Showing posts in the category of Brazil

U.S. Paralympics Team Will Race In BMW Wheelchairs


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The USA's Paralympics track and field athletes will compete in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in BMWs.

GM To Invest $5 Billion In New Small Car Family For Emerging Markets


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General Motors is planning to spend $5 billion over the next several years to develop a new range of small cars based on a common architecture. The technology-rich vehicles will be built and sold as Chevrolets in China, Brazil, India, Mexico and other emerging markets.

Don’t Run From The Cops In Brazil!


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While in the US a helicopter may chase you as you’re trying to flee on the highway, in Brazil they don’t mess about and shoot at you from the air. Since the country has highly dangerous and organized crime gangs, the police needs to be prepared – they always pack some sort of automatic rifle or submachine gun and often use them.

U Spy: Is This Fiat's New Pickup Truck?


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A Carscoops reader snagged this photo of what is claimed to be Fiat's upcoming mid-size pickup truck with which it will compete against the Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger, Nissan Navara and VW Amarok.

Renault Tells The Story Of New Sandero RS In New Video


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Just when people thought there are no market segments left to invent, Renault has come up with the Sandero RS, probably the world’s first budget hot-hatch.

New Renault Sandero RS For Latin America With 145HP


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Renault must have had an old pile of 2.0-liter 145 hp engines lying around when it decided to create the Sandero RS, because that’s what powers it.

Granted, it’s only destined to be sold in this configuration in Latin America, a market where engines such as this are still prolific among new cars.

GM Gave Away Five New Cars To Loyal Customers Around The World


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As promised when it celebrated the milestone of 500 million units built worldwide, GM has surprised five loyal customers a free vehicle over the course of 48 hours.

Brazilian Giorgi Tevzadze-Wannabe Street Racing In Nissan 350Z


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Being an automotive daredevil at ridiculously fast speeds on highways is one of the most irresponsible and dumbest things you can do on the road.

Renault Sandero RS Has First Public Track Outing in Brazil


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Renault continues the teasing operation of the Sandero RS budget hot-hatch, although very revealing photos of the car have been released by a Brazilian website last week.

Brazilian Site Reveals Renault Sandero RS


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Brazilian site FlatOut has just released a set of low-res photos of the new Renault Sandero RS, a RenaultSport model destined for markets where such models aren’t available. The shots reveal the car will have different front and rear bumpers, larger side sills, 16-inch wheels and smoked lights at the back too.

Flood Swallows Up Bus in Brazil, Spits it Back out Again!


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Dirt roads built on unstable soil, with no consolidation underneath and no large trees nearby are very vulnerable in heavy rain situations. Entire roads can be swept away and vanish, or, like in this video from Brazil, they can turn into Swiss cheese…

Peugeot 2008 Is Now Made in Brazil Too


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Peugeot has started production of the 2008 crossover in Brazil, at the Porto Real plant. The French carmaker says the 2008 is the first car to illustrate its targeted product strategy at the global level.

Fiat Says Happy 450th Birthday Rio With Uno Special Edition


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To celebrate 450 years since the founding of Rio de Janeiro in March of 1565, Fiat is launching a special edition version of their Brazilian-built Uno.

Brazilian Biker's Road Rage Kick To Car Ends In Pain


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It's never a good idea to give in to road rage. Just stay cool no matter what, as in the end, it's always better to let it go and move on.

Did These Bikers Do The Right Thing Stopping Traffic On A Highway To Catch Runaway Dog?


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A group of bikers saved a dog's life, and possibly, the lives of other road users, when they stopped traffic to catch a scared canine that had previously jumped out of a car on a highway. The incident appears to have happened in Brazil.

Nissan Kicks Concept Given a Carnival Paint Scheme in Brazil


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The Nissan Kicks is obviously more than just a concept vehicle, otherwise the Japanese automaker wouldn’t have bothered giving it a new paint scheme. The Kicks previews a production model for the Brazilian market, and the reason for which the study has received a new livery is to pay homage to the world-famous Brazilian Carnival (February 13-18) and the GRES Academic Willow samba school.

Mercedes Breaks Ground on New Brazilian Plant, Will Build C-Class and GLA from 2016


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Mercedes-Benz continues the global expansion of its production facilities with a new plant in Iracemápolis, Brazil. It will start building C-Class and GLA models from 2016.

Toyota to Increase Production of Low-Cost Etios by 50 Percent


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Toyota has announced it will boost production of Etios models at its Sorocaba plant in Brazil from 74,000 units to 108,000 units a year, accounting for an increase of about 50 percent.

Nissan to Build New 76HP 3-Cylinder Petrol Engine in Brazil


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Nissan will build a new three-cylinder petrol engine at its powertrain plant located at its Resende Industrial Complex in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil.

Darling, I Shrunk the Porsche 928 – the Brazilian Way


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There’s nothing wrong with your screen’s resolution, nor is this a Porsche enthusiast’s Photoshop attempt. The car you’re looking at is a bonna-fide mini replica of the 928 – with a twist.