The week in automotive was filled with mixed results. On the one hand, USMCA’s ratification process continues but there is still no clear date for Canada and the US to give the agreement the OK. Sales results keep plummeting in Mexico, although PHEV results show a promising future OEMs with an electric offering. Ready for [...]

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USMCA’s ratification by the Mexican government was received well by the local automotive industry. JETRO pointed out that UMSCA will underpin Mexico as an exports base to the US, guaranteeing automotive exports for up to 2.6 million vehicles per year. However, there is still road to cover before the agreement is enforced. According to the [...]

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2019 Hyundai Ioniq Limited by Ailette Córdova, MBP The future is electric; there is no way around it. As OEMs continue to electrify their lineups and take advantage of the electrification revolution, new hybrids are reaching the Mexican market. Though the penetration of green vehicles in Mexico is still at a nascent stage with only [...]

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On Wednesday, Mexico took another step toward renewing its commercial relations with the US and Canada. With 114 votes in favor, the Mexican Senate approved USMCA and sent it back to President López Obrador for ratification. According to the Ministry of Economy, USMCA will bring certainty for investors to continue supporting trade as a motor [...]

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US Tariffs on Mexican products may be cancelled for now, but Mexico’s automotive industry took some collateral damage. While ANPACT announced that the suspension of these tariffs prevented a strong hit on Mexico’s automotive exports, some investments destined for to Guanajuato Puerto Interior were put on stand-by. AMDA warned that the coming US presidential elections [...]

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It was a relatively calm week for the Mexican automotive industry until US President Donald Trump announced a 5 percent tariff on all products imported from Mexico. According to Trump, these tariffs will be enforced starting June 10 and will increase until the influx of illegal immigrants arriving to the US through the US-Mexican border [...]

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Niki Lauda’s death, winner of three F1 championships in the 1970s, and Dieter Zetsche’s retirement, who led Mercedes-Benz to the top spot in the luxury segment in 2016, were among the biggest international automotive news this week. The US has finally eliminated tariffs on Mexican and Canadian steel and aluminum imports, paving the way for [...]

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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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