North American Assembly Plants

Honda says quarterly North American operating profit drops 14%

10:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2014

Falling sales and hefty incentives undercut North American profit at Honda in the latest quarter, as the automaker trimmed its full-year sales and profit outlooks.... Read More »

At the half: North America car and truck production by platform

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2014

Each issue of the Traverse City Daily features production highlights for the first half of 2014.... Read More »

At the half: Top 25 North American plants and models

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2014

Each issue of the Traverse City Daily features production highlights for the first half of 2014.... Read More »

2014 MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

N.A. auto market seen outshining other regions, despite threats

1:09 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2014

Auto sales will continue to rise in North America through 2020 despite lingering effects of the 2009 recession, economist Jeff Schuster predicted today.... Read More »

2014 MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

North American tooling demands growing from foreign automakers

12:46 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2014

As North American production rises, Asian and European automakers are asking their tool-and-die suppliers to set up shop in North America, a consultant says.... Read More »

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

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

Each issue of the Traverse City Daily features production highlights for the first half of 2014.... Read More »

Mitsubishi's quarterly profit gains paced by Europe

4:14 pm U.S. ET | July 30, 2014

Europe was Mitsubishi's most profitable region in the fiscal first quarter ended June 30, the company said today.... Read More »

Denso makes changes in North American executive management

4:00 pm U.S. ET | June 19, 2014

Toyota-affiliated supplier Denso said Sadahiro “Sam” Usui is the new chairman and CEO of its North American unit based in suburban Detroit. Usui replaces Hikaru "Howard" Sugi in the position. Sugi is retiring after heading Denso International America for the past three years.... Read More »

Supplier Toyoda Gosei to expand N.A. headquarters

1:32 pm U.S. ET | June 10, 2014

Toyota-affiliated supplier Toyoda Gosei plans to expand its North American headquarters in suburban Detroit, investing about $8 million and adding about 50 jobs.... Read More »

CARBON FIBER HEATS UP

BMW's joint venture says it cuts cost, plans to triple capacity

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014

BMW has substantially cut the cost of carbon fiber production in the three years it has operated a factory in Moses Lake, Washington.... Read More »

N.A. output rises 1%

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014

North American car and truck production rose 1 percent in April from the year-earlier month to an estimated 1,479,033 units.... Read More »

BMW to decide in coming months on second N.A. factory

April 8, 2014 14:45 CET

BMW is progressing with plans for a second North American factory to meet increased demand for its vehicles in the region.... Read More »

BMW narrows list of potential sites for second N.A. factory

8:45 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2014

BMW has narrowed down the list of potential sites for its second North American factory, which is expected to meet increased demand for its vehicles in the region. At least two sites in Mexico still being considered, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

BMW aims big crossover at U.S. -- and Mercedes

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014

BMW's decision to approve the seven-seat X7 crossover was driven by competitive pressure -- especially in the United States, says CEO Norbert Reithofer. "We cannot just ignore a market for a BMW product," he said at a press briefing Friday before a ceremony to announce a $1 billion, 100,000-unit expansion to BMW's factory in South Carolina.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Polarized politics and the changing auto landscape

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014

As government assistance appears to lose appeal in attracting new auto manufacturing investments, the industry and politicians in North America must rethink how they cooperate.... Read More »

Dealers advise Mitsubishi at U.S. plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014

Mitsubishi wants more product input from its dealers.... Read More »

Nissan's homegrown star in Smyrna

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014

If having the neighborhood root for you counts for anything, Randy Knight should have an easy time running Nissan's big assembly plant in Smyrna, Tenn., this year.... Read More »

Honda's Celaya plant boosts Mexico factory presence

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2014

In opening its $800 million assembly plant here to build the 2015 Fit subcompact hatchback and crossover variant, Honda is joining a rapidly growing slate of automakers and suppliers in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato.... Read More »

Nissan expects better profitability in 2014, Ghosn says

10:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2014

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn forecast profitability at Japan's second-largest carmaker will improve in 2014 after the company missed out on the yen-led earnings boon at the nation's exporters.... Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Asia boosts status as production powerhouse

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2014

Where will the bulk of the world's cars be built this year? More than a third of the global total will be manufactured in Asia -- and we're not talking about Japan.... Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Asia flexes status as production powerhouse

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014

Where will the bulk of the world's cars be assembled this year? More than a third of the global total will be manufactured in Asia -- and we're not talking about Japan.... Read More »

REUTERS SPECIAL REPORT

How Takata crossed 'dangerous bridge' on airbag quality, safety

8:58 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2014

After a series of accidents and at least two deaths allegedly caused by faulty airbags, automaker clients of Japanese supplier Takata last year ordered the largest airbag-related recall in history. The tale that emerges in a special report by Reuters is one of a company that lost its grip on quality. It's a classic case study in how a lapse in quality-control rigor can prove extraordinarily costly to even a well-regarded, successful company.... Read More »

N. American vehicle output tops 16 million in 2013

Jan. 8, 2014 06:01 CET

Final numbers aren't in yet, but North American car and truck production reached an estimated 16.6 million units in 2013, up 4 percent.... Read More »

N.A. output tops 16 million

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014

Final numbers aren't in yet, but North American car and truck production reached an estimated 16.6 million units in 2013, up 4 percent.... Read More »

Nov. output rises 3%

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2013

North America car and truck production in November rose 3 percent from a year earlier to 1,407,920 units.... Read More »

 
Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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Evoque convertible could challenge sporty German coupes

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2016

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Jaguar Land Rover finally has a model to compete with convertible versions of German premium coupes. ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
European new-car sales rose 14 percent in February, but Volkswagen lost market share for the sixth m ...
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
Sales of SUVs and crossovers surged 22 percent in Europe last year, outpacing the overall market's 8 ...
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
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European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal
European car sales rose 6.3 percent last month, although Volkswagen, the region's No. ...
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Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector
Compact minivan sales remain valuable to French and German automakers even though more brands are qu ...
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Western European car sales rise 6% on Spain, Italy rebound
Western European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in January as the southern markets of Spain and Ita ...
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Jeep, Smart, Jaguar benefit most from Europe's forecast-beating 2015 sales
Jeep, Smart and Jaguar were the biggest winners last year in Europe, where overall vehicle sales ros ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. ...
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Renault names new finance chief as Thormann retires due to poor health
Renault finance director Dominique Thormann is retiring for health reasons. He will be succeeded by Clotilde Delbos, currently a senior vice president at the automaker. ...
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
Renault named veteran executive Yves Caracatzanis as head of its Dacia low-cost brand in Romania. ...
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named veteran manager Olivier Mornet as president of its Chongqing Changan Auto ...
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
GM named Brazilian national William Bertagni as head of its European vehicle engineering unit. Berta ...
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New Lamborghini CEO is ex-Ferrari F1 team boss Domenicali
Lamborghini named Stefano Domenicali, a former head of Ferrari's Formula One team, as its new CEO. ...
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Honda names new Europe and North America chiefs
Honda named new chiefs for the company's operations in Europe and North America. ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Product launches follow a faster cadence
New model launches are getting faster, more frequent and less certain. They also might be a lot fart ...
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Opel boosts connectivity offer in new Karl
Opel's new entry-level model, the Karl, is the brand's cheapest car but it now offers advanced conne ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q7
Assembly of the second-generation Audi Q7 began in February 2015 at the German automaker's factory i ...
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