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VW investing $900 million in Tennessee


July 14, 2014 2:15 pm ET

Volkswagen AG will assemble a new family-hauling crossover at its plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., and invest $900 million to expand the factory in a push to double U.S. sales of VW-brand vehicles by 2018.

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Audi bringing fiber-reinforced plastic springs to production models


July 1, 2014 3:20 pm ET

Audi AG is introducing suspension springs made of glass fiber-reinforced polymer for an upcoming upper-mid-size model.

VW discusses plastic body panels


May 16, 2014 1:59 pm ET

German automaker Volkswagen AG has been investigating the potential of finished, colored exterior body panels made from polycarbonate blends with ABS and polybutylene terephthalate (PBT).

North American auto suppliers give top marks to BMW


November 12, 2013 1:35 pm ET

DETROIT — BMW has cemented its status among North American suppliers as the top-ranked automaker purchasing operation, but Ford and Chrysler are moving up.

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Sabic touts polycarbonate side windows


October 28, 2013 10:08 am ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Sabic Innovative Plastics has spent more than 10 years working to convince the auto industry to use more polycarbonate as a glass replacement for car windows.

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