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Mecaplast Group to acquire Key Plastics; deal includes two plants in Chihuahua
European auto supplier Mecaplast Group has agreed to acquire Michigan-based Key Plastics LLC in a bid to expand its global presence, according to a press release. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The deal is subject to regulatory approval. The acquisition would provide expans...
This is how the Audi Q5 is built in the new Mexican plant
Last week, production of the brand new Audi Q5 kicked off at the recently-constructed production facility in San Jose Chiapa, Puebla, Audi's first in the Americas. At full capacity, this plant will turn out 150,000 units a year and employ 4,200 local workers. Now the company has issued a series...
Infiniti reports best September sales ever in U.S. market
Nissan's luxury brand Infiniti reported sales of 11,413 vehicles in the U.S. during September, an increase of 11.7 percent versus prior year for its best September ever. With 4,359 vehicles sold, the Q50 Sports Sedan had an increase of 22.5 percent for its all-time best September. September mark...
Toyota Tacoma sales skyrocketed 35.4% during September in U.S. market
Sales of Toyota’s pickups jumped by double digits in September, reversing a downward trend that had plagued the company’s truck sales since June. Tacoma sales were up 35.4 percent compared to September 2015, a 4,000 vehicle sale increase. The Tacoma pickup truck is built in San Antonio and Ba...
Mexican auto production increases 2.4% during September; exports rise 8.8%
Mexican auto production rose 2.4 percent in September to 285,344 vehicles, the highest figure for this month ever, while exports increased by 8.8 percent to 235,612 units, also a record, according to the Mexican Automotive Industry Association. From January to September, auto production rose 0.9...