Jaguar Land Rover CEO Speth says brand's 'heart and the soul' will remain in the UK

Oct. 6, 2015 06:01 CET

Jaguar Land Rover is branching out of the UK with a plant in China and plans to build cars in other global locations. Other big changes include Jaguar's move to join Land Rover by launching an SUV next year. JLR CEO Ralf Speth explained to Automotive News Europe how both of the moves will help rather than hurt the automaker....
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Autoliv ready to cut more staff in China as car sales stall

Oct. 2, 2015 14:47 CET

Autoliv is ready to cut more jobs in China as the supplier reacts to a decline in light vehicle production in the market in the past few quarters....
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VW's workforce feels effects of emissions scandal

Oct. 1, 2015 15:17 CET

VW Group's global workforce of 600,000 employees is starting to feel the effects of the diesel-emissions scandal as the carmaker cuts spending, drops shifts and freezes hiring in anticipation of fines, recalls and a drop in U.S. sales....
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VW emissions scandal will curb Czech, Hungarian growth, report says

Sept. 30, 2015 15:02 CET

The Czech and Hungarian economies will be hit hard by Volkswagen's diesel-emissions scandal, analysts say. VW owns the Czech Republic's biggest carmaker, Skoda, and produces engines in Hungary....
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Tesla begins deliveries of Model X electric SUV to take on luxury rivals

Sept. 30, 2015 11:14 CET

Tesla began deliveries of its Model X electric SUV, a product the automaker hopes will help it compete with future battery-driven SUVs from Audi and Porsche....
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Brembo will buy controlling stake in China brakes manufacturer

Sept. 29, 2015 15:25 CET

Brembo has agreed to buy a 66 percent stake in Chinese brakes manufacturer ASIMCO Meilian Braking Systems for 616 million yuan ($97 million) as it follows car-making customers into areas with high growth potential....
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Renault, Dongfeng to start China production of EV in 2017

Sept. 28, 2015 15:10 CET

Renault says it will produce an electric car for the China market with local partner Dongfeng based on the Fluence sedan....
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Volvo: S.C. plant is 'the ultimate signal' to dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

As Volvo prepares to build the next-generation S60 compact sedan in Ridgeville, S.C., it hopes that its first U.S. plant persuades its dealers to reinvest in the franchise....
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Jaguar Land Rover plant would boost Slovak growth next year, minister says

Sept. 22, 2015 12:33 CET

Jaguar Land Rover's plan to build a plant in Slovakia would give a much-needed boost to economic growth in the country next year, the country's finance minister said. JLR selected Slovakia over locations in Europe, the U.S and Mexico for its new factory, but said a final decision will come later this year....
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Subaru to expand capacity by 100,000 at Indiana plant

11:31 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Subaru, straining to meet record U.S. demand, will invest $140 million to expand annual production capacity by 100,000 vehicles at its sole U.S. plant....
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N.A. output rose 1.9% in Aug.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Estimated North American car and truck production in August rose 1.9 percent from a year earlier to 1,539,640 units. That marked the highest output for an August since 2005, and the 49th straight month that the production total has topped 1 million....
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Borgward seeks investors for revival after 54 years

Sept. 17, 2015 15:56 CET

Borgward is seeking investors as it aims to boost its lineup to five models and reach global annual sales of 500,000 in the medium term. The automaker unveiled its first vehicle for 54 years, the BX7 SUV, at the Frankfurt auto show....
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FCA's U.S. car output to go to Mexico in UAW-deal production shuffle

10:17 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2015

A tentative labor agreement between Fiat Chrysler and the UAW would move U.S. car production to Mexico and concentrate pickup, SUV and crossover production in the U.S., Automotive News has learned. According to sources, production of the Ram 1500 pickup would move from Warren Truck to Sterling Heights Assembly during the proposed four-year pact....
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UK's pro-EU carmakers say plants not at risk from Brexit

Sept. 17, 2015 13:02 CET

The UK's foreign-owned carmakers say they would not shut their plants if the country leaves the EU, though future investment could be at risk....
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Jeep Wrangler production disrupted by small paint shop fire

9:23 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2015

A small fire in the paint shop at Fiat Chrysler's Toledo (Ohio) Assembly Complex disrupted production of the Jeep Wrangler on Tuesday....
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Google: No plans to become an automaker

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2015

Google does not intend to become a vehicle manufacturer, the company's managing director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland said on Tuesday at the Frankfurt auto show....
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BMW will pay $1.6 million, offer jobs to resolve EEOC lawsuit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

The U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina last week entered a consent decree ordering BMW Manufacturing Co. to pay $1.6 million and provide job opportunities to alleged victims of race discrimination as part of the resolution of a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission....
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GM, Ford open factories in China just in time for slowing growth

6:16 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2015

Auto sales in China are slowing and may fall for the first time in more than a decade, undercutting one of the few growth markets for carmakers such as General Motors and Ford Motor Co., according to a report released today by Alix Partners....
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Ford, GM, JLR, China's Lifan make big changes to European car assembly footprint

Sept. 4, 2015 06:01 CET

Ford, GM, JLR and China's Lifan have made the biggest moves affecting European production in the past year. Automotive News Europe's new Guide to European Assembly Plants features data on more than 140 plants....
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VW, Ford open engine plants in Russia amid market plunge

Sept. 4, 2015 11:02 CET

Volkswagen and Ford are sticking with long-planned investments in Russian engine factories even as car sales there head toward a six-year low...
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Renault, Nissan halt $756 million India investment, report says

Aug. 31, 2015 11:43 CET

Renault and alliance partner Nissan have halted plans to invest 50 billion rupees ($756 million) in India because they say they are owed 46 billion rupees by the Tamil Nadu state government for investment promotion subsidies and tax refunds, a report said....
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Volkswagen will invest $340 million in South Africa

Aug. 27, 2015 15:52 CET

Volkswagen is investing more than $340 million in South Africa for new products and infrastructure. Automakers in the country, where Toyota, BMW and Mercedes also produce vehicles, are stepping up exports as the local market shrinks....
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VW considers exporting Russia-built cars as market slumps

Aug. 26, 2015 18:50 CET

Volkswagen may export Russia-built cars to other countries to offset collapsing sales in the crisis-hit market. The automaker builds VW brand and Skoda vehicles at its Russian plant south of Moscow....
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Daimler still positive on China business despite stock market rout

Aug. 24, 2015 15:36 CET

Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler is counting on China to be a leading driver of car sales growth this year despite the country's stock market turmoil. The automaker expects vehicle ownership levels to rise and will continue to invest more in compact cars in the market where it has been adding dealerships, Hubertus Troska, head of Daimler China, said....
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North America churning out vehicle records

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2015

Production of cars and trucks in North America is running at historic levels. In July, 1,382,380 vehicles were produced, an increase of 6.9 percent and a new record for the month. It also marked the 48th straight month in which North American output surpassed 1 million....
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