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Automakers race to Mexico as rising quality spurs factory gold rush

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2012
Toyota's plan to source cars from Mazda's new Mexican plant starting in 2015 highlights the auto industry's growing reliance on the Latin American nation as a quality production source as well as lower costs. Mexico's vehicle output is on pace to reach a record 2.86 million units in 2012.


With Ghosn and Leaf, Kevin Costner's 'Tin Cup' comes to mind

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2012
Hearing Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn acknowledge that Nissan will not sell 20,000 electric Leafs in America this year, despite his unfailing assurances otherwise for the past year, I couldn't help remembering the old Kevin Costner golfing movie Tin Cup.