Audi opens Mexico plant to build Q5Fri, 30, Sep 2016
Audi on Friday inaugurated its new $1.3 billion plant in Mexico, where it will build the redesigned Q5 crossover. The plant near the central city of Puebla will have production capacity of 150,000 cars a year.
Ford's Fields says Trump accusations about jobs are 'really disappointing'Wed, 28, Sep 2016
Ford CEO Mark Fields said he's disappointed by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's accusations that the automaker is moving jobs to Mexico and reiterated that the transfer of small-car production will result in “zero” job loss in the U.S
Let's talk about free trade and jobsMon, 26, Sep 2016
Until we seriously address the issue of retraining laid-off workers and revitalizing hard-hit communities, the anxiety and anger we're seeing in this election will continue.
Unifor says GM investment deal puts Ford, FCA on noticeTue, 20, Sep 2016
A tentative labor deal with General Motors shows the onus Canada's autoworkers union will put on new investment in upcoming talks with Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the union's head said today.
Ford tries to fire back at Trump, citing Ohio-made trucksMon, 19, Sep 2016
Ford Motor, attempting to push back against criticism by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for moving work to Mexico, is highlighting its booming business in big trucks after shifting production to an Ohio factory from south of the border.
The catch with NAFTAMon, 19, Sep 2016
Since NAFTA, automakers and suppliers have operated in the U.S., Canada and Mexico as if the three countries were one. But not all parties have benefited equally.
Tacoma plant expansion a bid to regain market shareMon, 19, Sep 2016
Through a series of delicate production adjustments, Toyota has managed to squeeze more Tacoma midsize pickups out of its plants in Texas and Mexico. But those efforts weren't enough to fully protect the pickup's perch atop the rapidly growing segment from an onslaught of competitors.
Toyota to expand Tacoma output in MexicoWed, 14, Sep 2016
Toyota is investing $150 million at its Tijuana, Mexico, assembly plant to increase output of the Tacoma midsize pickup amid tight inventory that the company says has held back sales.
Tensions resurface at Kia celebrationMon, 12, Sep 2016
A note of discord at an opening ceremony for Kia's new plant in Mexico reflected the reality that Kia's bumpy ride into Mexico isn't over yet and highlighted the pitfalls global automakers and suppliers face as they expand there.
Toyota's first Mexico plant manages complex dance by keeping things simpleMon, 12, Sep 2016
Toyota's Tijuana plant must feed the voracious U.S. appetite for the Toyota Tacoma, a pickup truck so popular that it rarely spends more than a week or two on a dealer lot. And so the plant runs 24 hours a day, managing a complex logistical dance that ultimately depends on keeping things as simple as possible.
Baja plant opened the door to bigger thingsMon, 12, Sep 2016
Toyota's Baja California plant is laying the groundwork for the factory being developed in Guanajuato by training its future workers and providing technical expertise.
Booming Mexico output squeezes suppliersMon, 05, Sep 2016
Mexico's fast growth as an export platform for light vehicles and strong demand for components worldwide is causing a shortage of qualified labor, and it has quickly become the industry's biggest challenge.