South America http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53480/more en Shell Eco-Marathon Detroit http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/shell-eco-marathon-detroit <div class="node-body gallery-body">Young, open minds undeterred by the fog of realism converged on Detroit’s Cobo Center over the weekend for the Shell Eco-marathon Americas, the ultimate fuel-economy challenge. About 1,000 students representing 110 high schools and colleges from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Guatamala brought their hand-built concepts.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/shell-eco-marathon-detroit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/shell-eco-marathon-detroit#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America South America North America - Regional Canada Brazil Mexico U.S. Batteries Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Ethanol Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Gasoline Product Development Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:04:00 +0000 1257721 at http://wardsauto.com Retaking Top Spot in Brazil Tough Nut for VW to Crack http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/retaking-top-spot-brazil-tough-nut-vw-crack <div class="field-byline"> Mauricio Savarese </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“VW tried to keep their leadership in the market by producing cars that are very safe, since Brazil has some of the deadliest roads in the world,” analyst Mauricio Muramoto says. “But Brazilians actually want better design. That is where the market is going.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/retaking-top-spot-brazil-tough-nut-vw-crack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/retaking-top-spot-brazil-tough-nut-vw-crack#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing South America Brazil Fiat Volkswagen Finance Sales Results Tariffs Trade Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1248331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Up city car helps prop up VW sales in Brazil.</strong></p> Brazil Vehicle Sales Down 2.6% in March http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/brazil-vehicle-sales-down-26-march <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brazil vehicle sales totaled 234,681 units for March 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/brazil-vehicle-sales-down-26-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/brazil-vehicle-sales-down-26-march#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing South America Brazil Auto Makers Sales Results Fri, 03 Apr 2015 12:36:00 +0000 1254451 at http://wardsauto.com 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>