Tesla moves closer to deal to build cars in ChinaOct. 22
Toyota to halt operations at all Japan plants as typhoon precautionOct. 22
Death of Australian car output leaves chasmOct. 19
GM closed its Holden factory in Australia on Friday, ending more than a century of car manufacturing in the country. Hundreds of workers will be left jobless, just weeks after Toyota shut a plant in neighboring Victoria state, where Ford closed two sites last year.
Nissan's lax inspections started at least 20 years ago, report saysOct. 20
Nissan's inappropriate inspection practices have been going for at least 20 years, Japanese broadcaster NHK said. The report followed a decision by the automaker to suspend domestic vehicle production to address misconduct in its final inspection procedures, which has led to a recall of 1.2 million cars sold in Japan.
Nissan suspends Japanese output for 2 weeks; exports to continueOct. 19
Nissan is suspending domestic production of vehicles for the Japanese market for at least two weeks to address misconduct in its inspection procedures that led to a major recall. Nissan will continue to produce vehicles for export.