El Economista – By 2020, Mexico will produce nearly a third of the automotive market in North America with more than five million units, growing from a 19 percent share to over 27 percent.
WSJ – Enjoying a strong tug from the growing U.S. economy, Mexico’s automotive industry logged record production and exports last year and expects output to rise further in 2015, industry officials said Thursday.
The auto makers produced more than 3.2 million vehicles, a nearly 10 percent increase over 2013, and exported 82 percent of them—overwhelmingly to U.S. consumers—said Eduardo Solis, executive president of the Mexican Automotive Industry Association.
Plastics News – Driven by surging Mexican factories, North American light-vehicle production for 2014 is headed for the second-highest level on record by the time the final numbers are counted.
AutoBlog – Just 11 months since production began, Mazda de Mexico has put together its 100,000th vehicle – in this case a Mazda2 hatchback headed for Europe.
America Economia – A Ministry of Economy source confirmed that Toyota Motor Corp. will announce its plans for a new auto plant in Mexico in the first quarter of 2015.
Reuters – Nissan Motor Co. has ordered the recall of more than 80,000 vehicles sold in Mexico to check for potential defects stemming from air bags made by Japanese company Takata Corp.
Detroit News – General Motors Co. said Thursday it will invest $5 billion in Mexico over six years, dating from 2013 through 2018, and will add 5,600 new jobs in the region.