Daimler joins rush to add more North American auto plantsSept. 21
U.S. automakers are facing mounting pressure amid slowing demand in the country, as Asian and European automakers aggressively ramp up vehicle production in North America, including a new investment by Daimler.
Daimler plans $1B investment in Ala. to build EQ electric utility vehiclesSept. 21
Daimler AG is investing an additional $1 billion in its U.S. factory in Vance, Ala., expanding the 20-year-old site to build fully electric utility vehicles under its EQ subbrand along with their battery packs.
Hyundai, Kia to shut down plants as Irma approachesSept. 11
Ports, plants made Alabama a playerSept. 11
Nick Saban chases another title: Auto dealerJuly 1
Saban's ultimate tailgating SprinterJuly 1
A dealer destiny? 'I never wanted to be a coach'July 1
Honda shifts N.A. ouput, mix to make more crossoversNov. 10, 2016
Honda is shifting around its North American vehicle production mix and may raise imports from Japan to squeeze out more crossovers as it struggles to keep up with strong U.S. demand for larger models -- a factor which has prompted the automaker to trim its annual sales forecast.
Mercedes workers can distribute union literature at Ala. plant, U.S. court rulesOct. 4, 2016
Mercedes' future SUVs to embrace C-class manufacturing processesAug. 1, 2016
The next generation of Mercedes-Benz SUVs produced at the company's Vance, Ala., plant will likely shed weight as Mercedes adds more aluminum and expands the use of the advanced joining processes used in making the current C-Class sedan.
New wave of European suppliers hits SouthAug. 1, 2016
As European automakers Mercedes, BMW, Volkswagen and Volvo build or expand their assembly plants in the Southeast, a new wave of Tier 2 and Tier 3 European suppliers are coming to set up their first North American factories.
S. Korea's Mando said to be in talks to supply parts for Tesla Model 3May 24, 2016
Mando Corp. is in talks with Tesla Motors to supply parts for its Model 3 car, an industry source said, as it seeks to join other South Korean firms supplying components for Tesla's more affordable electric cars.