Autoevolution - Honda has announced that it will be building two additional variants of their popular Fit/Jazz city car - a sedan and a crossover. All three models of the Fit will be built at Honda’s new plant, currently under construction in Mexico.
American Metals Market - Mexico's auto industry will end 2012 with an internal investment of about $6 billion, double the year-ago level. Nearly half of that amount, or $2.97 billion, has been allocated to 23 projects by Asian companies.
Wall Street Journal - Mexico is taking center-stage in the production of cars, where lower costs and skilled workers are reordering the global auto market. The country now is the world's fourth largest exporter of cars.
PR Newswire - The Mexico Ministry of Tourism reports that during the month of September, currency income from international visitors exceeded $748 million, a figure 10.3 percent higher than during the same period last year.
Bloomberg - Nissan Motor Co., Mexico’s largest automaker, will consider the country along with the U.S. for a new North American factory to meet demand in both nations. Nissan is already building its third plant in Mexico.
Nasdaq - Mexico's industrial production grew by 2.4 percent in September compared to the year-ago month, on gains in manufacturing, construction, utilities and mining, the National Statistics Institute, or Inegi, said Monday.
Reuters - Mexico's automobile production rose by 17.3 percent in October compared to the same month last year, and exports were up 12.3 percent, the Mexican Auto Industry Association (AMIA) said on Wednesday.
EFE - A South Korean firm in the central Mexican state of Queretaro was shuttered two weeks after a Mexican worker was attacked there by his Korean supervisor. The firm closed is Samwon Mexico - a supplier to Korean electronics giant Samsung.
Carolina Live - Honda of South Carolina is moving production of its side-by-side product, 2-4 person four-wheel drive off-road vehicles, from Honda Mexico to its Timmonsville plant next year.
Reuters - Carmaker Toyota and Mexico's auto industry have sued the Mexican government to try to block proposed regulations to align the fuel efficiency standard of cars and light trucks with that of the United States to cut greenhouse gas emissions.