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Martinrea expanding operations
With a US$35 million investment, the Martinrea Plant is expanding its production by activating its Tandem Press in Guanajuato Puerto Interior, thus earning a position as the second major stamping plant in North America. The production area has a line of 5 presses with capacity for 5,900 tons, with r...
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 ...
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. Suc...
Instead of sedans, now Toyota plans to build pickups, possibly SUVs, in Guanajuato
Toyota Motor Corp announced it plans to build Tacoma pickups and possibly SUVs at the production plant currently under construction in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. That facility was originally intended for production of Corolla sedans, which instead will be built at a new manufacturing plant the...
Korea revving up automotive production in Mexico
With the release of the 2018 Accent model made in Mexico, Hyundai Motors is now joining the dynamic of growth of the Mexican automotive industry as a producer and world exporter; the Korean brand is planning to assemble initially 20,000 units at the KIA plant for the national market, but this volume...