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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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    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 If your image of Brazil has anything to do with "The Girl from Ipanema" played by 1,001 Strings, you may be a little out of date.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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    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: VW shows Taigun small CUV at São Paulo motor show
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    We didn't have to wait very long for recent reports of a new small Volkswagen crossover to come true... well, sort of. In a side note to our report on a seven-passenger VW CUV last week, we also mentioned the possibility of a new sub-Tiguan crossover, and we may have gotten our first look at such ...

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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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    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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    2010 Brazilian Grand Prix closes ranks to season's end [Spoilers]
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    2010 Brazilian Grand Prix – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The naysayers dismiss Formula One racing as elitist. They say the same handful of teams win every year and nobody else has a chance. Maybe once upon a time, but with teams like Brawn GP and Red Bull Racing climbing out of ...

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    Renault unveils Sandero Stepway concept in Brazil
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    Renault Sandero Stepway Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you've ever heard of the Dacia Sandero, it's probably from Clarkson teasing James May about it on Top Gear. The no-nonsense, bare-bones hatchback – sold alternatively as a Renault in markets where its budget ...

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    Fiat boosts Uno with Cabriolet concept and Sporting trim in Sao Paulo
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    Fiat Uno Cabriolet Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you've traveled overseas and seen the tiny Fiat Panda zipping around town, you'd probably scratch your head in bewilderment as to how much more "no frills" a car could get. Well, the Fiat Uno is your answer. Like the ...

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    Rossin-Bertin Vorax guns for entry into supercar club with BMW V10 power
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    Rossin-Bertin Vorax – Click above for image gallery
    Wiesmann may have been forced to switch from V10 power to the new twin-turbo V8 for their top-of-the-line MF5, but a Brazilian upstart apparently thinks it can secure an adequate supply of ten-cylinder BMW engines even after they're ...

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    Rain can't dampen excitement of IndyCar season opener in São Paulo, Brazil [SPOILER ALERT]
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    Rooster tails followed heavy rain at the 2010 São Paulo Indy 300 – Click above for image gallery
    The 2010 Izod IndyCar Series Championship started off with a bang down in São Paulo, Brazil this weekend, with a first turn pileup and a thunderstorm that turned the race into a ...

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    SPOILER ALERT: The Fat Lady Sings at the 2009 Brazilian Grand Prix
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    2009 Brazilian Grand Prix – Click above for high-res image gallery
    "Everything can change in a New York minute." It's a good thing Don Henley wrote his hit song twenty years before this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix. Because "in an Interlagos minute" just doesn't have the same ring to it. ...

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    Officially Official: GM debuts Chevy GPiX Concept in Sao Paulo
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Chevy GPiX Concept
    General Motors officially debuted the GPiX Concept, which we previewed for you last week, at the Sao Paulo Auto Show in Brazil yesterday. It was designed entirely by GM Design in Brazil but retains those corporate styling cues that make it ...

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    Chrysler/Nissan partnership bears fruit in South America: the Dodge Trazo C1.8
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Dodge Trazo C1.8
    Early this year Chrysler and Nissan formed a partnership to share products. The big news at the time was that Nissan would be replacing its Titan pickup with a version of the Dodge Ram. But before that deal went down, the two automakers from ...

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    Renault debuts Sandero Sand'up concept in Sao Paulo
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Renault Sanderos Sand'up Concept
    Renault has thankfully brought more to the Sao Paulo Auto Show than just an F1 edition of its inexpensive Dacia Sandero with racy decals and a bodykit. The other car in its display is another Sandero, but this one is much ...

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    Leakage: Chevrolet GPiX concept to debut in Sao Paulo
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    Click above for gallery of the Chevy GPiX Concept
    The Sao Paulo Auto Show is shaping up to be more interesting than we thought, but that's no surprise considering how important the South American market is to automakers. As such, Chevy will be revealing a new concept in Brazil called the GPiX that ...

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    Renault rolls out F1 edition Dacias in Brazil
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    Click above to view more of the Dacia Sandero F1 edition Oh, this is just precious. We have no problem with Renaultsport rolling out F1-themed versions of its hot hatches because, well, they're pretty hot. Some of the hottest hatches around, actually, it's worth re-iterating. But we can't help but ...

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    Fiat to unveil Bugster concept in Sao Paulo, Brazil
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    Click above to view more of the Fiat Bugster concept South America is a vital market for Fiat, and with the Sao Paulo International Auto Show coming up, the Italian automaker's Brazilian subsidiary has cooked up an intriguing concept. Called the Bugster, it looks like the love child from a ...

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