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GM is doing whatever it can to boost production of the Chevrolet Colorados and GMC Canyon at the Wentzville Assembly plant in order to keep up with high demand for the pickups.

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General Motors is investing $439 million into the factory in Bowling Green, KY, that builds the Chevrolet Corvette to build a new, more efficient paint shop there.

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Plant That Once Sat Idle Will Ramp Up

LG Chem holds job fair to double workforce at electric vehicle battery factory in Michigan.

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Plant Tab May Hit $5 Billion When All Said And Done

Tesla has spent $62 million so far prepping its Gigafactory in Nevada.

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Ford announces plans to expand its engine plant to be the largest in Mexico, and build its first transmission facility south of the border, as part of a combined $2.5-billion 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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Mercedes-Benz is building a $500-million factory in Charleston, SC, to build the next-gen Sprinter domestically. Construction of the plant will begin in 2016, and it will cover 200 acres.

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CEO Ralf Speth confirms that Jaguar Land Rover will eventually need an assembly plant in the US, but a number of factors mean it won't be happening quite so soon.

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General Motors is scheduling downtime at its Orion Assembly and Oshawa factories to adjust the supply of several models. This is at least the third planned idling at Orion this year.

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Former Tata boss, Ratan Tata, confirms that Jaguar Land Rover is at least looking at locations in North America to build a future factory. The plant might not necessarily be in the US, though.

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A recent labor dispute in the UK may be souring Jaguar Land Rover on a reported US factory, with the company looking at Austria and Turkey instead.

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But Not Before A New Factory And Another Surprise Arrive This Year

Pagani is currently working to complete the remaining 29 Huayras and its new factory before it's ready to release the Huayra Roadster... and maybe another surprise.

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The US exported more vehicles than ever in 2014, and about half of those went to Canada and Mexico. The lingering effects of the financial crisis made the US a cheap place to build, and a growing global demand for crossovers made the world want our cars. It might not last, though.

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Subaru has decided not to open a joint venture factory in China with Chery, even if the Chinese government gave it permission. The Japanese brand looked at the numbers and decided that it would have to double its sales just to maintain the same profits from exporting from Japan. Growth in the Chinese market may also be slowing.

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Take a tour of the Porsche 911 engine factory in Zuffenhausen, Germany, as the company's flat-six mills are made in this video. The place is hypnotic in its efficiency to watch each part slowly come together to create these famously fantastic mills. Hardly any noise rises above the hum of the assembly line.

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In racing, there are the haves and the have-nots. Marussia is sliding into the latter category, but its demise now means that Haas has a European base of operations for its new American F1 team.

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After half a century and some 14 million units built, Ford closes one of its largest plants, located in the Belgian city of Genk, with manufacturing of the Mondeo, S-Max and Galaxy shifting to Valencia instead.

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Plants close all the time, but not in Germany. In fact, according to the latest report from TheDetroitBureau.com, there hasn't been an automotive assembly plant closed in Germany since the end of World War II – but one has closed now.

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Michelin has been showing off its idea of combining the wheel and tire into a single component as far back as 2005. Dubbed the Tweel, the novel design replaced standard pneumatic tires and metal wheels with deforming spokes around a hub. While uses of the Tweel are still limited, the tech is about to get a big upgrade in production with Michelin opening a dedicated factory to build them in Piedmont, SC, on November 20.

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Looking forward to getting your mitts on a new Land Rover Discovery Sport? Well you should, because it promises to be a markedly better product than the Freelander/LR2 it replaces. Just don't assume it will necessarily be built in the UK, as just about every Land Rover has in the company's 66-year history.

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The heads of Jaguar Land Rover are having a busy couple of weeks opening factories. Just days after inaugurating the company's first overseas plant in China, the automaker's new Engine Manufacturing Center in the UK is being inaugurated, as well. The plant near Wolverhampton, England, marks the first time in decades that JLR is building its own powerplants in-house. Further signaling the importance of this launch for the business, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were on hand and even tweete

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