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Uber's Chinese rival coming to North America
Uber's Chinese rival coming to North America

Didi Chuxing, the rideshare giant that drove Uber out of China, is turning its attention to Mexico in a bid to gain a foothold on North American soil. The move marks Didi’s first attempt at international expansion. The company has already met with Mexican trade and investment officials, and...Read More»

Workers assemble a Fiat 500 in Toluca, Mexico
U.S. NAFTA demands “not viable” according to Mexican Economy Minister

The Trump administration’s proposal to require 50 percent of the value of vehicles to be produced in the U.S. remains a hotly contested sticking point in ongoing NAFTA negotiations. Mexico’s Economy Minister, Idelfonso Guajardo, underscored that point in front of reporters on Wednesday...Read More»

FCA's Windsor, Ontario, assembly plant
As NAFTA battle lines are drawn, repercussions loom on dealership lots

NAFTA negotiations have reached an impasse in several key areas, chief among them a series of regulations surrounding the automotive sector. While Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland referred to a “series of unconventional proposals” and Mexican Secretary of the Economy...Read More»

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Another shipment of Fords arrive from Mexico packed with marijuana

Earlier this month, a dealership in Youngstown, Ohio received a shipment of Ford Fusions from the Ford plant in Hermosillo, Mexico. The cars came with all the features you'd expect to find on modern vehicles, with one major exception: instead of spare tires, they carried tire-shaped bundles of...Read More»

2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport
Wall, schmall: Ford Fusions arrive from Mexico with $1 million of marijuana

With all the talk of healthcare bills and tax reform battles in Congress, Americans might've forgotten about another of Donald Trump's pet projects: a border wall with Mexico. Last week, however, the president revisited that topic, declaring that he wants the wall to be transparent so that U.S...Read More»

US Air Force airmen install a fence along the US-Mexico border east of San Luis, AZ
Volkswagen, Ram could get hit hard by Trump's border tax

With all the recent headlines about healthcare, Russian hackers, and missing handshakes, the Trump administration has been a bit quieter about its proposed border tax (or possibly, border tariff) than it was a few weeks ago. That's cause for relief among many automakers, especially those who import...Read More»

2015 Ford Mustang production at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, Michigan
Ford scraps Mexico plant, invests heavily in Michigan

Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] announced today that it will spend $700 million to turn its Flat Rock, Michigan, assembly plant into a hub for electric and self-driving vehicle assembly. Separately, the automaker says that it is canning a $1.6 billion new plant it had intended to build in Mexico...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Aveo (Mexico)
In Latin America, why are some automakers skimping on safety?

In today’s U.S. car market, any passenger vehicle you choose meets a minimum for keeping you and your family safe. While the amount of active-safety wizardry offered in new vehicles does vary significantly, you can be assured that your vehicle will have stability control systems and anti-lock...Read More»

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Someone Tell Trump: America Is The New Mexico (To Canada, Anyway)

Last month, Donald Trump ruffled feathers at Ford when he claimed that the automaker was cutting American jobs by shifting production to Mexico. Now, something similar is happening in Canada -- only this time, the cheap-labor boogeyman isn't Mexico, it's the U.S. The problem in the Great White...Read More»

San Francisco Bay cargo ship, by Flickr user Bernard Garon
U.S. Auto Exports Hit Record High

A few years ago, economists lamented the death of the U.S. manufacturing sector. They lay the blame on several factors, including the high cost of U.S. labor compared to elsewhere on the planet, stringent government regulations, an unskilled workforce, and a general trend toward sales and service...Read More»

2011 Mazda2 First Drive
Mazda To Build New Toyota Subcompact In 2015: What'll It Be?

In Japan today, Mazda and Toyota announced a new partnership that should be of keen interest to drivers. Beginning in the summer of 2015, Mazda will build a new Toyota subcompact for the North American market. The car will be manufactured at Mazda's new plant in Salamanca, Mexico -- a plant that's...Read More»

2011 Honda Fit Sport
Hondas To Be As 'American' As Detroit Cars By 2015?

A few weeks ago, we wondered whether U.S. consumers found it more important to buy a car that's "made in America" or one that's made by an American company. The post generated some interesting discussion, with several readers pointing out -- quite rightly -- that in this day and age, it's become...Read More»

2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
2011 Volkswagen Jetta: More American, More Affordable?

TheCarConnection.com has already previewed a Euro-spec Golf VI and gushed over its features and interior details. But don't get your hopes too high expecting that the decidedly upscale feel or top-tech powertrains will arrive to the U.S. in the most affordable version of the next-generation, 2011...Read More»

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