Production

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.

Toyota May Hike Capacity in China More than 50%

August 16, 2018 at 2:34 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is preparing to expand its annual production capacity in China more than 50% to 2 million units, sources tell Reuters.

Report: Opel to Trim Output as Sales Slow

August 07, 2018 at 12:40 AM

PSA Group’s Opel unit will reduce output at two assembly plants in Germany this autumn because of slumping sales, says the Allgemeine Zeitung.

Mexico’s Auto Production Slips

August 07, 2018 at 12:26 AM

Mexico’s output of cars in July declined 4%, and exports—excluding Nissan—dropped 6%, according to industry trade group AMIA.

“Perfect Storm” Cuts Car Production in U.K.

July 31, 2018 at 1:06 AM

British production of cars shrank 5% in June, dragged down by a one-time 47% drop in output for the domestic market, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders reports.

Faraday Future Moves Forward with Body-in-White Model

July 30, 2018 at 2:51 PM

Faraday Future Inc. says it has completed the first body-in-white production build for its upcoming FF 91 luxury vehicle and is on track to start customer deliveries in December.

Toyota Struggles to Maintain Domestic Output

July 24, 2018 at 1:41 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to shut down an assembly plant in Japan as it strains to maintain a domestic production target of 3 million vehicles per year, The Nikkei reports.

Magna Partners in China on Contract Assembly Plan

July 24, 2018 at 1:06 AM

Magna International Inc.’s month-old joint venture with BAIC Group aims to building vehicles for ride-hailing giant DiDi Chuxing Technology Co., sources tell Reuters.

VW’s Wolfsburg Plant Wins Lean Production Award

July 19, 2018 at 10:41 AM

Volkswagen AG’s main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, has been named the winner of the OEM category in this year’s Automotive Lean Production Award competition in Europe.

Mazda to Resume Limited Production in Japan

July 11, 2018 at 10:35 AM

Mazda Motor Corp. plans to resume one-shift operations at two plants in Japan on July 12 after production was suspended on July 7 by extremely heavy rain.