Latest automotive news & analysis in South America
14 Jun 2016 | Ian Henry
As Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover’s factory in Brazil officially opens, Ian Henry takes a closer look at the company’s latest manufacturing se...
11 Apr 2016 | Fernando Calmon
The time seems to have come: no one is sure about how long the Brazilian economy will keep getting worse before recovery starts....
8 Mar 2016 | Fernando Calmon
The perennial rivalry between the optimistic and the pessimistic about what the Brazilian market will be like this year has hit a peak in th...
10 Mar 2015 | Fernando Calmon
After some tense negotiations, both sides ended up yielding ground and the renewed automotive accord between Brazil and Mexico was finally s...
22 May 2007 | just-auto.com editorial team
Volvo Buses has received an order for 187 buses to the first phase of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Santiago de Cali, Colombia. The buses will be delivered in autumn 2007.
10 Feb 2017 | Fernando Calmon
International consultancy KPMG’s traditional Global Automotive Executive Survey (GAES), in its 2017 edition published late last month, revealed peculiarities related to the Brazilian market.
27 Jan 2017 | Fernando Calmon
A lengthy attempt by Ford Brazil to build a new plant has been resolved, in part at least.
24 Jan 2017 | Fernando Calmon
Starting in the second half of 2019, Toyota Brazil will add Corolla engine production at its Porto Feliz plant, in São Paulo state.
17 Jan 2017 | Dave Leggett
Hyundai Motor has announced that it has topped last year’s sales chart in Chile for the first time ever.
13 Jan 2017 | Fernando Calmon
The difficult 2016 was the Brazil vehicle market's fourth downturn year in a row. With hindsight, it is easy to conclude there was excess optimism, exaggerated interventionism and poor assessment of the future. The Inovar-Auto programmes back in 2012 forecast sales of 4.5m light and heavy units by 2016/2017 - the tally last year was 2.05m, down over 20% on 2015.
21 Dec 2016 | Dave Leggett
Ford has suspended its assembly operations in Venezuela and said it is not planning to resume production until April of next year.
16 Dec 2016 | Dave Leggett
Nissan in Brazil has shown a concept vehicle powered by a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) that it claims is a green technology breakthrough.
28 Nov 2016 | Fernando Calmon
In the golden times, not so long ago, global automakers' subsidiaries operating in Brazil sent healthy profits back to the parent companies' coffers. Between 2006 and 2012 these even accounted for the bulk of profits some car makers made as their Brazilian units continued to perform well while those in other countries faced difficult, post-credit crunch times.
18 Nov 2016 | Fernando Calmon
The São Paulo Motor Show, running until Sunday 20 November, is notable for its new, spacious, modern and fully air-conditioned exhibition hall and for a large number of launches, restyles, creativity and trend setting.
15 Nov 2016 | Fernando Calmon
The Brazilian car consumer is a little interested but has not yet got deep enough into car sharing. One of the reasons is the low 'motorisation' index - just 200 vehicles for each 1,000 inhabitants. The dream of car owning for the first time is pursued by many.