Production

China’s Great Wall Ponders Production in Europe

September 11, 2019 at 8:07 AM

China’s Great Wall Motor Co. Ltd. hopes to begin selling its premium Wey-brand crossover vehicles, including electric variants, in Europe two years from now.

“Hard” Brexit Will Prompt Mini Production Cut

September 10, 2019 at 12:14 PM

BMW AG says it will drop a production shift at its Mini small-car plant in Oxford, England, if the U.K. exits the European Union next month without a new trade deal.

Toyota Plans 1-Day Shutdown in U.K. over Brexit

August 30, 2019 at 11:22 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. says it will suspend operations at its U.K. assembly plant for one day when Britain exits the European Union on Oct. 31.

New-Car Production in U.K. Shrinks Again

August 29, 2019 at 1:24 AM

New-vehicle output by the British auto industry continues to dwindle, falling 11% to 108,200 units last month, says the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

BMW Ramps Up iNext EV Prototypes

August 20, 2019 at 6:27 PM

BMW AG has begun building prototypes of its upcoming iNext electric vehicle at its pilot manufacturing plant in Munich.

Honda to End Carmaking in Argentina Next Year

August 13, 2019 at 4:58 PM

Honda Motor Co. says it will stop making cars in Argentina next year and convert its factory there to a motorcycle plant.

GM to Cut Production in Canada, Mexico

August 07, 2019 at 3:45 PM

General Motors Co. is temporarily suspending production at SUV/crossover plants in Canada and Mexico to balance inventories of unsold vehicles.

Maruti Suzuki Drops Extra Shifts as Sales Slide

August 05, 2019 at 3:19 AM

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., which controls half of India’s passenger car market, is likely to cut production to a single shift at all three of its factories, sources tell the Economic Times.

Bosch Predicts 5% Drop in Global Auto Output

July 29, 2019 at 1:36 AM

Robert Bosch GmbH expects the world’s output of passenger vehicles will shrink 5% this year, compared with the 3% drop it predicted earlier this year.

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.