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Novelis teams with German partner on aluminum advances

8:00 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2015
Aluminum giant Novelis and German supplier Henkel said today they signed an agreement to develop advanced bonding technologies for aluminum-intensive vehicles.... Read More »

 

Jeep ramps up dealers in China as production commences

2:14 pm U.S. ET | March 4, 2015
Jeep will increase its dealerships in China by about a third this year and will start local production of its Cherokee SUV in November followed by the smaller Renegade model in 2016, CEO Mike Manley said.... Read More »

 

Daimler to build Sprinter vans in South Carolina, lawmaker says

8:29 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2015
Daimler AG is set to announce it will build Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans at its plant in South Carolina and add 1,200 jobs there as a result, a state politician said on Tuesday.... Read More »

 

Weather delays VW shipments as Honda production gets back on track

11:39 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2015
As Honda production affected by West Coast ports labor disputes returns to normal, Volkswagen’s East Coast shipments have been delayed.... Read More »

 

Nissan expects to reach 10% U.S. share goal ahead of schedule

9:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 26, 2015
Nissan North America Chairman Jose Munoz outlined a four-prong capacity expansion plan that could power Nissan to its 10 percent U.S. market share goal ahead of schedule. He also said he targets increased North American operating profit margin of at least 8 percent, thanks to an influx of high-margin nameplates such as the Murano crossover and Maxima sedan.... Read More »

 

GM cutting production at 2 plants as car inventory mounts, sources say

11:12 am U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2015
General Motors is trimming production at two of its car plants amid mounting dealer inventories, an effort to reduce stocks of the Chevrolet Sonic and Camaro, Buick Regal and other models.... Read More »

 

Jaguar Land Rover 'is indeed looking' at N.A. plant, Tata says

11:16 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2015
Jaguar Land Rover is "indeed looking at North America as a location for another plant," said the chairman emeritus of owner Tata. His statement marks official confirmation of the British luxury maker's factory hunt.... Read More »

 

Toyota's most high-tech car gets ultra low-tech birth

6:47 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2015
Toyota celebrated the launch of its high-tech Mirai fuel cell vehicle today from its noticeably low-tech production line. And President Akio Toyoda chose today as the celebration date for a reason. It's the five-year anniversary of when Toyoda was hauled before a congressional panel to answer questions about his company's unintended acceleration recalls.... Read More »

 

Honda to cut N.A. output by another 5,000 cars amid port delays

6:41 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2015
Honda will continue to reduce production at plants in Indiana and Ontario next week because of part shortages amid labor disputes at West Coast ports. Honda said it expected output loss at the factories next week to be around 5,000 cars.... Read More »

 

Daicel to build U.S. airbag inflator plant earlier than planned

6:24 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2015
Daicel said it would build a second US factory for airbag inflators in early 2016, bringing forward original plans partly to meet automakers' demand for alternatives to potentially deadly inflators made by Takata.... Read More »

 

Longtime Chrysler exec George Butts dies at 91

11:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2015
Longtime Chrysler executive George Butts, who held positions in the product planning, stamping and quality divisions, died last week in Florida. He was 91.... Read More »

 

Supplier Chassix misses 2nd bond payment; creditors concerned

8:46 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2015
After missing a payment of more than $17 million to bondholders this month, Chassix has asked the bondholders to organize and retain advisers -- and a creditor's filing asserts that the company is taking steps toward a possible bankruptcy.... Read More »

 

Honda cuts production, Toyota airlifts parts amid West Coast port labor strife

11:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2015
Honda and Toyota plan to cut back production or adjust overtime at several North American plants because of labor disputes that have snarled shipments at 29 ports on the West Coast. Honda, starting Monday, will reduce production at plants in Ohio, Indiana and Ontario.... Read More »

 

Ford's new GT will be built by racing partner in Ontario

9:52 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015
The Ford GT will be built in Ontario by Multimatic Motorsports, a longstanding partner in Ford's racing programs, the automaker said today.... Read More »

 

GM confirms plans for Chevy Bolt production in Michigan

9:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015
General Motors confirmed today that it will make a production version of the Chevrolet Bolt concept that it unveiled last month, with plans to build the electric vehicle in Michigan.... Read More »

 

Nissan, amid sales gains, weighs options to boost car, truck supplies

4:04 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015
Nissan's US sales and market share gains will force it to squeeze more vehicles out of its North American plants -- or find factory space elsewhere.... Read More »

 

Honda to add capacity in Ohio, anticipating truck boom

11:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2015
Honda plans to spend $85 million to enable its East Liberty, Ohio, plant to produce a fourth nameplate, a move stemming from the company's bullish outlook for North American truck sales.... Read More »

 

Mexico auto output, exports rise in January

3:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2015
Mexico auto production and exports rose to record levels for the month of January, the Mexican Auto Industry Association said today, boosted by strong demand in the United States and Canada.... Read More »

 

GM will build Chevy Bolt in Michigan starting in late 2016, report says

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2015
GM plans to begin building the Chevrolet Bolt, its all-new $30,000 electric car, in October 2016 at an underused small-car plant north of Detroit, two supplier sources told Reuters.... Read More »

 

Honda, Subaru airlifting parts amid West Coast port labor talks

7:02 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2015
Japanese carmakers including Honda and Subaru are shipping some auto parts to the US by air to bypass a labor dispute at West Coast ports that is delaying deliveries.... Read More »

 

GM Q4 pretax profit surges to $2.4 billion on strong pricing, truck sales

7:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2015
General Motors said its fourth-quarter pretax profit rose 27 percent to $2.41 billion, its best fourth-quarter result since the 2009 bankruptcy, thanks to stronger pricing across its major markets and stout pickup and SUV sales in North America.... Read More »

 

Massive snowstorm hampers auto production, cancels shifts

11:37 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
More than 16 inches of snow pummeled parts of southeast Michigan overnight, causing some Ford, Chrysler and GM assembly plants to cancel shifts for at least part of today.... Read More »

 

Nissan rejects U.S. government offer to mediate UAW dispute

3:31 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Nissan has rejected a US State Department offer to mediate a dispute between the company and the UAW as the UAW tries to organize workers at Nissan's plant in Mississippi.... Read More »

 

Tenneco Q4 adjusted earnings rise despite currency troubles

1:17 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Tenneco, a supplier of ride control components and emission control systems, said today its adjusted fourth-quarter net income rose to $65 million from $59 million a year earlier.... Read More »

 

Ford on verge of promoting newer UAW hires to top-tier pay for first time

6:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2015
Ford has exceeded its cap on employees earning second-tier wages and will promote 55 workers hired in 2010 to its top wage scale, the UAW said late Friday. It would be the first time since the UAW agreed to two-tier wages in 2007 that any of the union's members have been moved up to the higher pay scale.... Read More »

 

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