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    Report: Hyundai beefs up HB20 R-Spec in Brazil
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    If you've been following the news from the Sao Paulo Motor Show, you'll likely have seen not only a series of new concept cars, but also a whole mess of production vehicles you never knew existed because they were developed specifically for the Latin American market. One of them is the Hyundai ...

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    Official: Citroën shoots for the moon with C3 Aircross Lunar concept in Brazil
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    Crossovers are the name of the game at the Sao Paulo Motor Show this year, with numerous European and Japanese automakers using the occasion of Latin America's largest auto show to showcase new high-riding concepts. This latest example comes from Citroën. Called the Aircross Lunar, the ...

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    Official: Fiat reveals oddball FCC4 in Sao Paulo
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    The striking new concept vehicle seen above is called the FCC4, which stands for Fiat Concept Car... with, um, four doors. We're not quite sure what else to call it, because the Fiat Design Center Latam (as in, Latin America) has apparently tried to transcend market segments and traditional ...

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    Official: Chevy showcases four concepts at Sao Paul
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    Chevrolet has rolled in to Sao Paulo this year with not one, not two, but four new concept cars. Only by concept cars, in this case we mean concept versions of existing production models. Arguably the most exciting among them is the Onix Track Day concept. It's based on the Onix hatchback which ...

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    Official: Nissan Kicks concept debuts in Sao Paulo [w/videos]
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    The Sao Paulo Motor Show only comes around once every other year, and Nissan – an automaker deeply vested in the Latin American market – isn't missing out on the opportunity to showcase a new crossover concept. Called the Kicks concept, the crossover seems to slot in size-wise in ...

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    Official: Ford's Troller introduces even more rugged T4 SUVs in Sao Paulo
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    The Bronco may be long gone from Ford dealerships back home, but down in Brazil its spirit lives on in the Troller brand. Founded independently in 1995, Ford do Brasil took over Troller in 2007 and has been teasing us with its rough-and-tumble SUVs ever since. So with the Sao Paulo Motor Show ...

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    Official: VW bringing Fox Pepper, Saveiro Surf to Sao Paulo show
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    We've gotten used to the idea of Volkswagen keeping certain models like the Scirocco and Amarok to the European market and not bringing them to North America, but the German automaker also has a full line of vehicles made right here in the Americas that don't make it to US showrooms either. Those ...

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    Exclusive: Nissan teases Sao Paolo CUV concept, production future likely
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    Back in 2012 at Brazil's São Paulo Motor Show, Nissan showed off an angular subcompact crossover concept, Extrem, that seemed to to portend the future of the Nissan Juke. Now, the Japanese automaker is teasing an as-yet-unnamed CUV concept for this year's show. The new showcar, set for an ...

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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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