True to its history of rise, fall and rise again, Brazil’s auto industry has no intention of fading away, despite a stagnant economy that remains unaffected by the postponement of the government’s IPI tax increase on vehicles....More
Some suppliers are investing in additional facilities because they are confident current production levels will be sustained and because they have exhausted most of their avenues to stretch available capacity....More
Renault and Fiat are seeking more details about managing production, MosAvtoZil’s level of investment and the transfer price, or how much the French and Italian automakers would pay to buy back vehicles made by the Russian JV....More
Ford Performance Vehicles became wholly owned by Ford when the automaker purchased Prodrive's stake and moved FPV production to its Broadmeadows plant, just months before announcing it would end manufacturing in Australia by 2016....More
Ford says countries manipulating their currencies should lose benefits gained through a free-trade deal such as the proposed agreement between the U.S. and the EU, which is expected to be the world’s biggest once concluded....More
The Blue Oval brand’s chief designer has been involved in the creation of some of the most well-known models of the past 30 years, including the Audi TT, Volkswagen New Beetle, Aston Martin DB9 and Ford GT....More
A record six diesels are in this year’s competition. WardsAuto editors are driving 45 vehicles with all-new or redesigned engines or propulsion systems. Among the nominees, 20 are turbocharged and three are supercharged....More
This year’s flood of new diesels (from Audi, BMW, Chrysler, General Motors and Mercedes-Benz) illustrates the need for automakers to take unconventional steps to comply with pending fuel-economy mandates in the U.S. while meeting continued heavy demand for diesels in Europe.
Some suppliers are investing in additional facilities because they are confident current production levels will be sustained and because they have exhausted most of their avenues to stretch available...
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