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  • Tesla Model 3 - Interior Dashboard - Head On

    Tesla starts building China factory


    Tesla unveiled plans to build a factory in China back in 2014. The EV maker has now taken its first step to construct the facility after breaking ground on the site in Shanghai. The move comes amidst a series of regulatory changes made by government which could have a ...

  • Böllinger Höfe

    A high-performance build


    The Audi R8 series of sports cars is described as being closer to motor racing than any other on-the-road vehicles. Mike Farish takes a closer look at the manufacturing operation The latest versions of both the Coupe and Spyder convertible variants of the R8 are made at Audi Sport’s ...

  • Schaeffler bearings

    Schaeffler to shut two UK plants


    UK - Global automotive supplier Schaeffler has announced the closure of two plants. The first is located in Llanelli, Wales, and houses the production of mechanical tappets and bearings for car makers. The other is in Plymouth, England, where spindle bearings and machine parts for the company s industrial division ...

  • JLR Nitra

    JLR opens Nitra plant


    Slovakia - Jaguar Land Rover has opened its manufacturing facility in Nitra, which is located in the west of the country, an hour’s drive from the capital Bratislava. It cost the company €1.4bn (US$1.59bn) to build, covers an area of 300,000 sq.m, and has an annual output of 150,000 vehicles. ...

  • Audi production in Brazil

    A slow return to growth


    Vehicle-makers in South America are seeing signs of recovery, boosted by growing exports, reports Nick Gibbs

  • Transit production at Golcuk

    Collective thinking


    Closer collaboration between product development and production teams could lead to significant improvements in vehicle manufacturing processes. Ford Otosan holds a unique position. Michael Nash reports The scenery in Turkey is full of surprises. A quick car journey can lead to towering mountains, pristine beaches and lush forests, while historical ...

  • Mercedes-Benz East London South Africa bodyshop

    Mercedes invests in East London plant


    South Africa - Mercedes-Benz Cars has announced plans to produce the next generation of its C-Class in East London - a city on the southeast coast of South Africa in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality of the Eastern Cape province. To do so, it will spend €600m (US$528.84m) to construct ...

  • Mercedes-Benz do Brazil truck production Atego 2730

    Mercedes-Benz do Brazil gets new line


    Brazil - A building has been constructed at the company’s plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo to house a new production line for light- and heavy-duty trucks. The project lasted for three years and cost a total of €125m (US$153.83m). According to the OEM, the line is 15% more efficient ...

  • Five plants, GM

    GM invests nearly $1.3bn to upgrade five US plants


    US – The investment will be split between facilities in Detroit, Flint and Romulus in Michigan, Toledo in Ohio and Bedford in Indiana. It is intended to support the production of a new V6 engine, a new 10-speed transmission and an existing 6-speed transmission, as well as funding assembly plant ...