Packard Plant Slated for Demolition

Packard

Packard is no longer a household name, but as recently as the 1950s it was. The automobile company, founded in 1899, earned a sterling reputation as a luxury carmaker and was for a time a solid competitor to Cadillac. From the second half of the 1920s until the early 1940s, … Read more

N.C. Gov. Cooper Outlines VinFast Deal

Chatham County, NC

VinFast set to establish a presence in central North Carolina. We reported earlier this week that VinFast, a Vietnamese automotive manufacturer, was planning to build a manufacturing plant in Chatham County, North Carolina. On Tuesday, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper along with Vingroup Vice-Chair and VinFast Global CEO Le Thi … Read more

Renault-Nissan, Daimler Connect in Mexico

You can’t buy a new Renault in the United States, but Nissan, Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz and Smart brand models are available. Nissan (Nissan and Infiniti) and Daimler (Mercedes-Benz and Smart) each have a strong presence in North America on their own. Nevertheless, the two competitors are moving forward with an alliance … Read more

Where Was My Car Manufactured?

From time to time I am asked about the manufacturing status of a particular make/model. No, not whether the vehicle is still being made rather where it is being assembled. Some people make a big stink about where a car is built, then quickly realize that a model from a … Read more