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October sees the strongest monthly sales of 2017 for heavy trucks, buses in Mexico
Last October, manufacturers of buses, heavy trucks and tractor trucks in Mexico sold 4,451 commercial vehicles to dealers and distributors, 5.8% less than the 4,727 units sold in the tenth month of 2016, revealed the National Association of Bus, Heavy Truck and Tractor Truck Producers (ANPACT for it...
Volkswagen Puebla plant increases production, exports by 16.9% through September
The assembly plant of Volkswagen in Puebla reported an increase in production of 16.9% from January through September, while exports recorded the same percentage variation in that period. According to the Mexican Automotive Industry Association (AMIA), through the ninth month of 2017, the assembled...
Nissan relies on local production to keep its best-selling brand status
Nissan posted sales of 27,277 vehicles in the Mexican market during October, a 23.5% decrease compared to same month of 2016. October also marked Nissan’s 101 consecutive months as the best-selling brand in the country with a 24.1% market share.  The Nissan Versa led sales to 6,277 units, follow...
BMW Mexican plant to begin paint shop tests in four months
BMW Mexico confirmed that the construction of the San Luis Potosi plant is 75% completed, according to schedule to start production of the Series 3 model in the first half of 2019.  The president and general manager of the plant, Hermann Bohrer, estimated that in four months they will begin the co...
Volkswagen plans a full-electric, rear-wheel-drive successor for the Beetle
Volkswagen is developing a proposal to build an electric, rear-wheel-drive successor of the Beetle as part of a range of zero-emissions models based on its new MEB (Modular Electric Baukasten) platform, revealed UK-based automotive-oriented news outlet Autocar, citing as source no other than the Ger...