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Polestar Names 1st N. American Retail Partner

October 18, 2019 at 11:10 AM

Volvo Cars Corp.’s Polestar Polestar electric vehicle unit has selected Groupe Park Avenue in Montreal as its first retail partner in North America.

Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia Revive Bids for VW Plant

October 18, 2019 at 1:06 AM

Volkswagen AG’s postponement of plans for a $1.4 billion factory in Turkey has prompted previous contenders to revive efforts to win the project.

GM Offers to Spend $7.7 Billion on U.S. Plants

October 18, 2019 at 12:42 AM

General Motors Co. has offered to invest $7.7 billion in its U.S. plants if United Auto Workers union members ratify a proposed four-year labor contract next week.

VW Postpones Decision on Plant in Turkey

October 15, 2019 at 8:35 AM

Volkswagen AG says it has suspended plans to open a large assembly plant in Manisa, Turkey, by 2022.

Great Wall , Autoliv Partner on N. America Safety

October 07, 2019 at 1:20 PM

Autoliv Inc. and Chinese light-truck specialist Great Wall Motor Co. are launching a research center in China to prepare vehicles to meet safety standards in North America.

Lucid Motors Files Plans for Arizona Factory

October 02, 2019 at 4:23 PM

Electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors Inc. has formalized plans to construct its $675 million manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, Ariz.

VW Finalizes Plan to Make Cars in Turkey

October 02, 2019 at 9:11 AM

Volkswagen AG will build an auto assembly plant in Manisa, Turkey, to make cars for sale in Turkey, the Middle East and Russia.

Nissan Warns Dire Result of “Hard” Brexit

October 01, 2019 at 4:45 PM

Nissan Motor Co. will revisit its commitment to build Qashqai crossover vehicles in England if the U.K. exits the European Union at the end of this month with no replacement trade deal.

SAIC Opens Export-Focused Factory in China

October 01, 2019 at 2:47 PM

SAIC Motor Corp. has launched production at its fourth assembly plant—a facility in Ningde, China—with capacity to make 240,000 vehicles per year.

Tesla Assembles Its First EV in China

September 27, 2019 at 2:51 PM

Tesla Inc.’s new assembly plant in Shanghai has produced its first Model 3 electric sedan body, the Shanghai Daily reports.

VW Close to Decision on New Plant in Turkey

September 27, 2019 at 11:59 AM

Volkswagen AG says it may finalize plans within two weeks to build a €1 billion ($1.1 billion) assembly plant in Turkey.

JLR Opens Development Center in England

September 26, 2019 at 4:51 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. has opened its new Advanced Product Creation Center at the company’s headquarters in Gaydon, England.