North American Assembly Plants

Mazda profits dinged by lower-margin models, higher taxes

6:26 am U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2015

A higher tax bill and a sales mix of richer in lower-margin models undercut profits at Mazda in the October-December quarter, despite rising global volume.... Read More »

Mitsubishi posts N.A. gains while Japan, Europe struggle

6:32 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015

Mitsubishi's nascent North America recovery gathered pace in the latest quarter with regional operating profit tripling on the back of expanding sales. But falling sales in Japan and tumbling profits in Europe, where the weakening Russia ruble undercut earnings, sapped overall results... Read More »

Lear Q4 profits surge on North America growth

10:12 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2015

Seating and electronics supplier Lear reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter profits due to strong demand from North America.... Read More »

2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

JLR follows peers into 4-cyl. engines

11:41 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Jaguar Land Rover is about to become the latest luxury auto maker to take the plunge into four-cylinder engines.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

A big production

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014

Nissan's expanding its Mississippi plant is another sign that North American auto production is more competitive.... Read More »

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 »

 
Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Germany's auto industry says climate change targets too ambitious after Trump's election

Christiaan Hetzner
12:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11 2016

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Germany's auto industry lobby say now is the wrong time to accelerate action against climate change ...
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Renault's Zoe eclipses GM's EV claims for now

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2016

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General Motors is touting the long-range and affordability of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car and it ...
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Toyota, VW and Bosch lead Google in self-driving technology patents

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3 2016

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Based on the headlines you might think that Google single-handedly created the self-driving car, but when it comes to patents it is no match for Toyota, VW and Bosch when it.. ...
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Unlike Audi, Daimler focuses on Germany for EVs


7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27 2016

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Daimler's decision to build the EQ electric car and the car's battery in Germany underlines the impo ...
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Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win
Mercedes sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the b ...
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VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a year ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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VW brand Oct. sales rise 4% but further growth depends on China
VW brand's global sales rose 4 percent in October in the third straight monthly gain, largely driven ...
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Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market
The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government in ...
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W. Europe car sales fall 1% in October on weaker Germany, France
Western European car sales fell 1 percent in October as gains in the UK, Italy and Spain failed to o ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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Audi of America names its first American CFO
Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as ...
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BMW appoints new finance chief
BMW appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner who wil ...
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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