Honda expands SUV production in US

DETROIT: Honda Motor Co is expanding capacity for the new generation of its CR-V sport utility vehicle, shifting production to the United States from Mexico in a move that will intensify competition in one of the US auto industry’s hottest segments.Honda executives unveiled the re-engineered 2017 CR-V Wednesday at Detroit’s Eastern Market. They said the company plans to expand overall output of the vehicles in North America by building CR-Vs at factories in Alliston, Ontario, East Liberty, Ohio and for the first time at a plant in Greensburg, Indiana. The Indiana factory will take CR-V production from a factory in Mexico, company executives said. The Greensburg plant is capable of producing about 250,000 vehicles a year, and will continue to build Civic compact …

Ural Sahara: Third wheel will get you noticed The Russian-made Ural Sahara looks like a beautifully preserved sidecar motorcycle, a barn find pulled from some remote Siberian grain silo. But it's actually brand new, and it's made this way on purpose. Rude, rugged and retro, it may be the fastest way on wheels to get attention and make new friends. The Ural motorcycle company got its start copying BMW R71 motorcycles for military use in the 1940s, after Josef Stalin decided he wanted battlefield bikes just like the Germans had. His minions reportedly bought four, through a secret Swedish intermediary, and had them shipped to Moscow. They were dismantled and reverse engineered, and a year later, the first copies were seeing duty on the Western Front. More than 75 years later, Ural is still building...

Alfa Romeo planning lots of new cars, but which will make it to US? Alfa Romeo is widely expected to launch a new Stelvio SUV at next week's Los Angeles auto show. Beyond that new vehicle, what else does Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have up its sleeve for the sporty Italian brand? Autocar reports that Alfa will launch up to nine new vehicles in the next five years, which could include a bigger SUV, a new sports car, and a mid-size, luxury sedan. Speaking with Reid Bigland, the head of the Alfa and Maserati brands, and former head for Ram and Dodge, the magazine says the brand has plans to compete with Germany luxury marques, going head to head in the most profitable niches. It's a plan that has some recent precedents. Cadillac and Jaguar have both embarked on massive ...

Mexico auto industry says no Trump hit to investment yet MEXICO CITY: Mexico's auto industry has not yet registered any postponements to planned investment since the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president, two leading business associations said on Thursday.Trump stirred fears of a loss of investment during the presidential campaign by threatening to tear up a joint trade deal and impose tariffs on Mexican-made goods, complaining the country was "killing" the United States on trade. The New York real estate tycoon condemned U.S. manufacturers for investing in Mexico during the campaign, accusing companies like Ford and General Motors of being unpatriotic. So far, however, Trump's threats have not hit the business in Mexico, two of the biggest industry lobbies said. "I do not know of any investments or plants that have been ...

2017 Lamborghini Aventador S In The Works, Redesigned and Faster Than Ever It was long known that Lamborghini is working on an overhaul of the Aventador. But this week, it has been confirmed that a 2017 Lamborghini Aventador S is reportedly in the works as Lamborghini has registered the name "Aventador S" in the Intellectual Property Office of the European Union. Expect the revised version of the Aventador to be faster than ever and will include a redesign for a more radical look. Advertisement 2017 Lamborghini Aventador S: A Mystery Thanks to the information published by our fellow reporters at AutoGuide we learned that a few days ago Lamborghini have register at the EUPO the name "Aventador S' which may be for the revised version of the Aventador that we've been hearing and been spied a lot of times this year. ...

Hyundai Tucson To Be Launched In India Today Hyundai Tucson, the long-awaited premium SUV from the South Korean carmaker is all set to go on sale in India later today. The SUV is re-entering the Indian car market after a hiatus of five years and upon its launch, it will compete with the likes of Honda CR-V, Skoda Yeti, and SsangYong Rexton. In India, the new generation Hyundai Tucson will be positioned between the Creta and Santa Fe in the automaker's line-up. Currently, the company is accepting bookings for the Tucson at a payment of #8377 25,000. The new Hyundai Tucson was first showcased in India earlier this year at the 2016 Auto Expo when the company announced that it will launch the SUV in the country in the second half of 2016. Though ...

Update: largest Oyster superyacht built in UK takes shape In a recent milestone development in the construction of the largest Oyster yacht to have been built in the U.K. to date, the British shipyard successfully transported the GRP moulded hull of its first Oyster 118 sailing yacht to the shipyard in Southampton where she will be completed. With construction having started last year, the project is expected to be ready for delivery in 2018. Featuring a highly customisable interior, the first 118 unit is set up with family use in mind specifically. The lower accommodation level will consist of five guest cabins all placed in the aft part of the vessel, with three crew cabins up forward in the bow section. Oyster reports that interest in the project is high with negations for the build of hull number ...

Holden Unveiled 2017 Barina City Car; Check Pricing, Specifications, And Other Features The right time has finally come for Holden to introduce its new automobile variant, the 2017 Holden Barina City, to its loyal and avid followers. Its unveiling is meant to target a wide range of consumers, with the refreshed look of Holden's new city vehicle.  Advertisement Holden positions 2017 Barena City between its Astra small and Spark light car variants' collections. General Motor's Exterior Design Manager in Australia, Justin Thompson, mentioned that it is a good move for Barina to expand fairly and widen its global competitiveness for the younger adult market niche; this is the time to make it happen by introducing 2017 Holden Barina City car. He also added that the firm took the risk exploring to come up with, develop, and manufacture a sporty, but at the ...