Production

Aston Martin Expands Growth Targets

November 26, 2018 at 3:11 PM

Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. plans to more than double its annual vehicle production from an estimated 6,400 units this year to 14,000 by 2025, CEO Andy Palmer tells Reuters.

Regulatory Fumble Hurts Bentley Production, Sales

November 20, 2018 at 1:49 PM

Volkswagen AG’s Bentley luxury car unit nearly halted operations after failing to certify its cars to meet the European emission standards that took effect on Sept. 1.

Auto Production in Thailand Jumps to 5-Year High

November 20, 2018 at 1:25 AM

Domestic output of new cars in Thailand rose 21% to 197,200 units in October, the greatest volume in 63 months, according to the Federation of Thai Industries.

Toyota Cuts U.S. Output of Top-Selling Camry Sedan

November 16, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. will lower its output of Camry sedans in the U.S. next month because of sagging demand for what had been the market’s best-selling car for 16 years.

PSA Ponders Plan to Shutter a U.K. Plant

November 15, 2018 at 5:51 PM

PSA Group reportedly may close one of two Vauxhall plants in the U.K. if sales sour after Britain leaves the European Union next spring.

Ford Slashes Vehicle Configurations

November 15, 2018 at 11:15 AM

Ford Motor Co. is reducing the number of available order configurations on some of its top-selling models by at least 70%--and in some cases by more than 95%. 

PSA to Drop a Shift at Assembly Plant in Spain

November 15, 2018 at 1:44 AM

PSA Group plans to cancel a production shift at its assembly plant in Vigo, Spain, because of sagging sales for the Peugeot 301 and Citroen C-Elysse small sedans made there.

Honda Moves Acura SUV Production from U.S. to China

November 13, 2018 at 1:08 AM

Honda Motor Co. has stopped shipping American-made Acura RDX midsize crossover vehicles to China and is assembling them locally instead, The Nikkei reports.

Renault Will Make Vans in France for Nissan, Mitsubishi

November 08, 2018 at 3:25 PM

Renault says two of its factories in France will begin building delivery vans next year to alliance partners Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors.

BMW Poised to Hike SUV Production in China

November 07, 2018 at 5:17 PM

BMW AG, which sources most of its SUV/crossovers from its huge plant in Spartanburg, S.C., says it is weeks away from a decision to move some of that output to China.

GM to Continue Outgoing Pickup Models through 2019

November 06, 2018 at 4:56 PM

General Motors Co., which launched the all-new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks this summer, will continue to produce the outgoing (K2 generation) models through late 2019.

Ford Idles Engine Line that Supplies V-8s to JLR

October 30, 2018 at 1:13 AM

Ford Motor Co. has suspended operations of an engine line in England that builds V-8s for Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.