Mexico heavy vehicle production hikes 15.6% in 2018; exports skyrocket 29.3%
Last December, global manufacturers of heavy vehicles with operations in Mexico built 14,327 new trucks, buses and tractor trucks. Such figure represents a 25.3% increase compared to same month of 2017, according to official data released by the National Association of Buses, Trucks and Tractor Truc...
Toyota plant in Guanajuato shows 80% advance, officials play down tariffs risk
The assembly plant that Toyota builds in Apaseo el Grande, Guanajuato is 80% complete, so plans to start operations at the end of the year are still in force, although the official date could be postponed to the first quarter of 2020. Tom Sullivan, president of Toyota in Mexico, announced that in t...
Lucid Motors to break ground for assembly plant in Arizona in second quarter
Electric-car startup Lucid Motors plans to break ground during second quarter of the year to build its assembly plant in Casa Grande, Arizona. The facility is slated to start operations before the end of 2020, company officials revealed to local authorities, according to a report by AZCentral.com. ...
Ram heavy duty trucks pricing to range from US$35,000 to more than US$80,000
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced its new 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty pickup truck, which debuted earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show, will have a starting price of US$35,090, including a US$1,695 destination fee. The Ram 3500 will start at US$36,540 including the destination fee. The 2019 Ra...
GM, Navistar to develop a V8 gasoline engine with over 8.0-liter displacement
According to a report by GM Authority, General Motors is quietly working in the development of a new V8 gasoline engine with a power displacement “well over” 8.0 liters.  The report, which cites inside sources from the automaker, explains that such engines would be used in future Class 7 truck...

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