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Ford to cut production at five North American vehicle plants

Ford said on Tuesday it plans to idle five North American vehicle assembly plants for a total of 10 weeks to reduce inventories of slow-selling models.

Source: Reuters

Honda invests $267 million, to add 300 jobs for new Accord model

Honda said on Monday it has invested $267 million and will add 300 new jobs to support increased production of its revamped 2018 Accord sedan model.

Source: Reuters

UPDATE 2-Ford seeks to revive Indian carmaking alliance with Mahindra

This is the second time the two would be joining forces in India, Ford having re-entered India in the 1990 s through a joint venture with Mahindra before eventually expanding to manufacture and sell vehicles on its own. The new alliance comes as foreign car makers like Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen and General Motors have struggled in India where nimbler rivals...

Source: Reuters

GM workers go on strike at Canadian SUV factory

DETROIT— About 2,500 workers at a Canadian General Motors plant that makes the Chevrolet Equinox SUV are on strike in a dispute over job security. Members of Unifor Local 88 in Ingersoll, Ontario, west of Toronto, stopped working when their contract expired at 10:59 p.m. Sunday. GM moved production of the GMC Terrain, which is similar to the Equinox, to Mexico in...

Source: The Associated Press

Ford and Mahindra Group looking to team up

DETROIT— Ford and India's Mahindra Group will cooperate in a new agreement to advance electric and connected vehicle technology, among other things. Ford Motor Co. seeks to expand its presence in India, while Mahindra wants to expand its reach outside of the country. In May, General Motors Co. said it would pull its Chevrolet brand out of India by the end of the year.

Source: The Associated Press

UPDATE 1-Ford exploring strategic alliance with Indian automaker Mahindra

An alliance would also come as foreign car makers such as Volkswagen, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler have struggled in India where nimbler rivals such as Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai Motor have cornered roughly two-thirds of the market. In May, General Motors said it would stop selling cars in India from the end of this year, drawing a line under two decades of...

Source: Reuters

UPDATE 3-GM Ontario plant workers strike as talks with union fail

Sept 18- Canada's Unifor union said its members at General Motors Co's CAMI auto assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario are on a strike from 1059 pm local time Sept. 17 as it failed to reach a tentative agreement with the automaker. The union was in talks with GM about the company's decision to cut jobs and shift some production work to Mexico. http://bit.ly/2xryYKd.

Source: Reuters

UPDATE 2-Canada's Unifor union goes on strike at GM's Ontario plant

Sept 18- Canada's Unifor union said its members at General Motors Co's CAMI auto assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario are on a strike from 1059 pm local time Sept. 17 as it failed to reach a tentative agreement with the automaker. The union was in talks with GM about the company's decision to cut jobs and shift some production work to Mexico. http://bit.ly/2xryYKd.

Source: Reuters

UPDATE 1-Canada's Unifor union goes on strike at GM's Ontario plant

Sept 18- Canada's Unifor union said its members at General Motors Co's CAMI auto assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario are on a strike from 1059 pm local time Sept. 17 as it failed to reach a tentative agreement with the automaker. The union was in talks with GM about the company's decision to cut 625 jobs and shift some production work to Mexico....

Source: Reuters

Canada's Unifor union goes on strike at GM's Ontario plant

Sept 18- Canada's Unifor union said on Sunday its members at General Motors Co's CAMI auto assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario are on a strike from 1059 pm Sept. 17 as it failed to reach a tentative agreement with the automaker.

Source: Reuters