Volvo names 'retail man' Gustafsson to succeed Kerssemakers in U.S.Aug. 29
Lex Kerssemakers, who steered Volvo's rebirth in the U.S. over the past 32 months, is moving on to lead the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. He will be replaced by that region's current head, Anders Gustafsson.
GM to cut 600 South Africa jobs as it pulls out of countryMay 23
India exit puts GM in 'right markets'May 22
GM to pull out of India market, sell South Africa plantMay 18
GM plans to quit selling vehicles in India and will sell manufacturing operations in South Africa to focus cash and engineering efforts on fewer, more profitable markets, notably North America and China.
VW to launch ride-hailing in Rwanda as part of Africa expansionDec. 22, 2016
Volkswagen plans to start a ride-hailing service in Rwanda in a sign of how the German carmaker is developing pay-per-use transportation models in new markets where rival Uber has not yet gained traction.
VW forms JV in Algeria to make Golf, other models starting in 2017Nov. 27, 2016
VW Group has formed a joint venture with Algerian sales partner SOVAC to assemble cars in the North African country, aiming for production capacity of more than 100 vehicles a day starting in spring 2017. The models that will be made in Relizane include the VW Golf, Seat Ibiza and Skoda Octavia.
Ford, Nissan lead effort to further develop industry in AfricaOct. 24, 2016
A group of carmakers led by executives from Ford Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co. will seek to work with Kenyan authorities to develop an auto-manufacturing industry in the east African country, building on talks with Nigerian lawmakers about their own market.
AutoNews Now: FCA's Bigland on hot seat, report saysSept. 8, 2016
Delphi, Linamar to add Morocco plants, minister saysJuly 5, 2016
North American parts suppliers Delphi and Linamar will be building plants in Morocco, the country's industry minister said. Morocco need to expand its supply base to support a PSA factory that opens in 2019 as well as Renault's two car assembly plants in the country.