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BorgWarner provides compact turbo for VW Nivus

24 September 2020 | Dave Leggett

BorgWarner provides compact turbo for VW Nivus Dave Leggett BorgWarner has expanded the supply of its compact B01 turbocharger by equipping the newly launched Volkswagen Nivus crossover in Brazil. ... read more


Visteon gives VW new infotainment platform

21 May 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Visteon gives VW new infotainment platform Graeme Roberts Visteon is supplying a new infotainment platform for Volkswagen Group's (VW) new Nivus model for Brazil. The automaker is launching ... read more


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


Brazil reaches 15 years of flex-fuel vehicles

11 May 2018 | Fernando Calmon

Brazil reaches 15 years of flex-fuel vehicles Fernando Calmon In March 2003 Brazil's auto industry began producing flexible-fuel cars powered by engines capable of running either on ethanol or pe... 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


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


VW Brazil and Prevent Group end relations

12 September 2016 | Fernando Calmon

VW Brazil and Prevent Group end relations Fernando Calmon Production at the three Volkswagen Brazil manufacturing plants (São Bernardo do Campo and Taubaté in São Paulo state; S&... 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


Flex-fuel i3 Peugeot Brazil's economy champion

3 May 2016 | Fernando Calmon

Flex-fuel i3 Peugeot Brazil's economy champion Fernando Calmon The model year 2017 Peugeot 208 brings with it the Brazilian debut of PSA's 1.2-litre/122 cubic inch, three-cylinder, flex-fuel eng... read more


Exports the only bright spot in Brazil's 2015

11 January 2016 | Fernando Calmon

Exports the only bright spot in Brazil's 2015 Fernando Calmon The only positive result for the Brazilian auto industry in 2015 was vehicle export volume jumping 25% to 416,955 units, heavy vehic... 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: BASF spends US$3.5m to expand waterborne paint production

14 April 2014 | Graeme Roberts

BRAZIL: BASF spends US$3.5m to expand waterborne paint production Graeme Roberts BASF has spent EUR2.5m (US$3.5m) at its Demarchi coatings site, located in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, to e... 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: Fox BlueMotion debuts Volkswagen three cylinder engine

22 July 2013 | Fernando Calmon

BRAZIL: Fox BlueMotion debuts Volkswagen three cylinder engine Fernando Calmon The most modern Volkswagen engine has made its Brazil debut in the Fox BlueMotion, the fuel economy-focused version. ... 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: 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


BRAZIL: Magna Seating acquires Pabsa

14 January 2011 | just-auto.com editorial team

BRAZIL: Magna Seating acquires Pabsa just-auto.com editorial team Magna Seating has acquired automotive seat supplier Pabsa S.A.  The new entity will operate as Magna Seating Argentina. Pabsa... read more


BRAZIL: VW move helps suppliers' cashflow

23 February 2010 | just-auto.com editorial team

BRAZIL: VW move helps suppliers' cashflow just-auto.com editorial team A Volkswagen Brazil initiative is helping cash-strapped suppliers with short-term working capital needs. The move came after ... read more


BRAZIL: Production slips as imports rise but auto investment continues

30 November 2009 | just-auto.com editorial team

BRAZIL: Production slips as imports rise but auto investment continues just-auto.com editorial team Vehicle production in Brazil will this year be below domestic sales for the first time since 1995. ... 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: VW launches flexfuel Polo Bluemotion

22 April 2009 | just-auto.com editorial team

BRAZIL: VW launches flexfuel Polo Bluemotion just-auto.com editorial team Volkswagen has recently introduced the fuel-efficient BlueMotion sub-brand in Brazil with the Polo but with one crucial diffe... 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


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