South America http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53480/more en Mexico Plant Aims to Raise Kia’s Americas Profile http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mexico-plant-aims-raise-kia-s-americas-profile <div class="node-body article-body">Plans for the 300,000-unit-capacity facility call for growing market penetration in Mexico, exporting vehicles to markets in Central America and supporting Kia and Hyundai operations in the U.S. through exports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mexico-plant-aims-raise-kia-s-americas-profile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mexico-plant-aims-raise-kia-s-americas-profile#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America South America South America - Regional Mexico U.S. Hyundai Kia Plants & Production Capacity Utilization Globalization Product Development Vehicle Assembly Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:41:00 +0000 1248441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kia to build Forte compact at Mexico plant; pickup not in play for now.</strong></p> Colorado High Country Puts GM on New Path in Thailand http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/colorado-high-country-puts-gm-new-path-thailand <div class="node-body article-body">Chevrolet’s first product geared to its new focus on the pickup/SUV end of the market is the Colorado High Country, a niche model that will fill a longstanding gap in the brand’s Thai truck portfolio. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/colorado-high-country-puts-gm-new-path-thailand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/colorado-high-country-puts-gm-new-path-thailand#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South America Brazil India Thailand Chevrolet Sales & Marketing Product Development Vehicle Assembly Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1245321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Colorado designed in Brazil, tailored to Thai market.</span></p> Renault Expanding Argentina Production http://wardsauto.com/renault-expanding-argentina-production <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The French automaker will invest $100 million in its Santa Isabel plant to begin assembling Logan and Sandero models next year for sale in Europe under the entry-level Dacia brand.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/renault-expanding-argentina-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe South America Argentina France Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Vehicle Assembly Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:23:00 +0000 1240511 at http://wardsauto.com Brazil Negotiates Car-Import Quota Extension With Mexico http://wardsauto.com/brazil-negotiates-car-import-quota-extension-mexico <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The countries' original 2012 agreement set a March 17 expiration date for Brazil's tariffs of up to 35% on imports of Mexican vehicles, but Brazil won an extension to buy time for its struggling auto industry to recover.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/brazil-negotiates-car-import-quota-extension-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics North America South America Brazil Mexico Tariffs Trade Sun, 08 Mar 2015 16:39:00 +0000 1238751 at http://wardsauto.com Brazil Vehicle Sales Down 28.3% in February http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/brazil-vehicle-sales-down-283-february <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brazil vehicle sales totaled 185,961 units for February 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/brazil-vehicle-sales-down-283-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/brazil-vehicle-sales-down-283-february#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing South America Brazil Auto Makers Sales Results Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:26:00 +0000 1237981 at http://wardsauto.com WTO to Referee Car-Import Dispute Between EU, Brazil http://wardsauto.com/politics/wto-referee-car-import-dispute-between-eu-brazil <div class="field-byline"> Alan Osborn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some European automakers have set up manufacturing plants in Brazil to get around the country’s steep taxes on imported cars. Thus a WTO ruling demanding an end to the taxes might not be wholly to the liking of everybody in the EU.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/wto-referee-car-import-dispute-between-eu-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/wto-referee-car-import-dispute-between-eu-brazil#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe South America Europe - Regional Brazil BMW Jaguar Land Rover Volkswagen Sales & Marketing European Commission OE-Supplier Relations Production Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:58:00 +0000 1236501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>WTO ruling against Brazil could cost BMW local manufacturing benefit.</strong></p> FCA Design Chief: Renegade, 500X Styles Go Own Ways http://wardsauto.com/europe/fca-design-chief-renegade-500x-styles-go-own-ways <div class="node-body article-body">“Today the worst choice, when it comes to decide on a product strategy, is to not choose – banking on something very generic in order to appeal to everyone,” Lorenzo Ramaciotti says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/fca-design-chief-renegade-500x-styles-go-own-ways" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/fca-design-chief-renegade-500x-styles-go-own-ways#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology North America South America Brazil U.S. Italy Fiat Jeep Sales & Marketing Design Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Globalization Product Development Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:02:00 +0000 1234021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ramaciotti seeks to stir car buyers&rsquo; emotions.</strong></p> Brazil, Mexico Continue Talks on Auto-Trade Deal http://wardsauto.com/brazil-mexico-continue-talks-auto-trade-deal <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Mexico wants a 2012 agreement limiting vehicle exports into Brazil to expire as scheduled on March 19, while Brazil wants to extend the quota another three to five years.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/brazil-mexico-continue-talks-auto-trade-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics North America South America Brazil Mexico Trade Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:21:00 +0000 1234341 at http://wardsauto.com Brazil Vehicle Sales Down 18.8% in January http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/brazil-vehicle-sales-down-188-january <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brazil vehicle sales totaled 253,807 units for January 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/brazil-vehicle-sales-down-188-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/brazil-vehicle-sales-down-188-january#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing South America Brazil Auto Makers Thu, 05 Feb 2015 16:54:00 +0000 1219121 at http://wardsauto.com Bosch Priority: Keep Technology Focused on Consumer http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-priority-keep-technology-focused-consumer <div class="node-body article-body">Fully automated driving can be expected in the decade after 2020. But Bosch already offers driver-assistance functions which represent important first steps, Bosch Americas chief Werner Struth says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-priority-keep-technology-focused-consumer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-priority-keep-technology-focused-consumer#comments Public Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America South America Europe - Regional North America - Regional South America - Regional Bosch Autonomous Vehicles Global Sources Information & Entertainment Internet Safety Tue, 03 Feb 2015 11:41:00 +0000 1213141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bosch Americas chief Struth</strong></p>