Brazil

Daimler plans to build Mercedes compact cars in Brazil

Sept. 8, 2013 06:01 CET
Daimler plans to build a new Mercedes factory in Brazil to benefit from growing demand for compact cars in the country, CEO Dieter Zetsche said.... Read More »

 

Daimler to build Mercedes compact cars in Brazil

9:45 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2013
Daimler AG plans to build a new Mercedes factory in Brazil to benefit from growing demand for compact cars in the country, CEO Dieter Zetsche told a German newspaper.... Read More »

 

Venerable VW bus bites the dust at 63

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2013
Volkswagen of America stopped importing the Microbus in 1979, but the beloved hippie van of yesteryear lived on elsewhere. Until now.... Read More »

 

Fiat renews deal with Brazil's Itau Unibanco bank

Aug. 21, 2013 13:08 CET
Fiat says it has renewed a commercial cooperation agreement with Brazilian bank Itau Unibanco to support its sales operations in Brazil.... Read More »

 

Daimler plans Mercedes C-class plant in Brazil, report says

Aug. 4, 2013 14:01 CET
Daimler plans a new factory in Brazil to build the C class, with initial annual capacity of about 20,000 vehicles, a report said.... Read More »

 

Brazil auto production sets new record in May

11:42 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2013
Brazil produced a record number of automobiles in May as car makers took advantage of tax breaks on locally made vehicles. Production edged up 0.3 percent from April to 348,100 new cars, trucks and buses, the national automakers association Anfavea said today.... Read More »

 

KEITH CRAIN

The more things change

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2013
It doesn't seem that long ago that a lot of us were driving station wagons. It looks to many like we have slowly migrated back into three-row vehicles.... Read More »

 

A small(er) Ford crossover for U.S.?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2013
Ford has developed a smaller, Fiesta-based crossover called the EcoSport in Brazil for global markets. Now executives are hinting that it may bring the EcoSport to the United States.... Read More »

 

Acura eyes emerging markets

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2013
Honda's Acura Division has mostly been a North American entity during its 28 years of existence, but Honda plans to take its upscale brand onto the global stage. Honda has announced plans to introduce Acura in Russia and the Ukraine in 2014 and move into Brazil and the Middle East in 2015. There is now a fledgling Acura sales operation in China that Honda aims to expand.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

U.S. and Brazil bright spots for Fiat-Chrysler as Europe declines

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2013
Global April sales for Fiat-Chrysler show how much the Americas, especially the U.S. and Brazil, are supporting the automaker as deliveries in Europe fall.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

U.S. and Brazil bright spots for Fiat-Chrysler as Europe declines

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2013
Global April sales for Fiat-Chrysler show how much the Americas, especially the U.S. and Brazil, are supporting the automaker as deliveries in Europe fall.... Read More »

 

Report: Vehicles sold in Brazil lack safety features

1:10 pm U.S. ET | May 13, 2013
Automakers are having widespread success selling vehicles in Brazil, but thousands of Brazilians are dying each year in auto accidents that experts blame on a combination of unsafe vehicles and often dangerous driving conditions, according to an Associated Press report.... Read More »

 

Audi may build Brazil plant but seeks clarity from government

May 5, 2013 06:01 CET
Audi will not build a vehicle assembly plant in Brazil until the laws governing what exactly is required to ensure a car is considered locally built are clarified, CEO Rupert Stadler said.... Read More »

 

Buy-sell activity, dealership values on the rise

11:12 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2013
Dealership buy-sell activity rose sharply at the end of 2012, and the upswing, which is pushing dealership values higher, is continuing during the first half of 2013.... Read More »

 

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