Tag: South America

Citroën New C3 Is An Affordable SUV-Style Hatchback For India And South America

The third-generation Citroën C3 supermini received a facelift last year which will keep it relevant for a few more years, while the C3 Aircross was updated in 2021 in order to take on the crowded B-SUV segment. So what is this New C3 that was unveiled today? Well, according to Citroen, it is a “modern hatchback” developed for […]

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Facelifted 2022 Ram 1000 For South America Unveiled With Tougher Looks

A few months after the premiere of the facelifted Fiat Toro, Stellantis unveiled the updated Ram 1000 for certain South American markets with a series of visual and technological updates. Despite the fact that the Ram 1000 premiered in 2019, which is three years after the original Fiat Toro, the company decided to facelift them both […]

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2022 Commander Officially Revealed As The First Jeep Developed And Produced In Brazil

A few weeks after Jeep published the first set of official images and videos for the Commander, the SUV has been officially unveiled. The new Commander, developed and produced in Brazil, is based on the Small Wide Platform underpinning the Compass, but it features a longer and fully redesigned body allowing for a 7-seater cabin. Jeep’s […]

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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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Latin NCAP Advises Against Buying The Zero-Star Ka, Urges Ford To Make It Safer

After the Hyundai HB20, the Ford Ka, which is the second best-selling model in Brazil, was tested by Latin NCAP with the same disappointing result: a zero-star overall safety rating. Tested in frontal and side impact, whiplash and pedestrian protection, with two standard front airbags and without the optional Electronic Stability Control (ESC), the Ka […]

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Kia Blasted By Latin NCAP After Picanto Scores Zero Stars In Crash Test

After the Hyundai HB20 that was panned by Latin NCAP for its safety performance (or lack thereof), another model from the Hyundai-Kia group, the Picanto, is getting plenty of heat from the independent assessment program. Latin NCAP calls upon Kia to upgrade the Picanto (Morning) sold in South America after it scored zero stars during their […]

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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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