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Nissan Starts Sentra Production in Mexico

The fourth generation Nissan Sentra took a big step forward as production of the sedan is officially underway.  Scheduled to hit the market later this fall, the namesake will call the  Aguascalientes 1 Mexican assembly plant home and from there, the car will make it to numerous markets.  More than $150 million was put into the facility in order to get ready for the Sentra which will represent about half of the plant’s entire production.   Read more:

Nissan Starts Sentra Production in Mexico

Audi Believes in Mexico for Global Growth

A new Audi plant will be built at San José Chiapa in Mexico. Construction is expected to commence in early 2013 while the plant will be ready for production operations in 2016. This location was selected after Audi Board of Management and Volkswagen Management Group surveyed a series of locations. It was found that this particular site in the state of Puebla, Central Mexico, was most suitable to the company’s requirements and will go a long way in ensuring company growth as per Audi Strategy 2020.  Read more:

Audi Believes in Mexico for Global Growth

Audi Picks Mexico Site for U.S.-Market and Global SUVs

Audi picks Puebla, Mexico, as the site for a plant to supply more SUVs to the U.S. and other countries.  “We are proud that Audi, a leading European premium manufacturer, has chosen our country as a future production base,” Rafael Moreno Valle, governor of the state of Puebla, said.Audi is a unit of German automaker Volkswagen Group, which also sells the Volkswagen brand.  Read more:

Audi Picks Mexico Site for U.S.

Hyundai Motors Plans to Invest $130 in Mexican Manufacturing Plant

South Korean automaker Hyundai Motors Company’s Mexican unit said it planned to invest $130 million in a new plant that will manufacture aluminum auto parts in Tijuana, a border city in the northwestern state of Baja California.  The plant is expected to create 300 direct jobs and make up to 900,000 units of three new automotive products for different models sold in the United States, Hyundai said.  Read more:

Hyundai Motors

Mexico to Boost Auto Output 38% Within Three Years, Agency Says

Mexico will boost annual auto output by 1 million vehicles within three years, a 38 percent jump from last year, as foreign manufacturers use the country as an export base, said Carlos Guzman, head of the nation’s investment promotion agency.  Investments already announced by carmakers will allow Mexico, the world’s fourth-largest auto exporter, to increase annual production from last year’s 2.6 million units, Guzman, president of ProMexico, said in an interview yesterday at Bloomberg’s Mexico City office.  Read more:

Mexico to Boost Auto Output

Infiniti Looks To Mexico For New Plant

Japanese luxury carmaker Infiniti is entertaining the possibility of manufacturing in Mexico, the marque’s new global president says.  It is no coincidence that Infiniti’s new president –- former Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen –- was also influential in Audi’s decision in April to build its first North American vehicle assembly plant in Mexico.

Infiniti Looks To Mexico For New Plant

Infiniti Plans to Enter Mexico

No details were given on what model the company chose to build in Mexico, only that the automaker will add a small car to its collection and has already engaged in the production of a Mercedes Benz-designed four-cylinder engine for it in Decherd, Tenn. All Infiniti models are manufactures in Japan, except for the new JX crossover which was built in Decherd, Tenn. But now the company searchers for new regions, where production won’t be affected by the strong value of the yen.  Read more:

Infiniti Plans to Enter Mexico

Why Mazda is headed in the right direction in U.S., Mexico

Mazda broke ground a year ago on its new plant in Salamanca. The steel structure is up and the plant will be turning out Mazda3s and Mazda2s in early 2014.  The company also is building an engine plant at the location.  Mazda considered plant sites in the United States before settling on Mexico. But going south of the border was a no-brainer, as the country has free trade agreements with 44 countries.  Read more:

Mazda Headed in the Right Direction

Nissan Intensifies its North American Production

Nissan is investing to substantially increase North American production of vehicles sold here, joining its Japanese competitors in efforts to build local as a hedge against the yen.  By 2015, 85% of the Nissan and Infiniti models sold in the U.S. will be produced in North America from about 67% now, said Carla Bailo, senior vice president of research and development for Nissan Americas.  Read more:

Nissan Intensifies its North American Production

BMW May Add 3-Series, 1-Series Capacity In Mexico

Lower wages than the U.S have led Audi, and now BMW, to choose Mexico.  For BMW, the Mexican plant would add extra capacity for the 3-Series and next-generation, front wheel drive  1-Series lineup. Versus Germany (one the most expensive and skilled labor markets) Mexican production will allow for increased profit margins and duty-free trade among North America, South America, Mexico and Europe.  Read more:

BMW May Add 3-Series, 1-Series Capacity In Mexico