Making cars? Simple, Li says

Chinese billionaire Li Shufu, whose Zhejiang Geely Holding Group owns Volvo, Geely and Lynk & CO, says there is “no magic in car production.” The usually media-shy mogul explained why during a roundtable interview in Shanghai last month.

Putting leather to the smell test

For most Americans, that rich, sweet, musky smell of new-car leather is a big part of its enduring appeal. Not so for the Chinese. They can't stand it. And the problem has become so frustrating for premium automakers there that one U.K. supplier of the most luxurious hides employs a Chinese leather technician to help sniff out the problem.

GM builds final Australian engine

Australian auto industry wind-down continues with General Motors ending engine production after nearly 70 years. Car production stops next year when GM and Toyota close plants, putting an end to Australia's auto industry.

Mexico prepares its defense of NAFTA

Mexican auto industry officials are lining up their arguments to defend the North American Free Trade Agreement as Donald Trump prepares to move into the White House.

Canada 'ready to come to the table'

Canadian trade experts -- and one government official -- seem quite open to renegotiating NAFTA, possibly replacing it with a bilateral trade deal with the United States.

Hope and clenched teeth in Mexico

Election Day in the U.S. fell on the same day that the Mexican auto industry trotted out its monthly numbers on production, exports and sales, which again set records in October.