Volkswagen halts Jetta production in Puebla due to teamsters strike in Brazil
A strike of teamsters in Brazil affected the supply of engines for the Volkswagen plant in Puebla, hence production of the new Jetta was suspended from Monday to Wednesday this week, union leaders reported to local media. Since a week ago the truckers conflict began to affect the facility four, wh...
FCA confirms plans for midsize pickup to be built in Mexico
Last Friday, Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA), unveiled the company's business plan for the next five years, his last move before his expected retirement at the end of the year.  The plan highlights a strategy to make the Jeep, Ram, Maserati and Alfa Romeo brands the ma...
This is how auto sales ended up in the NAFTA region during May 
Despite gas prices nearing US$ 3 a gallon for the first time in years, U.S. auto sales exceeded all expectations with a 4.7% increase during May to 1.59 million vehicles, boosted by a strong job market, light-truck demand and holiday deals. It is the third increase in monthly sales this year. The s...
Auto sales in Mexico decline for 12th month in a row
For the 12th consecutive month, car sales in Mexico fell during May. The decline on this occasion was 6.9% as result of the sale of 114,492 units, according to the Mexican Auto Dealers Association. Year-to-date sales are now of 560,986 vehicles through May, which represents an 8.9% decrease. Given ...
Next-gen Mazda3 to be unveiled at the L.A. Auto Show in November
The fourth generation of the Mazda3 will be unveiled at Los Angeles Auto Show in November before going on sale in 2019, according to British car site AutoExpress, which paired the report with a few images of what it claims to be the production model. The unit, heavily inspired by the Kai concept th...

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