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ZF opens office in Mexico to find Tier 2 suppliers

5:25 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015
When ZF North America wanted to find Tier 2 suppliers in Mexico to make parts for a transmission plant in Graycourt, S.C., the German transmission company decided it needed to get better acquainted with the local supplier community.

Favorable tariffs, inexpensive labor boost Mexico

5:09 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015
By 2018, light-vehicle production in Mexico is expected to approach 4.4 million units, up 26 percent from last year's output, according to a forecast by the Center for Automotive Research.

GM plans $877 million modernization for Michigan plant

10:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015
GM plans to invest $877 million to modernize its assembly plant in Flint, Mich., one of its two U.S. full-size pickup factories.

As supplier business turns up, so will pressure

8:44 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015
The good news for North American auto suppliers is that a robust industry is about to turn up the business volume with record numbers of new-vehicle...

Tesla critics still don't get it, executive says

5:32 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015
Tesla Motors continues to be misunderstood and erroneously portrayed, the company's vice president of business development told an audience at the...

Harman calls software flaw that allowed FCA hacking an isolated case

11:34 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015
Harman International, the maker of the audio system in the Jeep Cherokee that was hacked remotely, said the software flaw that allowed that incident...

VW plans new 4-cylinder turbo engine with direct injection on '16 Jetta

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015
A new downsized, turbocharged engine will replace a more than 20-year-old four-cylinder motor currently powering entry-level Volkswagen Jetta compact...

Turbo suppliers expect a lift from diesels

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015
Rising U.S. demand for diesel-powered cars and trucks could be a windfall for turbocharger suppliers such as Honeywell Inc.

Acquisitions make Mahle a major player

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015
Just two years after German powertrain systems supplier Mahle GmbH acquired a majority stake in climate control specialist Behr Group, Mahle has...

Digital images may turn mirrors into museum pieces

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015
The lowly rearview mirror may be on the way out.

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GM, Honda join forces for one fuel cell design

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015
Nearly two years have passed since General Motors and Honda announced their partnership to develop hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles.

At the half: N.A. car and truck production by plant

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015
The Wednesday and Thursday issues of the Traverse City Daily features production highlights for the first half of 2015.

Steelmakers prep Ala. plant to battle aluminum

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015
A joint venture plant in Alabama, AM/NS Calvert, is preparing to produce the latest generation of ultra high-strength steel for the North American...

Survey: Raw material costs are declining

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015
The cost of raw materials for the average vehicle produced in May is a hefty $476 lower than last August, according to a survey by AlixPartners.

N.A. output will hit new records to meet sales, export demands, forecaster says

2:33 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
North American vehicle output will continue rising to new records over the next two years as non-Detroit 3 automakers localize more production, a...

New steels, execs say, save weight

5:42 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Audi and BMW officials detailed a mixed-materials approach to lightweighting automobile bodies Monday at the seminars, saying they will use a...

JCI exec says seating and interiors business is healthy

12:05 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
The executive who is orchestrating the spin-off of Johnson Controls' $22 billion seats-and-interiors unit has a straightforward message for...

How BMW slimmed down its redesigned 2016 7 series

5:28 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
BMW's redesigned 2016 7-series sedan required a long list of weight-saving techniques to drop 290 pounds from its previous-generation weight.

Subaru's non-automotive engine a big hit at CAR's event

1:33 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
It wasn’t a turbo. And it didn’t sport the company’s trademark “boxer” opposed engine.

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