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    Report: GM sales chief Batey to be named global head of Chevrolet
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    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that General Motors is on the verge of naming current US sales chief, Alan Batey, as the new global head of the Chevrolet brand. Batey has been accruing relevant international experience with GM for quite some time now, holding executive management positions in ...

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    Video: Peugeot ad returns Wacky Races to TV
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    To advertise the Peugeot 208 in Brazil, the company's local agency has gone all the way back to 1965 - and a cartoon that predates most of the hatchback's buyers, probably - to the Wacky Races. An unassuming lad in a 208, busy minding his own business at a stoplight, is set upon by the eternally ...

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    Report: Cars made in Brazil blamed for country's high death rate
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    The Detroit Free Press reports the new generation of Brazil-built cars are to blame for the country's high death rate. Thanks to a booming middle class, Brazil is the fourth-largest vehicle market in the world, but four of the country's best-selling models have failed independent crash tests. ...

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    Video: Watch Brazilian police ram a drug plane with their car to prevent takeoff
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    After watching this video of Brazilian police ramming a suspected drug-smuggling plane with their car to prevent it from taking off, I've realized that Hollywood has once again lied to me. My last exposure to Brazilian law enforcement was courtesy of their portrayal in 2011's Fast Five, in which ...

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    Report: Two-time Le Mans winner Melo arrested after high-speed chase and crash [w/video]
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    Brazilian race driver Jamie Melo, ex-Risi Competizione Ferrari driver, got into the wrong kind of race with the Brazilian authorities recently. According to reports on the BBC and Speed, Melo (above, middle) got into an argument with a man outside of a nightclub, and when the police showed up, he ...

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    Video: Brazilian woman destroys cheating husband's car in public
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    It's a tale as old as time. Boy meet girl... boy cheats on girl... girl goes to town on boy's car with a hammer. Wait, what? Okay, maybe not the most orthodox of love stories, but according to the poster of this video, it's exactly what happened in Sao Paulo, Brazil last week. The description ...

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    ETC: Hot Wheels advertises microcars with life-size monuments
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    If you ever thought your car was as cool as one sold by Hot Wheels, then a parking lot at Shopping Center Norte in São Paulo, Brazil had your name all over it. Mattel's ad agency there, AGE Isobar, placed a giant rendition of Hot Wheels packaging at the front of the lot for one day last ...

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    Motorsports: 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix: The circle is complete, and what a circle it's been [spoilers]
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    The track between the lakes, the Circuit d'Interlagos in Sao Paulo, Brazil, yet again served up a fitting finale to the Formula One season. There were all kinds of ways for the two Driver's Championship contenders – Sebastian Vettel in the Red Bull and Fernando Alonso in the Ferrari – ...

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    Opinion: Brazil becoming a major world market for automakers... again
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    Brazil is now the world's fourth-largest national automotive market. If your image of Brazil has anything to do with "The Girl from Ipanema" played by 1,001 Strings, you may be a little out of date. The country that will host the 2016 Summer Olympics has come a long way since the dawn of the ...

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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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    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: 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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    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: 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: 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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    2011 Brazilian Grand Prix wraps up the season at Interlagos [spoilers]
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    It's been one heck of a season in Formula One racing. Not since the days of Michael Schumacher at the pinnacle of his career with Ferrari have we seen the kind of domination that his fellow countryman Sebastian Vettel has smote upon the championship. Leading into this weekend's final round in ...

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    Video: Watch Brazilian police intentionally ram car into plane during takeoff
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    Yesterday, we got to see the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto V, and today we have video of one of the missions. But wait just a second – this isn't a video game, it's real life. An in-car video camera has captured footage of two unnamed Brazilian police officers going after some bad ...

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