Tag: South America

Peugeot Landtrek Is A Versatile Pickup Truck Not Available In Western Markets

Peugeot has been plotting a pickup truck for emerging markets for a few years now, and they have just unveiled it. It’s called the Landtrek, it is highly versatile and will launch in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa at first, before arriving in other markets. Mind you, Europe is not expected to be among them. […]

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Opel Expanding To Colombia And Ecuador From Summer 2020

PSA is not only undoing Opel’s retreat from some markets dating from the GM era, but is also expanding the German brand into new markets. The automaker has announced the introduction of the Opel brand into Colombia and Ecuador from the summer of 2020. Initially, Opel will debut in these South American markets with four […]

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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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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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