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Ford Halts Heavy Truck Business in South America

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.

GM Invests $1.3B in Brazil Auto Production

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.

Hertz Adds 542 Mercedes-Benz Atego Trucks to Fleet

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.

Chevrolet Bolt EV to Enter Brazil

The Chevrolet Bolt EV will be available for the first time in Brazil beginning in 2019 with a starting price of approximately $12,799.

Brazilian Brewer Adds 1,600 VW Electric Trucks

Brazilian brewing company Ambev is adding 1,600 battery-electric trucks from Volkswagen, which was triggered by a government policy that applied a new fixed minimum freight fare for diesel truckers.