2015 Jeep Renegade Gearing Up For World Conquest With Three Plants?

When the 2015 Jeep Renegade was first announced, we were hearing sales-target rumors of about 150,000 per year as a Jeep, and 130,000 as the Fiat 500X. But new information has come to light suggesting Jeep's planning to sell way, way more. » 4/15/14 3:45pm 4/15/14 3:45pm

Where the Most Important Part of Your Battery Comes From

Lithium's kind of a big deal. It powers everything from our gadgets to our cars—really our entire modern world. And that's not changing any time soon; some analysts estimate that demand could grow up to 25% over the next several years. But how does one harness the power of a metal that bursts into flame every time it… » 7/02/13 3:57pm 7/02/13 3:57pm

At Least the Sub-Par Cars 2 Featured Real Live Minigun Sound Effects

Real guns. Hot cars. Bags of empty shell casings used to recreate what we heard in Cars 2. All old hat stuff for sound guys in the audience, sure, but for the rest of us, take a listen. [The Daily] » 7/11/11 7:00am 7/11/11 7:00am

Ford Ranger production ends this December

Those of you hoarding Crown Vics may want to add the beloved-but-elderly Ford Ranger to your stash. According to the UAW, Ranger production ceases this December. We can't wait for the replacement! Oh... wait, that's right. What replacement? » 6/22/11 10:45am 6/22/11 10:45am

Mitsubishi to export cars from the U.S.

Production of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport shifting from Japan to Normal, Illinois isn't interesting news, but exporting cars to other markets like Russia and the Middle East (where they have money) is. Reverse Gung Ho?[Mitsubishi] » 2/04/11 2:15pm 2/04/11 2:15pm

SSC To Challenge Bugatti For New Fastest Production Car?

The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport just snagged the title of "World's Fastest Production Car" away from the American-built SSC Ultimate Aero. Now the folks at Shelby SuperCars are hinting at a new, faster Aero to challenge the German behemoth. » 7/07/10 3:00pm 7/07/10 3:00pm

Ford F-150 Raptor Production Reaches Maximum Capacity

1,500 orders have already been placed for the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, maxing out capacity at the Dearborn plant. That's for 5.4s. The 6.2-liter 400 HP version isn't on sale until winter. [Pickuptrucks.com] » 8/12/09 1:30pm 8/12/09 1:30pm

Hundreds Of 2010 Camaros Spotted Outside Oshawa Assembly Plant

A Camaro-obsessed forum fan-boy at Camaro5 snapped these shots of hundreds of 2010 Chevy Camaros outside the Oshawa Assembly Plant birthplace. It would seem production has started — or at least "pre-production." » 3/09/09 1:00pm 3/09/09 1:00pm

GM Sues Camaro Supplier, Claims Cadence "Holding Hostage" Interior…

Liquidation of now-bankrupt Camaro parts supplier Cadence could delay 2010 Chevy Camaro production, costing GM millions of dollars and delaying a crucial new model. So GM plans to sue them. » 12/26/08 5:45pm 12/26/08 5:45pm

Chrysler Ceasing Production Friday, Won't Promise To Come Back

Chrysler just announced plans to stop production for at least a month. Did anyone else notice they wouldn't commit to coming back? » 12/17/08 6:00pm 12/17/08 6:00pm

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

Ironhide Spotted With Can-Am Spyder, Motorcycle

More details regarding everyone's favorite movie sequel trickle in by the day. We know that filming is set to begin next week in the Philadelphia area and Ironhide, better known as the GMC Topkick, was spotted en route to the location for filming. The interesting item to note is what was being hauled along with… » 5/29/08 4:20pm 5/29/08 4:20pm

Industry Group Attempts to Prompt Fears Over Maritime Diesel Switch

The International Maritime Organization is considering switching to low-sulphur diesel fuel — just like you use in your Audi — in an effort to help the environment. This sounds like a good thing, right? Cargo ships will pollute a little less, Pandas will have a little more sex, overall oil usage probably won't change… » 3/28/08 5:45pm 3/28/08 5:45pm

Stop The Presses, The Tesla Factory Is Cranking

Well I'll be damned—not only is it Maximum El Camino Day and St. Patrick's Day, but today will forever be known as the birthday of the Tesla. Ze'ev Drori, the new president and CEO of Tesla, has gotten his blog on and announced that today production has begun of the Tesla electric. » 3/17/08 4:15pm 3/17/08 4:15pm

Toyota Developing Super Cheapo Carbuilding Process

If you though the $6,000 Renault Logan was a breakthrough in mass cheapification, Toyota's got a message: Hold on to your centavos. According to President Katsuaki Watanabe, the company is developing a ground-up process of car building that will result in ultra-low-cost vehicles, and potentially, drive down costs… » 1/22/07 7:03am 1/22/07 7:03am

H2? H2, Where Are You? Hummer H2 Plant To Shut Down For Two Weeks

AM General, the maker of all things Hummer, will be shutting down the H2 line for two weeks this month in order to right-size production to match up with slowing sales. The plant employees about 600 from the sleepy little farm-filled hamlet of Mishawaka, Indiana. Which, in many ways we feel, might remind us a little… » 10/05/06 2:45pm 10/05/06 2:45pm

Toyota Wants The World, Seeks To Boost Production 20% In US, 40%…

Despite talk a year ago of looking for ways to help the down-and-out American automakers through boosting prices, the automaker from the land of the rising sun is looking at boosting production by 20% in the US and global production by 40%. ToMoCo seems to be looking at taking and keeping that #2 spot here in the US,… » 9/18/06 9:57am 9/18/06 9:57am

Quality is Job Ichi? Toyota Considering Delay of New Models to Tackle…

Toyota's golden age is looking a bit brassy this morning. As the Wall Street Journal reports, the company may hold off introducing several new models by up to six months due to quality issues. The company's stutter-step offers a fine opportunity for American makers, who've upped their quality ratings of late, to make… » 8/25/06 10:04am 8/25/06 10:04am