Car Production in U.K. Hits 9-Year High

February 23, 2017 at 12:35 AM

The U.K.’s output of new vehicles grew 8% to 147,900 units in January, its greatest volume for the month since 2008, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Parts Shortage Cuts VW Passat Production

February 17, 2017 at 2:02 AM

Volkswagen AG’s factory in Emden, Germany, has reduced production of its popular Passat midsize sedans because of a major fire that occurred three weeks ago at a key supplier’s plant in Czech Republic, according to Automobil Produktion.

PSA to Assemble Sedans, Crossovers in Kenya

February 06, 2017 at 1:29 PM

PSA Group has partnered in Kenya with importer/distributor Urysia Ltd. to assemble Peugeot brand cars and SUVs from kits beginning later this year.

GM to Idle Plant in Brazil for 2 Weeks

February 02, 2017 at 1:15 AM

General Motors Co. has told workers at its assembly plant outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, that it will suspend production for two weeks beginning Feb. 13, according to the facility’s metalworking union.

South Korea’s Car Production Drops 7%

January 31, 2017 at 2:44 AM

South Korea’s output of passenger vehicles fell 7% in 2016 to a six-year low of about 4.23 million vehicles, the Korean Automobile Manufacturers Assn. reports.

Honda Set Production Record in 2016

January 30, 2017 at 2:45 AM

Honda Motor Co. reports its global output of passenger vehicles climbed 10% to a record 5.0 million units last year.

Car Output in U.K. Hits 17-Year High

January 26, 2017 at 12:40 AM

The U.K.’s 15 carmakers produced 1.72 million vehicles in 2016, up 9%, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders reports.

VW Extends Plant Shutdown as Passat Sales Slump

January 24, 2017 at 4:36 PM

Volkswagen AG says it will stretch a planned three-day work stoppage at its assembly plant in Emden, Germany, to 12 days because of shrinking demand for the Passat midsize sedans and wagons made there.