Production

Volvo Launches XC40 Production in China

April 12, 2019 at 3:13 PM

Volvo Car Corp. has expanded production of its XC40 small crossover, which had been built exclusively in Europe, to a plant in Luqiao, China, to meet surging demand.

Report: Tesla, Panasonic Halt Battery Plant Expansion

April 11, 2019 at 8:51 AM

Tesla Inc. and Panasonic Corp. are shelving plans to expand their Gigafactory battery plant in Nevada, sources tell The Nikkei.

Nissan to Hike Pickup Truck Capacity in South Africa

April 11, 2019 at 1:44 AM

Nissan Motor Co. says it will spend 3 billion rand ($215 million) in South Africa to add capacity and tool up to build the next-generation Navara midsize pickup truck.

Ford Says “No-Deal” Brexit Could Kill Its U.K. Operations

April 03, 2019 at 1:19 AM

Ford Motor Co. warns it could end manufacturing operations in Britain if the U.K. ends up exiting the European Union this month with no new trade deals in place.

BMW, Microsoft Team on Digital Manufacturing Platform

April 02, 2019 at 12:49 PM

BMW AG and Microsoft Inc. plan to develop a digital platform for “smart” factories.

Carmakers to Begin Brexit Plant Shutdowns in U.K.

April 02, 2019 at 12:43 AM

Carmakers will begin long-planned Brexit-related plant shutdowns in the U.K. this month, despite a last-minute delay in Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Ford Drops C-Max, Night Shift at Saarlouis Plant

March 29, 2019 at 2:42 PM

Ford Motor Co. will end production of its C-Max MPV and drop one of three shifts at its assembly plant in Saarlouis, Germany, at the end of June.

Auto Output in U.K. Fell 15% in February

March 28, 2019 at 12:34 AM

New-car production in the U.K. fell 15% last month, the ninth consecutive month of year-on-year shrinkage, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says.

FCA Will Trim Output at Two Canadian Plants

March 27, 2019 at 9:36 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will halt output for two weeks in April at two factories in Ontario, Canada, because of an oversupply of minivans and sporty cars.

Proton Launches Assembly JV in Pakistan

March 25, 2019 at 3:45 AM

Malaysian carmaker Proton Holdings Bhd and partner Alhaj Automotive are building a plant to assemble complete knock-down (CKD) vehicles outside Karachi, Pakistan.

Volvo Aims to Triple Output of Plug-In Hybrids

March 21, 2019 at 3:10 PM

Volvo Car Corp. hopes to triple the combined production of its four plug-in hybrid models by year-end to meet greater than expected demand.

Maruti Suzuki Trims Output by 8%

March 19, 2019 at 2:49 AM

India’s largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., lowered its production by 8% last month as January-February retail sales stalled.