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    Report: BMW considering building 3 Series in North America
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    There might be even more BMWs coming from North America soon. The company recently announced plans to build a flagship crossover called the X7 at its Spartanburg, SC, factory. Now, rumors are emerging that the Bavarians might be thinking about building a second North American factory that could ...

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    Report: Daimler and Nissan venture to build cars in Mexico
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    Nissan and Daimler have been partnering ever closer for years, and now an unnamed source has told Reuters that the automakers have agreed to a 50-50 joint venture in Mexico that would build Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz models. Given that the rumors about just such a deal go back nearly six months ...

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    Report: Toyota will use Mazda's Skyactiv engine in new subcompact
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    It looks like Toyota is going to have a little more zoom-zoom in the future. The giant Japanese automaker has struck a deal with Mazda to use its Skyactiv engines for the possible replacement to the Yaris. The new subcompact will be built under contract by Mazda at its new factory in ...

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    Official: 2015 Honda Fit production gets underway in Mexico
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    After two years of construction, Honda's new factory in Celaya, Mexico, has officially begun production of the all-new 2015 Fit in North America. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Honda President and CEO Takanobu Ito both attended the opening and watched the first Fit roll off the line at ...

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    Report: Dealers think Mazda's new Mexico plant will increase Mazda3 sales by 20%
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    Mazda3 sales in the US were down about 15 percent last year to a total of 104,713 units. According to a report from Automotive News, though, the slowdown in sales has been due more to production constraints than demand. Good news for Mazda dealers, then, that a new plant in Salamanca, Mexico has ...

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    Official: VW begins Golf production in Mexico
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    After being announced a year ago, production of the Volkswagen Golf in the carmaker's plant in Puebla, Mexico has begun on the fiftieth anniversary of the company's official arrival in the country. It was 60 years ago that VW commenced exports to Mexico, formally making a home there on January ...

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    Official: Mazda begins building Mazda3 in Mexico for US
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    With fluctuations in international currencies and rising shipping costs to take into account, foreign automakers can't get away with building cars overseas and selling them in North America as easily as they used to. Particularly with inexpensive mainstream models. And given the benefits of ...

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    Video: Scenic Mexican coastal highway collapses
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    If you're looking for proof that this is Mother Nature's world and she merely allows us to live on it for a while, have a look at these videos coming out of Mexico. After a series of seven small earthquakes and heavy rains, a scenic coastal road has collapsed into a vaguely road-shaped pile of ...

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    Motorsports: Jersey, Mexico to be axed from 2014 F1 calendar?
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    Formula One fans in North America were justifiably excited when the FIA published its provisional calendar for next season. Not only did it include the perennial Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal and the (still new) US Grand Prix in Austin, but also races in both New Jersey and Mexico. But a lot ...

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    Followup: Driver in Mexican monster truck tragedy charged with manslaughter
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    The driver of the monster truck tragedy that occurred last weekend in Chihuahua, Mexico, killing nine people and injuring at least 80, was charged with manslaughter on Tuesday after state prosecutors claimed that 51-year-old Velazquez Samaniego did not meet age and health requirements to be ...

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    Report: Monster truck accident in Mexico kills eight, injures dozens
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    Eight people are dead following a tragic accident at the "Extreme Aeroshow" event in Chihuahua, Mexico this weekend. In a monster truck demonstration gone terribly wrong, a vehicle accelerated into a crowd of spectators after a jump over two cars, injuring a reported 79 people in addition to the ...

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    Report: Hyundai, BMW in plant talks with Mexican officials
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    BMW and Hyundai may be joining the rush for the border that has already seen Nissan, Honda and Mazda begin factory construction in Mexico, while Ford and General Motors have both made significant investments in their Mexican facilities. BMW's interest in Mexico has been apparent for some time, ...

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    Report: Daimler and Nissan to build luxury cars at new plant in Mexico
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    A few years back, when Daimler was looking for a partner to spread the cost of development of small cars, it agreed to collaborate with Nissan on future products, such as vehicle platforms and drivetrains. The latest development in the collaboration concerns the assembly of small luxury cars for ...

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    Official: Volkswagen mints its 10-millionth car in Mexico
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    Volkswagen may be about as German a company as they come, but chances are if you're buying one in North America, it was probably made in Mexico. In fact Volkswagen has been manufacturing for the North American at its factory in Puebla, Mexico, for 50 years now, and has just produced its 10 ...

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    Report: Mercedes considering Mexico for CLA production
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    Would you buy a Mercedes-Benz if it were made in Mexico? That's what the German outfit is wondering, as it considers localizing production of its new budget model at a factory operated by Nissan, of which the automaker is a joint-venture partner. According to a report from Automotive News, ...

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    Report: RON Automóviles shows off RXX and R7 sports cars for Mexico
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    Occasionally we learn about a new car manufacturer starting up in Mexico, but usually the country's most significant involvement in the auto industry is relegated to building vehicles and parts for other auto companies. RON Automóviles de México hopes to change that with its new ...

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    Official: VŪHL 05 mid-engine two-seater powered by Ford EcoBoost announced
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    This past spring we reported on the first rumblings of a new, small performance car company starting up in Mexico, called VŪHL (which stands for "Vehicles of Ultra-lightweight and High-performance). Development of the company's first product, the VŪHL 05 seems to be moving along nicely – we ...

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    Video: Mini blows up over women applying makeup in cars
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    Distracted driving is a very real problem. From drivers with phones dangling from their ears to those constantly adjusting the stereo or dealing with rowdy children in the back seat, anything that diverts attention away from the act of driving is a potential danger. And yes, that would indeed ...

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    Report: 'Worldwide, every third Audi will be an SUV by 2020'
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    Automotive News Europe reports the new Audi manufacturing facility in San Jose Chiapa, Mexico will increase the automaker's production capacity for the Q5 SUV by 150,000 units per year. While the plant will supply every market with the exception of China, most of the production is slated to head ...

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    Official: Honda invests $470 million for new transmission plant in Mexico
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    Honda has announced that it has made an initial investment of $470 million to build a brand new transmission plant in Celaya, Mexico. For those keeping track, this is the same city that will also house Honda's new automobile manufacturing facility, which will begin production of the Fit compact ...

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