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New JLR Brazil chief awaits revised local content rules

10 March 2017 | Fernando Calmon

New JLR Brazil chief awaits revised local content rules Fernando Calmon Eight months after opening its Brazilian assembly plant in Itatiaia, 174km/110 miles northwest of Rio de Janeiro City, Tat... 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


Jaguar Land Rover opens factory in Brazil

14 June 2016 | Dave Leggett

Jaguar Land Rover opens factory in Brazil Dave Leggett Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover has officially opened its factory in Brazil – its first wholly-owned manufacturing plant outside of the UK. T... read more


Jaguar Land Rover Brazil keeps to production timetable as CEO plans to quit

21 December 2015 | Fernando Calmon

Jaguar Land Rover Brazil keeps to production timetable as CEO plans to quit Fernando Calmon The first pre-production Brazilian Range Rover Evoque has left the line at the new Itatiaia, Rio de Janeiro... read more


BRAZIL: Four-door Renault Oroch pickup plugs a gap in the market

9 October 2015 | Fernando Calmon

BRAZIL: Four-door Renault Oroch pickup plugs a gap in the market Fernando Calmon Around four years ago, Renault-Nissan alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn visited Brazil and said the French automaker had ... read more


BRAZIL: Jaguar Land Rover confirms Evoque assembly

5 October 2015 | Graeme Roberts

BRAZIL: Jaguar Land Rover confirms Evoque assembly Graeme Roberts Jaguar Land Rover has (finally) confirmed that the Range Rover Evoque would join the Land Rover Discovery Sport in assembly at i... read more


ARGENTINA: Renault prepares for pickup truck launch

8 June 2015 | Graeme Roberts

ARGENTINA: Renault prepares for pickup truck launch Graeme Roberts Renault has alerted media to the pending launch of its first pickup truck, in Argentina. The truck launches at the Buenos Aires s... read more


BRAZIL: JLR to start assembly with Evoque in second quarter 2016

8 May 2015 | Fernando Calmon

BRAZIL: JLR to start assembly with Evoque in second quarter 2016 Fernando Calmon Jaguar Land Rover’s local subsidiary has always been rather vague about what it will produce at its under-constr... read more


ARGENTINA: Renault Argentina to make Dacia platform models

11 March 2015 | Dave Leggett

ARGENTINA: Renault Argentina to make Dacia platform models Dave Leggett Renault Argentina is to invest in the production of Dacia platform (but Renault badged) models at its Santa Isabel facility in ... read more


BRAZIL: JLR will assemble only new models locally

13 February 2015 | Fernando Calmon

BRAZIL: JLR will assemble only new models locally Fernando Calmon Though Jaguar Land Rover executives involved with the automaker in Brazil have learned not to divulge details of future new models or... read more


BRAZIL: JLR to decide soon on second model for new factory

8 December 2014 | Fernando Calmon

BRAZIL: JLR to decide soon on second model for new factory Fernando Calmon Jaguar Land Rover has started building its manufacturing plant in Itatiaia, in the east of Rio de Janeiro state, a... 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: Premium brands keep selling well

1 December 2014 | Graeme Roberts

BRAZIL: Premium brands keep selling well Graeme Roberts In contrast to the overall new car market in Brazil, which has been falling in 2014, with a 10% slump overall expected, premium models will see... read more


BRAZIL: Tata Jaguar Land Rover confirms new Disco Sport for Brazil facility

29 October 2014 | Dave Leggett

BRAZIL: Tata Jaguar Land Rover confirms new Disco Sport for Brazil facility Dave Leggett Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has confirmed, at the Sao Paulo International Motor Show, that its Land Rover Discover... read more


BRAZIL: JLR to start local assembly with Discovery Sport?

30 September 2014 | Fernando Calmon

BRAZIL: JLR to start local assembly with Discovery Sport? Fernando Calmon Local rumour suggests Tata Motors' Land Rover will kick-start production at its new manufacturing plant in Itatiaia, 110 mile... read more


BRAZIL: Auto investment attraction to endure - KPMG

13 June 2014 | Fernando Calmon

BRAZIL: Auto investment attraction to endure - KPMG Fernando Calmon A KPMG International survey of the auto industry showed that 40% of executives interviewed intend to invest in the Brazil... read more


BRAZIL: GM confirms investments and a new subcompact

31 March 2014 | Fernando Calmon

BRAZIL: GM confirms investments and a new subcompact Fernando Calmon During his visit to Brazil last week, GM’s international president Dan Ammann reaffirmed that plans for the Brazilian subsid... read more


BRAZIL: New importers' association vows no ties with Anfavea

25 February 2014 | Fernando Calmon

BRAZIL: New importers' association vows no ties with Anfavea Fernando Calmon For the first time since its foundation in 1956, the national automakers association Anfavea will co-exist with a similar ... read more


BRAZIL: Jaguar Land Rover still quiet on new plant product

9 December 2013 | Fernando Calmon

BRAZIL: Jaguar Land Rover still quiet on new plant product Fernando Calmon Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover strategy for Brazil apparently is not to reveal all its plans at once. So we now know for su... read more


BRAZIL: Tata Jaguar Land Rover announces plant for Brazil

5 December 2013 | Dave Leggett

BRAZIL: Tata Jaguar Land Rover announces plant for Brazil Dave Leggett As expected , Tata subsidiary Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has today announced plans for a manufacturing facility in Brazil. JLR'... read more


BRAZIL: Tata Jaguar Land Rover close to plant announcement

27 November 2013 | Dave Leggett

BRAZIL: Tata Jaguar Land Rover close to plant announcement Dave Leggett Tata Motors' premium car subsidiary Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is reportedly close to announcing plans for a new manufacturing pla... read more


UK: Tata's JLR still mulling Brazil plant

14 November 2013 | Graeme Roberts

UK: Tata's JLR still mulling Brazil plant Graeme Roberts Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover has said it was [still] studying the possibility of opening a manufacturing plant in Brazil. "A detailed fea... read more


COLOMBIA: Government rule cuts H1 truck sales

16 July 2013 | Juan Vargas

COLOMBIA: Government rule cuts H1 truck sales Juan Vargas A government decree which it made practically impossible to register new trucks above 10.5 tonnes this year – to protect smaller transp... read more


COLOMBIA [updated extra data 16:00]: Car sales fall reflects economy

18 June 2013 | Juan Vargas

COLOMBIA [updated extra data 16:00]: Car sales fall reflects economy Juan Vargas Colombian car sales in May were off 10.4% year on year (from 27,339 to 24,488) but that was nonetheless the secon... read more


BRAZIL: GM and Renault join the city car rush

31 May 2013 | Fernando Calmon

BRAZIL: GM and Renault join the city car rush Fernando Calmon Not long ago the subcompact market in Brazil was regarded as niche and far from attractive to automakers.  Current offerings are all... read more


COLOMBIA: Sales fell 23% YTD in Q1 but recovery is expected

24 April 2013 | Graeme Roberts

COLOMBIA: Sales fell 23% YTD in Q1 but recovery is expected Graeme Roberts The government announcement about reducing credit interest rates came as Colombian new car sales fell 23% YTD though month o... read more


BRAZIL: Chevrolet Prisma boosts compact saloon contest

21 March 2013 | Fernando Calmon

BRAZIL: Chevrolet Prisma boosts compact saloon contest Fernando Calmon The latest of 10 new model launches that have renewed 90% of the Chevrolet range in Brazil in just 20 months, the Prisma has arr... read more


BRAZIL: More competitive Mexico wins VW Golf supply race

25 February 2013 | Fernando Calmon

BRAZIL: More competitive Mexico wins VW Golf supply race Fernando Calmon Volkswagen has just announced it will build the seventh generation Golf alongside the Jetta and import it into Brazil from lat... read more


BRAZIL: PSA starts 208 output in expanded Porto Real plant

20 February 2013 | Fernando Calmon

BRAZIL: PSA starts 208 output in expanded Porto Real plant Fernando Calmon The attendance at an official opening event of PSA Peugeot Citroën CEO Philippe Varin and chairman Thierry Peugeot alon... read more


COLOMBIA – 2013 starts slow but forecast is 325,000 units

18 February 2013 | Juan Vargas

COLOMBIA – 2013 starts slow but forecast is 325,000 units Juan Vargas Colombian car sales dipped 4.2% year on year to 19,541 units in January but it was still the second best result for that month on... read more


COLOMBIA: Sales off 3% but 2012 still second best year ever

9 January 2013 | Juan Vargas

COLOMBIA: Sales off 3% but 2012 still second best year ever Juan Vargas A decrease in export market demand for Colombian products and commodities combined with domestic speculation about car tax refo... read more


PRODUCT EYE(S): São Paulo show becomes truly international

30 October 2012 | Fernando Calmon

PRODUCT EYE(S): São Paulo show becomes truly international Fernando Calmon The media preview days may have come and gone but the Sao Paulo motor show is still open to the public (until 4 Novemb... read more


BRAZIL/GERMANY: BMW on track for South American assembly plant

19 October 2012 | Graeme Roberts

BRAZIL/GERMANY: BMW on track for South American assembly plant Graeme Roberts BMW is set to build an assembly plant in Brazil to benefit from growing demand for luxury cars in South America's large... read more


COLOMBIA: August sales slow 10%, hold steady YTD

10 September 2012 | Juan Vargas

COLOMBIA: August sales slow 10%, hold steady YTD Juan Vargas After the Colombian peso devalued following the Central Bank's announcement that the economy was slowing, car sales fell to 25,662 units... read more


BRAZIL: After nine years, a new Ford EcoSport

13 August 2012 | Fernando Calmon

BRAZIL: After nine years, a new Ford EcoSport Fernando Calmon After a long, nine-year life cycle for the first Ford Brazil EcoSport compact SUV, finally comes the long-anticipated 'MkII' , clearly e... read more


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