"Volvo began production of the XC40 today in Ghent, Belgium. But don’t get too excited, because the small crossover won’t arrive in U.S. dealerships until well into next year."...a majority of European made cars were first delivered to the U.S. to feed the enornous demand of North American consumers. Not the case with the XC40. #Volvo #XC40 #Production #USA #motortrend
Volvo XC40 Enters Production in Belgium - Motor TrendVolvo began production of the XC40 today in Ghent, Belgium. Read here for more information on when to expect the small crossover in the U.S.
Several months after filing for bankruptcy protection, Takata has reached a final buyout deal. Key Safety Systems, a global supplier of auto safety parts, will acquire the troubled airbag company for $1.6 billion. #takata #airbags #keysafetysystems #aquisition #bancrupcy
India’s Mahindra has opened the first new automotive vehicle assembly plant in Southeast Michigan since Detroit’s Jefferson Jeep plant 25 years ago and, like Jeep, will start by producing an off-road vehicle. #mahindra #roxor #offroad #SUV #Michigan #plant #production #USA
Mahindra Opens Plant in Michigan to Make Off-Road SUV - Motor TrendIndian automaker Mahindra opened a new plant in Michigan to build a new off-road-focused SUV called the Roxor. Read more here.
Generally, automakers save money by producing vehicles in the markets where they’ll be sold. But apparently Toyota hasn’t quite found this to be the case with its plant in Georgetown, Kentucky. #toyota #camry #production #USA #motortrend #politics #economy
Toyota: It’s Cheaper to Ship Camrys From Japan Than Make Them in U.S. - Motor TrendIt’s more profitable to build a Camry in Japan and ship it to Kentucky than build one at the Toyota factory in the state, according to a new report.
The new Vantage rolls on a version of the new DB11 platform that’s been shortened four inches. Though the front two-thirds of the platform is effectively shared with the DB11 V8. #aston #martin #V8 #vantage #motortrend
2019 Aston Martin Vantage First Look - Motor TrendWith unique styling and a chassis and powertrain optimized for performance and handling, the 2019 Vantage is most definitely an Aston Martin on a mission.
"To go along with its new schnoz, the refreshed 2019 Lincoln MKC also gains an enhanced active-safety tech offering. But much remains the same underneath, with a choice of two turbocharged four-cylinder engines and either front- or all-wheel drive." #Lincoln #mkc #facelift #caranddriver
2019 Lincoln MKC Updated with a New Face and Tech | News | Car and DriverLincoln's smallest SUV, the MKC, gets a new face for 2019. Read more and see photos at Car and Driver.
"With a skilled driver, Aston Martin says the Valkyrie AMR Pro will be able to lap a circuit as quickly as a modern F1 car. That's thanks to more power and torque from its 6.5-liter Cosworth V12, and lots of weight saving measures." #astonmartin #valkyrie #AMR #redbull #roadandtrack #v12