Ford plans to restart production at selected North American plants beginning in April. However, the company says it will monitor the situation closely and adjust its plans if necessary.
Several automakers have modified their logos to help encourage social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Audi and Volkswagen notably have produced some ingenious creatives.
Chevrolet is adding more standard safety features to its Traverse model for the 2021 model-year. The move is designed to make the overall package more attractive versus the competition.
Ford has announced its North American plants will remain closed until further notice due to the coronavirus. To the surprise of no one, the March 30 date originally scheduled for a restart of operations has thus been extended.
Auto manufacturers are ramping up efforts to produce supplies and equipment sorely needed by first responders during the coronavirus pandemic. FCA and GM have announced they will produce masks and ventilators, respectively; Ford is working on both in tandem with 3M and GE.
Volvo says it is recalling close to 121,000 vehicles due to a problem with the Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system. The recall impacts every 2019-2020 model produced by the Swedish automaker, and includes almost 12,000 vehicles in Canada.
Several more automakers have announced they are shutting down production at North American assembly plants in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Most of the stoppages are until March 30… for now.
Honda is going to pause all production at its assembly plants in North America as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. For now the company says it will stop production for one week, but events could dictate a longer break as the world responds to the spread of COVID-19.
Hyundai yesterday unveiled via the magic (and safety) of the Internet the seventh-generation model of its Elantra sedan. The big news, other than the evolved looks, is the arrival of a hybrid variant.
Ford announced that its credit department will provide the necessary assistance to Canadian consumers affected by Covid-19. Basically, it will be possible to delay or defer car payments to the automaker’s credit division.