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FOCUS: The Chilean automotive market

23 Sep 2010 | Chris Brook-Carter

Starting next year, Opel will begin selling vehicles in Chile, making it the first country in Latin America to launch the brand. just-auto takes a look at the market with the help of research partner Business Monitor International.


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Chile launches Latin America’s largest electric bus fleet

14 Dec 2018 | Graeme Roberts

The Chilean government has celebrated the arrival of 100 BYD K9FE electric buses in Santiago, the capital of Chile.


Posco, Samsung SDI to build EV battery cathode plant in Chile

12 Mar 2018 | Staff reporter

South Korea's Posco and Samsung SDI are to invest jointly in a new factory for cathodes for lithium-ion batteries in Chile, a move that will help them secure future supplies of raw materials for such EV batteries.


BYD/Enel Chile ink electric mobility trade agreement

11 Jul 2017 | Dave Leggett

YD and Enel Chile have signed a trade agreement in Santiago, focusing on developing a commercial strategy to strengthen electric mobility in Chile.


Hyundai tops Chile car market for first time

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.


CHINA: Shanghai GM to expand product line

20 Apr 2015 | Chris Wright

Shanghai GM, the joint venture between General Motors and SAIC Motor, is to spend 100bn yuan (US$16bn) over the next five years developing new vehicles.


CHINA: Structural reform willingness from Beijing: Faurecia

19 Nov 2014 | Simon Warburton

Faurecia says there is "clear willingness" from the Chinese government to implement structural reform as the formerly electric pace of growth starts to slowly ebb.


JAPAN 'QUAKE: Dongfeng Nissan denies production halt

30 Mar 2011 | just-auto.com editorial team

Dongfeng Nissan on Tuesday denied media allegations that its Xiangfan plant had been forced to halt production, the Beijing News reported, according to Gasgoo.com.


CHILE: Opel to launch in Chile

22 Sep 2010 | just-auto.com editorial team

Starting next year, Opel will begin selling vehicles in Chile, making it the first country in Latin America to launch the brand.


CHILE: GM and Petrobras to test biofuels

3 Feb 2010 | just-auto.com editorial team

General Motors and Brazilian energy giant Petrobras have signed a cooperation agreement to start tests of biofuels in cars in Chile.


CHILE: Vehicle sales to plummet 46% in Chile

18 Mar 2009 | just-auto.com editorial team

Vehicle sales in Chile are expected to fall 46% year on year in 2009 as the economic crisis continues to bite.



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