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Nissan Reducing Pickup, Van Production

Nissan Motor Co. will reduce production of its NV cargo and passenger vans, as well as for its Titan and Frontier pickup trucks, at its assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi.

GM Accelerates Car Production Cuts

General Motors will cease production at five of its assembly plants, including three that produce passenger cars it plans to discontinue amid the shift in consumer preference for trucks and utility vehicles, the company announced.

Ford Building its F-150 Hybrid at Rouge

Ford will produce a gasoline-electric hybrid F-150 pickup at its Ford River Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Mich. within two years, the company announced during a celebration at the plant commemorating 100 years of building vehicles.

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.

FCA's Jeep Expansion Includes Pickup Truck

Fiat-Chrysler will invest $1 billion in a Jeep expansion initiative that will lead to the production of three new vehicles, including a pickup truck and two larger SUVs, FCA announced ahead of the Detroit auto show.

'Parts Issues' Slow Super Duty Rollout

Unspecified "parts issues" slowed shipments of Ford's 2017 Super Duty pickups in late summer, but Ford is ironing out these issues at its Louisville, Ky., assembly plant, according to a union official.

Mercedes-Benz Breaks Ground on $500M Van Plant

Mercedes-Benz will shift production of vans it sells in the U.S. and Canada to North Charleston, S.C., by the end of the decade with a plant that nearly triples its existing manufacturing footprint.

FCA Investing $1.49B Toward Ram Production

FCA US will invest $1.48 billion to retool its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Detroit, MI to build the next generation Ram 1500 after the plant ceases production of the Chrysler 200 in December.