small luxury cars in Mexico

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013

Nissan and Daimler will build small Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz luxury cars at a Nissan plant in Mexico, sources said.... Read More »

Toyota hiking transmission output at West Virginia plant nearly 50%

11:49 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2013

Toyota is investing $102 million at its West Virginia engine and transmission plant and aluminum casting factories in Missouri and Tennessee to boost production of six-speed automatic gearboxes.... Read More »

As Toyota rebounds, the mantra is 'more'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013

Osamu Nagata, the troubleshooting Toyota executive who now heads North American manufacturing and r&d, is on a mission to boost capacity and do it quickly -- first by expanding existing factories and then probably adding an assembly plant in Mexico. Toyota is ready to go on the offensive.... Read More »

GM Silao one of June top 10

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2013

Output at Ford's Louisville plant rose a top-10-leading 59 percent from a year earlier as it ramped up production of the Escape.... Read More »

Redesigned Chrysler 200 sedan to begin production in early 2014

4:05 pm U.S. ET | July 16, 2013

Chrysler Group LLC's redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan will begin production in early 2014 at the automaker's Sterling Heights plant here, Chrysler said today.... Read More »

Mazda boosts tranny capacity

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2013

Mazda Motor Corp. will more than double capacity for its Skyactiv transmissions in two years.... Read More »

Japanese automakers' U.S. output soars

10:49 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2013

Japanese automakers, rebounding from an earthquake and aided by a weakening yen, cranked up U.S. vehicle production by 36 percent last year while boosting imports from Japan by 19 percent.... Read More »


Citroen Wild Rubis previews SUV for upscale DS line

April 11, 2013 09:00 CET

Citroen's Wild Rubis concept showcases the first SUV/crossover to be sold under the brand's upscale DS line. The concept will mainly be targeted at high-earning Chinese customers.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover studying India production, report says

12:04 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2013

Jaguar Land Rover is investigating the potential of manufacturing cars and light trucks in India, company sources said, as the carmaker looks to build on its growth in emerging markets with the help of Indian parent Tata Motors. Building cars in India, which has developed into an emerging market export hub for many global carmakers, would allow Jaguar Land Rover to skirt high import taxes on luxury cars.... Read More »

Subaru to hike U.S. production capacity by 30 percent, report says

1:43 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2013

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.'s Subaru brand will increase production capacity at a U.S. plant by about 30 percent by fiscal 2016, the Nikkei business daily said. The company will invest about 20 billion yen ($230 million) in Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc, its only overseas vehicle assembly plant, the Japanese newspaper reported.... Read More »


Nov. output up 14%

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2012

North American car and truck production in November rose 14 percent from the year-earlier month to an estimated 1,363,755 units, the highest for any November since 2005.... Read More »

Honda to become 'net exporter' of vehicles from North America

4:04 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2012

Honda, Japan's first automaker to build cars in the United States, said it expects to export more cars and light trucks from North America than it imports to the region within two years.... Read More »

Ford starts production of four new models in Russia with more planned

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2012

Ford has begun production in Russia of the Kuga and Explorer SUVs, as well as the S-Max and Galaxy minivans, to sell within the country. According to the automaker, more models are planned as it works to expand sales in a market that Ford of Europe CEO Stephen Odell has said could become the largest in Europe.... Read More »

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