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Honda to make production changes in North America

Honda to make production changes in North America

The third largest Japanese automaker recently announced it had decided to axe its low selling Crosstour full-size crossover and host of other production shuffles affecting the North American region. The Japanese brand finally gave way to the popular belief – reflected in the very low sales – that following BMW’s […]

Nissan chief wants more North American production

Nissan chief wants more North American production

According to Nissan’s chief executive officer, Carlos Ghosn, the second largest Japanese automaker will be unable to continue with the current growth pace unless it adds more production capacity in North America. Ghosn spoke with media representative son the sidelines of the annual New York Auto Show, hinting that in […]

Faurecia announces retirement of North American leader

Faurecia announces retirement of North American leader

According to a statement by the European seating and emissions systems supplier, Mike Heneka will retire from his position of president of Faurecia North America Inc. from March 1. Heneka, who was responsible for a massive expansion strategy in the United States, will be replaced by Mark Stidham, president of […]

Opel Adam might be sold in the U.S. as a Buick

Opel Adam might be sold in the U.S. as a Buick

General Motors is expected to offer a Buick version of the current Opel Adam for the North American automotive market. After the Insignia and the Cascada, another Opel model is expected to arrive in the United States, once again as a Buick. We’re talking about the small city cruiser, the […]

Report – Honda taps Takata rival for Accord airbags

Report – Honda taps Takata rival for Accord airbags

According to company sources that have knowledge of the carmaker’s strategy, Japan’s third largest automaker, Honda Motor, has decided against using airbags from the crisis-stricken Takata Corp for the upcoming North American revision of the Accord sedan. This is the automaker’s top-selling model and it seems the company is trying […]

Volkswagen picks Dutch company TomTom as mapping provider

Volkswagen picks Dutch company TomTom as mapping provider

Germany’s Volkswagen, the second largest automaker in the world and the biggest in Europe, has selected original navigation equipment supplier TomTom to install mapping technology in the company’s passenger cars. Following the Dutch equipment maker’s announcement, TomTom’s shares sharply rose, with the supplier adding that VW will introduce TomTom-equipped in-dashboard […]

North American car production increases on Mexico surge

North American car production increases on Mexico surge

Thanks to the numerous factories recently opened in Mexico, North American light-vehicle production in 2014 could reach the second best output level since records have been tallied. According to preliminary figures sourced from the Automotive News Data Center, the full-year total for 2014 could reach a total of 17.24 million […]