Automotive News

SUV sales in Mexico reach historic level in the first half of 2017
The SUV segment in Mexico posted record sales during the first half of the2017, totaling 159,773 units, an increase of 7.4% compared to the same period of 2016, according to data from the Mexican Auto Dealers Association (AMDA). Last June alone 28,186 units were sold, 7.8% more than the 26,122 unit...
Mexico-made Kia Forte earns Top Safety Pick Plus rating from IIHS
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded its best rating possible, Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+), to the Mexico-made 2017 Kia Forte built after March 2017 when equipped with optional front crash prevention and high intensity discharge (HID) headlights with Dynamic Bending Light. ...
First units of new Celaya-made Honda Fit arrive to North America dealerships
A new version of the Celaya-made Honda Fit began to arrive at Honda dealerships in North America this week with a new look, updated technology and new safety features.  At a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP1) starting at US$ 16,190, the Fit will be the most affordable car in America wit...
BMW training center set to open in San Luis Potosi by November
German automaker BMW plans to open its Training Center coming November. It will be the first building to formally start operations inside the complex in San Luis Potosi where the company aims to begin the 3 Series sedan production in 2019, local authorities revealed in a press conference.  Gustavo...
New Ford transmission plant starts operations on low-profile mode
Ford’s new transmission plant in Irapuato, Guanajuato, officially started operations last Thursday July 20 with no ceremony in place, according to El Universal newspaper.  The plant was built with a US$ 1.2 billion investment in the premises of supplier Getrag creating 2,000 new permanent jobs....