Tag: Brazil

Apple Fined $2 Million for Selling iPhones Without Charger in Brazil

Apple has been fined nearly $2 million in Brazil for selling iPhones without a charger in the box, citing environmental reasons. The fine has been imposed by Procon-SP, the Brazilian consumer protection regulator in Sāo Paulo. Apple has been roughly fined R$10.5 million, which is roughly equivalent to US$2 million. Apple has also been accused […]

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Ford Ceases All Production In Brazil As It Moves To Restructure Its South American Operations

Shortly after abandoning plans for an Indian joint venture with Mahindra, Ford has announced they’re restructuring their South American operations. The big news is the closure of the Camaçari, Taubaté and Troller plants in Brazil. Main production at the Camaçari and Taubaté plants will “cease immediately,” although some parts production will continue for a few […]

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Mercedes Shutting Down Passenger Car Production In Brazil Due To Pandemic-Related Issues

Back in 2013, Daimler announced plans for building a new facility tasked with the manufacturing of passenger cars for the Brazilian market. It would be located in Iracemapolis, in the state of Sao Paulo. Three years later the factory was finished and was churning out C-Class and GLA crossovers. Unfortunately, this year’s coronavirus pandemic has […]

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Watch This Woman Mistakenly Drive Her MINI Onto A Circuit During A Race

<!––> <!––> The driver of a Mini Cooper drove onto the Interlagos circuit in Brazil over the weekend during an official Sao Paulo Automobile Championship race. The race, made up exclusively of Mercedes-Benz models, was proceeding as normal until a white Mini Cooper found its way onto the circuit, forcing race officials to deploy the […]

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Updated 2021 Fiat Mobi For South America Gains $8,500 Trekking Variant With SUV-Like Ground Clearance

More than four years after its debut in South America in mid-2016, the Fiat Mobi city car has received a series of updates for the 2021MY. The most important of them is the addition of a new Trekking variant which tops the range as a crossover-flavored alternative to the lesser Easy and Like trim levels. […]

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Latin America’s 2022 VW Taos Has Different Engine, Infotainment System Than U.S. Model

The 2022 Volkswagen Taos had two world premieres yesterday, one in the United States and another one in Argentina. That’s because VW will sell two slightly different versions of the Taos compact SUV in the Americas. The one for Latin America will be made at the General Pacheco plant near Buenos Aires for the entire […]

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You Wouldn’t Want To Be Inside A Hyundai HB20, One Of Brazil’s Best Sellers, If It Crashes

Having tested the previous Hyundai HB20 last year to a four-star adult occupant and three-star child occupant protection, Latin NCAP has performed an audit test on the replacement of the subcompact car, with disastrous results. According to the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) for Latin America and the Caribbean, the HB20, which is one of […]

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Get A Better Look At The New VW Taos In South American Specification

Volkswagen continues teasing the upcoming Taos compact SUV, this time in South America. The automaker’s Brazilian and Argentinean subsidiaries have released three photos of the new Taos featuring a full-body camouflage in shades of Blue Jewel and Dark Shadow. The camouflage design was created by Jose Pavone, VW’s Head of Design for South America, to […]

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