Americas

JLR Launches SUV Production in Brazil

June 14, 2016 at 3:05 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. has begun assembling SUVs at its new factory in Itatiaia, Brazil.

Union Threatens Auto Strikes in Canada

June 10, 2016 at 12:16 AM

The union representing hourly auto workers in Canada tells The Detroit News it will have “no choice” but to strike this autumn if contract talks fail to solidify commitments to keep current plants open.

Kia Agrees to More Modest Tax Breaks for Plant in Mexico

June 09, 2016 at 12:20 AM

Kia Motors Corp. has agreed to accept more modest tax breaks for the assembly plant it is completing in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, according to Gov.

BAIC Ponders an Auto Plant in Mexico

June 06, 2016 at 12:00 AM

BAIC Motor Corp. began selling Chinese-made cars in Mexico late last week.

Toyota Launches New Takata Recalls in China, Europe, Japan

June 01, 2016 at 10:41 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling another 485,000 vehicles in Japan, China and Europe to replace Takata Corp. airbag inflators that could misfire.

U.S. Virgin Islands Sues Takata, Honda Over Airbag Inflators

May 27, 2016 at 12:16 AM

The U.S. Virgin Islands has sued Takata Corp. and Honda Motor Co., claiming the companies were negligent and committed fraud by selling airbags with inflators that could explode, Reuters reports.

Bridgestone Divests Venezuelan Tire Operations

May 24, 2016 at 12:23 AM

Bridgestone Corp. has agreed to divest its tiremaking operations in Venezuela to the Corimon Group, a Caracas-based paints and resins conglomerate.

Nissan’s Mexico Sales Chief to Head Unit

May 17, 2016 at 1:11 PM

Nissan Motor Co. has named Mayra Gonzalez, currently its regional vice president of sales and marketing in Mexico, to take over as president of Nissan Mexicana on July 1.

GKN Launches Propshaft Production at New Mexican Facility

May 11, 2016 at 6:29 AM

GKN plc’s driveline operations has opened a plant in Villagran, Mexico, to build its next-generation XLi propshaft.

Mexico’s Auto Exports Drop 16%

May 09, 2016 at 5:44 PM

Exports of Mexican-made vehicles dropped to 197,000 cars and light-duty trucks in April from 233,500 units a year ago, the Mexican Automotive Industry Assn. (AMIA) reports.

Brazil’s Vehicle Market Shrank 28% in First Quarter

April 14, 2016 at 1:27 AM

Demand for new cars and trucks in Brazil plummeted to 481,300 units in the first quarter of 2016 from 674,300 in the same period last year, according to industry group ANFAVEA.

FCA to Source New Jeep from Mexico

April 11, 2016 at 1:09 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will supply the U.S. market with the replacement for its Jeep Compass and Patriot small SUVs from its factory in Toluca, Mexico, according to Automotive News.