March 2, 2015 by Joey Wang
BYD will open its first passenger car factory in Brazil this year, with the aim of revolutionizing the country’s urban transport by focusing on cheap electric taxis and vehicles for car-sharing schemes. Adalberto Maluf Filho, director of the company’s marketing and governmental affairs in Brazil, told ChinaDaily that BYD is ready to provide non-polluting buses and taxis for large cities such as Rio and Sao Paulo.
June 9, 2013 by W.E. Ning
Chinese commercial vehicle manufacturer Beiqi Foton Motors Co signed an agreement with US engine manufacturer Cummins Inc on June 5 to jointly explore the Brazilian market. Foton will partner Cummins to build two plants in the country by 2014.
The new plants in Brazil will produce light trucks and pick-ups for the South American market, but annual production capacity has not yet been decided. Cummins now has a local plant with annual production capacity of 30,000 engines.
November 29, 2012 by Joey Wang
Geely will set up a vehicle assembly plant in Brazil with an investment of $311 million, Brazilian magazine Veja reported on Nov 21 on its website. The magazine said that the most likely location for the plant is Santa Catarina state, but that the location will be announced later.
April 9, 2012 by Joey Wang
Carmaker Chery Automobile Co plans to build a complete supply chain in Brazil as it prepares to make cars in the South American country in 2013. In-country component manufacturing will help Chery avoid the high taxes levied on imported cars and assembled vehicles with little local content.
October 26, 2011 by Joey Wang
Chinese car brand Chana has changed it trade name in Brazil to Changan, the name of the Changan Automobile Group, which owns the Chana and Hafei Motors brands, the chairman of Tricos Districar said in Sao Paulo. [edit: name ain’t changed yet on website]
During the 18th edition of the Fenatran transport fair, Abdual Ibraimo, chairman of the company responsible for selling Chana/Changan vehicles in Brazil, said that the change of name could strengthen the brand. Read more »
October 14, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
Chinese car maker Great Wall Motor Co. plans to build a factory in Brazil with local partners, Estado de S Paulo newspaper reported Thursday.
Great Wall didn’t say how much it plans to invest or when and where it will build the factory, but marketing director Gao Dongxu told Estado the factory would produce 100,000 vehicles annually. According to Estado, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira, owner of the CAOA auto importer–which also represents Hyundai Motor Co. and Subaru Co. in the country–already signed an agreement with the company.
October 10, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
China’s automobile maker JAC Motors on Friday announced it will invest $500 million in its first overseas plant, which will be located in Brazil’s northern state of Bahia. Years of strong economic growth and a rapidly growing middle class have made Brazil the fourth largest car market in the world, according to statistics.