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Mexico projected to surpass Brazil as top Latin American vehicle producer

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2014
Mexico is poised to overtake Brazil as the top Latin American automobile producer for the first time in more than a decade as surging exports to the U.S. spur factory openings and record output....
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Fiat Chrysler will achieve 2014 targets despite weak Europe, difficult Brazil, Marchionne says

June 13, 2014 15:53 CET
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said the company will meet its 2014 targets even though Europe shows no sign of improvement and the Brazilian car market will remain difficult....
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Brazilian Bronco?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Ford's Troller T4, introduced last week in Brazil, looks like a mixture of a Land Rover Defender, Jeep Wrangler and Suzuki Samurai....
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Ford expects 'significant' Q2 loss in South America

3:24 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2014
Ford expects to incur a "significant" loss in South America in the current quarter mainly due to low sales volumes and changes to Venezuela's foreign exchange rate....
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VW CEO Winterkorn pledges growth in U.S., Brazil

May 13, 2014 12:24 CET
Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn said the automaker will redouble efforts to boost flagging sales in the United States as well as grow in Brazil as VW chases Toyota's global sales lead....
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Who will build the new Jeeps?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
When the Allied armies won World War II overseas, they did so in a Jeep....
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BMW joins Mercedes defying Brazil auto-market decline

April 29, 2014 06:01 CET
Brazil's anemic auto market is getting a boost from affluent motorists buying Mercedes and BMW cars. The premium segment grew 32 percent in the first quarter amid total vehicle sales that fell 5 percent....
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VW to lay off 900 workers in Brazil

April 25, 2014 07:33 CET
VW will lay off about 900 workers at two Brazilian plants in response to sluggish demand for cars in Latin America's largest economy....
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Renault invests 240 million euros in Brazil

April 17, 2014 17:26 CET
Renault will invest 240 million euros ($331 million) to build additional vehicle models and a new logistics centre in Brazil....
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Ghosn sees 'bright spots' for carmakers as Europe revives

April 16, 2014 07:23 CET
Global carmakers will see rising demand this year as sales in China and the United States expand and Europe starts to grow again, Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said....
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PSA and Dongfeng may cooperate in Russia, Brazil

March 28, 2014 11:20 CET
Dongfeng Motor Chairman Xu Ping said his company's cooperation with PSA could be expanded to include Brazil and Russia, two regions where the French automaker must improve its financial performance....
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Volkswagen seeks clarification over Hyundai World Cup promotion

March 13, 2014 17:08 CET
Volkswagen, the sponsor of Brazil's soccer team, has contacted the country's soccer federation for clarification over a promotion by Hyundai linked to the team's performance at this year's World Cup....
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Fiat-Chrysler expects new plant to boost Brazil profitability

March 7, 2014 10:18 CET
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles expects a new plant in Brazil to boost its profitability in that market by 2017 after a cut to subsidies and currency effects hit profits there last year....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Ford tweaks India-built EcoSport for Europe

Feb. 11, 2014 08:05 CET
Ford has tweaked the EcoSport subcompact SUV for European markets as it hopes the model will help it return its operations in the recession-hit region to profit by 2015....
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Brazil auto sales down in 2013, first time in a decade

9:35 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2014
Light 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....
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Brazil to slowly roll back tax breaks on cars in 2014

3:38 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 24, 2013
The Brazilian government will gradually roll back tax breaks on cars next year amid worries from producers that higher duties could hit sales in the South American country....
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EU launches WTO dispute against Brazil to challenge car taxes

Dec. 19, 2013 12:08 CET
The EU launched a case against Brazil at the World Trade Organization to challenge Brazil's taxes on imports ranging from cars to computers....
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Ford plans to launch new Ka in Europe in 2015

Dec. 5, 2013 12:42 CET
Ford of Europe plans to launch a new Ka in the region in 2015 based on the Ka Concept unveiled in Brazil last month. The five-door model will replace the three-door Ka....
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Jaguar Land Rover to start Brazil output in 2016

Dec. 5, 2013 22:26 CET
Jaguar Land Rover plans to build a factory in Brazil with a capacity of 24,000 vehicles a year. Production should begin in 2016....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

VW's Piech: Not a quick study

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech said he understands Europe, China and Brazil but understands the United States only "to a certain degree so far."...
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Jaguar Land Rover plans $437 million Brazil factory, gov't sources say

Nov. 26, 2013 10:09 CET
Jaguar Land Rover will invest about 1 billion reais ($436.9 million) to build a new manufacturing plant in Brazil's state of Rio de Janeiro, three government sources told Reuters. Production at the factory, to be built in the city of Itatiaia, could begin as early as 2015....
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Jaguar Land Rover mulls car plant in Brazil

Nov. 14, 2013 13:25 CET
Jaguar Land Rover says it is studying the possibility of opening an assembly plant in Brazil, adding that it has ambitious plans to expand its manufacturing footprint outside the UK....
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Ford says Ka could build share in global markets

10:24 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2013
Ford introduced the Ka Concept today in Brazil, calling it the company's first global entrant in the sub-B small car segment. Ford executives say they want the Ka to help the company grow market share in developing markets around the world. Ford is counting on the Ka to follow in the footsteps of the EcoSport subcompact crossover...
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Continental to concentrate more on growth opportunities outside Europe

Oct. 23, 2013 15:40 CET
Continental is banking on growth outside Europe to help offset continued weakness in the region and is investing in adding tire production capacity in fast-growing markets....
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Jaguar Land Rover seeks Brazil carmaking experts; eyes entry into market

Oct. 10, 2013 10:28 CET
Jaguar Land Rover is seeking managers with manufacturing experience in Brazil as it mulls following rivals Audi, Mercedes and BMW in building a plant in world's fourth-biggest auto market....
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