Aerospace News

  • Mexico, US and Canada start first round of NAFTA renegotiations

    Government officials from the U.S., Mexico and Canada met in Washington, D.C., this Wednesday for the first of seven rounds of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). 

    U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer welcomed his Canadian and Mexican counterparts to Washington, D.C., for what he called a historic day.

    In an opening statement, the U.S. official acknowledged that NAFTA has benefited some

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  • Kia says its Mexican plant well positioned to deal with NAFTA renegotiation

    Kia Motors considers its assembly plant in Pesqueria, Nuevo Leon would be well-positioned to export its compact vehicles even if the upcoming renegotiation of NAFTA goes wrong. The facility started operations in May 2016 to build sedan and hatchback versions of the Forte, Rio and Hyundai Accent families.

    This week, in an exclusive

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  • Analyst: Toyota 4Runner, the SUV likely to build in Guanajuato

    Since Toyota Motor Corp announced its plans last week to build Tacoma pickups and possibly SUVs at the production plant currently under construction in Guanajuato, Mexico, speculation on the best way for the Japanese automaker to approach such shifts in production has led to different theories among industry analysts.

    "We're going to concentrate only on pickups at the beginning and are studying the potential for SUVs in the future,"

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  • Mexico’s auto production, exports grow at two-digit pace from January through July

    Global automakers manufactured last month 286,417 cars and light trucks at facilities in Mexico, 0.7% more than the 284,398 units produced same month of 2016 and a new record high for a month of July. Also, from January through July, a record of 2,170,732 light vehicles rolled out of auto plants in Mexico, meaning an increase of 10.8% compared to the 1,756,390 units produced over the same seven-month period of 2016. It is the first time that

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  • Here’s how sales of Mexico-made cars ended up in July across the US market

    Auto sales for Mexico-made vehicles in the U.S. market were marked in July by inventory issues in the Audi Q5, which saw a two-digit decline. Also in July, VW dealerships saw the arrival of the first all-new 2018 Tiguan SUV, one of the only two built-in-Mexico models to feature a third-row seat. Such vehicles are currently on high demand in the U.S.

    The following report does not necessary reflects that each vehicle from certain model

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