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    Report: Nissan, Daimler looking to make cars together in Mexico

    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?

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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    Report: Mexico's Mastretta hoping to turn Top Gear notoriety into sales

    Mastretta MXT - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mexican sportscar manufacturer Mastretta is making the best of a bad situation. The company is attempting to capitalize on the furor over insulting comments that the presenters of Top Gear made about the automaker and Mexico in general. ...

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    First Saab 9-4X rolls off the assembly line

    GM's Raymond J Chess and Saab CEO Jan Åke Jonsson w/Saab 9-4X No. 1 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's been little over a year since Saab unveiled the 9-4X at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, and now the first production example has left the assembly line. Envisioned when ...

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    Video: Top Gear Mexico remarks get the animated dramatization treatment

    Mexico takes on Top Gear in animated form – Click above to watch video after the jump
    It started with politically incorrect commentary from Jerermy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May; the hosting trio of the BBC's Top Gear. When discussing the Mexican-built Mastretta MXT, the three ...

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    Followup: BBC apologizes for Top Gear remarks about Mexicans

    Ugh, fine. We're sorry. Okay, so that's not exactly how the BBC responded to Mexico's Ambassador Eduardo Medina-Mora Icaza, but it certainly didn't fall all over itself in making a formal apology, either. In case you need a refresher, Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond quipped on a recent ...

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    Video: Top Gear riles Mexico with comments, elicits response

    Top Gear crew discusses Mexico's Mastretta MXT – Click above to watch video after the jump Another month, another nationality insulted by the Top Gear presenters. James May, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson have hopped into hot water with the Mexican government over comments that the ...

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    Report: Mazda latest automaker to mull plant in Mexico

    According to The Wall Street Journal, Mazda is seriously considering a new plant in an emerging market, with Mexico being mentioned as the most likely target in order to have a base to enter additional markets in South and Central America. Of course, a plant in Mexico might also be used to supply ...

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    Video: Buick getting into the cloning business?

    Virtual Buick tests world's toughest roads – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Attack of the clones? Attack of the cloned roads is more apt, as the technical minds at Buick have developed a 3D road-scanning device to simulate some of the world's roughest roads. The scanner takes ...

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    Paris 2010: Mastretta MXT stakes a claim for Mexican elemental performance

    2011 Mastretta MXT: Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mexico may be known as a hub for automotive production in the Americas, but it isn't typically identified as a hotbed of design or engineering. The folks at Mastretta are out to change that with their new MXT sports car. Powered by a ...

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    Report: Volkswagen building engine plant in Mexico to supply U.S. factory

    2011 Volkswagen NMS Sketch – Click above to enlarge
    Reports streaming out of Mexico indicate that Volkswagen will announce a new plant about 250 miles northwest of the Mexico City in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato. If true, this facility is expected to produce engines for both VW's ...

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    Mexico paving Devil's Backbone, adding 63 tunnels and 32 bridges

    Civil engineers in Mexico are in the midst of an ambitious project to span the infamous Devil's Backbone. Until now, if you wanted to cross the twisted span of the Sierra Madre that separates Durango from the coastal city of Mazaltan, you had to either take an eight-hour detour that ...

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    Video: Mercedes SLS AMG and historic 300 SL revisit Mexico's La Carrera Panamericana

    2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG recreating the Carrera Panamericana – Click above to watch the video after the break
    Are you as jealous as the rest of Team Autoblog that our very own Chris Paukert, better known as "El Presidente" while traveling abroad, got to snake through Mexico and Central ...

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    AB Road Trip: Crossing Mexico on the trail of La Carrera Panamericana in a Mercedes SLS AMG

    From Puebla to Oaxaca on the trail of La Carrera Panamericana in a Mercedes SLS AMG – Click above for high-res image gallery
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