Americas

UPDATE: Trump Threatens Import Tax on Mexican-Made GM Cruze Cars

January 03, 2017 at 1:41 PM

President-elect Donald Trump threatens to impose a “big border tax” on Chevrolet Cruze small cars made by General Motors Co. in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico.

Ford Cancels $1.6 Billion Plant in Mexico

January 03, 2017 at 12:43 PM

Ford Motor Co. says it is dropping plans to build a $1.6 billion small-car assembly plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

Mexico Tops Canada in Exports to U.S.

December 06, 2016 at 3:38 PM

Mexico has surpassed Canada in the overall value of goods it ships to the U.S., according to the Dept. of Commerce.

UPDATE: PSA Expands Capacity in Argentina

December 06, 2016 at 3:04 PM

PSA Group says it will spend $320 million to expand production capacity at its Palomar manufacturing complex outside Buenos Aires, Argentina.

VW Truck & Bus to Invest €420 Million in Brazil

December 02, 2016 at 12:05 AM

Volkswagen AG's truck and bus business plans to invest about €420 million ($448 million) over the next five years to update its truck plant and commercial vehicle product lineup in Brazil.

Ford Says a Trump Tariff Won’t Alter Mexico Plans

November 16, 2016 at 1:34 AM

Ford Motor Co. CEO Mark Fields tells reporters the company won’t reduce its investment plans in Mexico even if president-elect Donald Trump makes good on his threat to impose a 35% import tariff on vehicles made there.

Renault Readies Expanded Crossover Lineup in Brazil

November 08, 2016 at 1:34 PM

Renault SA is finalizing plans to broaden its product lineup in Brazil with three crossover models next year.

Nissan Phases Out Production of Ancient Tsuru Sedan in Mexico

October 27, 2016 at 12:23 AM

Nissan Motor Co. says it will end production in May of the Tsuru, an entry-level sedan the company has been producing in Mexico since the early 1980s.

Honda Sketches Crossover for South America

October 18, 2016 at 8:26 AM

Honda Motor Co. has released a sketch of its WR-V concept crossover vehicle that will be unveiled next month at the Sao Paulo auto show.

Dana to Purchase Assets of Brazilian Driveline Company

October 12, 2016 at 8:41 AM

Dana Inc. says it has agreed to purchase certain manufacturing and other assets of Brazil’s Sifco SA, which has operated under judicial restructuring since 2014.

Audi Opens Its SUV Plant in Mexico

September 30, 2016 at 3:09 PM

Audi AG has formally opened its new €1.3 billion ($1.5 billion) factory in Puebla, Mexico, to make next-generation Q5 midsize crossover vehicles.

Tata to Sell Small Commercial Vehicles in Bolivia

September 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM

India’s Tata Motors Inc. has reached an agreement with Bolivian Auto Motors to market three of its small commercial truck models in Bolivia.