Production

Tesla Trims Production Hours for High-End Models

January 23, 2019 at 5:32 PM

Tesla Inc. said it has lowered the number of hours devoted to assembling its Model S sedans and Model X crossovers, citing production efficiencies and the elimination of entry-level versions of both electric vehicles.

Faulty Part Idles Subaru’s Sole Plant in Japan

January 23, 2019 at 12:06 AM

Defective power steering components have idled Subaru Corp.’s home plant in Japan, disrupting roughly 60% of the company’s global capacity.

Maruti Suzuki to Hike Capacity 25% in India

January 21, 2019 at 12:07 PM

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. says it aims to boost its annual carmaking capacity to 2.2 million units in by 2020 from 1.75 million currently.

N. American Tooling Outlook

January 21, 2019 at 1:41 AM

Spending on automotive tooling in North America surged 48% to $10.3 billion in 2017 and had been expected to climb another 14% last year. But sales dropped instead.

PSA Launches 3-Cylinder Engine Production in Poland

January 21, 2019 at 1:31 AM

PSA Group has begun making 3-cylinder gasoline engines at its retooled factory in Tychy, Poland.

Nissan To Cut Production at Truck Plant in Mississippi

January 18, 2019 at 12:33 AM

Nissan Motor Co. is eliminating two production shifts at its truck and van plant in Canton, Miss.

Jaguar to Keep Sedans

January 17, 2019 at 1:31 PM

Despite the ongoing transition from cars to crossover/SUVs, Jaguar Ltd. has no plans to drop traditional sedans from its lineup.

Honda to Suspend Output in U.K. for 6 Days after Brexit

January 10, 2019 at 5:11 PM

Honda Motor Co. is the latest carmaker to announce plans to halt production in the U.K. immediately after Britain leaves the European Union at the end of March.

Thai Carmakers Expect No Growth in Output This Year

January 03, 2019 at 12:15 AM

Thailand’s auto industry expects to build 2.15 million cars this year, about the same as in 2018.

Nissan to Trim Production in China

December 28, 2018 at 12:51 PM

Nissan Motor Co. reportedly will trim its production in China by 30,000 units over the first two months of 2019 because of the country’s cooling auto market.

Car Production in U.K. Plunges 20%

December 21, 2018 at 3:35 PM

Output by British car plants plummeted 20% to 129,000 units last month, the sharpest November decline since the Great Recession in 2008, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders reports.

Nissan Will Lay off 1,000 Workers in Mexico

December 20, 2018 at 4:40 PM

Nissan Motor Co. says “challenging market conditions” are pushing it to cut production and lay off a combined 1,000 hourly workers at two factories in Mexico.