Hit with the Coronavirus pandemic just like the rest of the world, automobile sales in the 27-state nation were certainly down in 2020. A total of 1.62 million passenger cars were sold and 335,269 light commercial vehicles (LCVs) between January and December, representing year-over-year decreases of 28.6% and 15.4% respectively.
March 24, 2021
Brazilian manufacturer Fábrica Nacional de Motores (FNM) will produce 1,000 electric trucks for beverage maker Ambev in South America.
February 9, 2021
Ford Brazil announced it will cease production operations in 2021, but will continue to serve customers in the South America region with a portfolio of new SUVs, pickups and commercial vehicles sourced from Argentina, Uruguay, and other markets.
January 12, 2021
Brazilian manufacturer Fábrica Nacional de Motores (FNM) is returning to the market to produce battery-electric trucks for the Brazil market, after shutting operations in 1988, following a new partnership with a U.S.-based battery Tier 1 supplier.
November 3, 2020
Automotive Fleet evaluated the Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia fleet markets in this latest report, which found successes in Brazil and Colombia, and economic struggles in Argentina.
March 17, 2020
Toyota Brazil is manufacturing a new vehicle for the Brazilian market, which will be scheduled for commercialization in 2021.
September 30, 2019
FleetCor Technologies company Sem Parar has partnered with Nissan in Brazil to allow contactless payments in its vehicles, FleetCor has announced.
September 5, 2019
The registration of light commercial vehicles and trucks in Brazil has seen increases year over year so far in 2019, along with the total vehicle market as a whole.
September 3, 2019
Registrations of light commercial vehicles (LCVs) in Brazil were up 15.6% in May, when compared to the same time last year, and were also up by 9.9%. year-to-date.
June 19, 2019
Vehicle production in Brazil rose by almost 30% in February, which was heavily bolstered by the production of trucks, which led the way with a 41.4% growth.
March 19, 2019
Ford is ending its commercial heavy truck business in South America, ceasing production of its Cargo lineup, F-4000 and F-350, as well as its Fiesta, and redirecting its focus instead on SUVs and popular pickups in the region.
February 19, 2019
General Motors will invest $1.3 billion toward vehicle production in Brazil, an announcement that followed the automaker's tentative plans to invest more than $2.73 billion in the Brazilian market over the next several years.
February 15, 2019
Light commercial vehicle sales in the Brazilian fleet market for 2018 were up 17.5% when compared to what was reported in 2017, and vehicle sales, overall, also rose by 14.6%.
January 14, 2019
This year alone, Hertz has added a total of 542 Mercedes-Benz Atego trucks to its fleet. The vehicle rental company has now increased its fleet to more than 1,200 Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the more than 7.5-ton segment.
January 2, 2019
The Chevrolet Bolt EV will be available for the first time in Brazil beginning in 2019 with a starting price of approximately $12,799.
December 3, 2018