As Honda's U.S. sales rise, capacity shrinksMon, 24, Oct 2016
Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo says his company's U.S. sales are expected to increase next year even as the market flattens, putting increased pressure on already-strained production capacity. Look for the carmaker to ramp up its Japan export engine to meet demand. In an interview with Automotive News, he also says he's not satisfied with Acura's performance.
Truck supplier targets light-vehicle marketMon, 17, Oct 2016
Eberspaecher is a king of commercial truck exhaust systems -- now it plans to go after North America's passenger vehicle market.
VW suppliers keen to avoid disputes despite price squeezeWed, 19, Oct 2016
Volkswagen suppliers seem keen to avoid more disputes with the company even as they face growing pressure from the automaker to accept price cuts in the wake of its diesel-emissions scandal.
VW labor boss demands commitment to battery production, report saysTue, 18, Oct 2016
VW should commit to investing in the development and production of batteries for electric cars, the automaker's works council chief Bernd Osterloh said. VW is said to be mulling an $11 billion battery plant to rival Tesla's Gigafactory.
Ford to suspend F-150, compact crossover output as retail demand dipsMon, 17, Oct 2016
In a fresh sign of pressure on U.S. automakers, Ford will shut down production of its best-selling F-150 pickup truck for a week at a Kansas City assembly plant. The company, citing a drop in retail demand, is also suspending output of two crossovers, the Ford Escape and the Lincoln MKC, at its Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky for two of the next three weeks.
End of the line for a road warriorMon, 17, Oct 2016
The Ford Falcon, a nameplate in production longer than even the Ford Mustang, finally ended production Oct. 7 after 56 years. No Falcons were built in the U.S. after 1971, but the car lived on through several more generations in Australia ever since.
The proof of Mexico's rise is in the skiesMon, 17, Oct 2016
The latest sign of the industry's big tilt toward Mexico? It's becoming easier to fly there from Detroit.
Ghosn's Brexit fears ease after meeting with Britain's PMFri, 14, Oct 2016
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said he was confident the U.K. would remain a competitive place to do business after meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday. Ghosn had earlier warned that the Japanese automaker could halt investment in its British car plant after the country's Brexit vote.
Ford idles Mustang factory for a week after sales plunge 32%Tue, 11, Oct 2016
Ford is idling its Mustang factory in Michigan for a week after the iconic sports car suffered a 32 percent sales decline in the U.S. last month and was outsold by the Chevrolet Camaro for the first time in almost two years.
Henrik Fisker relaunches namesake car companyTue, 04, Oct 2016
Henrik Fisker, a former top designer at BMW and Aston Martin, is relaunching his namesake company and will present an electric vehicle next year. He called it a "spiritual successor" to the Fisker Karma electric car.
No tax hike in sight, Japan lowers outlookMon, 03, Oct 2016
Japan's auto industry association has slashed its full year sales outlook because the government has not raised the national sales tax. Perversely, carmakers in the world's third-biggest market were counting on a tax hike as the best hope for stoking sales.