Americas

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.

Nissan: No Plans to Bring Terra SUV to U.S.

October 01, 2018 at 12:56 PM

Countering ongoing speculation, Nissan Motor Co. officials say the company has no plans to offer its new Terra midsize SUV in the U.S.

Mexico’s Vehicle Production Plateaus

September 10, 2018 at 3:16 PM

Mexico built a record 369,500 light-duty vehicles last month, up only 1,400 units from August 2017, industry group AMIA reports.

Pay Hike Averts VW Strike in Mexico

August 20, 2018 at 4:40 PM

Volkswagen AG has sidestepped a strike at its giant assembly complex in Puebla, Mexico, with a pay hike and richer benefits, Reuters reports.

U.S.-Mexico Trade Talks to Continue Next Week

August 17, 2018 at 5:30 PM

U.S. and Mexican negotiators say they are making good progress in talks to update the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement and will continue discussions next week.

Mexico’s Auto Production Slips

August 07, 2018 at 12:26 AM

Mexico’s output of cars in July declined 4%, and exports—excluding Nissan—dropped 6%, according to industry trade group AMIA.

Report: Ford May Sell South American Operations

August 02, 2018 at 6:07 PM

Ford Motor Co. is considering an exit from the South American market, sources tell Bloomberg News.