Production

Vehicle Production in U.K. Jumps to 17-Year High

April 27, 2017 at 10:24 AM

Output by the U.K.’s carmakers rose 7% to 170,700 units in March, the best result since 2000, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders reports.

FCA Readies Local Jeep Production in India

April 13, 2017 at 12:19 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to launch a local production of the Jeep Compass small SUV in Ranjangaon, India, by June.

GM to Cut U.S. Production at Several Plants

April 12, 2017 at 5:19 PM

General Motors Co. says it will eliminate 10 weeks of production this summer by idling multiple unspecified factories in North America to retool for next-generation pickup trucks and other models.

Audi Sets Production Plans for Q4, Q8 Crossovers

April 11, 2017 at 10:24 AM

Audi AG says it will begin building two new SUV/crossover models over the next two years to meet demand in “an extremely important” market segment.

China’s JAC Begins Car Assembly in Mexico

April 07, 2017 at 1:11 AM

Jianghuai Automobile Co. has begun assembling small crossovers in Hidalgo, Mexico, from kits imported from China.

GM Monitors Factory Robots via Internet to Cut Downtime

April 04, 2017 at 3:25 PM

General Motors Co. has linked about 25% of its 30,000 manufacturing robots via the internet to help anticipate breakdowns and maximize output, Bloomberg News reports.

Parts Shortage Disrupts Audi A4, A5 Production in Germany

March 27, 2017 at 1:33 PM

Audi AG is suspending production of its A4 and A5 sedans in Ingolstadt, Germany, for four days this week because of a parts shortage, according to news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur.

Ford Cuts Inventories 20% in U.S.

March 27, 2017 at 9:28 AM

Ford Motor Co. has reduced its U.S. dealer inventories of unsold cars to a 78-day supply this month from 98 days at the end of February, Automotive News estimates.

Hyundai Idles Factories in China

March 27, 2017 at 12:08 AM

Hyundai Motor Corp. is suspending car production at all four of its assembly plants in China for one week, apparently to trim dealer inventories of unsold cars.

Car Production in U.K. Jumps to 17-Year High

March 23, 2017 at 11:06 AM

Strong demand for exports pushed new-car production in the U.K. 8% to a 17-year high of 153,000 units in February, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Car Production at Record High in Turkey

March 16, 2017 at 12:30 AM

Output by Turkey’s auto industry jumped 22% to a record 266,500 units in January-February, according to the country’s Automotive Industry Assn. (OSD).

Toyota May Delay Decision on Next-Gen Auris Production in U.K.

March 08, 2017 at 11:16 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. tells Reuters it may not decide whether to continue making its Auris five-door hatch in Burnaston, England, until terms of the country’s exit from the European Union become clear.