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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


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


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


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


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: 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


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: 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: 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: 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: Magneti Marelli launches new injector technology

26 January 2009 | just-auto.com editorial team

BRAZIL: Magneti Marelli launches new injector technology just-auto.com editorial team Celebrating 30 years in Brazil, Magneti Marelli has opened what it believes to be the local auto industry's first... 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


EXCLUSIVE: BRAZIL: Auto executives remain upbeat

19 November 2007 | just-auto.com editorial team

EXCLUSIVE: BRAZIL: Auto executives remain upbeat just-auto.com editorial team Key Brazilian auto industry executives turned out in force for the Autodata Perspectives 2008 seminar in São Paulo, renew... 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: 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 wins CGI engine contract from MAN

5 September 2006 | just-auto.com editorial team

BRAZIL: Tupy wins CGI engine contract from MAN just-auto.com editorial team Tupy’s Maua manufacturing plant in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has won a new contract to supply compact graphite iron (CGI) engine b... read more


BRAZIL: Flex-fuel reaches 2m milestone

18 August 2006 | just-auto.com editorial team

BRAZIL: Flex-fuel reaches 2m milestone just-auto.com editorial team Sales in Brazil of flex-fuel vehicles that run on any combination of ethanol or petrol reached a milestone on Thursday, hitting the... read more


BRAZIL: DuPont eyes tripled auto paint revenue

15 August 2006 | just-auto.com editorial team

BRAZIL: DuPont eyes tripled auto paint revenue just-auto.com editorial team DuPont will triple its automotive coatings revenue in Brazil by year end 2006, compared to a 2002 baseline. Beyond regio... 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