Articles about Car Manufacturing

Start of initial production has now been delayed further to Q1 2023
When the Tesla Cybertruck first made its public appearance, we were told that deliveries were expected to begin by 2021. Tesla, however, delayed the start of production to late 2022.Now, it appears the company's plans are set to be pushed
The funding will modernize the brand’s operations in the region
Ford is really going big on its production across the globe. After announcing its $1.05 billion (P48.3 billion) investment to bolster manufacturing at its plant in South Africa, the carmaker is now doing the same for its facilities in Thailand.
It has signed a non-binding agreement with chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries
The global automotive industry has been badly affected by the ongoing semiconductor shortage, with several companies being forced to halt manufacturing and cut production targets in different markets.American carmaker Ford has also been hit by the crisis, but it is now
The company expects to produce 800,000 units globally in December
Just like every other carmaker, Toyota took a big hit in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But despite that, it still had a relatively good year, becoming the world's top-selling carmaker for the first time in five years.
Now available for the 911 and Boxster
Several years ago, owning a personal 3D printer was kind of looked at as buying into a fad. Now, though? The tech is increasingly looking like the next giant leap in manufacturing everything from toys to car parts.Porsche knows what's
The rise of the machines?
There's no feeling quite like owning a car that you know was worked on by the best of the best by hand. Simply put, you just can't replicate the personal touch of someone who cares about their work.Or can
When do you think the situation will normalize?
The ongoing global computer chip shortage isn't just a matter of producing the chips themselves. Many factors come into play, including how exactly these chips can be moved around despite restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.According to a
As well as to cut costs
The global auto industry is a very competitive one-at times, even cut-throat. It isn't uncommon, though, to see rivals teaming up in order to address a common concern.According to a report by Nikkei Asia, some of Japan's
They have a point
Yes, the Philippines is lagging when it comes to electric-vehicle adoption. This doesn't mean, though, that there aren't ways through which our country can take advantage of this global motoring revolution.During this year's Liveable Cities Challenge Lab-
A lot of work goes into this truck
You all know the Ford Ranger. It is, after all, one of the hottest-selling trucks in the country. But do you really know the Ranger?What we mean is, are you familiar with this pickup outside of the spec sheets, reviews,
Global chip supply is only expected to stabilize by Q2 of 2022
The automotive industry continues to feel the impact of the global chip shortage. According to a report by Bloomberg, IHS Markit expects the crisis to reduce worldwide car production by as many as 7.1 million units this year."In the third
The company is set to temporarily suspend operations of two manufacturing plants
Toyota recently had to hit the brakes on its production in Thailand as the new Delta variant of COVID-19 spreads further across the country. Now, the carmaker is set to temporarily suspend operations of two of its other plants, this time
A massive milestone for the brand
Subaru has just marked a massive milestone: The Japanese carmaker has officially produced 20 million all-wheel-drive vehicles.This achievement comes 49 years after Subaru launched the Leone 4WD Estate Van, the first-ever mass-produced AWD passenger car in Japan.
You’ll soon be able to commission a one-off body on a modern Rolls-Royce chassis
As you can tell from the images here, Rolls-Royce and coachbuilding go together like strawberries and sunburn in South West London.Of course, that's mainly because coachbuilding was at its zenith before mass production became a thing. In the first
Designed to help out humans, not replace them. So we’re told
Robots can charge cars. Robots can sell cars. Robots can even design BMW art cars. And robots will soon build Spanish crossovers, too. Of course, robots in car factories are nothing new. But Seat's new EffiBots are starting to do some
You either adapt or face obsolescence
Deep inside the German car companies, something very big indeed is shifting. Inside five years, they'll drastically reconfigure how they design, develop, build, and sell.I'd love to tell you what sort of cars this means we'll get, but
The milestone unit is the Triton, also known as the Strada
Mitsubishi has just achieved a huge production milestone with Mitsubishi Motors Thailand (MMTh) announcing that it has officially produced its six millionth unit.Coincidentally, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) is also celebrating its 60th year in business in Thailand in 2021. It reached
They’re also being prioritized for vaccination
Just how serious is the ongoing global automotive chip shortage? In South Korea, those working to procure auto chips are being prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination and will no longer be required to undergo quarantine.According to a recent report by Nikkei
The country is actually lowering taxes instead of raising them
Earlier this year, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) left automakers scratching their heads in frustration after imposing a P70,000-P110,000 per unit cash bond on vehicle imports.The hope is that this safeguard will help even the playing
COVID has affected supply chains
The automotive industry's sales situation during the pandemic is more complicated than it looks. For example, a drop in sales isn't as simple as uncertain buyers or less spending power. You have supply chains to take into account, too, and
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