BMW tests prototypes of next-gen 3 Series sedan it will build in Mexico
As the San Luis Potosi plant is being finished, BMW is at the final stages of road-testing the 2019 3 Series. Several specialized news outlets have posted images of the unit rolling in the streets of Germany with light camouflage and its definitive production body. Some media reports say the next-g...
US auto sales in May, stronger than expected
Despite gas prices nearing US$ 3 a gallon for the first time in years, U.S. auto sales exceeded all expectations with a 4.7% increase during May to 1.59 million vehicles, boosted by a strong job market, light-truck demand and holiday deals. It is the third increase in monthly sales this year. The s...
Preproduction models of the Chevrolet Blazer roll out of Ramos Arizpe plant
The first preproduction units of the upcoming Chevrolet Blazer have started to roll out of the General Motors Ramos Arizpe plant in the Northern state of Coahuila, local media reported earlier this week, although news outlets referred to it as the TrailBlazer. The nameplate is expected to return to...
Tesla flies six cargo planes with new battery production line for Gigafactory
Six cargo planes containing robots for Tesla were flown from Europe to California in order to ramp up battery production at the company’s Gigafactory located near Reno, Nevada, Reuters reported.  Such output increase should allow Tesla to speed up production of its Model 3 sedan to 6,000 units p...
Forecast: U.S. auto sales to increase 3% in May
An extra selling day and Memorial Day discounts would’ve increased auto sales up to 3% in the U.S. market during May, according to three different forecasts from consulting and analysis firms. Cox Automotive and LMC Automotive/J.D. Power (PDF) expect sales to reach around 1.56 million vehicles i...

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