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Subaru celebrates building its third-millionth car in America

Subaru has been assembling cars in America ever since their first US-based factory location opened up in Lafayette, IN in 1989. The company has since expanded production at this location, which first started off as a joint-venture between Subaru and Isuzu. Over time, Subaru gained full rights to the factory location, taking ownership and eventually, […]

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Report: What’s the most American-made car? Hint, it’s not actually from an American company

Because this is America, we take, or at least, are supposed to take pride in our own automakers, currently the Big Three, being Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles, General Motors, and Ford Motor Company. You’d think too, that by “buying American,” you’re supporting the American economy because we should and everyone in this country should have a sense of […]

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Report: The next-gen BMW 3-Series will be “Hecho en Mexico” beginning in 2019

The whole idea of outsourcing labor is not new to the commercial world and it can be both criticized and praised, depending on who you’re talking to. Nonetheless, BMW it seems might begin to outsource their labor for the assembly of the next-generation BMW 3-Series by building the car in Mexico, beginning in 2019. So you […]

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Lexus begins producing cars in the US for the first time in its history

The luxury branch of Japan’s automotive giant, Toyota, recently commenced assembly and manufacturing in the US for the first time ever in its history. The first-ever Lexus to roll off the assembly line at Toyota’s Georgetown, Kentucky plant was a 2016 ES350, where Toyota invested around $360 million in to the plant over the last […]

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Video: Watching a crankshaft get machined out of a solid block of metal is absolutely mesmerizing

Being car lovers of varying degree, it’s often easy to overlook how much goes into the process of making just one car as it rolls off of the assembly line, ready to be shipped to its intended dealer, then eventually into the hands of its owner. Although we often think of assembly as being the point of […]

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Report: Ferrari’s ways and means to completely change, starting with how it builds their cars

If you’ve been following the news over the past year or so, particularly concerning Ferrari, you’d know of their serious transition of being converted from a privately owned automaker into a publicly traded firm by being listed for sale at the New York Stock Exchange, for the first time ever in its history. This by […]

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Report: Cooperatively built Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti models won’t be obviously badgineered

Badgineering (badge + engineering) over time has proven to barely work as American automobile manufactures learned the hard way, for example taking a Ford Crown Victoria, giving it some new headlights and taillights, a separate grille, and a half-assed slightly-improved interior proved to hardly be a successful formula. Though alternatively, in some cases, cooperative projects […]

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Report: Mitsubishi pulling the plug on its Normal, Ill factory after many years of operation

Some sad news is ringing in from Mitsubishi by way of Forbes as they report that the Japanese automaker will end production at its US-based plant in Normal, Ill. due to under utilization. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that Mitsubishi’s also exiting the US market, despite the automaker struggling to remain competitive among its larger Japanese […]

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Report: BMW is US’s largest automobile exporter in the industry

Bloomberg recently compiled some statistics and in those statistics, they found that BMW is the largest exporter of automobiles in the United States. Observing the Roundel’s South Carolina assembly plant’s 20th anniversary, BMW was found to shift more cars than all of Michigan’s Big Three combined. BMW’s Spartanburg, South Carolina factory opened up in 1994, […]

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Facts and Figures: BMW blows $1B into Mexico car plant

BMWs have been oozing out of non-German locations for years (South Africa, the US, and Brazil, for example), the latest incarnation of this new found manufacturing turf does not come as a shock. VW and Audi have found success with this country in the past as has GM and, well, quite a few other automakers. […]

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