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CO2 emission regulations

Emissions regulations pose existential risk for OEMs

2019-09-17T08:00:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Escalating fines over CO2 and fuel standards, especially in Europe and China, are set to have significant impacts across OEM profits and investment plans, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media.

Ford pickups

Big vehicles, big profits

2019-09-16T14:27:00+01:00By Nick Gibbs

Pickup trucks and SUVs drive profits and investment in US automotive production as cars are cut from model line-ups. Nick Gibbs reports

Kia Telluride West Point plant

Kia hits 3m production milestone in US

2019-09-16T09:36:00+01:00By AMS

US - Kia has hit a major milestone with production of its new SUV at its West Point plant in Georgia

FCA Ram line US

Staying on track

2019-09-08T09:02:00+01:00By Ian Henry

FCA’s restructuring has proved successful and the Jeep brand continues to prosper with new models on the way, but there are still challenges to overcome. Ian Henry reports

Webasto Mexico

Webasto opens new plant in Irapuato

2019-08-21T09:21:00+01:00By AMS

Mexico - The supplier is expanding its production footprint in the country as it looks to keep up with increasing demand in the US

Honda NSX Marysville Ohio

Acura Marysville, Ohio

2019-08-01T09:40:00+01:00By AMS

An inside look at production of the second-generation Acura NSX in Marysville, Ohio

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Engine

GM to make new engine in Tonawanda

2019-07-24T09:00:00+01:00By AMS

US - The 6.2-litre V8 engine will be used in the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

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Canada feels the chill

2019-07-22T13:43:00+01:00

Trading challenges and dwindling investment is putting Canada’s automotive manufacturers under pressure. Nick Gibbs reports

GM Flint Assembly Chevrolet Silverado

GM hedges bets on pick-ups

2019-06-13T09:40:00+01:00By AMS

GM has made two recent investments in order to boost production of its best-selling pick-up trucks in the US

GM Fort Wayne plant

GM upgrades Fort Wayne plant

2019-05-31T13:58:00+01:00By AMS

General Motors is spending a significant amount to increase production of two new pick-ups

GKN opening headquarters Michigan

GKN opens 3D printing customer centre

2019-05-28T14:55:00+01:00By AMS

US - GKN Powder Metallurgy has opened its new headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The 38,260sq.ft facility also includes an additive manufacturing customer centre.

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US plants – stick or twist?

2019-04-10T13:42:00+01:00By Michael Nash

Several carmakers have recently outlined plans to alter their production activities in the US. Some announcements have been positive, with large investments being made to build new facilities as well as upgrade existing ones. Others have detailed plant closures.

Ford Focus Saarlouis

Tariffs: controversy reigns with Trump and Brexit adding to confusion

2019-03-20T13:21:00+00:00By Ian Henry

In President Trump somewhat simplistic analysis, trade wars fought through the medium of tariffs are easy to win. Angered, apparently, by seeing too many Mercedes and BMWs on Fifth Avenue, Trump has threatened to invoke section 232 of the 1962 US Trade Expansion Act, raising tariffs from their current 2.5% ...

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Eaton and Cummins venture forth

2019-03-04T12:19:00+00:00By Gareth Price

To face an ever-widening array challenges, automotive manufacturing has seen numerous instances of partnerships, alliances, mergers and acquisitions entered into as a means to stay healthy

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Augmented assistance

2019-03-04T11:36:00+00:00By Michael Nash

Honda Swindon Civic

Honda closure deals blow to UK

2019-02-19T13:06:00+00:00By Michael Nash

Honda has announced plans to close its Swindon plant at the end of the current model’s production lifecycle in 2021. The statement, which was published on the company’s website, refers to the changing nature of the global auto industry and Honda’s “commitment to electrified cars” as the main reasons behind ...

Volkswagen Chattanooga

Volkswagen selects EV production base

2019-01-15T15:12:00+00:00By AMS

US - Volkswagen has announced that it will use its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee as a base for electric vehicle manufacturing in North America. It currently makes the Atlas SUV and Passat sedan at the factory.

Assembly A8 at the Neckarsulm site

New chapter, different story?

2019-01-02T15:42:00+00:00By Ian Henry

International expansion continues but, as Ian Henry reports, Audi’s long-term role within the VW Group is now under scrutiny

Audi production in Algeria

Three Audi models enter production

2018-12-12T12:07:57+00:00By AMS

Algeria - Assembly of the Audi A3 Sportback, A3 Sedan and Q2 has started in Relizane. The plant is operated by Sovac Production S.P.A - a joint venture between the German OEM and the Algerian car dealer Sovac.

GM Spot-Welding On Cadillac CT6 at Hamtramck

Seven plant closures at GM

2018-11-27T15:38:00+00:00By Michael Nash

In a bid to operate more efficiently and to cater for consumer demand, General Motors has announced plans to close seven different plants across the world. Five of these are in North America, while the location of the two remaining plants set to close is yet to be released.