Production

First U.S.-Built Kia Rolls Off The Line In Georgia
First U.S.-Built Kia Rolls Off The Line In Georgia

Kia’s first US-built vehicle, a 2011 Sorento SUV, has rolled off the production line at the automaker’s newly built plant in Georgia. The all-white SUV is the first of an expected 300,000 vehicles to be built at the plant annually, and is set to go on sale in January. As for the actual...Read More»

Fritz Henderson, GM CEO
Chrysler, GM Loans Include U.S. Production Goals; GAO Worried About GM

Yesterday's headlines may have centered on Ford's new-found profitability, but Chrysler and GM are working toward the black ink, too. General Motors in particular has high hopes for the future, but the federal government is slightly concerned that GM may be rushing its game plan and setting itself...Read More»

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Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger Saved; Fiat 500 Sold Via Chrysler

The board of Chrysler Group met last Friday to approve the newly restructured company's five-year product plan, and although the full document won't officially be released until mid-November, a handful of the plan's details have already begun leaking out. The most recent rumors concern two of...Read More»

Jamie Lee Curtis is one of a select few chosen to lease a Honda FCX Clarity.
Honda Still Hopes To Meet FCX Clarity Goals

Since the Honda FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell vehicle launched over a year ago, it's gotten a good bit of coverage here at TCC, even though there are only about 10 models on the highways of America and Japan. That's a long way from Honda's goal of leasing 200 units in the Clarity's first three...Read More»

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Norwegian Electric-Car Maker Think Newly Solvent, Resumes US Plans

These days, you can't turn around without finding electric-car news and updates. The 2010 Tesla Roadster, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, and 2012 Nissan Leaf all sop up their share or more of ink and electrons. Now, add the Think City to that list. Think, the Norwegian electric-car company whose City is...Read More»

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Toyota Looking To Scale Back Production By 700,000 Or More

Toyota has temporarily pulled the plug on a production line in Japan in an effort to scale back global production by 700,000 vehicles, or 7% of the company's annual output of 10 million units. Other potential cuts include the off-mentioned shuttering of the NUMMI plant in California and a temporary...Read More»

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Chrysler Sues Daimler Over Supply Shortcomings

Having just come through a complicated series of bankruptcy proceedings, you might think Chrysler would want to take a break from courtrooms for a while. However, on August 21 the company filed suit against its former parent, Daimler AG, in U.S. bankruptcy court. According to Chrysler, Daimler has...Read More»

Tesla Model S Sedan
Tesla Revving Up For A $30,000 Vehicle By 2016

Given its recent slide into profitability, its snazzy new production facility, and its lawsuit-free status, Tesla Motors has been on a bit of a roll lately. Not surprisingly, the company is hoping to capitalize on this forward momentum and propel itself to "major player" status in the U.S. auto...Read More»

NUMMI plant in Fremont, California
NUMMI Heading To Orphanage After Toyota/GM Breakup

Just three days after we reported that Toyota Motor America chairman Yoshimi Inaba was exploring a variety of cost-saving measures for the company's U.S. unit comes word that Toyota's important NUMMI plant is likely set for closure. The factory (full name: "New United Motor Manufacturing Inc.") is...Read More»

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