Automakers And Suppliers

NAFTA local origin rules could hurt U.S. auto sales, exports, study finds

American proposals on rules of origin that govern what percentage of a light vehicle needs to be built in the NAFTA region to avoid tariffs would hurt American consumers, lead to lower vehicle sales and hurt American car exports, according to a new study.

UPDATED: 4/26/18 3:48 pm ET - adds details, link
Toyota invests $170 million in Miss. plant for next Corolla

Toyota is investing $170 million at its Mississippi plant to build the next Corolla sedan, creating 400 jobs. The move will bring Toyota's investment in the plant to more than $1 billion since 2007.

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UPDATED: 4/25/18 7:08 pm ET - adds details
Ford brand sedans to be nixed in N.A. under deeper cost targets

Ford plans to stop selling all Ford brand sedans in North America and is nearly doubling its cost-cutting target from a plan laid out only six months ago. The automaker said it will either fix or eliminate unprofitable global operations.

Bosch seeks to restore diesel reputation with new staff rules

Bosch said it would teach 70,000 staff a new code of conduct by the end of this year in an effort to change the "mindset" of the supplier. Prosecutors are probing several automakers and Bosch for their suspected roles in using an engine control unit to cheat exhaust emissions tests.

UPDATED: 4/25/18 6:34 am ET - corrected
Lexus ES redesign goes sportier with F Sport edition

Lexus is so confident in the performance chops of its redesigned ES sedan that it is giving the remake of one of its frumpiest nameplates an F Sport version for the first time.


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