South America http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53480/more en 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> UPDATE 2-Ford takes $800 mln charge on Venezuelan currency woes http://wardsauto.com/update-2-ford-takes-800-mln-charge-venezuelan-currency-woes <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds analyst comment, details of Ford operations in Venezuela.)</p> <p>By Bernie Woodall</p> <p>Jan 23 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Friday it was taking a charge related to its Venezuelan operations that will cut fourth-quarter net profit by $700 million, as companies scramble to shield their bottom lines from the country's volatile currency.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-ford-takes-800-mln-charge-venezuelan-currency-woes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy South America Venezuela Finance Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:34:25 +0000 1209561 at http://wardsauto.com VW Brazil Workers End 10-Day Strike http://wardsauto.com/vw-brazil-workers-end-10-day-strike <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker agreed to reinstate 800 laid-off employees and, according to union officials, offer annual raises of 1% plus inflation adjustments through 2019.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-brazil-workers-end-10-day-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production South America Brazil Employment Labor & Human Resources Production Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:46:00 +0000 1202121 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 2-Brazil automakers expect small rebound from 2014 slump http://wardsauto.com/update-2-brazil-automakers-expect-small-rebound-2014-slump <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds industrial production figures)</p> <p>By Alberto Alerigi and Brad Haynes</p> <p>SAO PAULO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Automobile production in 2015 in Brazil will likely barely recover from a sharp plunge last year, as weak sales and exports drag on an industry quickly shedding jobs.</p> <p>Anfavea, the national automakers association, on Thursday forecast a 4.1 percent rise in vehicle output this year after a 15.3 percent drop in 2014 due to tighter credit, shaky consumer confidence and expiring tax breaks. Output rose 10 percent in 2013.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-brazil-automakers-expect-small-rebound-2014-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing South America Brazil Production Sales Results Thu, 08 Jan 2015 17:30:45 +0000 1195951 at http://wardsauto.com Brazil Vehicle Sales Up 4.5% in December http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/brazil-vehicle-sales-45-december <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brazil vehicle sales totaled 369,996 units for December 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/brazil-vehicle-sales-45-december" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/brazil-vehicle-sales-45-december#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing South America Brazil Auto Makers Sales Results Thu, 08 Jan 2015 15:09:00 +0000 1195911 at http://wardsauto.com Minimal Near-Term Relief Seen for Brazil http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/minimal-near-term-relief-seen-brazil <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Automotive Outlook </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Neither a better employment picture nor more widely available credit for car buyers is expected in 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/minimal-near-term-relief-seen-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/minimal-near-term-relief-seen-brazil#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing South America Brazil Audi General Motors Jeep Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing ANFAVEA Audi BMW Brazil Brazilian Chevy Trax Fenabrave Ford General Motors gm Guido Vildozo IHS Jaime Ardila Jeep Luxury Renegade Volkswagen VW Wed, 07 Jan 2015 11:04:00 +0000 1194671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Small CUVs such as Chevy Trax gaining popularity in Brazil.</strong></p> Smuggling Stalls Growth of Colombia’s Auto Industry http://wardsauto.com/politics/smuggling-stalls-growth-colombia-s-auto-industry <div class="field-byline"> James Bargent </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Large numbers of tires are smuggled into the country as a result of anti-dumping measures Colombia has taken against China, which ensure high tariffs on legal tire imports remain in place.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/smuggling-stalls-growth-colombia-s-auto-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/smuggling-stalls-growth-colombia-s-auto-industry#comments Public Auto Makers Politics South America Colombia Venezuela Laws/Law Enforcement Tariffs Trade Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:49:00 +0000 1171301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Police examine parts smuggled into Colombia from Venezuela.</strong></p>