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Brazil turnaround shows FCA what to do with Fiat

8 Apr 2020 | Glenn Brooks

With Brazil having become Fiat's number one market even before COVID-19, the launch of a new Strada is even more newsworthy than it might ot...

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...

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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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Brazilian June production plunges 58%

14 Jul 2020 | Fernando Calmon

June 2020 output in Brazil of 98,700 units exceeded May's tally by 129.1% but nonetheless was down 57.7% year on year.

Scania starts Santiago de Chile bus delivery

25 Jun 2020 | Simon Warburton

Scania has started the delivery of 355 Euro 6 buses for Santiago de Chile's public transport system.

Allison transmissions on Sao Paulo refuse trucks

16 Jun 2020 | Simon Warburton

Allison says its automatic transmissions are now operating on refuse trucks in Sao Paulo State in Brazil.

BYD to launch electric passenger vehicles in Colombia

1 Jun 2020 | Graeme Roberts

BYD recently authorised Motores y Marquinas (Motorysa) as its electric passenger vehicle distributor in Colombia.

BYD delivers 20 electric buses to Montevideo

22 May 2020 | Simon Warburton

BYD and Uruguan distributor, Abriley, have delivered a fleet of 20 pure electric buses to CUTCSA, the country’s largest urban public transport operator in Montevideo.

Visteon gives VW new infotainment platform

21 May 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Visteon is supplying a new infotainment platform for Volkswagen Group's (VW) new Nivus model for Brazil.

BYD supplies 12 electric buses to Sao Jose dos Campos

18 May 2020 | Simon Warburton

BYD is to supply 12 pure electric articulated buses to Sao Jose dos Campos' Green Line in Brazil.

Brazilian market collapses

14 Apr 2020 | Fernando Calmon

Responsible for 4.5% of Brazil's GNP, the auto industry is one of the economy's most vulnerable sectors in this Covid-19 epidemic.

Toyota Brazil suspends production till late June

14 Apr 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor has said it was suspending vehicle production at its Brazil plants until at least 22 June, joining General Motors which also expects to resume production in the same month.

Ricardo and JLR launch face shield production

9 Apr 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Engineering consultancy Ricardo said it was about to go into production manufacturing face shields which will be used by frontline NHS healthcare staff in the UK as well as by key workers in the care home sector. Jaguar Land Rover is also ramping up production of such protective visors in both the UK and Brazil.

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