The Truth About Cars » Argentina http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 01 May 2016 16:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 China Automotive Exports Crashing Against Geopolitical, Currency Challenges http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/china-automotive-exports-crashing-geopolitical-currency-challenges/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/china-automotive-exports-crashing-geopolitical-currency-challenges/#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 19:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1065906 China may be a hotbed for automakers to bring in their latest and greatest, but exports of its automotive wares aren’t as hot these days. The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers reported a drop of 22 percent in exports of commercial and passenger vehicles during April, falling to 61,600 units shipped compared to the previous […]

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China may be a hotbed for automakers to bring in their latest and greatest, but exports of its automotive wares aren’t as hot these days. The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers reported a drop of 22 percent in exports of commercial and passenger vehicles during April, falling to 61,600 units shipped compared to the previous […]

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Dispatches do Brasil: Renault Re-Invents Itself in Latin America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/dispatches-brasil-renault-re-invents-latin-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/dispatches-brasil-renault-re-invents-latin-america/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1053257 Among the first to come to Brazil when the market was opened up again in the 1990s – after a hiatus of almost 50 years when this country closed itself off to the world – Renault has seemingly reached a limit in Brazil. Its market participation has hovered around 6 percent for years. Now, hungry for […]

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Among the first to come to Brazil when the market was opened up again in the 1990s – after a hiatus of almost 50 years when this country closed itself off to the world – Renault has seemingly reached a limit in Brazil. Its market participation has hovered around 6 percent for years. Now, hungry for […]

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On Peace, Freedom And The Fearsome Reputation Of The Ford Falcon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/on-peace-freedom-and-the-fearsome-reputation-of-the-ford-falcon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/on-peace-freedom-and-the-fearsome-reputation-of-the-ford-falcon/#comments Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:28:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=499694 Last week, I had the privilege of attending a Naturalization Ceremony. If you have never had the opportunity to be there when immigrants to our country take the oath of citizenship and exchange their Green Cards for their Naturalization Certificates, you are missing out on one of those special things that makes the United States […]

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Last week, I had the privilege of attending a Naturalization Ceremony. If you have never had the opportunity to be there when immigrants to our country take the oath of citizenship and exchange their Green Cards for their Naturalization Certificates, you are missing out on one of those special things that makes the United States […]

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Supreme Court Halts Human Rights Case Against Daimler http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/supreme-court-halts-human-rights-case-against-daimler/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/supreme-court-halts-human-rights-case-against-daimler/#comments Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:44:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485987 The American justice system has shown a large degree of overreach in the not so distant past, punishing or shaking down foreign companies for misdeeds performed on foreign soils by foreign perpetrators on foreign victims. This is not a matter of right or wrong. It is a matter of jurisdiction and sovereignty. Enough is enough, […]

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The American justice system has shown a large degree of overreach in the not so distant past, punishing or shaking down foreign companies for misdeeds performed on foreign soils by foreign perpetrators on foreign victims. This is not a matter of right or wrong. It is a matter of jurisdiction and sovereignty. Enough is enough, […]

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Adventures In Marketing: Outrun Satan’s Temptations In a Renault Clio http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/adventures-in-marketing-outrun-satans-temptations-in-a-renault-clio/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/adventures-in-marketing-outrun-satans-temptations-in-a-renault-clio/#comments Thu, 17 May 2012 15:30:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=444774 In 1999, you could still buy a brand-new Peugeot 504 in Argentina. With such a classic French automobile available, Renault’s marketers had to come up with an extra-special advertising gimmick to move those Clios off the lot. How about El Diablo? For you non-Spanish speakers (I can’t find a good subtitled version), it goes like […]

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In 1999, you could still buy a brand-new Peugeot 504 in Argentina. With such a classic French automobile available, Renault’s marketers had to come up with an extra-special advertising gimmick to move those Clios off the lot. How about El Diablo? For you non-Spanish speakers (I can’t find a good subtitled version), it goes like […]

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Argentina: Want To Sell Porsches? Export Our Wine And Olives http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/argentina-pushes-automakers-into-the-export-business/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/argentina-pushes-automakers-into-the-export-business/#comments Fri, 04 Nov 2011 15:20:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=416898 With a 35% import tax on new cars, Argentina is already a touch market for foreign brands seeking to bring cars into the country. But the Argentinean government has just made it  little bit harder by demanding that importers export an equal amount of Argentina-made goods for every car imported. As a result, Bloomberg reports that Porsche’s importer is […]

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With a 35% import tax on new cars, Argentina is already a touch market for foreign brands seeking to bring cars into the country. But the Argentinean government has just made it  little bit harder by demanding that importers export an equal amount of Argentina-made goods for every car imported. As a result, Bloomberg reports that Porsche’s importer is […]

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BBC Honors the Argentine Ford Falcon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/bbc-honors-the-argentine-ford-falcon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/bbc-honors-the-argentine-ford-falcon/#comments Sun, 12 Dec 2010 18:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=376843 When I researched the subject of cars built in relatively unchanged form for 20 or more years, the only American machine that met my criteria was the first-gen Ford Falcon (no, the Model T was not built during 20 model years and, no, the Ford Panther and GM B platforms changed too much to be […]

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When I researched the subject of cars built in relatively unchanged form for 20 or more years, the only American machine that met my criteria was the first-gen Ford Falcon (no, the Model T was not built during 20 model years and, no, the Ford Panther and GM B platforms changed too much to be […]

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Toyota Takes Their Lithium http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/toyota-takes-their-lithium/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/toyota-takes-their-lithium/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2010 19:51:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=342434 After years of spurning lithium ion batteries in favor of Nickel metal hydride cells, it seems Toyota might changing their mind. The Wall Street Journal reports that Toyota Tsusho Corp, which is 21.8% owned by Toyota Motor Corp., has secured the loans it needed from the Japanese government to buy a stake in a lithium […]

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After years of spurning lithium ion batteries in favor of Nickel metal hydride cells, it seems Toyota might changing their mind. The Wall Street Journal reports that Toyota Tsusho Corp, which is 21.8% owned by Toyota Motor Corp., has secured the loans it needed from the Japanese government to buy a stake in a lithium […]

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VW To Bring Amarok Pickup To America If We Promise To Buy 100k Units http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/vw-to-bring-amarok-pickup-to-america-if-we-promise-to-buy-100k-units/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/vw-to-bring-amarok-pickup-to-america-if-we-promise-to-buy-100k-units/#comments Wed, 16 Dec 2009 20:12:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=339405 The Argentinian-produced Volkswagen Amarok pickup might be coming to the US if VW thinks it can sell enough of them. VW of America’s Stephan Jacoby tells pickuptrucks.com “we’d have to sell at least 100,000 Amarok pickups to make it feasible.” But don’t get too excited: the only compact pickup to sell in those numbers is […]

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The Argentinian-produced Volkswagen Amarok pickup might be coming to the US if VW thinks it can sell enough of them. VW of America’s Stephan Jacoby tells pickuptrucks.com “we’d have to sell at least 100,000 Amarok pickups to make it feasible.” But don’t get too excited: the only compact pickup to sell in those numbers is […]

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