Vehicle Assembly

BMW to decide in coming months on second N.A. factory

April 8, 2014 14:45 CET
BMW is progressing with plans for a second North American factory to meet increased demand for its vehicles in the region.... Read More »


BMW narrows list of potential sites for second N.A. factory

8:45 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2014
BMW has narrowed down the list of potential sites for its second North American factory, which is expected to meet increased demand for its vehicles in the region. At least two sites in Mexico still being considered, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »



Mazda stays flexible in Mexico

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Mazda will keep its newly opened North American factory flexible in its mix of Mazda3 and Mazda2 models.... Read More »


Renault resumes Iran shipments for car production

Jan. 29, 2014 16:05 CET
Renault has resumed shipments to Iran and expects its car production in the country to pick up progressively throughout the first half of 2014.... Read More »


China's Guangzhou plans to assemble cars in Russia

Jan. 29, 2014 13:17 CET
China's Guangzhou Auto will start assembling vehicles in Russia and Iran using complete knockdown kits shipped from China. The move is part of a wider plan to push into emerging markets this year that includes the start of vehicle exports.... Read More »


N. American vehicle output tops 16 million in 2013

Jan. 8, 2014 06:01 CET
Final numbers aren't in yet, but North American car and truck production reached an estimated 16.6 million units in 2013, up 4 percent.... Read More »


N.A. output tops 16 million

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
Final numbers aren't in yet, but North American car and truck production reached an estimated 16.6 million units in 2013, up 4 percent.... Read More »


Nov. output rises 3%

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2013
North America car and truck production in November rose 3 percent from a year earlier to 1,407,920 units.... 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 »



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 »


Ford's Schoch: 'We need more capacity' in Asia

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Ford Motor Co.'s sales are surging in its Asia Pacific region, prompting the company to think beyond its already ambitious mid-decade expansion plans.... 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 »


Ford steps up training after shaky launches

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2013
Stung by several vehicle launches gone awry, Ford Motor Co. is giving workers additional training before the launch of the 2014 Fusion at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant here.... Read More »


Fiat Group's Comau expects strong China sales growth for tooling, robots

July 24, 2013 12:09 CET
Comau, a Fiat Group company that supplies robots and production tooling to automakers including General Motors, Volkswagen and Ford, expects its sales in China to grow at least 20 percent this year.... Read More »


Toyota targets fewer parts, complexity to speed product creation

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2013
Toyota has decided it no longer needs 50 kinds of air bags to protect drivers' knees. Ten, the company says, ought to suffice. In one of President Akio Toyoda's biggest initiatives since taking over in 2009, the company is winnowing the number of parts it uses and increasing common components across models.... Read More »


Ford will build EcoSport in Russia for local market

May 15, 2013 08:57 CET
Ford's Russian joint venture will begin building the EcoSport compact SUV in Russia next year for the local market, at a time when the demand for small SUVs is gaining traction in the country..... Read More »


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