Production

Renault May Cut Production in S. Korea

February 21, 2019 at 4:35 PM

Renault SA says its Renault Samsung Motors Co. unit will likely slash production in South Korea unless months of labor strikes end soon.

PSA Factory in France Adds Opel Mini-SUV

February 21, 2019 at 12:37 AM

PSA Group says its assembly plant in Poissy, France, will add a next-generation Opel/Vauxhall-branded mini-crossover model later this year.

Tesla’s Musk Adjusts Production Forecast

February 20, 2019 at 8:37 AM

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk says the company expects to build 400,000 electric cars this year, not the 500,000 he mentioned in a brief tweet last night.

Honda Confirms Plant Closures in U.K., Turkey

February 19, 2019 at 10:51 AM

Honda Motor Co. confirms multiple media reports that it will shut down its assembly plant in Swindon, England, by 2021.

Report: Quality Issues Plague JLR in China

February 15, 2019 at 11:22 AM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.’s sagging sales in China are rooted in chronic and accelerating quality control issues, says Automotive News Europe.

Car Output in S. Korea Fell 2% in 2018

February 11, 2019 at 2:27 AM

Production of passenger vehicles in South Korea slipped 2% to 4.02 million units last year, marking the third straight year of decline.

Nissan Cancels Plan to Make X-Trail in U.K.

February 04, 2019 at 1:12 AM

Nissan Motor Co., citing uncertainty about business after the U.K. leaves the European Union in March, says it won’t build its next-generation X-Trail SUV in England after all.

Honda U.K. to Stockpile Cars Ahead of Brexit

February 01, 2019 at 12:45 PM

Honda Motor Co. is accelerating production in England to build inventories ahead of expected shipping delays when the U.K. exits the European Union in March.

Output Resumes after Natural Gas Disruption in Michigan

February 01, 2019 at 12:10 AM

General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are resuming operations today at 19 plants in Michigan after a fire disrupted a utility’s natural gas compressor station outside Detroit.

Ford Boosts Production of Ranger Pickup

January 31, 2019 at 3:56 PM

Citing strong initial demand, Ford Motor Co. is adding overtime shifts at its Michigan Assembly Plant to increase production of the all-new Ranger midsize pickup truck.

Car Production in U.K. Drops to 5-Year Low

January 31, 2019 at 12:38 AM

British assembly plants built 1.52 million vehicles in 2018, down 9% from the previous year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Audi Factory in Germany Idled by Strike in Hungary

January 29, 2019 at 2:18 PM

Audi AG hopes to resume operations at its assembly plant in Ingolstadt, Germany, tomorrow after a strike in Hungary late last week caused a parts shortage.