Production

Lotus Outlines Production Plans

July 18, 2019 at 1:24 PM

Group Lotus plc ponders major increases in production, including mass-market vehicles built in China.

Ford Will Add 1,200 Jobs in South Africa

July 17, 2019 at 4:43 PM

Ford Motor Co. is hiring 1,200 people to add a third production shift at its assembly plant outside Pretoria, South Africa.

Toyota Will Swap SUVs for Sedans at New U.S. Plant

July 10, 2019 at 1:04 PM

Toyota Motor Corp says it will make SUV/crossovers instead of Corolla sedans in the joint-venture factory it’s building with Mazda Motor Corp. in Alabama.

Tesla Readies Another Production Hike

July 10, 2019 at 10:22 AM

Tesla Inc. is preparing to boost output at its electric car factory in Fremont, Calif., but hasn’t revealed details.

End of the Line for VW Beetle

July 09, 2019 at 6:32 PM

Volkswagen AG is ending production of the iconic Beetle on July 10.

U.K. Car Output Falls 16%

June 27, 2019 at 2:47 AM

Car production in Britain plunged 16% to 116,000 units in May, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders reports.

Honda Dominates “American-Made” Vehicle List

June 26, 2019 at 11:13 AM

Honda and its Acura brand accounted for seven of the top 15 models on Cars.com’s annual “American-Made” Index, which rates vehicles sold in the U.S. based on final assembly location, parts content and labor rates.

Report: Robots May Replace 20 Million Factory Jobs

June 26, 2019 at 12:54 AM

Robots could replace as many as 20 million manufacturing jobs worldwide by 2030, says U.K.-based Oxford Economics Ltd.

India’s Auto Industry Cuts Production as Sales Sag

June 11, 2019 at 3:11 PM

Carmakers in India are trimming output after wholesales plunged 20% to a five-year low of 239,300 units in May.

U.K. Economy Shrinks as Auto Production Slumps

June 10, 2019 at 12:03 PM

A sharp drop in vehicle production in March caused the British economy to shrink 0.4% between March and April, according to the U.K.’s Office for National Statistics.

Musk Says Tesla Will Build Model Y in Fremont

June 03, 2019 at 10:58 AM

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he has been persuaded to launch production of the company’s next electric vehicle—the Model Y small crossover—at its assembly plant in Fremont, Calif.

Car Production in U.K. Plunges 45%

May 30, 2019 at 2:37 AM

Britain’s output of passenger cars plummeted 45% to 71,000 units in April, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders reports.