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Ford to spend $2.5 billion on new Mexico engine, transmission operations

1:08 pm U.S. ET | April 17, 2015 | UPDATED: 4/17/15 5:00 pm ET - adds UAW statement
Ford, confirming reports from earlier this week, will spend $2.5 billion to build a new generation of fuel-efficient engines and transmissions in Mexico, creating 3,800 jobs.... Read More »

Volvo narrows choices for U.S. plant to S. Carolina, 2nd state, report says

11:57 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015
Volvo Cars is weighing a site in South Carolina against another southern state as it prepares to invest $500 million in its first US plant, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters today.... Read More »

Ford eyes 'high volume' use of carbon fiber

9:24 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015
Ford today said it has signed a deal with a carbon-fiber manufacturer to jointly explore “high-volume” automotive uses for the...... Read More »

Nissan to expand U.S. recalls tied to Takata airbag flaw

7:24 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015
Nissan plans to expand a regional recall of cars in the United States with potentially defective Takata airbags after a woman said she was injured...... Read More »

Lotus forms joint venture to build cars, engines in China

9:34 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015
Lotus plans to build cars and engines in China in a joint venture, DRB-Hicom, the U.K. sports car maker's Malaysian parent company, said.... Read More »

Mahindra near deal to acquire Italian design house Pininfarina, report says

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015
India's Mahindra & Mahindra is in the final stages of negotiations to buy Italian design and engineering firm Pininfarina, according to people...... Read More »

Magna to sell interiors unit to Grupo Antolin for $525 million

9:17 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015
Canadian auto supplier Magna has agreed to sell its interiors operations to Grupo Antolin, a Spanish supplier with global operations, in a deal...... Read More »

Aluminum F-150 improves crash-test rating from all-steel predecessor

9:48 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015
The aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 has earned a better government crash-test rating than its all-steel predecessor, countering any concerns that the...... Read More »

Volkswagen extends Routan ignition-switch recalls

12:55 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2015
Volkswagen is recalling 20,676 Routan minivans with potentially faulty ignition switches.... Read More »

Chinese conglomerate completes acquisition of Prestolite Electric

1:11 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2015
Chinese conglomerate Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor has completed its acquisition of Michigan-based supplier Prestolite Electric LLC.... Read More »

Toyota investments in Mexico, China to usher in new cost-efficiency strategy

9:00 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2015
Opening its purse after a three-year expansion freeze, Toyota announced plans today to spend nearly $1.... Read More »

Hyundai may add Mexico plant as local auto sales increase

2:56 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2015
Hyundai may build a factory in Mexico once the company's domestic auto sales rise, joining affiliate Kia Motors in Latin America's top...... Read More »

Toyota to announce details on Mexico factory; Corolla production will move from Canada to new plant, report says

6:19 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2015
Toyota will move production of its Corolla compact cars to a new factory in Mexico from Canada to benefit from lower costs, a report said.... Read More »

Ford to unveil $2.5 billion Mexico investment on Friday, report says

12:58 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2015
Ford plans to announce on Friday an investment of about $2.5 billion in Mexico, industry sources told Reuters. Ford will invest $1.... Read More »

ThyssenKrupp plans to sell axle systems unit, report says

9:40 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2015
German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp is selling its automotive contract assembly unit, which makes axle systems for car makers, as it seeks to streamline...... Read More »

Honda confirms Takata airbag rupture injured driver in March accident

6:44 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2015
Honda confirmed that a faulty airbag inflator made by Takata ruptured in a March 20 crash of a car in Florida, injuring the driver.... Read More »

2012 Subaru Impreza under investigation for potential airbag flaw

8:05 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2015
U.S. safety regulators have opened an investigation into 2012 Subaru Imprezas because the front passenger seat airbags may fail to operate.... Read More »

FROM TVs TO EVs

Japan electronic giants embrace autos after consumer-goods struggles

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2015
Japan's storied electronics companies are struggling in the cutthroat consumer goods market amid cheaper, and often more innovative, rivals from...... Read More »

Takata airbag on Honda Civic linked to another injury

11:32 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2015
Faulty airbags supplied by Takata have been linked to another injury involving a Honda Civic.... Read More »

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