Americas

Production, Exports Rise in Mexico

July 10, 2018 at 1:30 AM

Mexico’s output of cars and light trucks rose 1% to 349,200 units in June, but domestic sales fell 6% to 119,700 units, according to industry group AMIA.

Mexico’s New President Backs NAFTA Talks

July 09, 2018 at 9:10 AM

Mexico President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he will support the government’s current trade position in its trilateral NAFTA talks with Canada and the U.S.

Hella Expands Mexican Operations

June 25, 2018 at 10:15 AM

Germany’s Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. has opened a new electronics plant in Apaseo el Grande, Mexico.

Alcoa, Rio Tinto Partner on Carbon-Free Aluminum Process

May 11, 2018 at 10:51 AM

Alcoa Corp. and Rio Tinto Group are forming a joint venture to further develop and commercialize Alcoa’s carbon-free aluminum smelting process.

VW to Launch its First SUV in Brazil Next Year

April 04, 2018 at 5:24 PM

Volkswagen AG says it will spend 2 billion reais ($599 million) to launch production of its all-new T-Cross small SUV/crossover vehicle in Brazil.

Toyota Unveils Flex-Fuel Hybrid for Brazil

March 20, 2018 at 2:29 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. has developed a prototype Prius hybrid with a flex-fuel engine that can run on gasoline or ethanol.

Car Sales in Mexico Drop 7%

March 19, 2018 at 5:04 PM

New-car sales in Mexico sagged 7% to 109,500 units in February, the Mexican Assn. of Automobile Distributors (AMDA) reports.

Mexico’s Car Production Climbs 14% to New High

February 12, 2018 at 2:30 PM

Mexico’s auto industry produced a record 3.93 million vehicles last year, according to updated figures from the Mexican Automotive Industry Assn.

PSA Ponders S. American Partnership, Warns on U.K. Plant

January 18, 2018 at 5:30 PM

PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares tells reporters in Detroit he is “very open” to forming an alliance to serve the South American market, Reuters reports.

Chassis Brakes International Opens Mexico Plant

January 09, 2018 at 3:17 PM

Eindhoven, Netherlands-based Chassis Brakes International (CBI) is opening a plant in Queretaro, Mexico, to supply brake calipers and rotors to two unnamed carmakers.

Car Sales Plunge in Mexico

January 04, 2018 at 3:41 PM

Demand for new cars in Mexico plummeted 18% to 158,700 units in December, according to the Mexican Automobile Distributors Assn. (AMDA).

Mexico Sets New Auto Production, Export Highs

December 07, 2017 at 2:49 AM

Mexico’s auto industry has already surpassed last year’s totals for the production and export of cars and light trucks, according to the Mexican Auto Industry Assn.