Asian brands account for more than half of Mexico’s auto sales in the first quarter
During the first quarter of 2018, auto sales of Asian brands in Mexico accounted for the first time for more than half of total, grabbing a 54.6% of market share, according to figures of the Mexican Association of Automotive Distributors (AMDA). Auto sales in Mexico totaled 337,229 vehicles in the ...
Three Mexico-made small SUVs earn good ratings from IIHS for occupant protection
In a new round of evaluations, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has granted good ratings for occupant protection to 5 of 7 small SUVs tested in a passenger-side small overlap front crash.  Those who achieved good ratings were BMW X1; Chevrolet Equinox and its twin, the GMC Terrain...
US lowers key demand in NAFTA rules of origin
U.S. Trade representatives involved in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) gave in to one of the most controversial requests of the process, as the demand for regional content in cars dropped by 75% from 85%, revealed on Friday Eduardo Solis, president of the Mexican...
Ford recalls 350,000 SUVs and trucks that may roll away while parked
Ford is issuing a safety recall in North America for approximately 350,000 2018 Ford F-150 and 2018 Ford Expedition vehicles with 10-speed automatic transmissions as well as 2018 Ford F-650 and F-750 vehicles with 6-speed automatic transmissions for a potentially unseated transmission gear shift cab...
Heavy truck sales in Mexico down 4.9% during first quarter 2018
Last March retail sales of heavy vehicles were 3,318 units, a decrease of 8.5% over the same month last year. Following the same trend, but in a less pronounced way, wholesale sales reached a total of 3,368 units, which means 1.2% less than the same month of 2017. Retail sales are those from the de...

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