BMW Partners With Boeing To Research Production, Recycling Of Carbon Fiber For Future Planes, Electric Cars.
Report: Volkswagen Routan Minivan Production Halted TemporarilyDec 12, 2012
Chrysler Halts Production Of Volkswagen Routan, Potentially Signaling End Of Rebadged Minivan As Volkswagen Prepares Three-Row Crossover.
Arbitrator Reinstates Fired Chrysler Workers as Michigan Goes “Right To Work”Dec 11, 2012
Michigan legislators passed Right-to-Work laws just days after Chrysler workers caught drinking on the job were reinstated by arbitrators.
Report: Chinese Company Buys A123 Battery AssetsDec 10, 2012
The assets of A123 have been sold to Wanxiang America.
Chrysler Offering $1000 Bonus Cash Just for VW Owners – No Trade NecessaryDec 8, 2012
Chrysler offering $1000 bonus cash through January, but just to current Volkswagen owners. No trade-in necessary. Read more on Rumor Central.
Honda Planning Multiple Variants of Fit for North American MarketsDec 8, 2012
Honda to offer three variants of Fit subcompact for the North American market. Read more on Automobile's Rumor Central auto news.
Vanilla Reign: DuPont Says White is World’s Most Popular Car ColorDec 7, 2012
What are the most popular automotive colors? Check out Automobile's Rumors here to find out!
Honda Exports One Millionth Vehicle From U.S., Plans To Export Even MoreDec 6, 2012
Honda Has Exported One Million Vehicles From The U.S. Since 1987, And Expects To Become A Net Exporter Of Vehicles From North America By 2014.
Report: Subaru Considers Expanding Indiana Assembly FacilitiesDec 5, 2012
Subaru sales in the U.S are up--and so is the Japanese yen, making it more expensive to import cars. Subaru's solution: more U.S. production.
Toyota Extending Early Retirement Offer to U.S. WorkersDec 2, 2012
Senior Toyota workers offered an early retirement package in effort to manage employee attrition. Read more on Automobile's Rumor Central.
Milestone: Six-Millionth Subaru Sold in U.S. is an XV CrosstrekNov 28, 2012
Subaru has sold its six-millionth vehicle in the U.S. and it's an XV Crosstrek. Read the full story here on Automobile magazine's Rumors blog.
Feature Flick: The Downshift Visits AMG and Helps Build an EngineNov 27, 2012
The Downshift gets a close look at the AMG facility in Germany. Additionally, the host helps hand-build an M157 twin-turbo V-8.
Report: Mazda Aims For 400,000 Units in U.S. With Upscale, Diesel ModelsNov 26, 2012
Mazda is looking to move upmarket, and in doing so sell some 400,000 units per year in the U.S.
Feature Flick: See Where Audi Supercars Are Made on New DownshiftNov 20, 2012
Not all Audi vehicles are made the same. The more powerful RS-stamped variants are born just outside of Stuttgart, Germany at the Quattro GmbH facility, which...
Volvo Boosts V60 Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Production to 4000-6000 Units a YearNov 20, 2012
Volvo is ramping up production of its V60 diesel plug-in hybrid to 4000-6000 units for the 2014 model year - see V60 diesel PHEV photos here.