Jeep to produce Compass, Patriot into 2017 model yearMon, 20, Jun 2016
Jeep will extend production of the Compass and Patriot into the 2017 model year as it prepares to build a successor in Mexico in early 2017, Automotive News has learned.
GM revises South Africa output schedule as economy slowsMon, 20, Jun 2016
General Motors has adjusted output levels at its South African assembly operations and is considering options including voluntary job cuts as the automaker prepares for a further drop in local sales.
Mexico plant could build any BMW rwd vehicleMon, 20, Jun 2016
BMW's new Mexico plant, slated to begin producing the next-generation 3-series sedan in 2019, will be capable of building any of the automaker's rear-wheel-drive vehicles.
Dodge taking Journey to ItalyMon, 20, Jun 2016
Fiat Chrysler will shift Dodge Journey production from Mexico to Italy when the compact crossover is redesigned for the 2019 model year, supplier sources say.
Audi plans to make electric version of Q5 in Mexico, report saysThu, 16, Jun 2016
Audi plans to build an electric version of its Q5 at its new plant in Mexico, Reuters reported.
FCA will get up to $66.5 million from Ontario for r&d, Pacifica-related trainingWed, 15, Jun 2016
Ontario will provide up to $85.8 million Canadian ($66.5 million) to Fiat Chrysler to help fund training and research.
Fiat Chrysler to lay off 30% of workforce at 500L plant in Serbia, union saysWed, 15, Jun 2016
Fiat Chrysler's Serbian unit will lay off nearly 30 percent of its workforce, ending one of its three shifts producing 500L models, a union leader said.
Daimler confirms talks with Russia for car plantWed, 15, Jun 2016
Daimler confirmed it is in talks with Russian authorities to build Mercedes-Benz cars in the country after reports said the automaker plans to build SUVs from kits at a new plant near Moscow.
Jaguar Land Rover opens plant in BrazilTue, 14, Jun 2016
Jaguar Land Rover opened a new plant in Brazil, its first fully owned facility outside of the UK. The company will build the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque SUVs at the factory.
Ford, Fiat Chrysler truck plants to keep humming this summerTue, 07, Jun 2016
Ford and Fiat Chrysler are cutting production of smaller cars and idling workers at some North American factories, while boosting output of crossovers and SUVs in reaction to a long-term shift toward larger vehicles. U.S. light-truck sales have climbed 8.8 percent this year through May while car demand has slipped 8 percent.
Honda shifts gears for more HR-VsMon, 06, Jun 2016
Honda, looking to build on sales momentum pushing growth ahead of the overall market, could boost North American production capacity for the new HR-V by some 60 percent to tap booming demand for subcompact crossovers.
BMW braces long road to EV, self-driving successFri, 03, Jun 2016
BMW has set up a "speed boat" unit to boost its self-driving expertise but will roll out autonomous car technology gradually, development chief Klaus Froehlich said.