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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.

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Volvo XC40 SUVs Begin Rolling off the Line

The XC40 marks Volvo's entry in to the compact SUV category, and the company has reportedly received 13,000 orders for it. Volvo will begin delivering the XC40 to U.S. customers in early 2018.

Acura MDX Adds Second Assembly Plant

Honda will begin building the Acura MDX luxury SUV at its East Liberty Auto Plant in Ohio that also produces the Acura RDX and Honda CR-V, the company has announced.

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.

Nissan's Decherd Powertrain Plant

Nissan Motor Company recently took automotive journalists on a tour of its Decherd Powertrain Plant in Decherd, Tenn., in conjunction with its media launch of the TITAN XD V-8 gasoline model. The Decherd Powertrain Plant produces more than 1 million engines for nine of the OEM's models it sells in the U.S., in addition to the Patrol, which is sold in Japan. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Chris Wolski.

Assembling Ford's Transit Van

Ford produces 58 configurations of its full-size Transit van at the Kansas City Assembly Plant (KCAP) in Claycomo, Mo. Ford invested $1.1 billion and added 2,000 jobs to support van production and increased demand for the aluminum-body F-150 that's also built at the plant. Read the full story here. Photos by Paul Clinton.

Infiniti Q30 Begins Production in UK

The first Infiniti Q30 premium hatchback rolled off the assembly line at the brand's newly built facilities in Sunderland in the United Kingdom on Dec. 3, according to a release.

Toyota Builds First Lexus ES in Ky.

The first Lexus ES 350 luxury sedan has rolled off the assembly line at the Georgetown, Ky., plant that now produces the Camry mid-size sedan, Toyota has announced.

Daimler Expanding Mercedes-Benz SUV Plant

Daimler AG is investing $1.3 billion to expand SUV production at its plant in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to expand production of future SUVs including hybrid models, the company announced.