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BMW said to mull first engine plant in U.S. or Mexico

Dec. 11, 2013 12:04 CET
BMW is said to mull building engines in the United States or Mexico for the first time and expanding vehicle production in the region to capitalize on growing demand.... Read More »

 

Ghosn says Nissan might build Datsuns in Mexico

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says the company may build low-cost Datsun-brand vehicles in Mexico to supply new markets across Latin America.... Read More »

 

Mazda's new Mexico plant to start production in January

2:05 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
Mazda plans to begin production at its new Mexico factory in January, the carmaker's chief said today, describing the plant as a key foreign base for the Japanese company as it pares its reliance on domestic output.... Read More »

 

Ghosn cools his heels in a hot market

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Carlos Ghosn is the kind of obsessively punctual Type A personality you don't want to keep waiting if you are, say, an underling or a supplier or a reporter with a scheduled interview.... Read More »

 

Nissan opens small-car plant to feed U.S. dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Nissan opened a $2 billion assembly plant here last week to capitalize on growing U.S. market demand for fuel-efficient small vehicles.... Read More »

 

Ghosn: 10 percent of U.S. market won't be enough for Nissan

3:33 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2013
Carlos Ghosn's drive for a 10 percent market share in the United States by early 2017 might seem like a tall order. But the Nissan CEO says he will be asking for more than that.... Read More »

 

Nissan's new Mexico plant ready to unleash small cars

9:19 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2013
Train cars are standing by to begin shipping Sentras to dealers in the United States from Nissan's newest assembly plant, which opens today in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Nissan has spent $2 billion on the plant in hopes of capitalizing on growing market demand in the United States for fuel-efficient small vehicles.... Read More »

 

Mexico drives North American auto investment, challenges China

7:29 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2013
The Mexican auto industry is about to go on a $10 billion factory building spree, illustrating the nation's rising economic challenge to rivals from the United States to China.... Read More »

 

German, Japanese carmakers drive Mexican auto-industry expansion

Oct. 21, 2013 13:36 CET
The Mexican auto industry is about to go on a $10 billion factory-building spree, spearheaded by German and Japanese automakers.... Read More »

 

Sept. truck output up 24%

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
Robust truck output pushed North American car and truck production in September up 14 percent from the year-earlier month to an estimated 1,437,130 units.... Read More »

 

Chrysler expands Mexico plant to build I-4 engines for export

3:31 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2013
Chrysler Group is investing $164 million in its Saltillo North engine plant in Mexico to build reengineered 2.0- and 2.4-liter I-4 engines for export, the automaker said today.... Read More »

 

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The South is singing the Mexican blues

5:02 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2013
That high, lonesome sound of sorrow coming out of the South these days is no bluegrass song. It is the sound of an auto industry pining for its one true love -- who has run off to Mexico.... Read More »

 

Chrysler plans to expand Mexico engine plant, report says

3:21 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2013
Chrysler Group will add about 500 workers at a Mexican engine plant, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

 

Honda starts building gearbox plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2013
Honda began construction last week of a $470 million transmission plant in Celaya, Mexico, that the company says will lift its annual North American gearbox production to more than 1.7 million units in 2016, from about 1.4 million today.... Read More »

 

BMW, Hyundai eye Mexico assembly plants, government official says

Sept. 25, 2013 21:04 CET
Auto production in Mexico, which is already at a record level, may get another boost from BMW and Hyundai, which are considering building factories in Latin America's second-largest economy, Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said.... Read More »

 

Hyundai, BMW eye Mexico assembly plants, government official says

3:04 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2013
Auto production in Mexico, which is already at a record level, may get another boost from BMW and Hyundai, which are considering building factories in Latin America's second-largest economy, Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said Wednesday.... Read More »

 

August output rises 3%

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
North American car and truck production in August rose 3 percent from the year-earlier month to an estimated 1,496,026 units.... Read More »

 

Daimler sees decision on joint Mexico production with Nissan by year-end

Sept. 8, 2013 11:25 CET
Daimler expects a decision by the year end on joint production of compact cars with Nissan at a Nissan plant in Mexico, Mercedes-Benz production boss Andreas Renschler said.... Read More »

 

Honda's Ito launches new Fit as company's 'most important' car

7:44 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2013
Honda resident Takanobu Ito called the redesigned Fit the company's "most important" car and predicted the nameplate would see its biggest sales jump in North America. The third-generation of the small car, crucial to Honda's expansion plan in the United States, chalks big fuel efficiency gains over the outgoing model as well as a longer body and bigger interior.... Read More »

 

Nissan, Daimler to jointly build small luxury cars in Mexico, report says

5:06 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2013
Nissan and Daimler will build small Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz luxury cars at a Nissan plant in Mexico, two sources told Reuters Tuesday. The $2-billion Aguascalientes plant, which will open late this year next to an existing Nissan assembly plant, is expected to build the new Infiniti Q30, a compact four-door hatchback that will share engines and some chassis components with the Mercedes-Benz GLA, the sources said.... Read More »

 

Daimler, Nissan to jointly build small luxury cars in Mexico, report says

Sept. 3, 2013 23:06 CET
Nissan and Daimler will build small Infiniti and Mercedes luxury cars at a Nissan plant in Mexico, sources said. The $2-billion Aguascalientes plant is expected to build the new Infiniti Q30, a compact four-door hatchback that will share engines and some chassis components with the Mercedes GLA.... Read More »

 

Ford weighs more U.S. production after hiking Fusion output

1:19 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2013
Ford, which launched output of the Fusion at a plant in Michigan today to boost availability of the mid-sized sedan, said the factory could produce another model as demand grows.... Read More »

 

Toyota eyeing more Mexico manufacturing

1:53 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2013
Toyota wants to boost capacity in Mexico, but a key executive declined to give a timeline for a new plant. Toyota board member Mark Hogan, a former General Motors executive, said the automaker wants to add "more production capacity" in Mexico.... Read More »

 

BMW mulls new plant in Mexico

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
BMW is studying expanding its North American manufacturing footprint with an assembly plant in Mexico.... Read More »

 

VW builds 10 millionth car in Mexico

Aug. 20, 2013 06:01 CET
Volkswagen built its 10 millionth car in Mexico this month. It was a Beetle.... Read More »

 

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