North American Assembly Plants

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

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

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 »

 

Stingray, Cadillac CTS, Mazda3 named 'Car of Year' finalists; Cherokee, Silverado, Acura MDX are top trucks

1:07 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2013
The Cadillac CTS, Mazda3 and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray were named finalists today for North American Car of the Year, while the Jeep Cherokee, Chevrolet Silverado and Acura MDX were named truck/utility finalists. The 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year will be announced Jan. 13 during a press conference before the Detroit auto show press days.... Read More »

 

GM to invest $24 million to convert landfill gas to electricity at 2 plants

3:52 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2013
General Motors said that it will invest $24 million in equipment that will allow two assembly plants to generate electricity from landfill gas.... Read More »

 

Strained N.A. plants expected to approach record output

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2013
Can North America's stressed-out assembly plants handle near record production? We're about to find out.... Read More »

 

THE BIG BUILDUP

Suppliers say they're eager to add capacity

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Automotive suppliers have been content to let their plants run around the clock rather than build new factories or assembly lines to meet high demand.... Read More »

 

THE BIG BUILDUP

Subaru, Toyota discuss Camry move

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Subaru and Toyota are in talks to halt production of the Toyota Camry sedan at Subaru's Lafayette, Ind., assembly plant, likely timed to the introduction of the nameplate's next generation.... Read More »

 

THE BIG BUILDUP

October output most since 2000

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
North America car and truck production in October rose to the highest monthly level in more than a decade, climbing 8 percent from a year earlier to an estimated 1,621,500 units.... Read More »

 

Honda plant is top producer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
In September, for the first time in more than four years, Honda's Marysville, Ohio, plant was the top-producing assembly plant in North America.... Read More »

 

Ford targets sustained North America profit amid F-series change

11:10 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2013
Ford wants to maintain record earnings in North America next year as analysts project that a transition to new F-series pickups might trim production, the automaker's president for the region said.... Read More »

 

Mexico drives North American auto investment, challenges China

7:29 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2013
The Mexican auto industry is about to go on a $10 billion factory building spree, illustrating the nation's rising economic challenge to rivals from the United States to China.... Read More »

 

Overdue Cherokees are on their way at last

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
New Jeep Cherokees were due in dealerships almost two months ago but have been held while Chrysler developed and installed new software to smooth out the way the engine, nine-speed transmission and innovative disconnecting drivetrain interact. The process has been cumbersome, but after many weeks of delay, sources said Jeep expects to begin delivering Cherokees over the next 10 days.... Read More »

 

Spot shortages of parts looming for 2014

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2013
Automakers are likely to face spot shortages of parts next year if North American vehicle production tops 16 million units, a new survey of suppliers concludes.... Read More »

 

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