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 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).
16 Mar 2017 | Dave Leggett
PSA Group and its partners, EASA and Nordex, have signed an assembly contract for LCVs in Uruguay.
10 Mar 2017 | Fernando Calmon
Eight months after opening its Brazilian assembly plant in Itatiaia, 174km/110 miles northwest of Rio de Janeiro City, Tata Motors' luxury vehicle unit Jaguar Land Rover's South American outpost has a new executive president for Brazil and Latin America: Frédéric Drouin.
28 Feb 2017 | Fernando Calmon
A word which roughly translates as 'SUVisation' is now used here in Brazil to describe the growing consumer acceptance of SUV-like or crossover models which continue to shake up the market. It's no use arguing these vehicles are heavier, use more fuel, perform poorly and have an unfavourable centre of gravity compared with conventional vehicles.
22 Feb 2017 | Simon Warburton
Thyssenkrupp has reached agreement with Ternium on the sale of the CSA Siderúrgica do Atlântico (CSA) steel plant in Brazil to Ternium for a purchase price (enterprise value) of EUR1.5bn (US$1.6bn).
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.