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Volkswagen Brazil's virtuous new compact saloon

2 Feb 2018 | Fernando Calmon

New vehicles are becoming ever more sophisticated and stylish in Brazil....

How long will global automakers prop up loss-making Brazil subsidiaries?

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...

JLR’s internationalisation strategy continues – Analysis

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...

ANALYSIS - Depressed Brazilian market will disrupt technological advances

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....

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COLOMBIA: Volvo receives large bus order

22 May 2007 | 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.

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Brazil August sales tally comes as a surprise

14 Sep 2018 | Fernando Calmon

Sales of new vehicles in Brazil in August reached 248,623 units, surprising industry watchers.

Pirelli quits Venezuela as economic crisis grows

11 Sep 2018 | Simon Warburton

Pirelli says it has 'disposed' of its car tyre factory in Guacara, Venezuela and has ceased all activities in the country after 28 years.

Citroen Brazil launches 'localised' C4 Cactus

7 Sep 2018 | Fernando Calmon

Because the SUV market keeps growing steadily here in Brazil, automakers have plenty of opportunities to launch new or improved models.

Chevrolet Brazil gives Spin a stylish facelift

27 Jul 2018 | Fernando Calmon

The Brazilian minivan market has lost much of its sparkle yet the Chevrolet Spin still has a strong presence in the segment, including taxi service, but has always been criticised for its controversial styling. It is offered in five and seven-seat versions.

Brazilian market growth below expectations

23 Jul 2018 | Fernando Calmon

Vehicle production and sales in Brazil in the first half of 2018 were encouraging when compared to the same period a year ago but earlier forecasts for a stronger second half have been pegged back.

Brazil's Route 2030 promises a better future for its auto industry

13 Jul 2018 | Fernando Calmon

At last, after several postponements, Brazilian president Michel Temer announced the Route 2030 Programme for the auto industry which consists of a 15-year plan (uncommon in Brazil) divided into three five-year periods.

FCA lays out South American plans

2 Jul 2018 | Fernando Calmon

Following announcements by the Brazilian units of Volkswagen and GM, FCA's local arm has disclosed its strategy for the next five years.

GM Mercosur to launch 20 products within four years

22 Jun 2018 | Fernando Calmon

General Motors' Brazil brand Chevrolet will launch 20 new models in the Mercosur trading bloc by 2022.

Yaris, between Etios and Corolla, strengthens Brazilian Toyota line

18 Jun 2018 | Fernando Calmon

Despite the strong advance of SUVs, crossovers and 'adventure' variants of popular hatchbacks in Brazil, A- and B-segment hatchbacks still account for 60% of total passenger car registrations here, excluding single and double cab pick-ups. So automakers need to increase market share with additional types and sizes of vehicle.

Volume still low but JLR sticks with Brazil assembly plant

4 Jun 2018 | Fernando Calmon

Despite production volumes way short of expectations, Jaguar Land Rover has no plans to close its Brazilian assembly plant, a top executive has said.

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