Hesketh Motorcycles was only revived a year ago but has already shown some success. The brand is now looking towards the future and wants to build a two-wheel interpretation of the Bugatti Veyron as its next bike.
Toyota's New Video Series Takes Us Behind The Scenes
In a series of newly released videos and photos, Toyota is taking people behind the scenes at its Motomachi factory campus to show off the 13 people responsible for putting together the Mirai fuel cell vehicle.
Workers at an automotive seat factory in Mississippi are protesting what they say are low wages and poor working conditions as they attempt to unionize in what could become a new front for the United Auto Workers in the state.
Due to the weak value of the yen, Toyota is on track to have four times the per-vehicle profit of its US competitors, The Detroit News reports. Some allege currency manipulation gives the automaker an edge.
The West Coast labor dispute between the dockworkers union and port owners is continuing to affect Japanese automakers with factories in the United States. Subaru, Honda, Toyota and Nissan are all airlifting some parts into the country to avoid shortages.
Volkswagen has recognized a second union at its Chattanooga factory. This one is called the American Council of Employees and positions itself as an anti-UAW group. Both organizations have access to company management but neither have a collective bargaining agreement.
In less than four years, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi has built 500,000 vehicles - all of them Corollas - hitting the milestone faster than any of the automaker's other American assembly plants.
Hyundai is making a major push into the commercial vehicle market with a $1.8 billion global investment through 2020. That money includes plans to launch a model in the segment in the US at some point in the future.
Ford has given Canadian firm Multimatic the nod to build the carbon fiber body on the new Ford GT, "because they have specialized equipment for carbon fiber production and expertise in carbon fiber assembly." Multimatic Motorsports had worked on the Mustang FR500C race car and the current Boss 302R.