Production

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.

Nissan Cancels Plan to Make X-Trail in U.K.

February 04, 2019 at 1:12 AM

Nissan Motor Co., citing uncertainty about business after the U.K. leaves the European Union in March, says it won’t build its next-generation X-Trail SUV in England after all.

Honda U.K. to Stockpile Cars Ahead of Brexit

February 01, 2019 at 12:45 PM

Honda Motor Co. is accelerating production in England to build inventories ahead of expected shipping delays when the U.K. exits the European Union in March.

Output Resumes after Natural Gas Disruption in Michigan

February 01, 2019 at 12:10 AM

General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are resuming operations today at 19 plants in Michigan after a fire disrupted a utility’s natural gas compressor station outside Detroit.

Ford Boosts Production of Ranger Pickup

January 31, 2019 at 3:56 PM

Citing strong initial demand, Ford Motor Co. is adding overtime shifts at its Michigan Assembly Plant to increase production of the all-new Ranger midsize pickup truck.

Car Production in U.K. Drops to 5-Year Low

January 31, 2019 at 12:38 AM

British assembly plants built 1.52 million vehicles in 2018, down 9% from the previous year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Audi Factory in Germany Idled by Strike in Hungary

January 29, 2019 at 2:18 PM

Audi AG hopes to resume operations at its assembly plant in Ingolstadt, Germany, tomorrow after a strike in Hungary late last week caused a parts shortage.

Subaru Resumes Production After 12-Day Disruption

January 28, 2019 at 4:41 PM

Subaru Corp. has relaunched production in Japan after defective parts from a sole source shut down the company’s main plant on Jan. 16.

Hyundai Cuts Jobs, Reviews Production in China

January 28, 2019 at 12:20 AM

Hyundai Motor Co.’s joint venture with BAIC Motor Corp. is trimming its workforce and pondering production cuts as output at its factories in China slumps to 50% of capacity.

Lambo to Limit Annual Volume at 8,000 Cars

January 25, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Volkswagen AG’s Lamborghini unit expects its recent sales spike will continue, but the company will cap production at 8,000 units in 2020.

Tata to Cease Nano Production in 2020

January 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Tata Motors Ltd. will stop producing the Nano, touted as the world’s cheapest car when it debuted in India in 2008, next year.

JLR Will Halt Production in England for a Week

January 25, 2019 at 12:31 AM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. says it will stop operations for a week in England because of expected disruptions caused after the U.K. leaves the European Union on March 29.