Production

GM Extends Car Production Cutback in Canada

February 23, 2018 at 12:30 AM

General Motors Co. is stretching out a current production cut at its car plant in Oshawa, Ont., by another nine weeks because of slumping demand, according to a Unifor union memo cited by Toronto’s Globe and Mail.

BMW South Carolina Plant Remains Top U.S. Auto Exporter

February 14, 2018 at 9:17 AM

For the fourth straight year, BMW AG’s Spartanburg, S.C., manufacturing plant was the leading U.S. vehicle exporter by value with shipments totaling $8.8 billion.

Porsche Adds 3D-Printed Parts for Classic Cars

February 13, 2018 at 3:19 PM

Porsche AG has begun making 3D-printed replacement parts for some of its classic models.

Mexico’s Car Production Climbs 14% to New High

February 12, 2018 at 2:30 PM

Mexico’s auto industry produced a record 3.93 million vehicles last year, according to updated figures from the Mexican Automotive Industry Assn.

Ford Boosts SUV Production 25% in Louisville

February 12, 2018 at 1:29 PM

Ford Motor Co. is spending $25 million to hike output of SUVs at its Kentucky truck plant in Louisville.

Polestar Mulls Expanding Output for Limited-Edition Hybrid Coupe

February 09, 2018 at 11:44 AM

High demand is causing Volvo Car Corp.’s new Polestar sub-brand to consider expanding plans for its inaugural plug-in hybrid coupe, which originally was to be limited to 1,500 units over a three-year production run.

Tesla Awaits Tooling to Boost Model 3 Production

February 09, 2018 at 9:42 AM

This week Tesla Inc. told customers eager to buy its Model 3 electric sedan that deliveries have again been delayed by production snags.

Geely’s Lynk & Co. Unit Near Decision on European Production

February 08, 2018 at 1:30 PM

Geely Automobile Holding Co.’s new Lynk & Co. brand says it will decide by about the end of March whether to build its first model in Europe or supply the region from China.

Car Production in Thailand Headed for 5-Year High

February 06, 2018 at 1:12 AM

Car manufacturing in Thailand will grow less than 1% this year. But that should be enough to reach 2 million units for the first time since 2013.

More Production Cuts for Maserati’s SUV

February 05, 2018 at 3:39 PM

Output of Maserati Levante SUV/crossover vehicles has been trimmed again, this time with 59% shorter work weeks through July, according to Italy’s FIOM labor union.

U.S. Oil Production at 10-Year High

February 01, 2018 at 11:57 AM

Daily output of crude oil in the U.S. rose above 10 million barrels in November, the highest production level in a decade and only 6,000 barrels short of the all-time record set in 1970, according to the Energy Information Administration.

Volvo May Make Lynk & Co Cars in Europe

January 26, 2018 at 12:45 AM

Volvo Car Corp. is pondering a plan to produce Lynk & Co SUV/crossover vehicles at its factory in Gent, Belgium, Bloomberg News reports.