South America http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53480/more en FCA’s New Brazil Plant to Build Jeep Renegade http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-s-new-brazil-plant-build-jeep-renegade <div class="node-body article-body">Job One is expected by year’s end and initial 2-shift capacity is planned at 250,000 units per year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-s-new-brazil-plant-build-jeep-renegade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-s-new-brazil-plant-build-jeep-renegade#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific South America Brazil China Fiat Jeep Vehicle Assembly Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:19:00 +0000 995451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Renegade also likely headed for production in China.</strong></p> Colombia Ready With Program to Prop Up Auto Sector http://wardsauto.com/politics/colombia-ready-program-prop-auto-sector <div class="field-byline"> James Bargent </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The primary objective of the scheme is to help the domestic industry recover market share from inexpensive imports, notably by slashing tariffs on parts and materials imported for vehicle assembly.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/colombia-ready-program-prop-auto-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/colombia-ready-program-prop-auto-sector#comments Public Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Suppliers South America Colombia Auto Makers Suppliers Component Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:53:00 +0000 995431 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Four automakers account for 99% of local vehicle production.</strong></p> Venezuela President Plays With Fire as Auto Sales Plunge http://wardsauto.com/blog/venezuela-president-plays-fire-auto-sales-plunge <div class="node-body blog-body">New-vehicle deliveries tumbled 87% in January and 89.9% in February, marking the lowest level since 2003 when the country was ensnarled in a nationwide strike against Chavez.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/venezuela-president-plays-fire-auto-sales-plunge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/venezuela-president-plays-fire-auto-sales-plunge#comments Blog Politics Auto Makers South America Venezuela Chrysler Ford General Motors Toyota Capacity Utilization Globalization Laws/Law Enforcement Sales Results Tariffs Vehicle Assembly Nicholas Maduro Final Inspection Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 992121 at http://wardsauto.com Brazil Vehicle Sales Down 15.2% in March http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/brazil-vehicle-sales-down-152-march <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brazil vehicle sales totaled 240,807 units for March 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/brazil-vehicle-sales-down-152-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/brazil-vehicle-sales-down-152-march#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing South America Brazil Auto Makers Sales Results Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:25:00 +0000 992431 at http://wardsauto.com Argentina’s New Vehicle Tax Crippling Luxury Imports http://wardsauto.com/politics/argentina-s-new-vehicle-tax-crippling-luxury-imports <div class="field-byline"> Jonathan Gilbert </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The head of an industry trade group says not a single BMW, Mercedes, Porsche or Mitsubishi has been sold in Argentina since the tax hike took effect Jan. 1.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/argentina-s-new-vehicle-tax-crippling-luxury-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/argentina-s-new-vehicle-tax-crippling-luxury-imports#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Retail Auto Makers Sales & Marketing South America Argentina Audi BMW Honda Hyundai Mercedes Porsche Retail Finance Registrations Sales Results Tariffs Trade Association of Automobile Mfrs. Association of Car Dealerships Axel Kicillof Chamber for Automotive Trade Ruben Beato Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:21:00 +0000 978111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tax hike of 64% leaves BMW 328i in showroom going nowhere fast.</strong></p> Brazil Vehicle Sales Up 10.3% in February http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/brazil-vehicle-sales-103-february <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brazil vehicle sales totaled 259,357 units for February 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/brazil-vehicle-sales-103-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/brazil-vehicle-sales-103-february#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing South America Brazil Auto Makers Sales Results Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:41:00 +0000 972681 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-97 <div class="node-body article-body">Magna, Chinese partner for front-end-module JV; Chevy sources brake, chassis components from Grede North American foundries; Engineering students have designs on €100,000 top prize in Valeo competition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-97" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-97#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Africa / Middle East Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America South America Brazil China U.S. France Russia Bosch Chevrolet Land Rover Magna Valeo Body Component Future Products Global Sources Globalization OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Taillamps Vehicle Assembly AD Plastik Glohh Guangneng Rongneng Henniges ThyssenKrupp Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:10:00 +0000 958421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Henniges, Croatian supplier seal deal for Russian production.</strong></p> Toyota Venezuela Suspends Production http://wardsauto.com/toyota-venezuela-suspends-production <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker, which dominates car production in the country, cites a parts shortage in shuttering the plant indefinitely. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-venezuela-suspends-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Supply Chain South America Venezuela Politics Logistics Production Toyota Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:51:00 +0000 950871 at http://wardsauto.com EU Complaint Over Brazil Import Taxes Headed to WTO http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-complaint-over-brazil-import-taxes-headed-wto <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Analyst Stephan Keese is surprised the EU is taking its case against Brazil to the WTO, noting the additional tax is targeted more toward Asian imports than generally high-end European models.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-complaint-over-brazil-import-taxes-headed-wto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-complaint-over-brazil-import-taxes-headed-wto#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Suppliers South America Europe - Regional Brazil Audi BMW Fiat Ford General Motors Jaguar Land Rover Mercedes PSA Renault Volkswagen Global Sources Globalization Local Content Sales Results Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) European Association of Automotive Suppliers Inovar Auto Stephan Keese taxes Fri, 07 Feb 2014 11:12:00 +0000 945191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes imports get tax break as automaker grows Brazil footprint.</strong></p> Brazil Vehicle Sales Up 0.4% in January http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/brazil-vehicle-sales-04-january <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brazil vehicle sales totaled 312,619 units for January 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/brazil-vehicle-sales-04-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/brazil-vehicle-sales-04-january#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing South America Brazil Auto Makers Sales Results Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:15:00 +0000 948311 at http://wardsauto.com