The Truth About Cars » Latin America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 04 May 2016 17:30:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Will an FCA Executive Return From Brazil With a New Ram? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/will-an-fca-executive-return-from-brazil-with-a-new-ram/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/will-an-fca-executive-return-from-brazil-with-a-new-ram/#comments Sat, 26 Mar 2016 14:58:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1312106 A top Ram executive is heading to Brazil next week as the truck maker increasingly cozies up to the idea of adding a smaller pickup to its lineup. The trip comes after Mike Manley, global head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Jeep and Ram brands, told The Detroit News that an “opportunity” exists in the U.S. midsize […]

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A top Ram executive is heading to Brazil next week as the truck maker increasingly cozies up to the idea of adding a smaller pickup to its lineup. The trip comes after Mike Manley, global head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Jeep and Ram brands, told The Detroit News that an “opportunity” exists in the U.S. midsize […]

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Nissan Greenlights Kicks for Latin America, Why Not Sell It In The US? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/nissan-greenlights-kicks-latin-america-not-sell-us/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/nissan-greenlights-kicks-latin-america-not-sell-us/#comments Tue, 05 Jan 2016 20:00:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1257697 Nissan said it will produce a vehicle based on the Kicks Concept car shown at the Sao Paulo Auto Show in 2014. It will be sold globally, beginning in Latin America this year. CEO Carlos Ghosn said the car appeals to Latin American markets that prefer compact crossovers. You know who else buys compact crossovers? You, and […]

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Nissan said it will produce a vehicle based on the Kicks Concept car shown at the Sao Paulo Auto Show in 2014. It will be sold globally, beginning in Latin America this year. CEO Carlos Ghosn said the car appeals to Latin American markets that prefer compact crossovers. You know who else buys compact crossovers? You, and […]

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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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Riding the Luxury Buses of Latin America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/riding-luxury-buses-latin-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/riding-luxury-buses-latin-america/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:34:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=895202 Traveling by bus is the preferred mode for the growing middle class throughout Latin America. White collar workers, government employees, and students take long-distance buses for many reasons. First, it is much less expensive than flying. Second, buses reach a lot more destinations than planes. Finally, even those who own cars prefer to let a […]

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Traveling by bus is the preferred mode for the growing middle class throughout Latin America. White collar workers, government employees, and students take long-distance buses for many reasons. First, it is much less expensive than flying. Second, buses reach a lot more destinations than planes. Finally, even those who own cars prefer to let a […]

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GM Moves EV Pack Production In-House, Almost Had A Commodore EV http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/gm-moves-ev-pack-production-in-house-almost-had-a-commodore-ev/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/gm-moves-ev-pack-production-in-house-almost-had-a-commodore-ev/#comments Thu, 15 May 2014 13:00:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=820874 Automotive News reports General Motors will bring production of the Chevrolet Spark EV’s battery pack in-house to its Brownstown Township plant in the Detroit metro area, having already moved the subcompact’s 85-kilowatt electric motors to White Marsh, Md. in 2013. The pack was originally assembled by A123 Systems before Wanxiang Group picked up the torch. […]

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Automotive News reports General Motors will bring production of the Chevrolet Spark EV’s battery pack in-house to its Brownstown Township plant in the Detroit metro area, having already moved the subcompact’s 85-kilowatt electric motors to White Marsh, Md. in 2013. The pack was originally assembled by A123 Systems before Wanxiang Group picked up the torch. […]

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New PSA Boss Tavares Prepares To Rebuild Company http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/new-psa-boss-tavares-prepares-to-rebuild-company/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/new-psa-boss-tavares-prepares-to-rebuild-company/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:15:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=797482 Though PSA Peugeot Citroen secured funding in a three-way deal between itself, the French government and Dongfeng, new boss and former Renault COO Carlos Tavares has a hard road ahead of him as he rebuilds the ailing automaker. Reuters reports Tavares will focus using the joint venture it shares with Dongfeng to go after 1.5 […]

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Though PSA Peugeot Citroen secured funding in a three-way deal between itself, the French government and Dongfeng, new boss and former Renault COO Carlos Tavares has a hard road ahead of him as he rebuilds the ailing automaker. Reuters reports Tavares will focus using the joint venture it shares with Dongfeng to go after 1.5 […]

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Japanese Automakers Find New Export Base, Opportunity In Mexico http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/japanese-automakers-find-new-export-base-opportunity-in-mexico/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/japanese-automakers-find-new-export-base-opportunity-in-mexico/#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:45:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=769626 Within four months of each other, Honda, Mazda and Nissan have opened new factories in Mexico, taking advantage of the opportunities within the nation’s automotive industry to grow a new export base into the United States, Latin America and Europe while also gaining ground in the rapidly expanding local market, all in direct challenge to […]

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Within four months of each other, Honda, Mazda and Nissan have opened new factories in Mexico, taking advantage of the opportunities within the nation’s automotive industry to grow a new export base into the United States, Latin America and Europe while also gaining ground in the rapidly expanding local market, all in direct challenge to […]

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Yamanouchi: Mazda’s Mexico Factory Key To Global Strategy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/yamanouchi-mazdas-mexico-factory-key-to-global-strategy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/yamanouchi-mazdas-mexico-factory-key-to-global-strategy/#comments Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:15:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=757201 Mazda Chairman Takashi Yamanouchi opened his company’s sole North American factory in Salamanca, Mexico, proclaiming the new factory the key to a global strategy “upon which the very future of [the] company hinges.” Automotive News reports the strategy with the factory — Mazda’s Structural Reform Plan — follows a three-pronged approach: a hedge against currency […]

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Mazda Chairman Takashi Yamanouchi opened his company’s sole North American factory in Salamanca, Mexico, proclaiming the new factory the key to a global strategy “upon which the very future of [the] company hinges.” Automotive News reports the strategy with the factory — Mazda’s Structural Reform Plan — follows a three-pronged approach: a hedge against currency […]

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Double Safety Standards Abound in Latin America, Global Markets http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/double-safety-standards-abound-in-latin-america-global-markets/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/double-safety-standards-abound-in-latin-america-global-markets/#comments Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:30:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=672538 Should you find yourself renting a Chevrolet Spark in Acapulco in the near future, beware: it won’t have the same safety features — as in none at all — as the Spark exported to your local dealership. In fact, unless a car or truck screwed together in Mexico is bound for the United States or […]

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Should you find yourself renting a Chevrolet Spark in Acapulco in the near future, beware: it won’t have the same safety features — as in none at all — as the Spark exported to your local dealership. In fact, unless a car or truck screwed together in Mexico is bound for the United States or […]

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Beyond The BRICs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/beyond-the-brics/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/beyond-the-brics/#comments Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:30:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=632226 Emerging markets have been a big theme at TTAC for the past few years, with our coverage going beyond the cursory articles on automotive developments in the BRIC countries. Our articles on places like North Africa and Indonesia aren’t always the most popular, but we keep an eye on them for a very important reason. […]

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Emerging markets have been a big theme at TTAC for the past few years, with our coverage going beyond the cursory articles on automotive developments in the BRIC countries. Our articles on places like North Africa and Indonesia aren’t always the most popular, but we keep an eye on them for a very important reason. […]

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Best Selling Cars Around The Globe: How The Chinese Are Setting Themselves Up For Success (Part 2: Latin America) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/best-selling-cars-around-the-globe-how-the-chinese-are-setting-themselves-up-for-success-part-2-latin-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/best-selling-cars-around-the-globe-how-the-chinese-are-setting-themselves-up-for-success-part-2-latin-america/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:41:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=490777 This is Part 2 of a 5 Part-series about how the Chinese car manufacturers are faring abroad. You can check out Part 1 about Africa here. If Chinese carmakers have started exporting to Africa in the early 00′s, they set foot in Latin America even earlier, with JAC starting to export trucks to Bolivia back […]

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This is Part 2 of a 5 Part-series about how the Chinese car manufacturers are faring abroad. You can check out Part 1 about Africa here. If Chinese carmakers have started exporting to Africa in the early 00′s, they set foot in Latin America even earlier, with JAC starting to export trucks to Bolivia back […]

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Treasury Lowers The Bar, Fiat Snags Another 5% Of Chrysler http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/treasury-lowers-the-bar-fiat-snags-another-5-of-chrysler/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/treasury-lowers-the-bar-fiat-snags-another-5-of-chrysler/#comments Tue, 12 Apr 2011 15:22:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=390995 Exactly a week ago, Fiat said it would up its stake in Chrysler “within weeks,” and according to the Detroit News, the deed is now done. Having earned 5% of Chrysler’s equity by building a FIRE-family engine in the US (for use in the Mexico-built Fiat 500), Chrysler had to confirm that it has brought […]

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Exactly a week ago, Fiat said it would up its stake in Chrysler “within weeks,” and according to the Detroit News, the deed is now done. Having earned 5% of Chrysler’s equity by building a FIRE-family engine in the US (for use in the Mexico-built Fiat 500), Chrysler had to confirm that it has brought […]

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