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Ricardo and JLR launch face shield production

9 April 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Ricardo and JLR launch face shield production Graeme Roberts Engineering consultancy Ricardo said it was about to go into production manufacturing face shields which will be used by frontline NHS hea... read more


Ford brings another pseudo SUV to Brazil

9 February 2018 | Fernando Calmon

Ford brings another pseudo SUV to Brazil Fernando Calmon Unveiled in Brazil simultaneously with India , the Ka FreeStyle is a Ford "world project developed with the participation of several countrie... read more


Toyota expanding Brazil plant for Yaris

6 October 2017 | Fernando Calmon

Toyota expanding Brazil plant for Yaris Fernando Calmon Contrary to a claim by Nikkei Asia Review , Toyota will not 'squeeze' their Sorocaba plant, in the state of Sao Paulo, to produce the Yar... read more


Ford Brazil first to launch 1.5 litre I3

26 June 2017 | Fernando Calmon

Ford Brazil first to launch 1.5 litre I3 Fernando Calmon Ford Brazil is launching a new, 1.5 litre, three cylinder, flex fuel engine in the updated EcoSport. Internally known as Dragon, the engine in... read more


Toyota confirms Brazil engine production expansion

24 January 2017 | Fernando Calmon

Toyota confirms Brazil engine production expansion Fernando Calmon Starting in the second half of 2019, Toyota Brazil will add Corolla engine production at its Porto Feliz plant, in São Paulo ... read more


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


IAC opens Brazil cockpit plant supplying Jaguar Land Rover

15 June 2016 | Graeme Roberts

IAC opens Brazil cockpit plant supplying Jaguar Land Rover Graeme Roberts Global automotive interior components supplier International Automotive Components (IAC) has opened its first South Amer... read more


Toyota opens US$170m Brazil engine facility

11 May 2016 | Simon Warburton

Toyota opens US$170m Brazil engine facility Simon Warburton Toyota do Brasil LTDA (TDB) has opened its new US$170m engine manufacturing facility in the city of Porto Feliz, creating 320 direct jobs. ... read more


Toyota Venezuela exports parts to offset economic crisis

1 December 2015 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Venezuela exports parts to offset economic crisis Graeme Roberts Toyota's Venezuela unit has started exporting locally made car parts to generate hard currency income and help it withstand... 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: Toyota luring 19 suppliers to engine factory site

9 June 2014 | Fernando Calmon

BRAZIL: Toyota luring 19 suppliers to engine factory site Fernando Calmon At the cornerstone laying ceremony for its new Brazilian engine plant, Toyota said it plans to have 19 suppliers close to the... 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: TRW first to make electric steering in South America

8 October 2013 | Dave Leggett

BRAZIL: TRW first to make electric steering in South America Dave Leggett TRW says it is the only major steering manufacturer to produce an advanced electric steering system locally in Brazil. It ... read more


COLOMBIA: GM starts body part stamping to replace Chinese sourcing

11 July 2013 | Juan Vargas

COLOMBIA: GM starts body part stamping to replace Chinese sourcing Juan Vargas General Motors' Colombian plant Colomotores in Bogotá has begun stamping 11 body parts for Chevrolet mo... read more


BRAZIL: Inovar-Auto programme discussed at auto industry forum

9 April 2013 | Fernando Calmon

BRAZIL: Inovar-Auto programme discussed at auto industry forum Fernando Calmon The federal government of Brazil has again postponed restoring the full rate of IPI tax on cars by 1 July. Having kept t... read more


JAPAN: Toyoda Gosei to build auto parts plant in Brazil

25 February 2013 | Graeme Roberts

JAPAN: Toyoda Gosei to build auto parts plant in Brazil Graeme Roberts Japan's Toyoda Gosei will build a plant in a Sao Paulo suburb for the production of rubber and plastic automotive components to ... 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: Visteon supplies Ford EcoSport climate system

17 October 2012 | Graeme Roberts

BRAZIL: Visteon supplies Ford EcoSport climate system Graeme Roberts Visteon designed and is manufacturing key heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) components for the Ford Ecosport launc... read more


BRAZIL: New automotive regime likely to push prices down

12 October 2012 | Fernando Calmon

BRAZIL: New automotive regime likely to push prices down Fernando Calmon Long awaited and successively postponed, details of the new Brazilian automotive regime for the five years from 1 January, 201... read more


BRAZIL: Denso to produce engine control units In Brazil

16 August 2012 | Graeme Roberts

BRAZIL: Denso to produce engine control units In Brazil Graeme Roberts Denso has announced it will begin production of engine control units (ECUs) in Brazil in September. It will be the first comp... read more


BRAZIL: New auto rules could disrupt supply chain

11 April 2012 | Graeme Roberts

BRAZIL: New auto rules could disrupt supply chain Graeme Roberts Brazil's tougher new rules for automakers could cause supply problems, especially for producers that are building or plan to build t... 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


BRAZIL: Honda, new Civic launch, hit by parts shortage

27 June 2011 | Fernando Calmon

BRAZIL: Honda, new Civic launch, hit by parts shortage Fernando Calmon Among Japanese automakers with Brazilian factories, Honda has, by far, been the most affected by the 11 March earthquake/tsunami... read more


BRAZIL: Autoliv expands steering wheel ops in Brazil

14 June 2011 | just-auto.com editorial team

BRAZIL: Autoliv expands steering wheel ops in Brazil just-auto.com editorial team Autoliv has announced earlier that it is expanding steering wheel capacity at its location in Taubaté near Sao... read more


BRAZIL: China the elephant in forum room

28 April 2011 | Fernando Calmon

BRAZIL: China the elephant in forum room Fernando Calmon Some 700 participants gathered for the II Forum of the Automotive Industry, held in São Paulo by media group Automotive Business. There... read more


BRAZIL: Spare parts hard to find

15 February 2011 | Fernando Calmon

BRAZIL: Spare parts hard to find Fernando Calmon The financial crisis that had most of the world in its grip by the end of 2008 is now being reflected in the Brazilian spare parts market. During t... read more


BRIEFING FEATURE: Brazil

20 October 2010 | Dave Leggett

BRIEFING FEATURE: Brazil Dave Leggett Brazil is riding the crest of a wave. The impact of the international recession of last year on Brazil was muted by an effective fiscal stimulus package which b... 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: Crisis strikes unevenly

26 January 2009 | just-auto.com editorial team

BRAZIL: Crisis strikes unevenly just-auto.com editorial team Despite a 9% month on month rise in average daily sales in the first two weeks of January, vehicle inventories remain high and a... read more


BRAZIL: Ford ups Brazil investment in engines

29 April 2008 | just-auto.com editorial team

BRAZIL: Ford ups Brazil investment in engines just-auto.com editorial team Ford will invest some 600m Brazilian reals (USD358m) in its Brazilian Taubate plant to start output of next generation engin... read more


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