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    Troller R-X Concept is a Brazilian Ford Bronco for the new age
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    Until Ford bought it in 2007, Troller was an independent Brazilian brand that made the T4 and the Pantanal pickup. The T4, still in production, looks like a Jeep Wrangler hooked up with an old Ssangyong Korando and a snorkel. With Ford blood coursing through its design offices, the TR-X concept ...

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    Official: GM pumping $450M into Argentine plant for new model
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    General Motors has announced that it will invest $450 million in its Rosario Automotive Complex in Argentina between 2013 and 2015. The cash will go toward tooling up for an all-new Chevrolet product to be exported globally. Details concerning what that new vehicle could be or where exactly it ...

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    Report: VW ending Kombi production after 63-year run
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    No, the picture above is not that of a fully restored Volkswagen Bus. It is actually a 2012 Volkswagen Kombi that is still in production in Brazil... for now. Due to tougher safety regulations, the Kombi's days are numbered as Brazil's government is requiring all new cars to come with dual front ...

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    Official: BMW planning $261 million plant in Brazil
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    BMW has announced plans to invest 200 million euro ($261 million by current exchange rates) in a facility in Brazil. The move is an effort to counter Audi in one of the world's quickest-growing markets. BMW says it plans to produces upwards of 30,000 units a year at the Santa Catarina factory by ...

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    Official: Bugatti brings Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse "Gris Rafale" to Brazil
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    Bugatti's Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is downright well-known around these parts. Not only have we reported on the 1,200-horsepower Veyron selling for a pretty penny at Pebble Beach, we've seen a funnyman Leno take one for a pleasure cruise in SoCal. Apparently, Bugatti believes that the ...

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    Official: Hyundai shows new HB20X softroader in Brazil, production starts next year
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    Hyundai is launching a new line of cars exclusive to its Brazilian consumers called the HB (standing for "Hyundai Brasil"). After revealing the HB20 hatchback back in September, the new Hyundai HB20X made its official debut at the São Paulo Motor Show. This new Hyundai features a beefed-up ...

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    Official: Renault shows DCross Concept in Brazil
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    The São Paulo Motor Show continues to heat up and bring us interesting new vehicle unveilings. Next year, we may have to tough it out and trek down to Brazil for the 28th edition of the auto show. The most recent development from São Paulo is the Renault DCross concept. In what ...

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    Official: Honda shows Fit Twist for Brazil, promises Acura launch in 2015
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    Today at the São Paulo Motor Show, Honda unveiled the its new Fit Twist softroader. Based on the familiar Fit/Jazz subcompact, the Twist gets its own, distinctive grille and roof rails, along with unique front fascia, matte fender lips and what looks like more ground clearance for the ...

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    Teased: Volvo to reveal V60 Racing in 850 BTC racer tribute livery at São Paulo Auto Show
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    Though its reputation here in the States has been built almost solely on its reputation for safety, Volvo has so much racing heritage that it can realistically create tributes to some of the most historic racing vehicles in its 85-year history. The latest competition-ready Volvo will be on ...

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    Official: Chevy unveils Onix subcompact hatchback in Brazil
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    The Sao Paulo Auto Show is in full swing, and General Motors has chosen the event to showcase the manufacturer's newest subcompact, the Onix. Penned specifically for the Brazilian market, the little creation rides on the same platform as the Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Encore. Buyers can look ...

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    Official: VW shows Taigun small CUV at São Paulo motor show
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    We didn't have to wait very long for recent reports of a new small Volkswagen crossover to come true... well, sort of. In a side note to our report on a seven-passenger VW CUV last week, we also mentioned the possibility of a new sub-Tiguan crossover, and we may have gotten our first look at such ...

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    Official: Nissan showing Extrem new crossover in São Paulo
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    Less than a week ago, Nissan teased us with what it called a "high character" concept to be unveiled in São Paulo, Brazil this weekend. We were skeptical, suggesting the concept might be less than sporty considering the show's traditional emphasis on inexpensive workaday iron. Well, look ...

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    Video: Formula Truck racer cheats death when his big rig's brakes fail
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    Diumar Bueno is definitely a lucky man. During practice for the Brazilian Formula Truck Series at the Autódromo Internacional de Guaporé, Beuno's Volvo race truck lost its brakes at around 118 miles per hour, forcing him to veer off the course and causing a spectacular, scary ...

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    Teased: Nissan renders new concept car for Sao Paulo show
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    Nissan has teased the automotive world with a "high-character" concept it will reveal later this month in Brazil. The two fragments we get seem to show a look, sleek sports coupe or hatch with multiple openings in the lower front and behind the front fender. In back, the hint of a Veloster-like ...

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    Official: Honda debuts production Dakar Racer CRF450 Rally
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    The Dakar Rally Raid is a spectacle unlike anything else in motorsports. With a course that tracks its way through some of the most unforgiving and forgotten areas in South America, the event is challenging enough for those who tackle the race on four wheels. The guys who make for the dunes on ...

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    ETC: 2013 Kia Cerato (a.k.a. Forte) debuts at Chile's Santiago Motor Show
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    Kia has already released official images of its next-generation Cerato, but thanks to Chilean blogger Ramón Rivera Notario, we have our first live look at what will become the 2014 Kia Forte sedan. The new Cerato, also known as the K3 in South Korea, is currently on display at the Santiago ...

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    Report: Chevy Onix hatchback spotted ahead of S. American reveal
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    General Motors Brazil is getting ready to introduce the all-new Chevrolet Onix later this month at the 27th São Paulo International Automobile Trade Show, and while GM released a few teaser images of the new hatchback, AutosSegredos managed to dig up some full images of the car. As ...

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    Video: Brazilian crosswalk guardians pick up, carry car out of intersection
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    To promote National Traffic Week in Brazil, a group has posted a video of how it is taking pedestrian safety into its own hands. The Hermann Blumenau Rotary Club is being called the "Brazilian Crosswalk Guardians," and this video shows exactly why. When what looks to be a Fiat Panda rolls into ...

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    Report: Bentley pondering foray into the armored car business
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    In a move that makes us say, "Well... of course," The Guardian reports that Bentley is contemplating the creation of a division that would build "armour-plated" versions of its cars. The competitors in mass-market luxury and premium luxury already have such divisions – BMW just announced ...

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    Report: Ex-GM workers in Colombia sew mouths shut in hunger strike [w/video]
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    Seven Colombian men, all former General Motors employees, have sewn their mouths shut as part of a hunger strike that is now in its third week. The demonstrators, stationed outside the U.S. embassy in Bogota, are protesting their termination from the GM Colmotores plant. As reported by The ...

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