Americas

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.

Toyota to Hike Tacoma Truck Capacity in Mexico

September 15, 2016 at 12:22 AM

Toyota Motors Corp. says it will spend $150 million to boost annual output about 60% at its Tacoma midsize pickup truck factory in Tijuana, Mexico.

Kia Opens $1 Billion Factory in Mexico

September 08, 2016 at 1:51 AM

Kia Motors Corp. has officially launched production at its $1 billion assembly plant in Pesqueria, Mexico.

Mercedes Seeks Voluntary Layoffs in Brazil as Truck Sales Slump

August 25, 2016 at 4:30 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit hopes to trim 1,400 jobs at its truck plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, as sales continue to slump.

Toyota Resumes Output in Venezuela After 6-Month Hiatus

August 22, 2016 at 12:14 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. says it has resumed vehicle production in Cumana, Venezuela, after a shortage of hard currency forced a shutdown there six months ago.

Report: Ex-Governor in Mexico to be Charged with Corruption in Kia Plant Deal

August 10, 2016 at 8:41 AM

The former governor of Mexico’s state of Nuevo Leon and 30 other officials, family members and friends will be charged with corruption for granting excessive tax breaks for a Kia Motors Corp. assembly plant project, in Pesqueria, a government source tells Reuters.

Nissan Shows e-Bio Fuel Cell Concept Vehicle

August 05, 2016 at 10:10 AM

Nissan Motor Co. unveiled its e-Bio Fuel-Cell concept model this week in Brazil.