On sale in midyear, the all-new ’12 car challenges its class with three doors, a direct-injected 1.6L 4-cyl. engine mated to an optional dual-clutch automatic transmission and 40-mpg fuel economy....More
Johnson Controls opens its first Li-Ion battery plant in Michigan this summer, has two new lead-acid battery plants coming online in China and is becoming firmly entrenched in the start/stop market....More
Before it can expect to conquest new buyers, the auto maker will have to alleviate quality concerns and get the VW brand on the consideration lists of more American buyers, a top executive says....More
The auto maker aims to add 4,000 hourly jobs this year, as well as 750 salaried positions. Next year, that number is expected to grow as the auto maker takes on Asian rivals in the U.S. small-car segment....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...
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