The new look of manufacturing: Efficiency is up, plants are southOct. 1
The Great Recession accelerated change in North American auto production. Since 2007, the manufacturing footprint has become more efficient, diverse and truck-oriented as it has shifted away from its Detroit roots.
Toyota, Faraday got it wrong? MaybeAug. 21
Why Toyota is doubling down on N. AmericaAug. 14
Big in China, Giti rolls into U.S.Aug. 1
Honda, FCA race to help company rebuild after fireJune 19
Fjording helps develop Volvo's global footprintJune 5
Volvo concerned about possible U.S. import taxApril 10
Volvo says it will suffer if the United States enacts taxes on imported goods. This despite the company's plan to hire up to 4,000 workers for a new South Carolina plant that will build the S60 sedan.
Digging starts on Mercedes' digsOct. 3, 2016
Tensions resurface at Kia celebrationSept. 12, 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.
Baja plant opened the door to bigger thingsSept. 12, 2016
Booming Mexico output squeezes suppliersSept. 5, 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.