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Turbocharging I3s a growing trend in Brazil

15 July 2016 | Fernando Calmon

Turbocharging I3s a growing trend in Brazil Fernando Calmon Turbo charging a one-litre, three-cylinder engine is a growing trend here in Brazil. Turbocharging itself is not a novelty here - back... read more


BRAZIL: Auto investments offset sales and production gloom

24 August 2015 | Fernando Calmon

BRAZIL: Auto investments offset sales and production gloom Fernando Calmon Production and sales results have been gloomy in Brazil all year but recent confirmation of four new auto investments provid... read more


BRAZIL: Three-cylinder turbocharged engines on 'fast forward'

1 December 2014 | Fernando Calmon

BRAZIL: Three-cylinder turbocharged engines on 'fast forward' Fernando Calmon At least three automakers here in Brazil are betting on turbocharger technology for their new, one-litre, three-cylinder ... read more


BRAZIL: Inovar-Auto programme encourages R&D centres

10 March 2014 | Fernando Calmon

BRAZIL: Inovar-Auto programme encourages R&D centres Fernando Calmon The Brazilian government's new Inovar-Auto regime introduced in 2013 has provided stimuli for the auto industry to invest a p... read more


BRAZIL: Honda opens R&D centre

28 February 2014 | Graeme Roberts

BRAZIL: Honda opens R&D centre Graeme Roberts Honda Automóveis do Brasil (HAB) has opened its new research and development centre in Sumaré following a spend of BRL100m. Th... read more


BRAZIL [photo added]: Honda strengthens local R&D, Acura debuts in 2015

24 October 2012 | Graeme Roberts

BRAZIL [photo added]: Honda strengthens local R&D, Acura debuts in 2015 Graeme Roberts Honda's Brazilian unit, which assembled some models including the Fit [Jazz] locally, will invest BRL100m (US$19... read more


BRAZIL: UK's MIRA setting up test labs

30 August 2011 | Fernando Calmon

BRAZIL: UK's MIRA setting up test labs Fernando Calmon UK vehicle test and development organisation MIRA is setting up a R$12m (US$7.5m) laboratory in Brazil to test electromagnetic interferences. ... read more


EXCLUSIVE: BRAZIL: Ford to import Fiesta earlier than planned

22 February 2010 | Fernando Calmon

EXCLUSIVE: BRAZIL: Ford to import Fiesta earlier than planned Fernando Calmon In what looks like a move to lessen dependence on the success of specific locally developed and built models like the Ec... read more


BRAZIL: Chery's ambitious plans include flexfuel

28 August 2009 | just-auto.com editorial team

BRAZIL: Chery's ambitious plans include flexfuel just-auto.com editorial team Imported from Uruguay and thus exempt from 35% import duty under the Mercosur trade accord, the Chinese Chery Tiggo is a ... read more


BRAZIL: Ethanol celebrates 30th birthday

17 June 2009 | just-auto.com editorial team

BRAZIL: Ethanol celebrates 30th birthday just-auto.com editorial team Ethanol fuel has now been on sale in Brazil for 30 years. In May 1979, only three and half years after the national programme ... read more


BRAZIL: Honda presents bio fuel motorcycle

11 March 2009 | just-auto.com editorial team

BRAZIL: Honda presents bio fuel motorcycle just-auto.com editorial team Honda claims it has developed the world's first production motorcycle powered by an eco-friendly fuel that mixes bio-ethanol an... read more


BRAZIL: Ford to make more use of local expertise

29 February 2008 | just-auto.com editorial team

BRAZIL: Ford to make more use of local expertise just-auto.com editorial team It seems certain that Brazil has lost to Mexico production of the sedan version of the new Fiesta for the American market... read more


EXCLUSIVE: BRAZIL: Toyota gain doesn't faze Lutz

2 July 2007 | just-auto.com editorial team

EXCLUSIVE: BRAZIL: Toyota gain doesn't faze Lutz just-auto.com editorial team General Motors product development head Bob Lutz does not seem bothered at the loss of world leadership to Toyota after 7... read more


BRAZIL: Toyota fields fresh flex models

23 May 2007 | just-auto.com editorial team

BRAZIL: Toyota fields fresh flex models just-auto.com editorial team Toyota is introducing cars that run on ethanol and petrol in Brazil at a time when such flexible-fuel vehicles are growing in popu... read more


EXCLUSIVE: BRAZIL: Japanese late for the flex-fuel era

24 January 2007 | just-auto.com editorial team

EXCLUSIVE: BRAZIL: Japanese late for the flex-fuel era just-auto.com editorial team Flex-fuel models accounted for 86% of cars and light commercials sold here in 2006. In Brazil, automobiles are not ... read more


BRAZIL: Auto makers competing for engineers

13 December 2006 | just-auto.com editorial team

BRAZIL: Auto makers competing for engineers just-auto.com editorial team Established in 1991 by five engineers, mostly from the auto industry, SAE Brasil became the first affiliate outside the US of ... read more


BRAZIL: Tupy/Sintercast win second Ford CGI casting contract

22 May 2006 | just-auto.com editorial team

BRAZIL: Tupy/Sintercast win second Ford CGI casting contract just-auto.com editorial team Following a successful experience with the critically acclaimed 2.7 litre V6 CGI diesel engine, Ford has conf... read more