Production

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).

BMW May Build Mini EV in Europe, Not U.K.

February 27, 2017 at 10:05 AM

BMW AG says it may produce its upcoming Mini electric small car in mainland Europe instead of the marque's home plant in Oxford, England.

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.