Production

Chipmaker Renesas Trims Output at 6 Plants

March 07, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp. says it will suspend production at six factories in Japan for as long a two months.

BMW Poised to Cut Engine, Mini Output in U.K.

March 05, 2019 at 12:57 PM

BMW says it might move some of its engine and Mini car production out of the U.K. if Britain exits the European Union without new EU trade deals in place.

Ford Ends U.S. Production of Taurus, Again

March 04, 2019 at 3:11 PM

Ford Motor Co.’s Chicago plant built its last Taurus sedan on Friday, ending U.S. production of the long-running model. 

Hyundai Ponders Capacity Cuts in China

February 28, 2019 at 4:06 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. is weighing cuts in its production capacity in China because of declining sales, sources tell Reuters.

U.K. Car Output Fell 18% in January

February 28, 2019 at 2:12 AM

Britain’s light-vehicle production fell 18% to 120,600 units in January, as exports dropped 21% to 93,800 vehicles, says The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

FCA Will Cut 1,400 Jobs in Illinois

February 27, 2019 at 12:22 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV says it will drop one of three shifts at its Jeep factory in Belvidere, Ill., in May, eliminating almost 1,400 jobs.

Renault May Cut Production in S. Korea

February 21, 2019 at 4:35 PM

Renault SA says its Renault Samsung Motors Co. unit will likely slash production in South Korea unless months of labor strikes end soon.

PSA Factory in France Adds Opel Mini-SUV

February 21, 2019 at 12:37 AM

PSA Group says its assembly plant in Poissy, France, will add a next-generation Opel/Vauxhall-branded mini-crossover model later this year.

Tesla’s Musk Adjusts Production Forecast

February 20, 2019 at 8:37 AM

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk says the company expects to build 400,000 electric cars this year, not the 500,000 he mentioned in a brief tweet last night.

Honda Confirms Plant Closures in U.K., Turkey

February 19, 2019 at 10:51 AM

Honda Motor Co. confirms multiple media reports that it will shut down its assembly plant in Swindon, England, by 2021.

Report: Quality Issues Plague JLR in China

February 15, 2019 at 11:22 AM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.’s sagging sales in China are rooted in chronic and accelerating quality control issues, says Automotive News Europe.

Car Output in S. Korea Fell 2% in 2018

February 11, 2019 at 2:27 AM

Production of passenger vehicles in South Korea slipped 2% to 4.02 million units last year, marking the third straight year of decline.