Volvo’s $500 million investment landed in Berkeley County close to Charleston. The new factory is set to produce around 100,000 cars annually, employing up to 4,000 people in the long term.
Manufacturing videos are great at giving us a window into the often-mysterious process of how cars are made. These ten in particular are the most fascinating.
Yesterday the Internet collectively geeked out about Apple pouring some steel and fashioning the company's new watch. Manufacturing gorgeousness isn't limited to timepieces, though.
Morgan's brilliant team takes wood, glue, aluminum, steel tubes, some paint and leather, adds BMW power to the mix and three weeks later, your iconic sports car is ready for some speed.
These are the car plants where competence, build quality and all your hopes and dreams went to die. Their cars should have come with a sticker that said "Made With Pride in You Don't Want To Know."
According to Reuters, Daimler had to evacuate all staff from its Mercedes-Benz plant in Hungary after a bomb threat was made earlier this afternoon.
If you happen to be in Goodwood for the weekend, visiting the Rolls-Royce factory is a very pleasant must. It's nothing like your average car factory as it's quiet, clean and full of people still dedicated to the art of assembling cars by hand.
It takes 19 hours to build a Seat Leon ST from scratch. In this timelapse, though, you can see it go from bare chassis to completed car, condensed into two minutes.
A massive building with broken windows. A large but empty piece of tarmac somewhere in Michigan. A hidden test track in the woods. There are so many abandoned car factories in the world that selecting the ten most unbelievable was a challenge, but here they are.
For every car company still in business today, there are a dozen that have failed. With that comes tons and tons of abandoned or re-purposed factories.
When you think of building cars you think of massive, inhuman factories churning out Ford Model Ts and giving everyone some kind of debilitating lung disease. Jalopnik readers, though, have found ten car companies that they dream of working for.
For gearheads it's often just as cool to see how cars get made as it is to see them driving. Auto factories are like massive industrial palaces, and Jalopnik readers have picked the ten most stunning ones ever built.
In 1928, five years after Chrysler's current part-owners Fiat inaugurated their stunning Lingotto plant, Chrysler's Argentine distributors opened a magnificent building to assemble, test, sell... and race cars in Buenos Aires. We went to take a look at what remains.
In 1969, barely six years after its founding, a young Hungarian engineering student found himself at the Lamborghini factory. Presented here for the first time are his photographs of Miuras, Espadas and huge V12’s.