Ford supplier's boardroom drama zeros in on aluminum patentSun, 07, May 2017
Lentz: Aluminum panels could be in Toyota's futureMon, 08, May 2017
Toyota could be the next automaker to add lightweight aluminum body panels in a bid to improve fuel economy. Jim Lentz, Toyota's North American CEO, all but confirmed it at an event last week to christen the company's expanded r&d center.
AutoNews Now: Subaru's Ascent back into hot segmentWed, 12, Apr 2017
Range Rover aims high with VelarWed, 01, Mar 2017
Jaguar Land Rover is giving Range Rover its first midsize SUV, the Velar. The new model will be positioned between the smaller Range Rover Evoque and the larger Range Rover Sport. It goes on sale in July.
Researchers map rough road to reducing vehicle weightTue, 27, Dec 2016
Plastics have seen increased opportunities to get onto North American-made cars and trucks as automakers work to improve their fleets' fuel economy. But the real growth lies ahead, when the need to reduce mass from today's cars climbs to 15 percent and higher.
Rolls-Royce previews first SUV as road testing beginsFri, 02, Dec 2016
Rolls-Royce released pictures of the prototype that will be used to develop the brand's first SUV-styled vehicle due to launch in 2018. The prototype will now be tested under winter and desert conditions.
Ford's next-gen Explorer expected to grow, spy photos showTue, 08, Nov 2016
BMW limits carbon fiber use to protect profitsFri, 28, Oct 2016
China's Zhongwang enters U.S. auto aluminum market with $2.3 billion deal for AlerisMon, 29, Aug 2016
Zhongwang USA, backed by Chinese aluminum magnate Liu Zhongtian, is buying U.S. aluminum company Aleris in a bet by the billionaire that the nascent U.S. automotive aluminum sector will be the industry's next big growth market.
Novelis wonders -- how much is enough aluminum?Tue, 02, Aug 2016
Aluminum dreams face a capacity realityMon, 01, Aug 2016
Japan's aluminum fabricators beef up U.S. output, betting on rising auto useFri, 15, Jul 2016
Japanese aluminum products makers such as UACJ and Kobe Steel are boosting output capacity in the U.S. in a bid to snare market share as automakers turn to the lighter metal to meet stricter environmental rules.