North American Assembly Plants

N.A. output up 4.2% in March

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015

North America car and truck production in March rose 5.4 percent from March 2014 volumes, to an estimated 1,628,340 vehicles.... Read More »

Hyundai's Zuchowski says new N.A. plant on list of capacity options

10:29 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2015

An additional Hyundai assembly plant in North America is among the options under review as the company nears a decision on where to add crossover production capacity around the globe, Hyundai's top US executive said.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

SIA was a success from the start

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015

Lindsay Chappell's March 16 commentary encouraging Jaguar Land Rover to build a North American plant ("A JLR plant in N. America? Do it already," autonews.com) overlooks perhaps one of the most imaginative and successful variations on that theme: Subaru-Isuzu Automotive, the shared plant in Lafayette, Ind.... Read More »

Toyota may approve first Mexico car plant in weeks, reports say

7:56 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015

Toyota is finalizing plans for its first passenger-car assembly plant in Mexico that could be approved by its board as early as next month, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.... Read More »

Nissan adds muscle to U.S. field ops

1:23 pm U.S. ET | March 20, 2015

Nissan North America Chairman Jose Munoz continues to put more power into the rising brand's US field organization, adding personnel to react faster to local dealer requests.... Read More »

Kobe Steel considers $800 million U.S. aluminum plant for auto suppliers

6:41 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2015

Kobe Steel, supplier of aluminum sheet to half of Japan’s auto industry, is considering building a 100 billion yen ($832 million) plant in the U.S. to expand sales to Japanese carmakers operating in North America.... Read More »

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 »

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