2 top Tesla manufacturing execs to leave as biggest challenge loomsWed, 04, May 2016
Two top manufacturing executives are leaving Tesla Motors, including the global head of production, at a time when the electric-car company is preparing to launch its most important car: the mass-production Model 3.
Jeep's push to produce in China is paying offMon, 02, May 2016
Jeep is moving ahead in China, thanks to investments in local crossover production. But in a market haunted by factory overcapacity, premium brand Lexus is also pulling ahead purely as an importer.
Ford will shut one F-150 line for a week over mechanical issuesThu, 28, Apr 2016
Ford is idling its F-150 assembly line in Missouri for one week in May to address mechanical issues that had been hindering the plant's output. The temporary shutdown comes as F-series inventory reaches its highest level in nearly a decade.
What FCA employees need to hear from their leadersSun, 24, Apr 2016
Fiat Chrysler's year-long obsession with a merger is taking a toll within the company in ways that don't show up on the balance sheet.
Marchionne confirms Ram 1500 output switching Mich. plants in 2018Tue, 26, Apr 2016
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed that production of the Ram 1500 pickup would move about 10 miles north to FCA's Sterling Heights Assembly Plant from the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in suburban Detroit. The move would coincide with the start of production of the next-generation Ram 1500 in early 2018, he said.
Toyota estimates loss in output from Japan quakes at 80,000 vehiclesSun, 24, Apr 2016
Toyota expects to lose 80,000 units of production after shutting down nearly all of its assembly plants in Japan after two killer earthquakes disrupted parts supplies.
Quake fallout leads GM to idle four plantsMon, 25, Apr 2016
General Motors said it will temporarily close four North American assembly plants as it adjusts to disruptions in the supply chain caused by the earthquakes in Japan.
GM to idle 4 N.A. plants for 2 weeks after Japan quakes disrupt supply chainFri, 22, Apr 2016
General Motors said it will temporarily close four North American assembly plants as the automaker adjusts to disruptions in the supply chain in the wake of last week's deadly Japan earthquakes.
Elio Motors sets up suburban Detroit center to assemble test vehiclesWed, 20, Apr 2016
Elio Motors, the Arizona startup planning to begin commercial production of its oft-delayed three-wheeled vehicles next year, said today it will assemble test vehicles in suburban Detroit.
Apple sets up lab in Germany to help develop iCar, paper saysWed, 20, Apr 2016
Apple has established a team of "young, progressive" automotive experts in Berlin to work on its electric iCar and may build the vehicle with Magna Steyr in Austria, a German paper said.
Toyota will restart production at most Japan plants next weekWed, 20, Apr 2016
Toyota today said it plans to resume most vehicle production in Japan staring April 25 after deadly earthquakes forced it to suspend operations at nearly every domestic plant.
Faurecia signs 'definitive' deal to sell auto exteriors business to Plastic OmniumTue, 19, Apr 2016
Faurecia said it has signed a "definitive" agreement to sell its automotive exteriors business to Plastic Omnium for an enterprise value of 665 million euros ($753 million) to reduce debt.