Facilities

Honda Relocates HR-V Output in Mexico

September 13, 2019 at 10:18 AM

Honda Motor Co. says it will move Mexican production of its HR-V small crossover next spring from El Salto, Jalisco, to Celaya, Guanajuato.

McLaren Moving N. American HQ to Dallas

September 12, 2019 at 12:20 PM

McLaren Automotive Ltd. is moving its North American headquarters from New York City to a much larger and more practical facility outside Dallas, early next year.

Tesla to Add Production Line at Calif. Plant?

September 10, 2019 at 12:25 AM

Tesla Inc. has applied for a building permit in Fremont, Calif., the home of its sole assembly plant, that signals plans to add another production line at the facility.23

Report: Deal Near on VW Factory in Turkey

September 09, 2019 at 4:37 AM

Officials have all but finalized an agreement for a new Volkswagen Group assembly plant in Turkey that would begin production by 2023.

FCA Plans $1 Billion Upgrade for Pomigliano Plant

September 04, 2019 at 12:42 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will invest nearly €1 billion to upgrade its assembly plant in Pomigliano, Italy, according to a joint union statement.

Brazil’s CAOA May Buy Ford Factory

September 04, 2019 at 12:03 AM

CAOA—the Brazilian carmaker, Ford dealer and importer of Hyundai and Subaru vehicles—has reached a tentative deal to buy Ford Motor Co.’s assembly plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Reuters reports.

VW to Invest $577 Million in Brazilian Factory

August 29, 2019 at 4:06 PM

Volkswagen AG plans to spend 2.4 billion reais ($576 million) to upgrade its Sao Bernardo do Campo plant in Brazil, according to Sao Paulo’s governor.

Detroit Auto Show Venue Gets a New Name

August 27, 2019 at 5:46 PM

Cobo Center, the downtown convention facility that has hosted the Detroit auto show for decades, is now named TCF Center.

Conti Ponders Plant Closures

August 26, 2019 at 1:16 AM

Continental AG reportedly may close as many as nine of its 32 powertrain factories and shed 4,000 jobs as part of a major restructuring effort.

Tesla Scouts Plant Sites in Germany

August 26, 2019 at 12:29 AM

Tesla Inc. reportedly has made initial inspections of at least two possible sites in Germany for a factory to make electric cars and battery packs.

Netherlands Opens Huge Bike Garage

August 23, 2019 at 6:20 PM

A new three-story bicycle garage in Utrecht, Netherlands, can accommodate 12,500 bikes, reportedly making it the largest such facility in the world.

Mahindra Opens Assembly Plant in Sri Lanka

August 21, 2019 at 1:04 AM

Sri Lanka is celebrating its first auto assembly plant, a facility launched by neighboring India’s Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. to make KUV100 mini-crossover vehicles from kits.