How did BMW, whose Spartanburg, S.C., plant has been acclaimed as a symbol of America's resurgence as an auto manufacturer and exporter, become a symbol of the threat to America's manufacturing base instead? BMW is wondering the same thing.
The U.S. Commerce Department has asked automakers to reveal some of their most closely held secrets as part of its investigation of whether tariffs on imported cars and components are needed to safeguard national security.
Volvo received a wake-up call after it finished third to last in a key quality study. R&D boss Henrik Green wants the lessons learned from the experience to make the new S60's launch the most successful in the company's history from a quality perspective.