Why GM Still 'Wouldn't Trade Places With Ram' On Truck Sales

Ram broke a precedent last month, outselling the Chevy Silverado for the first time since 1999. But the same GM spokesman who called out Ram for "buying market share" with killer deals dropped us a line to let us know why he isn't worried about Chrysler's recent victory. » 4/04/14 8:03pm 4/04/14 8:03pm

Ford V6 Trucks Outselling V8s Means Big Changes For Production

Retail registrations for half-ton pickups with V6 engines has grown more than 600% in the last three years. So far this year, more than 57% of Ford's truck sales have been six-bangers. It's enough to make them drop $500M into in their Ohio facility to churn 'em out even faster. » 3/28/14 5:28pm 3/28/14 5:28pm

Will American-Made Trucks Be Mitsubishi's Return To Relevancy?

With the i-MiEV flopping on the deck like an asphyxiated fish and the demise of the Gallant and Eclipse leaving a gap in Mitsubishi's Normal, IL manufacturing facility, Mitsubishi may be looking to trucks to turn their fortunes around in the US. » 12/19/13 2:45pm 12/19/13 2:45pm

Ford's New Prototyping Machine Turns Sheet Metal Into Custom Parts

A modern assembly line can churn out a new vehicle every few minutes, but when carmakers want to build and test a prototype, it takes weeks to produce the dies and moulds needed to stamp out a custom one-off part. So Ford has developed a fantastic new prototyping machine that functions kind of like a 3D printer in… » 7/03/13 3:34pm 7/03/13 3:34pm

20,000 People Want 877 Jobs At Hyundai's Alabama Factory

Have you ever wanted to work in a automobile factory? A lot of people do, apparently, and as car manufacturers ramp up production to meeting a steadily improving economy, the number of people vying for limited job slots is a telltale sign that we aren't out of the woods yet. » 5/31/12 1:30pm 5/31/12 1:30pm

The strange link between samurai swords and Japan's nuclear reactors

As fears rise in Japan about nuclear disaster at the Fukushima plant, the first and best line of defense are the reactor's six inch thick steel-walled chambers, made by a company that still forges samurai swords by hand.
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Volkswagen Will Build Plant In Chattanooga, Tennessee

Volkswagen will build its first American plant since the 1980's in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The city bested competing bids from Alabama and Michigan for the plant, which will cost up to $1 billion to build and could employ as many as 2,000 workers. Chattanooga had a major advantage due to the state's lack of unions and… » 7/15/08 10:51am 7/15/08 10:51am

Top Ten Videos Of German Uber-Precise Car Manufacturing

Though we sarcastically joke about the self-proclaimed precision of German car makers, it turns out they actually have some pretty impressive facilities. The guys at Oobject took a closer look at the big, shiny factories of ze Germans, and came up with a top ten list of the most impressive videos of Deutschland's most… » 7/10/08 1:40pm 7/10/08 1:40pm

Hyundai/Kia Pickup Truck Axed For U.S. Market, Georgia Plant Gets…

More boring industry news from Korea — read it if you're interested, move on if you're not. We'd been told a while back by Automotive News and our friends at PickupTrucks.com to expect a pickup truck from the folks at Hyundai or their brand-brothers at Kia. Despite statements from Byung Mo Ahn, the new chairman and… » 5/08/08 3:12am 5/08/08 3:12am