Nissan has appointed new regional bosses for Europe and the Africa-Middle East-India regions, tapping Paul Willcox for Europe and bringing in Takashi Hata from transmission maker Jatco to run the emerging market portfolio.
GM and Ford are extending holiday downtime at several North American assembly plants to keep car inventories in check. Chrysler Group is adding production shifts over the holidays at plants in Ohio and Michigan that build Jeep SUVs and Ram pickups.
U.S. auto sales are projected to increase as much as 5 percent in December, according to several analysts’ forecasts, with most of the purchases taking place in the week after Christmas. The forecasts call for light-vehicle sales of about 1.
CarMax's third-quarter net profits rose on increased used-car sales and higher income at its captive finance company. The nation's largest used-car retailer today reported net income rose 12 percent to $106.5 million in the quarter ending Nov. 30 from $94.7 million a year earlier.
A management rejig at GM and the scaling back of its alliance with PSA have created fresh uncertainty over the company's strategy for Opel, just as the European business seemed to have secured a settled future.
A management rejig at GM and the scaling back of its alliance with PSA have created fresh uncertainty over the U.S. carmaker's strategy for Opel, just as the European business seemed to have secured a settled future.
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne restarted negotiations with a UAW trust to buy the remaining shares of Chrysler Group, people familiar with the matter said. A meeting between the two sides this week followed the trust's rejection of a higher offer for its 41.
Suppliers to the 2014 Nissan Sentra include Rehau, Valeo, Coastal Automotive, Webasto, Eagle Ottawa, Sika, GHSP, INA, Maclean-Fogg, JTEKT, Mahle, Plastomer, Kautex Textron and Fraenkische. T2014 model is the seventh generation Sentra and is built in Smyrna, Tenn., and Canton, Miss.
Suppliers to the 2014 Toyota Corolla include Guelph Tool, Gentex, Huf Huelsbeck, Fuerst, AGC Automotive, Bowles Fluidics, Delfingen, Sunstone Components, Midway Products, TI Automotive, Leggett & Platt and North American Lighting.
Suppliers to the 2013 Toyota Avalon include Bowles Fluidics, Angell-Demmel, Aisin, UGN, Corvac Composites, Guardian, Pilkington, Sunstone Components, Midway Products, Nasco, AGC Automotive and EFC International. The 2013 model of the Toyota Avalon was all new and is built in Georgetown, Ky.
Japan's exports rose for a ninth consecutive month in November, with light-vehicle shipments to the United States rising 13 percent, a sign the weak yen and a recovery in global demand are energizing a major growth driver in the world's third-biggest economy.