Showing posts in the category of Mexico

Not Even an Accident Can Stop This Guy from Talking to the Press


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There are people who love media attention and there are those who are better off away from the spot light. The man in the video you are about to watch definitely belongs to the first category, as he doesn’t appear to be camera shy at all.

Kia Announces $1 Billion Investment in New Mexico Plant to Build Compact Cars


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Kia is the latest car manufacturer to announce a new plant in Mexico, with the Korean carmaker pledging to invest approximately $1 billion (€759 billion) in the new facility.

BMW to Build New $1 Billion Plant in Mexico, Production Starts in 2019


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BMW confirmed that it will invest roughly $1 billion (€0.73 billion) to build a new plant in Mexico near the city of San Luis Potosí in the state of the same name.

Chrysler to Sell Rebadged Mitsubishi Attrage Sedan in Mexico and China


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Mitsubishi has announced it will build its global compact sedan to Chrysler’s Mexican subsidiary for sale in Mexico starting November 2014. The five-year agreement will see the car compete in the B-segment, one of the largest in the Mexican market, which represented 23 percent (250,000 units) of total vehicle sales in 2013.

BMW Expected to Announce Mexico Manufacturing Plans This Week


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Mexico appears to be the next automotive hot spot, with most major manufacturers already having or planning production bases in the North American country. Following Daimler’s and Renault-Nissan’s joint production announcement last week, rival BMW is on the verge of unveiling manufacturing plans for Mexico.

Mercedes and Infiniti Confirm Joint Production of Compact Cars in Mexico


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Confirming earlier reports, the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG have announced they are significantly expanding their cooperation with joint development of premium compact vehicles and joint production in Mexico.

Fiat Starts Building 2015 500 Abarth and 2015 500 Turbo with 6-Speed Auto in Mexico


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Fiat has announced that production of the 2015MY versions of the 500 Abarth, 500 Abarth Cabrio and 500 Turbo that are available in North America with an optional six-speed automatic transmission has begun at its plant in Toluca, Mexico, with deliveries beginning later this summer.

Mercedes and Infiniti to Announce Joint Production of Compact Cars in Mexico on Friday


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Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, and Nissan, the owner of the Infiniti luxury brand, have reportedly finalized a joint venture deal to build future Mercedes and Infiniti compact cars in Mexico.

Kia Reportedly Planning to Build First-Ever Mexican Production Facility


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Mexico seems like a really hot place to invest in automotive manufacturing right now, and Kia, having become a pretty big global name, doesn’t want to be left out. Reportedly, the South Korean firm is looking to set up a facility in Mexico that would be able to churn out 300,000 vehicles per year.

Watch Mustached-Man in Nissan Maxima Humiliate Porsche 911 Turbo


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In yet another example of appearances ultimately being deceiving, a seemingly humble man in a meek Nissan Maxima 3.5 V6 went up against a 996-generation Porsche 911 Turbo on the drag strip – purportedly in the Mexican city of Chihuahua.

Dodge Driver Under Siege Rams Protesting Students Injuring 12 in Mexico


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Warning: Some images in video below are disturbing

This could have ended worse, much, much worse. A man in Morelia, Mexico, who somehow thought it would be a good idea to challenge a large group of protesting students blocking the road, ran over 12 people on Wednesday. Both fortunately and amazingly, no one was killed, with only one woman treated for multiple (non-life threatening) traumas, and the others, for minor injuries.

Nissan and Daimler Reportedly Set Up Mexican Joint Venture to Build Next-Gen GLA, Infinitis


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Nissan and Daimler are said to have agreed on plans for a 50-50 Mexican joint venture that will produce future Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz vehicles. According to an unnamed person with knowledge of the matter cited by Reuters, the two carmakers signed a memorandum of understanding last month to create the venture.

Foolish Baja Girl Lives Another Day to Perform Another Senseless Act


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Seriously, now, here's another one of those "you can't make this kind of stuff up" stories. When attending a race, the very last place you want to be as a spectator is in the middle of the track, yet for the stupidest of all reasons, a young girl deliberately walked across the line and stood with her back facing the oncoming racecar to have her picture taken.

Honda Starts Building the 2015 Fit at its New Plant in Mexico


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Honda celebrated the production start of the redesigned 2015 Fit at its new plant in Celaya, Mexico. The event was attended by Enrique Pena Nieto, president of Mexico, and Takanobu Ito, president & CEO of Honda Motor Co.

BMW Nearing Deal to Build First Ever Plant in Mexico?


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You may remember an article posted almost two years ago, which read that BMW was looking to construct a new factory in Mexico where it would ultimately build the 3-Series as well as front-wheel drive models. In North America, the Bavarians currently only operate out of Spartanburg, South Carolina, where they build most of their X- and all of their Z-badged models.

Mexico Set to Overtake Japan as No.2 Auto Exporter to U.S. in 2014


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Japan has traditionally ranked among the top two auto exporters to the U.S. since the 1970s, but that is about to change this year, when Mexico is tipped to take Japan’s place as the No. 2 auto exporter to the United States.

Seventh-Generation VW Golf Enters Production in Mexico for US Market


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The (now, over a year-old) seventh-generation VW Golf has just entered production in the manufacturer’s massive complex located in the Mexican province of Puebla. There, it will share the production line with the Beetle and Jetta.

Mazda Kicks Off Production at New Plant in Mexico with Mazda3 Sedan


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Mazda's brand new vehicle and engine assembly facility in Salamanca, Mexico, has started mass production earlier than originally anticipated (March, 2014), as the first car, a Mazda3 sedan destined for the US market, rolled off the factory line on Tuesday.

Aston Martin Says Hola to Mexico, will Open its First Ever Showroom


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British sports car maker Aston Martin is opening its wings and expanding its reach in the New World with the establishment of its first ever retail site in Mexico.

Located in Mexico City and scheduled to open for business in the first quarter of 2014, the new 4,500 sq.ft showroom will be capable of housing six Aston Martin cars.

Two Men Kidnapped from their Car Right in Front of a Policeman in Mexico City


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You can tell that a society is breaking apart when drug dealers, gang members and career criminals of all sorts have no problem kidnapping people from their cars in broad daylight (see another recent abduction here) right in front of the eyes of a police officer and dozens of citizens who stand helpless, afraid or sometimes even indifferent.