Tag: South America

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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2019 Mitsubishi L200 With No Airbags Gets Crash-Tested Into ZERO Star Safety Rating

You know those stickers that say ‘no airbags, we die like real men’? Well, it’s going to be a horrible death should you be in a car that lacks this safety feature, which is mandatory in Western markets. Latin America is one of the few places where legislation doesn’t force automakers to equip the base […]

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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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2020 Chevrolet Onix Shows The Hatchback Side Of Its Personality In South America

The latest-generation Chevrolet Onix may have debuted in China as a sedan, but in South America the subcompact model follows tradition and is available as a five-door hatchback as well. Customers from Brazil, Argentina, and other Latin American markets will be able to buy it both as a hatchback, in which case the name is […]

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Ram 1000 Pickup Is A Rebadged Fiat Toro For Certain Latin American Markets

The Fiat Toro is a compact unibody pickup sold in several Latin American markets, including Brazil and Argentina. Since it, too, belongs to FCA, Ram recently started selling a rebadged Toro under the 1000 moniker in countries where it’s better positioned than Fiat, such as Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, […]

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Chevrolet Will Build 2020 Onix Sedan In Mexico But Won’t Bring It Stateside

General Motors announced that the all-new Onix subcompact sedan will be built at its San Luis Potosi plant in Mexico for both local and other Latin American markets. The plant, which is currently building the Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Trax and GMC Terrain crossovers, cut one of three shifts on August 12, so this recent announcement […]

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