Automotive News

Report: Ford auto dealers in Mexico face branding crisis after canceled plant
At least 20 Ford auto dealerships in Mexico experiencing low sales have closed or shifted to other brands in the last months. The company faces a negative sentiment among Mexicans after it canceled a plan to build a US$ 1.6 billion plant in San Luis Potosi and announced it will move Focus production...
KIA estimates 150% rise in production at the Pesqueria, NL plant
The plan for 2017 is to reach 250,000 units, out of which 85% will be for export and 15% for the domestic market. To celebrate its first year of production in Mexico, Kia Motors premiered a 2.0 liter engine with Atkinson cycle for the 2018 Forte model, an evolved power source with better mileage. It...
FCA issues recall for 1.3 million sedans, SUVs
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued two voluntary recalls affecting more than 1.3 million vehicles worldwide. The first recall affects 770,853 vehicles around the world, including certain 2011-2015 Dodge Journeys sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico and certain 2011-2015 Fiat Freemont crossovers so...
Mexico becomes fifth largest market for Spain-based automaker SEAT
Spain-based automaker SEAT concluded the first half of 2017 with the best commercial result since 2001. The brand’s global sales grew by 13.7% compared to the same period in 2016, to a total figure of 246,500 vehicles, nearly 30,000 more cars than the 216,800 units sold in first half of previous y...
Toyota inaugurated offices in Queretaro
Toyota inaugurated its offices in Queretaro, which will become the central hub of the assembly plant that is currently being built in Apaseo el Grande. Queretaro's, Governor Francisco Dominguez Servien, detailed that despite not having assemblers, the State is a leader auto part producer, along with...