Tag: Brazil

2021 VW Nivus Debuts In South America As The Brand’s Smallest Crossover Coupe

Volkswagen has unveiled its newest and smallest crossover coupe in the form of the Nivus. Developed in Brazil for South America and for other international markets, including Europe, the Volkswagen Nivus is a subcompact crossover that shares the MQB underpinnings with the Polo hatchback and the Virtus sedan. At first, the Nivus will be available […]

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Europe’s New Car Sales Down 78 Percent In April, China Just Two Percent

If you thought March new car sales were catastrophic, you’re probably not prepared to face the April statistics. Since in many markets April was the first full month with restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus, sales plunged to historic lows. The worst hit region was Europe, where passenger car sales reached a record drop of […]

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Mystery SUV Caught During Testing, Could Be South America’s Rumored Fiat Toro SUV

A heavily camouflaged SUV model was caught testing wearing a set of hard covers and trying desperately to hide its identity. It’s believed to be either Fiat’s rumored Toro-based model designed specifically for the South American market or something else FCA is cooking for that region. The Italian car maker apparently is planning to expand […]

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2021 Fiat Strada Sends Toro Vibes In First Official Teaser

Last month, we saw a prototype of the Fiat Strada subcompact unibody pickup camouflaged in such a way it reminded of Tesla’s Cybertruck. We’re glad to say the finished product won’t look at all like the squashed pyramid-shaped electric truck but rather like a smaller version of the Fiat Toro compact pickup. In this first […]

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Ford Brazil’s 2020 Troller TX4 Debuts With Six-Speed Auto, Locking Rear Diff

Ford Brazil’s Troller brand has launched a new version of its T4 body-on-frame off-roader called TX4. The main change over the existing model is the fact that the TX4 packs a six-speed automatic transmission, whereas the T4 only comes with a six-speed manual. Sourced from the Ranger pickup, the gearbox is calibrated for driving on all […]

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2020 Fiat Strada Pickup’s New Camo Pays Homage To Tesla Cybertruck

Fiat continues testing its subcompact unibody pickup for South America in northern Europe’s frozen landscape but there’s an interesting change in the camouflage compared to the previous sighting. While older prototypes looked like cargo vans due to the camouflage, they now look like mini Tesla Cybertrucks. That’s because the provisional roofline drops abruptly from the […]

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Brazil’s Sporty VW Virtus GTS And Polo GTS Pack 148 HP Turbo-Four

Volkswagen is injecting some sportiness into South America’s Polo hatchback and Virtus sedan with the release of these new GTS models. Previewed at the 2018 Sao Paulo Motor Show by the pre-production Virtus GTS Concept, the new versions will hit the Brazilian market in early 2020. The VW Polo GTS and Virtus GTS are the […]

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Ford’s Troller T4 Off-Roader Refreshed For 2020, Remains A Brazil-Only Affair

Ford continues to improve its rugged Troller T4 off-roader in Brazil, with the automaker applying new updates to the 2020 model. The improvements are only aesthetic, as the Troller T4 introduces new combinations of exterior and interior colors, as well as new wheels. On the outside, the Ranger-based off-roader gains a new Dark London Gray […]

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