Tag: Production

Day Off Work: GM Workers Hit the Picket Line As UAW Strike Kicks Off

<img data-attachment-id="987106" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/General-Motors-Renaissance-Center-with-Marriott-e1492698450918.jpg" data-orig-size="3827,2153" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"AP","camera":"","caption":"The General Motors logo is displayed atop the Renaissance Center in Detroit. The automaker, while doing much better following the government bailout, is still lagging some of its competitors.","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"gm_hq","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="General Motors Renaissance Center HQ" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/General-Motors-Renaissance-Center-with-Marriott-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/General-Motors-Renaissance-Center-with-Marriott-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-987106 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/General-Motors-Renaissance-Center-with-Marriott-610×343.jpg” alt=”General Motors Renaissance Center” width=”610″ height=”343″> […]

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Attack on Saudi Oil Facility Is Seen as Short-Term Disruption

HOUSTON — The drone attack on one of Saudi Arabia’s most important oil facilities could cripple a portion of Saudi petroleum exports for days or even weeks and send energy prices higher. But experts say that a severe shock to energy markets and the world economy is unlikely. The attack on the Abqaiq processing facility, […]

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Mazda CX-30 Confirmed for Mexican Production

<img data-attachment-id="1679920" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Mazda-CX-30-e1562011755284.jpg" data-orig-size="4210,2862" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.8","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5DS R","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1544264467","copyright":"Anton Watts","focal_length":"100","iso":"400","shutter_speed":"0.002","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2019 Mazda CX-30" data-image-description=" Mazda ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Mazda-CX-30-e1562011728620-450×306.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Mazda-CX-30-e1562011728620-610×415.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1679920″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Mazda-CX-30-e1562011728620-610×415.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”415″> Mazda’s Salamanca plant is adding the CX-30 to its production line, ensuring its cars-and-crossovers strategy launches as planned. With the Mexican facility already manufacturing the Mazda3, it’s not a […]

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Thousands of Mercedes-Benz GLEs Mysteriously Chilling on North German Runway

Daimler has been forced to store thousands of vehicles at a former military airport in northern Germany, the result of supplier issues that are stalling deliveries of the updated GLE-Class. While keeping cars on ice until they can be shipped is totally normal, it’s odd to see them lined up on a runway. It makes […]

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Toyota’s TJ Cruiser Could be Headed for Production

<img data-attachment-id="1597108" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/20171006-02-01-e1508864290240.jpg" data-orig-size="3724,2318" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Toyota TJ Cruiser Concept" data-image-description=" Image: Toyota ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/20171006-02-01-e1508864290240-450×280.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/20171006-02-01-e1508864290240-610×380.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1597108 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/20171006-02-01-e1508864290240-610×380.jpg” alt=”Toyota TJ Cruiser Concept” width=”610″ height=”380″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/20171006-02-01-e1508864290240-610×380.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/20171006-02-01-e1508864290240-75×47.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/20171006-02-01-e1508864290240-450×280.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/20171006-02-01-e1508864290240-768×478.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/20171006-02-01-e1508864290240-120×75.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Toyota’s FJ Cruiser was big and brash — a gas-sucking, body-on frame bruiser that […]

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The Pullout Continues: Honda to End Argentina Auto Production

The consolidation of Honda’s production landscape continues, with the automaker announcing Tuesday that it will cease production of passenger vehicles in Argentina next year. Honda builds the subcompact HR-V at its Campana assembly plant; come 2020, the facility will revert back to building only motorcycles. It’s just the latest move by an automaker eager to […]

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Fewer Honda Sedans Emerging From Midwest After Production Cut

<img data-attachment-id="1678264" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Honda-Accord-Sport-front-quarter.jpg" data-orig-size="6000,4000" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"7.1","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1557078543","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"130","iso":"250","shutter_speed":"0.025","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Honda Accord Sport front quarter" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Honda-Accord-Sport-front-quarter-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Honda-Accord-Sport-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1678264 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Honda-Accord-Sport-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 Honda Accord Sport front quarter” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Honda-Accord-Sport-front-quarter-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Honda-Accord-Sport-front-quarter-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Honda-Accord-Sport-front-quarter-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Honda-Accord-Sport-front-quarter-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Honda-Accord-Sport-front-quarter-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Two Honda […]

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Flint’s Buick City Complex Could Once Again See New Jobs, but There’s a Catch

The closure of Flint, Michigan’s sprawling Buick City complex was emblematic of the destructive transformative forces at work in the American auto industry in the late 20th century and early 21st. The 264-acre facility was once the largest automotive plant in the world, a status that did nothing to ensure its continued survival. It closed […]

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Production Pullback for GM’s Second Best-selling Model

The equinox, which arrives dutifully every spring and fall, represents a harmonious balance between day and night, light and darkness, but it also signals a return to the imbalance that reigns for the remainder of the year. For Chevrolet’s perennially popular Equinox crossover, current production rates are not harmonious with what GM expects to come. […]

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Classic-er: With No Midsize in Sight, Ram’s 1500 Holdover Stands to Live On

For those of you who value, um, value in your pickup purchase, there’s good news. Ram’s 1500 Classic, the name given to the previous-generation half-ton that soldiers on alongside the new-for-2019 1500, shows no signs of impending death. Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley made that point abundantly clear during an earnings call last week. Debuting for […]

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Tesla Memo Suggest Production Boost Incoming

<img data-attachment-id="1680852" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_489388897.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="tesla" data-image-description=" Nadezda Murmakova/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_489388897-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_489388897-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1680852″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_489388897-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_489388897-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_489388897-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_489388897-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_489388897-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_489388897-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_489388897.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> After posting a stinker of a first quarter, Tesla entered into a training montage and managed record-setting production […]

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Toyota Building New SUV in Alabama, Not the Corolla

<img data-attachment-id="1671646" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190410_01_57_s.jpg" data-orig-size="1920,1280" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="toyota rav4" data-image-description=" toyota ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190410_01_57_s-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190410_01_57_s-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1671646″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190410_01_57_s-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190410_01_57_s-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190410_01_57_s-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190410_01_57_s-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190410_01_57_s-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190410_01_57_s-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Toyota Motor Corp announced on Wednesday it would be building a new sport utility vehicle at its $1.6 billion joint […]

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Global Economic Growth Is Already Slowing. The U.S. Trade War Is Making It Worse.

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s trade war is chilling business investment, confidence and trade flows across the world, a development that foreign leaders and business executives say is worsening a global economic slowdown that was already underway. Recent softening in Europe, Australia and other parts of the world coincides with Mr. Trump’s intensified trade fight with […]

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GM’s First Self-driving Car May Keep Manual Controls

<img data-attachment-id="1646506" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563.png" data-orig-size="808,468" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Cruise AV General Motors" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563-450×261.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563-610×353.png” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1646506″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563-610×353.png” alt width=”610″ height=”353″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563-610×353.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563-75×43.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563-450×261.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563-768×445.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563-120×70.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563.png 808w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> This time last year, we were under the impression that General Motors’ first attempt at an […]

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Forget Nevada? Tesla Looks to Fremont for Model Y Production

After claiming, via official channels, that its Nevada Gigafactory would likely become the site of Model Y production, Tesla seems to have changed its mind on where to build its upcoming crossover. During a weekend podcast, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said production of the vehicle will likely take place where all other Teslas are built. […]

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Trump’s Metals Tariffs Did Not Revive American Manufacturing

HOLMESTRAND, Norway — President Trump’s tariffs on imported steel and aluminum were supposed to revitalize American producers and handicap foreign competitors. What happened shows the perils of using trade policy to revive struggling industries. The tariffs, which took full effect a year ago, have spurred a handful of domestic investments and the reopening of a […]

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Inbound From Mexico: Volkswagen’s Tarek/Tharu Crossover Will Eventually Make It Here

Since supplies of Volkswagen’s held-over Tiguan Limited dried up last year, the brand hasn’t has a truly entry-level crossover with which to tempt cash-strapped Americans in need of both German heritage and cargo capacity. A new small CUV initially planned for just North American buyers quickly became a global effort, as VW couldn’t gamble its […]

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New Detroit Jeep Plant a Done Deal; Incentives to Flow

Detroit City Council wrapped up a lengthy day of voting and approvals Tuesday, paving the way for a $2.5 billion Fiat Chrysler investment in two east-side assembly plants. Part of the deal involves a complex series of land swaps benefitting both FCA and the land-rich Moroun family, plus a raft of tax incentives bound for […]

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