Americas

Toyota Aims to Make Brazil an Export Base

March 17, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Toyota Motor Co. tells reporters in Brazil it intends to increase local content for vehicles it makes there and begin exporting them to more countries in Latin America.

Bridgestone Targets 5%-6% Growth in Americas

March 14, 2017 at 12:16 AM

Bridgestone Corp. predicts its annual operating profit in North and South America will average between 5% and 6% over the next several years, enabling the region to contribute more than half the tiremaker’s group profits.

Nissan Confirms Mexico Plant Will Open in 2018

February 09, 2017 at 2:01 PM

Nissan Motor Co. says it will go forward with plans to begin making Infiniti-brand luxury QS30 small crossover vehicles in Mexico a year from now, regardless of the Trump administration’s vow to revamp or abandon the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Daimler Confirms Review of Nissan Venture in Mexico

February 03, 2017 at 1:04 AM

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche tells reporters that “question marks” have arisen about plans for the company and Nissan Motor Co. to share a small-car platform to carry Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti luxury vehicles.

China’s JAC Joins Mexican SUV Venture

February 03, 2017 at 12:17 AM

China’s Jianghuai Automobile Co. is setting up a production beachhead in North America through a new joint venture with Mexican assembler Giant Motors Latinoamerica SA and vehicle distributor Chori Co.

GM to Idle Plant in Brazil for 2 Weeks

February 02, 2017 at 1:15 AM

General Motors Co. has told workers at its assembly plant outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, that it will suspend production for two weeks beginning Feb. 13, according to the facility’s metalworking union.