Production

Daimler mulls production of Mercedes cars in Russia

April 1, 2014 15:51 CET
Daimler is examining whether to build Mercedes-Benz cars in Russia as it seeks to expand its global production base and overtake German rivals BMW and Audi to become the world's top-selling premium automaker.... Read More »

 

PSA increases Peugeot 2008 production to meet rising demand

April 1, 2014 10:49 CET
PSA said it will increase daily production of the Peugeot 2008 by 25 percent after receiving 120,000 orders for the model.... Read More »

 

BMW aims big crossover at U.S. -- and Mercedes

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
BMW's decision to approve the seven-seat X7 crossover was driven by competitive pressure -- especially in the United States, says CEO Norbert Reithofer. "We cannot just ignore a market for a BMW product," he said at a press briefing Friday before a ceremony to announce a $1 billion, 100,000-unit expansion to BMW's factory in South Carolina.... Read More »

 

Daimler will double Mercedes production in China

March 31, 2014 06:01 CET
Daimler and Beijing Auto will spend $1.37 billion to more than double Mercedes production capacity at their Beijing plant to keep pace with rising demand.... Read More »

 

PSA partner Dongfeng posts strong 2013 profit

March 31, 2014 12:17 CET
Dongfeng Motor, which is taking a 14 percent stake in PSA, reported a better-than-expected 16 percent rise in 2013 profit due to a rebound in sales at its Japanese partners.... Read More »

 

More assembly in S.C., but BMW isn't ready for American engines

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Twenty years after launching U.S. production, BMW says it will expand annual capacity at its Spartanburg, S.C., assembly plant to 450,000 units and build a new crossover at the factory. But powertrains will continue to be shipped from Germany.... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

Polarized politics and the changing auto landscape

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
As government assistance appears to lose appeal in attracting new auto manufacturing investments, the industry and politicians in North America must rethink how they cooperate.... Read More »

 

PSA raises transmission production on China demand

March 28, 2014 15:55 CET
PSA says it is stepping up production of transmissions at a plant in Valenciennes, northern France, to meet strong Chinese demand.... Read More »

 

Opel will build Buicks in Germany for U.S.

March 28, 2014 12:37 CET
Opel said it will build a Buick model for the United States at a plant in Germany. It said production would begin in the second half of the decade without naming the model. Opel also said it will stop exporting vehicles to China.... Read More »

 

VW's Slovak unit raises vehicle output 2% in 2013

March 27, 2014 15:51 CET
VW Group raised output at its Slovak unit 2 percent last year on strong demand for the SUVs and minicars built at its Bratislava plant.... Read More »

 

European suppliers' prospects helped by region's recovery, Moody's says

March 26, 2014 11:49 CET
European suppliers' prospects should be boosted by a recovery in domestic demand for new cars, coupled with continued emerging market growth, Moody's credit rating agency said.... Read More »

 

Hyundai mulls 4th China plant to meet demand

March 26, 2014 12:07 CET
Hyundai is considering building a fourth car plant in China to meet demand after the carmaker sold more than 1 million vehicles in the country last year for the first time.... Read More »

 

VW's Seat brand will add SUV in 2016

March 26, 2014 13:27 CET
Volkswagen Group will add a compact SUV to its Seat division's lineup in 2016 to win new customers and accelerate a turnaround at VW's only unprofitable unit.... Read More »

 

Renault least vulnerable European automaker in Russian turmoil

March 24, 2014 13:52 CET
Russia's leading carmaker, Renault-Nissan-AvtoVAZ, is best placed to withstand the effects of a weakening ruble from the fallout of the country's annexation of Crimea, analysts say.... Read More »

 

Analysts: No surge in March sales yet

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Looking at U.S. sales through the first half of March, forecasters don't see a surge in sales strong enough to rescue first-quarter results.... Read More »

 

Volvo plans to boost development spending in expansion push

March 21, 2014 16:33 CET
Volvo plans to boost research and development spending this year as the carmaker prepares to roll out the new XC90 SUV in a reset of the brand.... Read More »

 

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 »

 

Daimler adds 3rd shift in Hungary to hike Mercedes CLA output

6:09 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2014
Mercedes is adding a third shift at its Kecskemet plant in Hungary, which builds the B class and CLA models, to keep up with demand for its compact cars.... Read More »

 

Bentley will build W12 engines for Audi, VW

March 19, 2014 11:15 CET
Bentley will build all of Volkswagen Group's W12 engines, creating about 100 jobs for its England factory and ending production of the engines in Germany.... Read More »

 

BMW sees annual output of 100,000 units for its 'i' electric range

March 19, 2014 16:03 CET
BMW says it may build more than 100,000 units a year of its 'i' range of battery-powered cars by 2020 to help meet tougher CO2 emissions regulations.... Read More »

 

Daimler adds third shift in Hungary to meet compact-car demand

March 19, 2014 12:09 CET
Mercedes is adding a third shift at its Kecskemet plant in Hungary, which builds the B class and CLA models, to keep up with demand for its compact cars.... Read More »

 

VW will expand Tiguan production to Hanover factory, report says

March 17, 2014 13:48 CET
Volkswagen will expand its production of the Tiguan compact SUV to its Hanover factory in northern Germany to boost capacity utilization at the site, sources said.... Read More »

 

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Nissan moves Qashqai upmarket

March 17, 2014 06:01 CET
Nissan is so confident about the new Qashqai that its production capacity is three times that of the first-generation crossover.... Read More »

 

Dongfeng CEO says his company won't 'eat' PSA

March 15, 2014 06:01 CET
Dongfeng CEO Zhu Fushou has sought to quell fears over his company's planned purchase of a 14 percent stake in PSA, saying the Chinese company was not seeking to take control of PSA.... Read More »

 

PSA to boost Peugeot 308 output on high demand

March 14, 2014 14:27 CET
PSA will increase production of the Peugeot 308 hatchback after receiving 60,000 orders for the new model since its launch in October.... Read More »

 

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