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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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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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