Production

BMW considers raising U.S. capacity, expects pretax profit to rise 'significantly'

6:36 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2014
BMW is looking at raising production capacity at its plant in the United States and releasing 12 new models as it chases record car sales and a rise in pretax profit in 2014.... Read More »

 

Honda's U.S. exports exceeded imports in '13

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2014
Honda exported more vehicles from its U.S. factories in 2013 than it imported into America from Japan -- a first for the automaker. Honda exported 108,705 American-made Honda and Acura vehicles, compared to 88,537 it brought in from Japan.... Read More »

 

Strained N.A. plants expected to approach record output

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2013
Can North America's stressed-out assembly plants handle near record production? We're about to find out.... Read More »

 

THE BIG BUILDUP

Subaru, Toyota discuss Camry move

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Subaru and Toyota are in talks to halt production of the Toyota Camry sedan at Subaru's Lafayette, Ind., assembly plant, likely timed to the introduction of the nameplate's next generation.... Read More »

 

Overdue Cherokees are on their way at last

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
New Jeep Cherokees were due in dealerships almost two months ago but have been held while Chrysler developed and installed new software to smooth out the way the engine, nine-speed transmission and innovative disconnecting drivetrain interact. The process has been cumbersome, but after many weeks of delay, sources said Jeep expects to begin delivering Cherokees over the next 10 days.... Read More »

 

Spot shortages of parts looming for 2014

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2013
Automakers are likely to face spot shortages of parts next year if North American vehicle production tops 16 million units, a new survey of suppliers concludes.... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

Auto industry must help tool makers make it

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Automakers must come up with innovative ways to reverse a dangerous decline in the number of tool and die companies supplying the North American industry.... Read More »

 

New plant will boost sales, profit margin for Mazda3

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Mazda Motor Corp. is betting big on its Mazda3 small car, predicting global sales will jump by nearly a third with the just-released redesign. It also expects a Mexico-built version will help North America capture a bigger chunk of worldwide volume while providing fatter profit margins.... Read More »

 

Sources: Nissan, Daimler to build small luxury cars in Mexico

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Nissan and Daimler will build small Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz luxury cars at a Nissan plant in Mexico, sources said.... Read More »

 

Toyota hiking transmission output at West Virginia plant nearly 50%

11:49 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2013
Toyota is investing $102 million at its West Virginia engine and transmission plant and aluminum casting factories in Missouri and Tennessee to boost production of six-speed automatic gearboxes.... Read More »

 

As Toyota rebounds, the mantra is 'more'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
Osamu Nagata, the troubleshooting Toyota executive who now heads North American manufacturing and r&d, is on a mission to boost capacity and do it quickly -- first by expanding existing factories and then probably adding an assembly plant in Mexico. Toyota is ready to go on the offensive.... Read More »

 

GM Silao one of June top 10

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2013
Output at Ford's Louisville plant rose a top-10-leading 59 percent from a year earlier as it ramped up production of the Escape.... Read More »

 

Redesigned Chrysler 200 sedan to begin production in early 2014

4:05 pm U.S. ET | July 16, 2013
Chrysler Group LLC's redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan will begin production in early 2014 at the automaker's Sterling Heights plant here, Chrysler said today.... Read More »

 

Mazda boosts tranny capacity

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2013
Mazda Motor Corp. will more than double capacity for its Skyactiv transmissions in two years.... Read More »

 

Japanese automakers' U.S. output soars

10:49 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2013
Japanese automakers, rebounding from an earthquake and aided by a weakening yen, cranked up U.S. vehicle production by 36 percent last year while boosting imports from Japan by 19 percent.... Read More »

 

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