The automaker's ramp-up of its U.S. and Canadian plants will be gradual as workers "shake off the rust" and are trained in new procedures designed to keep them safe from COVID-19 infection, head of manufacturing Chris Reynolds said. Inventories are fine at the moment but demand looks to be more robust than executives had initially planned.
VW's Canadian and U.S. dealers will be wagonless for the first time since 1965 when output of the Golf SportWagen and Golf Alltrack wagons is discontinued at the end of the year. But, VW Canada has a plan to build up significant volume of the cars in order to offer them for sale through the end of 2020.
The midcycle makeover for the Japanese brand's most rugged three-row SUV seeks to add to its appearance as well as its safety features for both on- and off-road driving. But, Canadian vehicles won't have all the same trim packages as those in United States.
The latest freshening of the third-generation Toyota Tacoma will give the nation's top-selling midsize pickup a slightly altered look and model-dependent improved infotainment systems with special off-road goodies, while keeping the same powertrain choices.