Foreign automotive companies continue to bring their operations to Mexico. This week, Faurecia and NSK Warner opened new assembly facilities in Guanajuato. Volkswagen projects the production of a new SUV in its Puebla plant and DHL doubled the capacity of its service center in Queretaro. In Nuevo Leon and Baja California, automated processes are on the way to becoming commonplace as the Industry 4.0 trend permeates Mexico.

Green vehicles are doing well as sales in this segment grew 27.3 percent during January. Additionally, Tesla will open 150 charging spots in Queretaro, Volkswagen has chosen battery and battery-related technology partners and Chevrolet will increase production volumes of its most successful EV model: Bolt.

National

Kia to export its Made-in-Mexico Forte and Rio to 23 new markets.

Ildefonso Guajardo by Gobierno de Aguascalientes. CC BY-SA 2.0

The 2019 Jetta will be launched on March 19th. The Jetta was the sixth top-selling vehicle in Mexico in 2017.

Ildefonso Guajardo trusts NAFTA 2.0 could be finished before the elections but quality of the FTA will not be compromised to meet political times.

The implementation of automated processes is projected to become commonplace in Monterrey.

Sales of green cars grows 27.3 percent in Mexico in February.

Volkswagen will produce a new SUV in its Puebla assembly plants.

Manufacturing companies in Baja California bet on automating production processes.

Six out of every 10 vehicles made in Mexico during February were SUVs.

80 percent of people will use their smartphones to look for a car.

State of Mexico, Nuevo Leon and Puebla were the automotive engines of Mexico in 2017.

DHL doubles the capacity of its service center in Queretaro.

NSK Warner opens new facility in Silao where clutch systems and components for automatic transmissions will be produced.

Faurecia opens new plant in Guanajuato focused on clean mobility.

Tesla will open 150 charging points for vehicles in Queretaro.

Vehicle sales on credit falls for the first time 2010 in January.

International

Chevrolet to increase the production volumes of Bolt to meet demand.

Chevy Bolt by Dave Pinter. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

US vehicle recalls are at their lowest levels since 2013. In 2016, 53 million vehicles were recalled in that country.

Lack of definition in rules of origin keeps Queretaro’s automotive industry on the lookout for negotiation results.

Mexico could reach the sixth position in terms of automotive production during 2018.

Automakers call for the elimination of trade barriers and the avoidance of new ones.

Tesla’s use of a magnetic motor using neodymium will spur the demand for that material.

Volkswagen picks partners to provide battery cells and related technology worth around US$25 billion.

South Korea expresses interest in becoming part of CPTPP.

Ford to recall 1.3 million Lincoln MKZ and Fusion in North America. 14,172 of these vehicles are in Mexico.

Mexico develops counterproposals on rules of origin.

 

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