Be it great comfort, a fun driving experience or a refined design, the sedan segment is a perfect testing ground for brands to showcase their best features because of the tough competition. Mexico Automotive Review took the 2019 Hyundai Elantra LIMITED TECH NAVI version for a spin to check out what the brand is bringing [...]

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The White House has postponed by six months its decision to impose tariffs of 25 percent on vehicle imports, which gives more breathing space to OEMs and suppliers exporting to that country. Meanwhile, Brazil plans a new trade mission targeting the auto parts industry in the Bajio region. According to CAMEBRA, Brazilian companies are interested [...]

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April was a good month for Mexico’s light-vehicle vehicle production and exports despite the downturn in domestic sales. Compared to the same month of 2018, Mexico’s car output increased by 2.02 percent and exports by 4.95 percent. According to Eduardo Solís, Executive President of AMIA, the country’s vehicle production and exports could increase by 3.5 [...]

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It was another rough week for the Mexican automotive industry. ProMéxico’s disappearance and the lowest sales performance in four years were the two harshest news of the week. In April, only 98,105 new vehicles were sold in the Mexican market, which entailed the lowest sales level since the same month of 2015. Of the three [...]

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In 2018, Mexico became the sixth-largest automotive producer worldwide and the country is still winding up. According to Eduardo Solís, President of AMIA, Mexico could reach fifth position by 2021. Chinese vehicle production in Mexico, the arrival of BMW and Mercedes-Benz to the country and a growing demand in the US are all factors fueling [...]

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It was a difficult week for the Mexican automotive industry. Not only did domestic sales dropped in March by 1.5 percent but also US President Donald Trump threatened to apply tariffs to Mexico-made vehicles. In a tweet, President Trump said the US could use tariffs as an economic penalty for US$500 billion worth of illegal [...]

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Mexico beat the UK and Canada and became the fourth largest automotive exporter by value. In 2018, Mexico’s automotive exports were worth US$49.4 billion, which meant a 19 percent increase compared to 2017. While the industry celebrated this milestone, the domestic vehicle market saw a challenging week after President López Obrador’s requested the analysis of [...]

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Several OEM and Tier 1 announcements made it solid week for automotive. Not only did Gestamp inaugurate a new facility in San Luis Potosi but Ford will shift production of Transit Connect from Spain to Mexico and the company’s plant in the State of Mexico will produce a new all-electric SUV inspired by Mustang. Volkswagen [...]

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The Bajio region crowned itself champion in FDI attraction in 2018. Queretaro’s auto parts industry attracted a record breaking US$313.8 million in 2018 as Guanajuato landed new investment projects and maintained a 1.5 percent economic growth in the first eight months of 2018. Projects such as Bosch’s plant in Apaseo el Grande are getting ready [...]

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After returning to the black in January, Mexico’s vehicle sales, production and exports fell in February. According to AMIA, contractions in assembly and exports were directly related to platforms changes. FCA Group, GM and Mazda reduced their vehicle output by 34.6 percent, 18.7 percent and 28.8 percent, respectively. INEGI data show sales dropped by 5.5 [...]

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