Facilities

Ford Plans to Double Capacity in Mexico

Ford Motor Co.’s plans to open a 350,000-unit assembly plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, in 2018  will be joined by a 150,000-unit expansion of its factory in Cuautitlan, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.

Business

VW Commercial Truck Unit Could Go Public

Volkswagen AG says its commercial truck group could acquire a truckmaker outside Europe and/or go public with an initial public offering. “We’re keeping all options open" on both fronts, a spokeswoman tells Reuters.

Sales

Vehicle Sales Continue to Crash in Russia

Sales of new cars and light commercial vehicles in Russia, which contracted 36% in 2015, plunged 29% to 81,800 units in January, according to the Moscow-based Assn. of European Businesses.

Regulatory

Takata Recalls Spread to Side Airbags

Volkswagen AG is recalling about 700 of its 2015 model Audi Q5 and Tiguan crossover vehicles in the U.S. because their seat-mounted side impact airbag inflators may explode in a crash.