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GM to Sell Its Autonomous Car in 2019

General Motors will begin building production-ready models of its Cruise AV autonomous vehicle at its Orion Township assembly plant with an intent to begin selling it in 2019. The vehicle can operate with no driver, steering wheel, pedals, or manual controls.

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Quakes Halt Toyota, Hino Production

Toyota will shut down most of its production of Toyota, Lexus, and Hino vehicles over the coming week, after a pair of deadly earthquakes rocked Japan and caused parts shortages for the automaker.

Mercedes-Benz Begins Passenger-Car Production in Brazil

The automaker has begun producing Class-C cars at its new production plant in Iracemápolis, near São Paulo.

The Complex Efficiency of Assembling Ford's Transit Van

Ford offers 58 configurations of its full-size van, and produces them all on one line at its Kansas City Assembly Plant.

Assembling Ford's Transit Van

Ford produces 58 configurations of its full-size Transit van at the Kansas City Assembly Plant (KCAP) in Claycomo, Mo. Ford invested $1.1 billion and added 2,000 jobs to support van production and increased demand for the aluminum-body F-150 that's also built at the plant. Read the full story here. Photos by Paul Clinton.

Infiniti Q30 Begins Production in UK

The first Infiniti Q30 premium hatchback rolled off the assembly line at the brand's newly built facilities in Sunderland in the United Kingdom on Dec. 3, according to a release.

VW Expands Mexico Plant for Three-Row Tiguan

Volkswagen de México will invest $1 billion to expand its assembly plant in Puebla to produce a three-row version of the Tiguan compact SUV that will be launched in 2017.

Assembling Ford's Aluminum Body F-150

Ford's all-aluminum 2015 F-150 is rolling off the line in Dearborn, Mich., thanks to a $329 million renovation to the 100-year-old plant. Work Truck captured the line in action. Photos by Chris Wolski.

Renault Opens Assembly Plant in Algeria

The Renault group has dedicated the ‘Renault Algérie Production’ car manufacturing plant. Located in Oued Tlelat in the Oran region of Algeria, the plant will produce the New Renault Symbol.

First 2015 F-150 at Ford's Rouge Plant

The first aluminum-body Ford F-150 rolled off the assembly line at the historic Rouge assembly plant, which recently underwent a $359-million retooling. Work Truck was onhand with enthusiastic employees, senior executives, and public officials. For coverage of the event, click here. Photos by Chris Wolski.