The Rouge, a sprawling industrial complex, is the heart and soul of Ford manufacturing. Today it’s home to the brand-new F-150 pickup, arguably the company’s most important product but the heritage of this facility stretches back decades. Continue Reading...
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Ford’s RS forthcoming hot hatch will finally be sold in North America. Continue Reading...
Ford engineers are cooking up a new ultra-high-performance Focus RS. The car is baking in the product-development oven right now and it should be set to go on sale as soon as the timer goes off in 2016. Continue Reading...
Baseball, apple pie and God Save the Queen. What is this blasphemy? Well, British auto-making duo Jaguar Land Rover is supposedly looking to open a factory in the United States. Continue Reading...
Cultural stereotypes aside, Germany is known for its advanced technology, engineering prowess and top-quality manufacturing. The land of beer, bratwurst and BMW is especially famed for its automobiles, which are renowned the world over for their driving dynamics and Autobahn-proven performance. Continue Reading...
General Motors announced today that it will invest $174 million in a new stamping facility as part of its Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant. Continue Reading...
The automotive business is a lot like nature; only the strong survive. Accordingly this industry’s slow lane is littered with the bloody corpses of deceased marques. Once-proud companies like Pontiac, Hupmobile, Willys-Knight and Hudson are long gone but not all of them are forgotten. Continue Reading...
China is the wild, wild east of the automotive industry. Home to more than 1 billion people and counting, it’s a hugely important market for car companies. There are many domestic brands over there but curiously foreign companies are making significant headway. Continue Reading...
Buick will soon be able to market itself, at least in part, as a company with “German car quality.” Continue Reading...
Toyota said today that it plans to shutter its Australian auto manufacturing operation by 2017. Continue Reading...
Chrysler executives are examining the possibility of adding a third truck plant to meet strong demand for Ram pickups. Continue Reading...
An announcement about Chrysler’s next generation of minivans is expected very soon although it in’t clear when that will happen. Continue Reading...
General Motors might have already come to a final decision about the future of its vehicle manufacturing operation in Australia. Continue Reading...
Michigan, it’s more than just Great Lakes, the Big Three and the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. To the surprise of many, GM, Ford and Chrysler aren’t the only games in town. Practically every major OEM and supplier company has offices, technical centers or test facilities in the mitten state, and Toyota is making… Continue Reading...
Ford has developed a new technology to rapidly form sheet metal, allowing the company to deliver prototypes in as little as three business days. Continue Reading...
There will be fewer boxes to check for Chrysler vehicles starting with the 2014 model year. Continue Reading...
Production of the Porsche Cayenne has resumed at a slow pace after being stopped because of floods in the Czech Republic. Continue Reading...
Aston Martin confirmed that its partnership with Italian investment fund Investindustrial is complete. Continue Reading...
Production is outpacing demand at Volkswagen’s first U.S. manufacturing plant since 1988, prompting the brand to cut 500 contract jobs. Continue Reading...
Chrysler made a series of big announcements today at its Mack I Engine Plant in Detroit. Continue Reading...
VTEC must have really kicked in because Honda is taking to the skies. The Japanese automaker known for its cars, motorcycles and power equipment just began commercial production of aircraft. Continue Reading...
Jeep is considering shipping its manufacturing to China in a cost-saving measure on the heels of weak European demand. Continue Reading...
Lexus already builds the RX crossover in Canada, but with the rising yen Toyota USA president Jim Lentz is making it clear that more models are headed for U.S. assembly. Continue Reading...
The Lexus Factory in Cambridge, Canada is getting a big boost. The Japanese automaker is investing over $100 Million and hiring about 400 employees at the plant that makes the RX crossover. Continue Reading...