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  • Newswire

    Parts Shortages Halt Ford Venezuela Operations  

    Employees at the plant in Valencia say operations will be shut down through May because foreign-currency shortages are curtailing imports of parts....More
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    Industry Group Says Brazil Car Sales Rate Jumping  

    An industry executive says new-vehicle sales in the country so far this month are running about 30% ahead of March levels....More
  • Apr 11, 2014
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    Venezuela President Plays With Fire as Auto Sales Plunge

    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....More
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    Toyota Venezuela Suspends Production  

    The automaker, which dominates car production in the country, cites a parts shortage in shuttering the plant indefinitely....More
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    UPDATE 1-Brazil auto sales down in 2013, first time in a decade  

    By Brad Haynes and Marcela Ayres SAO PAULO, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Motor vehicle sales in Brazil fell last year for the first time in a decade as weak consumer confidence and tighter credit weighed on the world's fourth largest car market. Auto sales fell 0.9 percent in 2013 after averaging more than 10 percent annual growth in the previous 10 years, national automakers' association Anfavea said on Tuesday....More
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    Brazil New-Car Tax Edging Up in 2014  

    Many analysts expected the industrial products tax on cars and other consumer goods to return to the original rate of 7% after being cut to 2% in 2012, but the government instead will raise it to 3% in January....More
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    UPDATE 2-EU takes Brazil to WTO over "protectionist" car taxes  

    * EU unhappy with 30 percent tax on vehicle imports * EU is Brazil's top trading partner, seeking trade deal * Brazil says taxes respect international trade rules By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, Dec 19 (Reuters) - The EU launched a case against Brazil at the World Trade Organization on Thursday over the South American nation's taxes on imports from cars to computers, but insisted the dispute should have no bearing on delicate free-trade talks....More
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    Audi Chasing BMW by Boosting New-Product, Plant Investments  

    Volkswagen Group's luxury division says with the addition of factories in China and Mexico it will build more cars outside Germany than within the country in 2014....More
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    Jaguar Land Rover in Talks to Build Brazil Factory  

    A spokesman for the luxury marque owned by Indian automaker Tata confirms it is studying "installation of a manufacturing unit in the country," but a formal announcement isn't expected until Dec. 3....More
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Jul 11, 2014
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Vintage Car Owners Line Up for Fuel

“This is the greatest day ever!” declares Thomas Semaan, whose ’80 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray fueled up for a mere $8.60 instead of the $38 he would have paid for the same amount in today’s dollars....More
Jul 11, 2014
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Tesla Salespeople Would Make Great Museum Curators

The automaker’s salespeople do a couple of things right but enough wrong to finish dead last in a mystery-shopping study....More
Jul 10, 2014
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Barra Driving Change at GM

Under CEO Mary Barra, GM is the only one stepping up to change the conversation and fix the long-broken mechanisms for protecting consumers from potentially dangerous vehicle defects and compensating victims....More

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