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German Automaker Will Recall 17,000 Vehicles

Penalty stems from alleged cheat software in Amarok pickup trucks.


Volkswagen rolls out a soft-road version of the little Fox hatchback in Brazil in the form of the new Fox Track, replacing the previous CrossFox with a more rugged appeal.


Fiat Brazil shows off the Toro small pickup truck, available in either front-wheel drive or 4x4, with a 138-hp gas engine or a 170-hp diesel, and auto or manual transmissions.


Audi Will Make The Model In Brazil

Flex-fuel vehicle will be German automaker's first ever.


Fiat confirms the imminent arrival of the new Toro, a sport-utility pickup destined for the Latin American market - but likely never to venture this far north to Ram dealers.


Odebrecht, Brazil's Biggest Construction Company, Accused Of Human Trafficking

Brazil's biggest construction company has been convicted of submitting workers to slave-like conditions at a sugar and ethanol plant being built in Angola.


GM is preparing to add a new Chevy-branded family vehicle to emerging markets, which it expects to sell some two million units per year by 2019.


The Sao Paulo city council voted 48-1 late Tuesday to prohibit the use of smartphone-based ride-sharing applications like Uber.


Aa man in Brazil who parked illegally in a handicap spot came out to find his car completely covered in sweet instant karma in the form of sticky notes.


Watch what happens when a man in Brazil attempts to load a large pickup truck into a boat using nothing more than two flimsy planks of wood.


The IndyCar Series was set to return to Brazil this season with a new race in the capital, but local government officials under pressure not to overspend on sporting events have canceled the contract.


This month, Audi said it will boost spending by two billion euros ($2.5B US) over the next five years, for a total outlay of 24 billion euros from 2014 to 2019. Something like 70 percent of those billions will be spent on new models, technology like "connectivity and lightweight construction," and factory expansion at its plants in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm.


When paramedics in Brazil took his owner to the hospital, this loyal pooch chased the ambulance down the street to stay at his side.


Ridesharing service Uber is having a rough time legally these days. The app is blacklisted in India because a driver is accused of raping a female passenger, and now Portland, OR, is putting up its own legal defense against the on-demand taxis to keep them off the city's roads. The business is facing an investigation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as well.


Biofuel Producers Get Happy, Frustrated

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not going to decide just yet how much biofuel to add to the national fuel supply in the future. Last year, the EPA said, for the first time ever, that it might reduce the biofuel component in American gas, but is now saying that the 2014 standards rule will be "significantly delayed."


Ford rolled into the Sao Paulo Motor Show with some pretty cool crossovers in tow, the awesomest of all being the EcoSport Storm concept shown above, which draws its inspiration directly from the F-150 SVT Raptor. It packs a lower grille clearly derived from the now-famous muscle truck, as well as a Blue Storm paint job, black and silver trim, special graphics, lower body cladding and 215/75 R15 off-road tires. Don't go holding your breath for a supercharged V8, though; made locally in Brazil, I


Looking forward to getting your mitts on a new Land Rover Discovery Sport? Well you should, because it promises to be a markedly better product than the Freelander/LR2 it replaces. Just don't assume it will necessarily be built in the UK, as just about every Land Rover has in the company's 66-year history.


If you've been following the news from the Sao Paulo Motor Show, you'll likely have seen not only a series of new concept cars, but also a whole mess of production vehicles you never knew existed because they were developed specifically for the Latin American market. One of them is the Hyundai HB20.


The striking new concept vehicle seen above is called the FCC4, which stands for Fiat Concept Car... with, um, four doors. We're not quite sure what else to call it, because the Fiat Design Center Latam (as in, Latin America) has apparently tried to transcend market segments and traditional bodystyles as much as possible. It's sort of like a four-door coupe, riding high on a jacked-up suspension, with what looks at first like a pickup bed but is actually covered by a sloping glass fastback.


Chevrolet has rolled in to Sao Paulo this year with not one, not two, but four new concept cars. Only by concept cars, in this case we mean concept versions of existing production models.


The Sao Paulo Motor Show only comes around once every other year, and Nissan – an automaker deeply vested in the Latin American market – isn't missing out on the opportunity to showcase a new crossover concept.

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