GM may boot vans to boost pickup output at Mo. plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

GM is considering a contract with AM General to offload some commercial van production, which would free up capacity for GM's hot-selling Colorado and Canyon pickups....
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PSA to launch new DS 4S hatchback in China next year

Nov. 25, 2015 06:01 CET

PSA will begin production of a third model from its near-premium DS brand, the DS 4S, at its plant in Shenzhen, China. Sales are scheduled to begin in the first half of next year. The model will be built and sold exclusively in China....
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Land Rover Defender to end long, storied run

Nov. 21, 2015 06:01 CET

Production of the iconic Land Rover Defender will end early next year. The utilitarian workhorse has remained virtually unchanged during almost seven decades of production and it is unclear whether Land Rover will seek to replace it....
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VW mulls closure of showpiece Phaeton plant, report says

Nov. 19, 2015 17:46 CET

VW may close its so-called "transparent factory" in Germany that builds the Phaeton sedan as the embattled automaker seeks to reduce costs, a report said....
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N.A. auto production will remain strong in 2016, analyst says

3:51 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015

North American auto production rose 1 percent in October and “should remain strong” through the next 12 to 18 months thanks to strong truck demand, healthy inventories and a strengthening economy, Robert W. Baird & Co. analyst David Leiker wrote in a note today....
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BMW will build X3 in South Africa to ease pressure on U.S. plant

Nov. 16, 2015 12:48 CET

BMW will build its X3 in South Africa to ease pressure on its U.S. factory that specializes in SUV output. The automaker will invest $417 million in its South African operations to start production of the X3, replacing 3-series production locally....
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Ford, Fiat Chrysler benefit as Turkey production set to hit record

Nov. 15, 2015 06:01 CET

Ford, Fiat Chrysler and Renault are set to benefit further after Turkey's automotive industry association raised its production and export forecasts to record highs....
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Mini shifts convertible production to Dutch factory

Nov. 12, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW Group's Dutch contract manufacturing partner has started production of the new Mini Convertible....
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Jeep, Fiat SUVs boost FCA's Melfi, Italy, plant

Nov. 5, 2015 15:13 CET

Fiat Chrysler has twice increased output at its plant in Melfi, Italy, in the last year to keep up with demand for the Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X. The automaker invested 1 billion euros in Melfi to build the sibling subcompact SUVs....
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Maserati sales boom stalls as output cuts expose Fiat Chrysler's luxury limits

Nov. 5, 2015 15:52 CET

Maserati is deepening production cuts as a boom prompted by the Ghibli sedan fades. The brand's slowing sales volume raises questions about parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' ambitions to expand in the luxury-car segment....
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Honda takes on Toyota Mirai with roomier fuel cell sedan

6:06 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

Honda will begin sales of a $63,000 (7.66 million yen) hydrogen-powered sedan in March that has a longer driving range and a roomier interior than Toyota's Mirai fuel cell car....
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VW shelves overhaul of U.S. business until scandal abates, report says

11:44 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

Volkswagen has shelved plans to reorganize the management of its North American business and will not address its future strategy there until it has reached legal agreements over its rigging of emissions tests, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters....
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Lexus may add LS-based fuel cell sedan, report says

Oct. 23, 2015 15:35 CET

Lexus may add a fuel cell car based on its LS flagship sedan, a report said. Lexus parent, Toyota, is betting heavily on fuel cell vehicles and has already launched the world’s first mass-produced fuel cell car, the Mirai....
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UK car output rises 16 percent in September on strong exports

Oct. 22, 2015 13:40 CET

UK car production rose by 16 percent in September helped by an increase in exports, an industry body said....
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Valeo cuts outlook on car production growth as China market slows

Oct. 22, 2015 11:36 CET

Valeo cut its global outlook for automotive production growth in 2015 because higher output in Europe will not be enough to offset lower projections for the Chinese market....
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Audi will invest 104 million euros in Hungary plant, report says

Oct. 19, 2015 12:16 CET

Audi will invest 104 million euros in its factory in Hungary, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told the country's national news agency. The investment will boost jobs at the plant, which builds the A3 and the TT....
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N.A. Sept. output up 3.7%

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2015

Estimated North American light-vehicle production totaled 1,539,229 units in September, up 3.7 percent from a year earlier....
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BMW powers South Africa plant with manure

Oct. 17, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW's plant in South Africa is helping the automaker edge toward a global target to supply all its production with renewable energy by getting some of its power from cow manure....
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Renault aims Kadjar at China and Europe

Oct. 16, 2015 09:20 CET

Renault aims to win new customers in China and Europe with the Kadjar compact SUV, the first vehicle to be built at the French automaker's new China plant....
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Faurecia will form interior parts venture with China's Beijing WKW

Oct. 16, 2015 11:54 CET

Faurecia will form a joint venture with Beijing WKW Automotive Parts Co. to supply decorative aluminum parts for vehicle interiors to customers including Infiniti and Volvo....
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Audi will build Q6 e-tron SUV in Belgium, paper says

Oct. 14, 2015 11:24 CET

Audi will build the Q6 electric SUV, the brand's rival to the Tesla Model X, at its factory in Belgium, a report said. The Q6 is Audi's first electric model designed for series production....
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UK car production forecast cut on sluggish Europe

Oct. 13, 2015 11:25 CET

Automakers will build about 1.8 million cars in 2017 in the UK, less than the 1.95 million originally expected, due to more sluggish growth in Europe, an industry body said....
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Fiat expects low-cost compact car family to mimic Dacia's success

Oct. 11, 2015 06:01 CET

Fiat expects to mimic the success of Renault's no-frills Dacia brand with its new compact car range based on the Aegea concept. The first car in the family will be the Tipo sedan....
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Volkswagen guarantees 4.2 billion euro investment in Spain, minister says

Oct. 9, 2015 13:28 CET

Volkswagen has guaranteed a 4.2 billion euro ($4.8 billion) investment in its Seat brand and VW plants in Spain despite saying the company faced "painful cutbacks" to meet the cost of its emissions-cheating scandal....
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Maserati trims production as Ghibli boom fades

Oct. 7, 2015 18:27 CET

Maserati is cutting production as a boom that was fueled by the Ghibli fades....
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