Latest automotive news & analysis in South America
27 Feb 2017 | Fernando Calmon
There was once euphoria in the Brazilian automotive market. Following the 2008/2009 financial crisis, the Lehman Brothers bank bankruptcy an...
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...
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.
24 Apr 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Another sign of recovery in Brazil? Gestamp, the Spanish multinational specialising in the design, development and manufacture of metal components for the automotive industry, has set up a new hot stamping plant in Betim (Minas Gerais, Brazil).
21 Apr 2017 | Fernando Calmon
A daring offensive of four new model launches by 2019 in the price bracket BRL45,000/US$14,500 through BRL90,000/$29,000.
20 Apr 2017 | Graeme Roberts
General Motors reportedly said Venezuelan authorities had illegally seized its factory in the industrial hub of Valencia and vowed to "take all legal actions" to defend its rights.
18 Apr 2017 | Fernando Calmon
In the day by day activity at the Nissan Brazil manufacturing plant, 162km/100 miles northwest of Rio de Janeiro City, AGVs, or automatically guided vehicles, tiny, self-guided robots pull different parts carts and trolleys, driving through corridors while playing a selection of up to eight songs.
11 Apr 2017 | Fernando Calmon
The wait has been long — nothing short of 26 consecutive months — but finally there is a year on year auto sales gain in Brazil!
6 Apr 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Vans said it was spending US$150m to build the next generation Sprinter large van in Argentina.
31 Mar 2017 | Fernando Calmon
With eyes clearly focused on its good performance here in Brazil, Land Rover has announced deliveries of the redesigned Discovery will start by late June, just three months after the start of sales in Europe. There will be four versions: SE, HSE, HSE Luxury and the special First Edition.
31 Mar 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Lifan's CKD plant in Uruguay will resume engine manufacturing and vehicle assembly in the next few weeks.
24 Mar 2017 | Fernando Calmon
It was unplanned, they say, but 'Japanese Week in Brazil' happened here anyway as three automakers launched new models: Honda's WR-V, the 2018 Toyota Corolla and Nissan's Frontier pickup truck.
21 Mar 2017 | Fernando Calmon
Following negotiations with a key union, GM will refurbish its oldest plant in Brazil (inaugurated 1930).