Americas

Nissan Sues Ghosn’s Sister for “Unjust Enrichment”

December 13, 2018 at 4:02 PM

Nissan Motor Co. rhas sued former Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s older sister in a Rio de Janeiro court for “unjust enrichment,” Reuters reports.

Argentina Convicts Two Ex-Ford Officials in Torture Case

December 11, 2018 at 5:48 PM

A court in Buenos Aires found two former executives of Ford Motor Co.’s factory guilty of aiding in the torture and kidnapping of 24 plant employees four decades ago.

Ford Offering Buyouts to Workers in Venezuela

December 06, 2018 at 9:47 AM

Ford Motor Co. is moving closer to shutting down production in Venezuela by offering severance payments to much of its remaining workforce there.

Cadillac Pulls the Plug on CT6 Hybrid in the U.S.

November 19, 2018 at 9:38 AM

General Motors Co.’s Cadillac unit will discontinue the plug-in hybrid variant of its CT6 luxury sedan in the U.S. when supplies of the 2018 model run out.

Toyota Readies Biofuel Hybrid

November 14, 2018 at 10:32 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to launch a flex-fuel version of its Prius hybrid car in Brazil within three years.

Brazil Approves New Incentives for Local Carmakers

November 09, 2018 at 2:04 AM

Brazil has approved a new package of tax breaks and other incentives for domestic carmakers to promote safer and more efficient vehicles in the country.

VW Readies Small Pickup Truck for Brazil

November 06, 2018 at 5:15 PM

Volkswagen AG says the Tarok compact pickup truck it unveiled in preproduction form yesterday will launch “soon” in Brazil.

Most Googled Car Brand: Toyota

November 06, 2018 at 10:37 AM

Toyota was the most Google-searched car brand in one-third (57) of 171 countries tracked over the last year by U.K. insurance provider Veygo, which is part of the Admiral Group. 

Conti to Open Electronics Plant in Mexico

November 05, 2018 at 8:11 AM

Continental AG plans to open a 258,000 sq-ft electronic components plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico, in 2020.

Report: Honda May Move Fit Production from Mexico to Japan

October 26, 2018 at 10:21 AM

Honda Motor Co. reportedly may supply the U.S. market with Fit small cars from Japan rather than Mexico.

VW Idles Brazilian Plant for 2 Weeks

October 09, 2018 at 1:19 AM

Volkswagen AG says it is halting production at its factory in Taubate, Brazil, for 20 days because of slumping sales in Argentina.

Ford to Halt Focus Car Production in Argentina

October 02, 2018 at 1:15 AM

Ford Motor Co. says it will stop making Focus small cars in Argentina in 2019 in a bid to cut operating losses in the region.