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Another Record Month in Mexico

Sept. 12, 2016
Mexican consumers still may be uneasy about the economy, but that did stop them from buying record numbers of cars and light trucks again in August.
Nissan unveils Kicks at Rio Olympics, faces knotty union Issues in U.S.

UAW Ramps Up Pressure to Organize Mississippi Plant

Aug. 10, 2016
Christian Hutin, a member of the French National Assembly, is asking the French government to use its 20% stake in Renault – making it the automaker’s largest shareholder – “to...
Industryweek 11662 Richard Nini

What to Know About Investing in a Business-Aviation Program

Aug. 10, 2016
It makes sense for automotive decision-makers to appreciate the advantage of business aviation, to understand the different programs available to them and to familiarize themselves...
Pickup, Smart EVs among new models on drawing board for 2017.

Leaked Document Shows Future Mercedes-Benz Models

July 27, 2016
The leaked document hints at the launch of nine new Mercedes models and two new Smart models in 2017. This compares with the 10 Mercedes and two Smart models slated for launch...
Difficult to predict when bad actors might strike autos, GM’s Massimilla says.

GM's Top Cyber Cop Ratchets Up Product Security

July 21, 2016
As head of GM’s product cybersecurity organization, Jeff Massimilla is responsible for the end-to-end safety and security of the company’s connected products and services.
Automaker launching second Drive Me autonomous-car project in 2017 in London.

Volvo Sees Fewest Self-Driving-Car Obstacles in US

June 21, 2016
With only California, Michigan and Florida having any regulations pertaining to driverless cars, the rest of the states are free for automakers to test the technology in real-...
VW expanding plant where ad for ʼ16 Polo with premium audio system filmed.

VW Spain Plant Gearing for ʼ17 Addition of Small CUV

June 17, 2016
Volkswagen’s moves appear to show the German automaker is trying to concentrate production of smaller cars, including SEAT and Audi models, at its Spanish plants.
Automakers seen increasing use of aluminum in vehicles.

Canada Looks to Make Push With Aluminum Production

June 17, 2016
A newly formed alliance called ALTec Industrial Research R&D Group is consolidating research efforts in the Canadian aluminum sector.
Industryweek 11242 Kia Mexico Assembly Line

Kia Mexico Moves Forward Despite Hardball Stance by Trump-Like 'El Bronco'

June 13, 2016
Kia refuses to discuss the details, but government officials in Nuevo Leon say Kia agreed to increase purchases from local Mexican suppliers, accept a reduction in the previous...