By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 26, 2016 at 1:07 PM
The Ford Livonia Transmission Plant is about four miles due east of the AD&P Plymouth office, so we are delighted to learn that the vehicle manufacturer is making a $1.4-billion investment in the plant, where a six-speed automatic is presently being produced for a variety of hot-selling vehicles such as the Mustang and the F-150, and which will be starting production of a 10-speed automatic in June, which will be used in such vehicles as the new F-150 Raptor. 2017 Raptor This investment, according to Ford, creates or retains 500 hourly jobs at the plant.
By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 25, 2016 at 5:42 AM
Kia Motors America has a lot riding on the 2017 Sportage. (As do other Kia companies in various other countries around the world, as the Sportage is a global vehicle, and while it might be considered a compact crossover in the U.S. market, the vehicle is just the right size pretty much everywhere else.) This version is the fourth generation of the vehicle.
By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 22, 2016 at 5:00 AM
American Suzuki Motor Corporation—the car part of Suzuki, not the motorcycle, ATV and outboard motor producer and purveyor—filed for Chapter 11 in November 2012.
By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 19, 2016 at 5:00 AM
When Dr. Mohsen Sohi, CEO and member of the Board of Management, The Freudenberg Group, a Germany-based conglomerate with a considerable footprint in the automotive space, particularly in sealing and filters, and strong presence in the North American market, which represented 26% of the company’s sales in 2015, talked about the company’s 2015 financials, it was nice to hear that a supplier has had a good run, as in improvements six years in a row, with 2015 overall sales increasing by 7.6% to €7.57 billion (or $8.36-billion).
By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 15, 2016 at 5:13 AM
Here in the greater Detroit metropolitan, Spring has made its way in a herky-jerky motion, which, with changing weather conditions (cold/wet/warm/wet/cold/cold/cold/wet/warm/etc.), has done its best to transform roads into something that resembles the consequence of unending showers—meteor showers.