Industry irked by illegal imports
The Mexican auto industry is griping about illegal imports.
Trade groups representing dealers, suppliers, automakers and truckmakers held a press conference last month. The groups said about one-tenth of the 13 million vehicles in the country are illegally imported, and most come from the United States. That costs the industry lost sales revenue and the country lost tax revenue.
The proposed solution: a national car registration system, handled at the dealership when vehicles are purchased.
GM honors 6 suppliers
Six Mexican suppliers were among General Motors' 173 suppliers of the year. They are: Nemak SA, Sanluis Rassini, Etal SA de CV, Airtemp de Mexico, Gates Rubber de Mexico, and Transmisiones y Equipos Mecanicos.
Honda now has 13 dealerships in Mexico, selling the Mexican-built Accord and imported Civics.
General Motors de Mexico has introduced the Cadillac Catera. The price: about $45,500.