California company plans to sell China designed SUVs in US
Other Chinese brands have announced U.S. sales plans but have struggled to meet safety and emissions standards
Ford adding 450 jobs in Chicago to meet rising SUV demand
Auto maker will upgrade a 200,000-square-foot building where it now modifies Explorers into versions for cops.
GM seeks to avoid Takata recalls for fourth straight year
Would have to repair more than 6 million trucks and SUVs at a cost of US$1.2 billion.
Ford shifting 550 jobs to boost SUV production in Kentucky
Growing sales for Expeditions and Navigators are driving a 20% production boost at the Louisville plant.
GM says it has 2,700 jobs for workers slated to be laid off
That still leaves the majority of the cuts hitting white-collar workers and Canadians.
Ford shuffling workers to increase production of big SUVs
Several hundred of the workers will be moved to truck and SUV factories where jobs are being added.
Ford Canada spared from parent’s plan to cut most car models by 2020
Oakville complex currently assembles Edge, Flex, Lincoln MKX and Lincoln MKT, all sport utility vehicles.
Ford boosts production of 2 big SUVS at Kentucky plant
Demand is driving 25% more production of Lincoln Navigators and Ford Expeditions.
GM takes a third crack at avoiding Takata airbag inflator recalls
Automaker says it could save $1 billion and avoid recalling up to 6.8 million full-size 2007-2011 pickup trucks and SUVs.
Auto fuel efficiency makes gains, but falls short of targets
CO2 fuel economy data show 2016 was higher than model year 2015 by only one-tenth of a gallon.
Ford plans $14B in cost cuts as part of new CEO Hackett’s strategy
Plan is to reduce material costs by $10 billion by 2022 through new deals with suppliers and simpler designs.
China car dilemma: Beijing wants electric, buyers want SUVs
Beijing wants electric cars to make up 8% of every brand’s production as soon as next year.
Volkswagen bets on technology to bounce back from crisis
Will shift focus to battery-powered cars, digital services and SUVs.
FCA accelerates NAFTA shift from passenger cars
Transition will impact the automaker’s manufacturing footprint across the globe.
Canadian auto sales off to ‘dream start’ in 2016
DesRosiers says overall sales improved 9.3% for best March.
Toyota recalls 2.9M SUVs for possible seat belt failure
Second row window seat belts in RAV4s could be compromised in a crash.
Fiat Chrysler bets on SUVs, sees Jeeps soaring
Predicts sales will double thanks to cheaper gas prices and new models.
Tax cut boosts China’s October auto sales
SUVs led the charge, growing by an explosive 60.6% over a year earlier to 622,000 units
Only three SUVs perform well in front crash tests
Nissan Murano and Jeep Wrangler get tops marks from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Ford to close Philippines plant
No business case for future manufacturing.
Ford, Toyota collaborate on new hybrid system
Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. are going 50-50 on the joint development of a new hybrid system for light truck and SUVs.