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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 | 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.

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After a good year, Brazil automakers expect a healthy 2019

11 Jan 2019 | Fernando Calmon

Sales of cars and light commercials in Brazil in 2018 topped 2.56m units, up 14.6% from the 2.24m units sold in 2017.


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.


Changan launches sales in Argentina

13 Dec 2018 | Staff reporter

China’s Changan Automobile officially began operations in Argentina this week with the launch of two SUV models in the city of San Isidro, according to local reports.


Ford's Venezuela unit offers buyouts as output dwindles - report

6 Dec 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Ford is offering buy-outs to staff at its moribund plant in Venezuela to reduce its payroll, two union leaders told a news agency, as the automaker seeks to streamline its money-losing South America operations.


Mercedes Brazil hiring 600 temps for commercial vehicles

4 Dec 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Mercedes Benz Brazil operation will add about 600 contractors in 2019 on year-long contracts to work on commercial vehicles, adding to a workforce of 10,000, the company said.


Trump talks with China give automakers hope

3 Dec 2018 | Graeme Roberts

The US and China reportedly called a truce in their trade war on Saturday after President Trump agreed to hold off on new tariffs and President Xi Jinping pledged to increase Chinese purchases of American products.


Renault-Nissan's future up to private shareholders - Japan

3 Dec 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has told French president Emmanuel Macron the future of the Renault-Nissan alliance was up to private shareholders.


US, Canada and Mexico sign 'updated NAFTA' deal

30 Nov 2018 | Graeme Roberts

This morning in Argentina, President Trump joined the presidents of Mexico and Canada to sign an update to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).


Novelis to expand Brazil aluminium rolling and recycling plant

14 Nov 2018 | Simon Warburton

"It's very important for the state of Sao Paulo to contribute to this high value-added project. Sao Paulo needs initiatives like this that promote the economic, social and environmental development of the state. Investe's role is to help companies to install or develop their businesses and in doing so, improve economic potential, generate jobs, income and increase the production supply chain and logistics involved," said Sergio Costa, the agency's director


Brazilian Volkswagen T-Cross slightly larger than European version

5 Nov 2018 | Fernando Calmon

The production version of Volkswagen's compact T-Cross SUV was unveiled simultaneously in Amsterdam (Netherlands), Shanghai (China) and Sao Paulo (Brazil) recently. It is the first SUV VW has made in Brazil - at its Sao Jose dos Pinhais manufacturing plant in the southern state of Parana.



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