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    Official: OnStar expands service to Mexico
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    "Bienvenidos a OnStar."
    General Motors Co. announced this afternoon that it's taking its OnStar services south of the border and will begin offering them in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles sold in Mexico in 2013. Services included: automatic crash response, 24/7 emergency ...

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    Official: Audi chooses San José Chiapa, Mexico for new North American plant
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    Audi has announced that it has settled on San José Chiapa, Mexico for its newest production facility in North America. The new plant will house production for the successor to the current Audi Q5 after the facility is up and running in 2016. Expected annual output capacity is projected to ...

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    Report: BMW pondering 3 Series assembly in Mexico
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    BMW is strongly considering adding a North American production facility in Mexico. That's according to an Automotive News report, which says the German automaker is looking at four potential locations for a new assembly plant to produce the 3 Series. BMW officials say that tax breaks and ...

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    Report: Canadian railroad strike could pinch U.S. car supply
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    TheDetroitBureau.com reports 5,000 Canadian Teamster union members moved to strike against the Canadian Pacific Railroad after last-minute negotiations failed to reach a fruitful agreement. As a result Chrysler, General Motors, Ford, Honda and Toyota have all seen their vehicle shipments ...

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    Confirmed: Audi headed south of the border, down Mexico way, for new SUV plant
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    No surprises here. On a day in which Audi has dominated the news – by buying Ducati and unveiling a new concept for the Beijing auto show – it completes the hat trick by announcing that its new factory will be built in Mexico. Production is slated to begin in 2016, but Audi only ...

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    Official: Honda announces Fit production moving to Mexico
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    The strength of the Yen is forcing many Japanese automakers to consider building cars for export markets outside their home country. Honda is no different, and has confirmed that it will build the Fit hatchback at its new plant in Mexico starting in the spring of 2014. The plant in Mexico is not ...

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    Report: Mexico finally stomping out its fleet of VW Bug taxis
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    If you've ever wanted to flag down one of Mexico City's classic Volkswagen Bug taxis, you'd better book your travel now. The last of the iconic cabs will be decommissioned by the end of the year, according to the Associated Press. VW hasn't built the classic Beetle since 2003, the same year that ...

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    Video: Arizona police upset over viral video of high-speed Bugatti
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    A video surfaced on YouTube last week that purported to show a Bugatti Veyron being driven at near top speed on public roads. Mind you, "near top speed" for a Veyron still means well above 200 miles per hour. The YouTube account owner who uploaded the video claims that the car made seven runs and ...

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    Report: Nissan has a North American quality problem: suppliers
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    During the automaker's Quality Forum, reporters were told that Nissan had reduced "nonconforming deliveries," a euphemism for bad batches of parts from vendors, by 85 percent from 2007 to 2011. Yet problems remain, according to a report in Automotive News, with suppliers in North America – ...

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    Official: Nissan confirms new North American assembly plant in Mexico
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    Nissan has announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Mexico. The company will invest $2 billion in a new complex situated in Aguascalientes, Mexico to help produce the automaker's B platform models. The plant is expected to begin operations in late 2013 and should be capable of ...

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    Report: Audi confirms plans for North American plant, likely in Mexico
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    Audi will begin construction of a new manufacturing facility in North America, according to Ward's Auto. While the German luxury manufacturer hasn't chosen a specific location as of yet, early whispers hint to a location in Mexico. Previously, Audi parent company Volkswagen had investigated the ...

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    Study: 70% of Japanese vehicles sold in America are built here, too
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    A new study by the Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association has found 70 percent of Japanese vehicles sold in the U.S. were built on a North American assembly line. According to TheDetroitBureau.com, the study found that more than 400,000 jobs have been created by Japanese automakers since ...

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    Report: Nissan, Daimler looking to make cars together in Mexico
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    Automotive News reports that Nissan and Daimler may team up on a joint-assembly plant in Mexico. The two automakers are currently finalizing plans that could see a facility open by 2014 to produce up to 200,000 vehicles per year for the North American market. If the project gets the green light ...

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    Report: Mexico in contention to host a Formula 1 grand prix?
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    Formula 1 racing is coming back to North America, and coming back in a big way. Whereas a few years ago there was no grand prix on this continent at all, now the Canadian Grand Prix is back in Montreal, a new track is being constructed to host the US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, and negotiations ...

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    Official: Honda announces new Mexican plant to build small cars for North America
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    Honda has just announced it will build a new assembly plant in a suburb of Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico. This will be Honda's eighth assembly plant in North America and third in Mexico, and is being built for the production of "fuel-efficient subcompact vehicles" for the Mexican and North American ...

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    Official: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle production gets underway in Mexico
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    Like many a Beetle before it, Volkswagen has prepped its newest escarabajo to begin running down production facilities in Mexico. Located in Puebla, Volkswagen de México serves as one of the nation's largest employers, with a workforce of over 15,000 folks. The Puebla facility served as a ...

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    Report: Mexican police seize armored F-350 'narco tank' with machine gun turret
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    If you saw this gussied-up Ford F-350 in the U.S., you'd probably look around for a film set and production signs for Death Race 4000 – or at least the camera crew from Storm Chasers. South of the border, however, these "narco tanks" aren't film fantasies – they're wheeled ...

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    Dodge updates Attitude for Mexico with latest Hyundai Accent, forgets badges *UPDATE
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    What you're looking at is not the 2012 Hyundai Accent, it's the 2012 Dodge Attitude. Yes, we see the Hyundai badge. No, we aren't kidding. Dodge has, for quite some time now, sold a rebadged version of the Hyundai Accent in Mexico under the Attitude moniker. (Hyundai, as an automaker, is ...

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    Report: Saab 9-4X production underway, only Saab currently being built
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    Production of the all-new 2011 Saab 9-4X crossover has started on schedule, despite the company's crippling financial woes. While production of the rest of the Saab lineup at its Trollhattan, Sweden plant has ground to a cash-strapped halt, 9-4Xs are rolling off the assembly lines in Ramos ...

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    VW will happily sell you an armored last-gen Jetta... in Mexico
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    Personal protection is a big deal south of the border, and the people of Mexico reportedly spend upwards of $80 million per year on armored vehicles. When we think of armored cars, we tend to think about Chevy Tahoes and Ford Expeditions, but Volkswagen has for years offered a smaller, slightly ...

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