Automotive News

Japanese investment arriving in Guanajuato
The Governor of Guanajuato, Miguel Marquez Marquez, announced the arrival of three investment projects from Japan valued at US$30 million, from the firms Minamida, Ogawa and Kyoto Platec, located in the municipalities of Leon and Silao. Kyoto Platec will start operations by the end of the year and i...
Ford lowers output at Hermosillo plant
Edit  Ford just announced it will build the Focus in China instead of Hermosillo Amid low sales in the mid-size sedan segment around the U.S. market, Ford Motor Company is lowering its output at the Hermosillo assembly plant with assorted shutdowns which will result in 1,400 less Ford Fusions dur...
Volkswagen de Mexico executive to take charge of Tennessee plant
Volkswagen of America announced a change of leadership at the Chattanooga, Tennessee plant. Current top executive Christian Koch is returning to Germany to pursue his next assignment for the automaker.  Koch will be replaced by Antonio Pinto, current vice president of production and logistics in V...
Sales of hybrid, electric vehicles nearly tripled during first quarter in Mexico
Sales of hybrid and electric vehicles kept its strong pace during March totaling 1,140 units, which represents an increase of 80.4% compared to the same month of 2016, data from the Mexican Auto Industry Association (AMIA) shows. Just 21 of the units were full electric models, while the resting 1,11...
Queretaro, spearhead in automotive electronics
In 2016, the electric and electronic equipment manufacturing sector recorded FDI worth US$75.5 million in Queretaro. The development of electronic components for the automotive sector has become a potential niche for the industry in Queretaro, with growth rates higher than 200% in the last year, acc...