Borgward was recently resurrected with help from BAIC, an automaker owned by the Chinese government. The brand plans to begin building a factory in its home town of Bremen, Germany, next year. The plant will produce an all-electric crossover, among other models. Production is tentatively scheduled to kick off in 2019. http://bit.ly/2pdejUk
General Motors has reportedly fired nearly 2,700 employees in Venezuela by sending them a text message, according to sources who spoke to Reuters. The company's Venezuelan plant hasn't produced a car since early 2016, and it was recently seized by the nation's government. http://reut.rs/2pcLvLA
A trademark application suggests Honda could resurrect the Passport nameplate. Launched in 1993, the Passport was a badge-engineered Isuzu Rodeo, and Honda's first entry into the light truck segment. The 21st century Passport could be a short-wheelbase variant of the Pilot. http://bit.ly/2pct0qD
The new Nissan Rogue Sport will arrive in showrooms next month. Pricing starts at $22,380 after a mandatory $940 destination charge is factored in. Front-wheel drive comes standard, and customers can add all-wheel drive for $1,350.
Mitsubishi has launched a sub-division named Special Vehicle Projects (SVP). SVP is similar to Land Rover's SVO sub-brand, but right now it's only focusing on making visual modifications to cars. Its first model is a limited-edition L200 pickup named Barbarian. http://bit.ly/2pcu2Tn
Mercedes-AMG will open a standalone showroom in the United Kingdom before the end of the year. Standalone stores are becoming a popular way for AMG to distance itself from parent company Mercedes-Benz. The brand already operates a standalone showroom in Tokyo, and it will soon open one in Sydney, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi. http://bit.ly/2oZFgwf