Heavy Rains in Japan Cut Mazda’s Output by 67,000 Units

September 21, 2018 at 11:33 AM

Mazda Motor Corp. says heavy rains and flooding in western Japan in July disrupted production for two months and cost the company 44,000 units of planned output.

VW Mulls New Production Cuts at Russelsheim Plant

September 21, 2018 at 1:33 AM

Volkswagen AG, which cut hourly output at its auto plant in Russelsheim, Germany last month to 42 vehicles, may soon lower the rate to 35 units, Reuters says.

Brexit Prompts BMW to Reset Maintenance Work on Mini Plant

September 18, 2018 at 2:22 PM

BMW AG says it will move up next year’s routine maintenance work on its main Mini plant in Oxford, England, to avoid possible production problems caused by the U.K. leaving the European Union.

Jaguar Cuts Production as Diesel Demand Wanes

September 18, 2018 at 2:35 AM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. says it will reduce operations at its Castle Bromwich plant in England to three days per week to offset slumping demand for the Jaguar cars made there.

Daimler, Volvo Plants Reopen after Hurricane Florence

September 17, 2018 at 2:52 PM

Production has resumed at Daimler and Volvo assembly plants in South Carolina after Hurricane Florence, now downgraded to a tropical depression, swept through the region last weekend.

UPDATE: Toyota Plants to Reopen in Japan on Thursday

September 10, 2018 at 12:51 AM

Last week’s deadly earthquake in northern Japan has disrupted parts supplies to Toyota Motor Corp. and forced the carmaker to suspend domestic output of all Toyota and Lexus brand vehicles.

Ford Drops Plan to Import Focus Crossover from China

August 31, 2018 at 12:32 PM

Ford Motor Co. says it has shelved plans to begin importing a crossover version of its Focus five-door hatch from China next summer because of the Trump administration’s 25% tariff on such vehicles.

Car Production Drops11% in U.K.

August 30, 2018 at 1:36 AM

Passenger car output in the U.K. shrank 11% to 121,100 units in July as output for the domestic market plummeted 35% to 29,900 units, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders reports.

Hyundai to Ship Cars from China to Southeast Asia

August 29, 2018 at 2:10 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. plans to supply cars to markets in southeast Asia from its factories in China, Reuters reports.

Geely Adding Capacity for Larger Vehicles

August 29, 2018 at 11:42 AM

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. is erecting a second factory in Ningbo, China, that will produce as many as 250,000 relatively large vehicles per year, sources tell Reuters.

Faraday Future Completes Pre-Production Model

August 28, 2018 at 4:35 PM

Faraday Future Inc. has completed the first pre-production copy of its FF 91 electric SUV/crossover.

Nissan to Expand Capacity 40% in China

August 20, 2018 at 1:15 PM

Nissan Motor Co. is readying a $900 million plan to hike production capacity in China 40% by 2021, sources tell Reuters.