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Buick is doing its best to guarantee the new Cascada convertible is completely free of leaks in its fabric roof.

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Toyota announces plans to build a new plant in Guanajuato, Mexico, at the cost of around $1 billion, set to begin building 200,000 Corollas per year starting in 2019.

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Nevada May Spend $10 Million To Educate Workers

Tesla is already boosting Reno-area minimum wages because of planned payment scale at Gigafactory, and the state of Nevada is talking about millions of dollars of worker investment.

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Hyundai is considering a factory in Mexico in the coming years once the company grows a little more in the country. The plant would likely be in the state of Nuevo Leon, near the forthcoming Kia plant.

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Plug-in Vehicle Premium Price Over Conventional Cars Shrinks

Lithium-ion battery costs fell 14 percent a year between 2007 and 2014, study says.

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Toledo, OH is doing all that it can to keep production of the Jeep Wrangler in its boundaries, but the biggest issue facing the plant may be insurmountable, no matter how desperately the city wants to keep the Wrangler local.

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According to a report from Automotive News, bodies for the Bentley Bentayga will be shipped from Bratislava to Crewe, England, where they will be finished into fully operational vehicles.

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Ford Recognized For Water Saving; Boston Proposes Emissions Ordinance

The EIA predicts production of 944,000 barrels of ethanol of per day for 2015. Boston's Diesel and Vehicular Emissions Ordinance would retrofit city cars to be cleaner. Ford is recognized for saving water in the Michigan Blue Economy report. Nissan has earned an Energy Star award for the fourth year in a row.

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Honda is moving production of the Accord Hybrid to Japan from Ohio. The gas-electric will join the Accord Plug-In at Sayama.

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GM Still Building First-Gen Volt, For Now

Before a longer-than-usual plant shutdown this summer to get ready for the next-gen Chevy Volt, GM is still building the first-gen model in Hamtramck.

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The quirky Honda Crosstour is officially dead. Honda is discontinuing the model with the 2016 model year.

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Russia's auto industry continues to suffer, thanks to rapid inflation due to plunging oil prices and western sanctions.

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Renault-Nissan and Mercedes-Benz will officially partner on the German brand's midsize pickup project. Nissan will allow Mercedes to re-engineer the underpinnings from the NP300 Navarra to create the German brand's own model.

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Volkswagen has approval to expand its growing Chattanooga, TN, factory by even more than the initial plan. The automaker is adding an additional 130,153 square feet to the current 538,000 square feet of construction.

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Toyota could be set to expand its manufacturing capacity with a pair of new factories in China and Mexico, allowing it to build 300K more vehicles each year.

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After selling about a hundred examples at half a million dollars apiece, Mercedes is winding up production of the insanely gargantuan G63 AMG 6x6 - and gearing up for the still crazy big G500 4x4² to take its place.

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Plus: Volvo To Build US Plant, 2016 Camaro Cuts Weight And Ralph Gilles Gets A Promotion

We curate the week's events with a focus on the Cadillac and Lincoln reveals at the New York Auto Show. Plus, other news and notes from the car world.

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Mercedes could partner with Nissan to develop the German brand's midsize pickup. However, there's no decision yet, according to Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn.

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Honda is shifting production of the European CR-V to Canada for the next model of the crossover. With newly open capacity at the automaker's plant in Swindon, England, the site is slated to become a global manufacturing hub for the future Civic five-door.

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South Korean Company to Officially Be World's Largest Auto Battery Maker

LG Chem gets contract from Daimler to make batteries for the Smart ForTwo ED electric vehicle.

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Volvo has announced plans to build a factory in the US for $500 million. A location is not yet officially disclosed, but production could begin as soon as 2018.

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