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New Mazda 6 Sedan Coming--Just Not From Michigan

New Mazda 6 Sedan Coming--Just Not From Michigan

Mazda has built mid-size sedans at their Flat Rock, Michigan, plant since 1987. In 1992, the plant became a joint venture between Ford and Mazda called AutoAlliance International, but the relationship between the automakers has since fallen on hard times. Rumors about Mazda selling their stake in... read more

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First 2011 Chevrolet Volt built on production tooling at Detroit Hamtramck plant, March 31, 2010

2014 Chevy Impala Moving to Detroit; GM Adding 2500 Jobs

In the early 20th century, the old Dodge Main plant there built cars for the competition. In the 1980s, a new factory on the same land became the home of Cadillac production... read more May 25, 2011 by  17


 
2011 Toyota Corolla

Toyota: Good News, Bad News In Earthquake Recovery

The good news for Toyota is vehicle production is getting back to normal following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The bad news for this Japanese auto maker is consumers... read more May 24, 2011 by 


 
2010 Hyundai Veracruz

Supplier Strike Threatens Production of Hyundai, Kia Models

The biggest manufacturing lesson learned from this spring’s disaster in Japan is quite possibly this: single-source suppliers carry a large inherent risk. Hyundai and... read more May 24, 2011 by  1


 
Cassiterite, mined in Tasmania. Image: Ralph Bottrill

Could Conflict Mineral Legislation Complicate The Business Of Building Cars?

Stop for a minute and contemplate how many components go into building a new car. Now take a step back and look at how many smaller components go into making the components... read more May 19, 2011 by 


 
2010 Cadillac STS 4-door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA Angular Front Exterior View

Cadillac STS Dead; ATS Retooling Begins In July

One of the cars that sparked Cadillac's renaissance is headed to the history books. The Cadillac STS has ended production, according to the Lansing State Journal. The final... read more May 4, 2011 by  5


 
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

GM Set To Announce Revamped Chevy Corvette Plant

GM is set to announce tomorrow morning that it will spend about $100 million to refurbish the Bowling Green, Kentucky, plant that houses assembly of the Chevy Corvette. The... read more May 3, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Buick Regal

General Motors Announces Price Increase

General Motors has announced an upcoming price increase on vehicles from Buick, Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac, due largely to the increase in oil and metal costs. The automaker... read more April 18, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe

GM Expanding in Michigan for 2013 Cadillac ATS

GM is expanding an assembly plant in Michigan, where it will build the new small 2013 Cadillac ATS. The Detroit News reports a formal announcement will come today for the... read more October 27, 2010 by 


 
2010 Toyota Prius

Prius Is Dirtier To Build Than Corolla...But Greener Than A Hummer

Which is greener: a Toyota Prius or a Toyota Corolla? They're both roughly the same size, and when you think quick, it seems that the Prius would be the no-brainer choice for... read more October 22, 2010 by  10


 
2012 Volkswagen NMS

2012 Volkswagen NMS: More Sketches, Passat Still Not Coming

At the 2010 Paris auto show, Volkswagen had a full range of new Passat sedans and wagons on display. But the Passat will not be returning to the U.S.--at least the new Euro... read more September 30, 2010 by  3


 
2011 Ford Explorer

From 97 Ford Cars and Trucks...to 20?

With a brace of new products arriving in the 2011 model years--the Fiesta, the F-150 and a Focus lineup coming soon--Ford is planning more new vehicles for its namesake and... read more September 28, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Volkswagen Tiguan

New Volkswagens Include Updated Tiguan, Eos

At its annual dealer meeting today in Atlanta, Volkswagen of America confirms it's bringing three updated models to the U.S. market for the 2011 model year. Yesterday, VW... read more September 23, 2010 by  1


 
Volkswagen NMS design sketch

Volkswagen Building Engines in Mexico for Tennessee Sedan

Volkswagen's expanding again, this time with an engine plant in Mexico that one day will feed its North American factories with powertrains for at least two new sedans. VW... read more September 22, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Ford F-150

Looking for the 2012 Ford Ranger? It's the 2011 Ford F-150

Though fewer and fewer car shoppers are researching and purchasing today's Ford Ranger compact pickup truck, the decision to let the Ranger die next year in the U.S. still... read more September 20, 2010 by  14


 
2011 Hyunda Elantra (Avante) unveiled in Korea

2011 Hyundai Elantra Production Moving to Alabama

The 2011 Hyundai Elantra has been developed in South Korea, and is being adapted for the American market by the automaker's California-based marketing arm. Now, the Elantra... read more September 20, 2010 by  1


 
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