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  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle production begins in Mexico

    The Volkswagen Beetle and Mexico are inexorably linked. From as far back as 1967 and running until 2003 when production ended for good, Volkswagen's Puebla factory produced the classic Beetle, and between 1998 and 2010 the factory was responsible for New Beetle production. Now, Volkswagen has officially started production of the new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle at the Puebla plant, marking the continuation of a long and successful history. The engine might not be in the back any more and nor is it air cooled, but the 2012 Beetle has clear visual links to its predecessor (and more so than the New...

  • 2011 Saab 9-4X
    First 2011 Saab 9-4X Rolls Off The Line In Mexico

    Saab is the quintessential Swedish brand, having been linked with the Scandinavian country for many years, being headquartered in Trollhattan and for having a reputation for designing quirky cars. However, in more recent years, that Swedish link is becoming harder and harder to find. For the past...

  • 2012 Volkswagen New Beetle rendering
    Rendered: 2012 Volkswagen New Beetle

    Volkswagen’s New Beetle has been on the market now for more than ten years and has enjoyed relatively strong sales despite the lack of significant upgrades during its life. More than one million New Beetles have been built at Volkswagen’s Puebla plant in Mexico and it looks like...

  • Chevy Spark concept
    Chinese-built Chevrolet Spark, Aveo and Lova could hit U.S. showrooms by 2011

    Just a few days ago we brought you a story about General Motors considering bringing small cars from China to the U.S. in order to bolster its sales in the segment. Currently, the carmaker is looking to sell around 17,300 Chinese-made vehicles in the U.S. by 2011 and over 50,000 units by 2014...

  • U.S.-market 2010 Buick LaCrosse
    GM looking to China to source next-gen affordable cars for U.S.

    Just a few days ago we told you General Motors would be looking to build more and more cars overseas as part of its restructuring plans, and that China was one of the first places they'd look. Today news that GM will in fact be bringing Chinese cars to the U.S. has begun to trickle out into the...

  • 2009 ford ka 003
    American launch of Fiat 500 may pave way for Ford Ka

    As Wall Street tumbles and Americans deal with the tough times, Ford is eying its global minicar, the Ka, for U.S. sale. The car had previously been rejected as incompatible with the American taste for large, powerful vehicles, but with the signing of the Fiat-Chrysler alliance earlier this month a...

  • 2010 Toyota Prius

    Toyota, Nissan and Honda all build cars in the U.S. General Motors, Chrysler and Ford all build cars in Mexico and Canada in addition to within the U.S. It's hard to know which car is built where as a consumer, and the American International Automobile Dealer's Association (AIADA) is upset over President Barack Obama's 'buy American' message in during the Chrysler bankruptcy announcement yesterday. The organization, which represents the 11,000 foreign nameplate car dealerships in the U.S., thinks the 'American' distinction is irrelevant. "In today’s globalized economy ’buying...

  • Ford to produce B-Max for Europe, U.S. could be in the cards as well
    Ford to produce B-Max for Europe, U.S. could be in the cards as well

    Small cars are the next step forward for better fuel economy and functional urban transport, and Ford has already announced it will be building six new models in Europe, and using them to broaden the U.S. lineup. One of those six is thought to be the all-new B-Max, designed to fit between the...

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