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Old 7th October 2009, 16:55   #1
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Default The Car Scene in Brazil

Jaguar Land Rover could move some production to developing markets such as Russia, China and Brazil.

In line with plans to increase production to 300,000 cars a year JLR hopes to produce additional volume in its key emerging markets. This could also sidestep import tarrifs in countries such as China, which would damage profit margins.

David Smith, JLR’s chief executive, announced the plans at a fringe meeting at the Tory party conference yesterday.

“A couple of weeks ago I announced a whole new business plan for the company. It is going to require multi-billion pound investments over the next five to ten years. I’m sure this is going to be one of the largest manufacturing investments any company makes in the UK.

“It means developing our product portfolio, environmental innovations, our export markets. We will need to manufacture some products overseas. If we are to get over 100 per cent tariff barriers in places like China, we will have to manufacture in China.”

Last month JLR said it will close one of its plants in the West Midlands by the middle of the next decade as part of its revised business plan. However a company spokeswoman told Autocar any overseas production is additional and would not replace UK production.

“What we are saying is that as we grow our business with new models and new investment, in key developing markets such as Brazil, India, China and Brazil we will look at options for local manufacturing.”

Jaguars could be made in Brazil - Autocar.co.uk
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Well JLR are rightly miffed at the lack of UK support (they want guarantees, not actual cash) to preserve jobs. This not forthcoming, they can tell the UK govt where to go
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Default Brazil: Insanely expensive cars?

This is good consolation for Indian buyers.

Please take a look at www.oyyo.com/br and search for some euro cars.

Here's an S500 from 2007 with 28,000 KM.

It's being sold for 310,000 Reals which equates to $155,000 USD. Which means 72ish lakhs. 28,000 KM on a 07 S500 = 72 Lakhs!!!! THIS IS FREAKING MADNESS.


Don't even get me started on the Lambo section of this website.

The used Lamborghini Gallardos, even 09 models with a couple thousand KM are priced at the price of a brand new Aventador in the USA.

Don't even want to think of what a Veyron SS costs in Brazil.
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Default Cars made in Brazil are deadly

The cars roll endlessly off the local assembly lines of the industry's biggest automakers, more than 10,000 a day, into the eager hands of Brazil's new middle class. The shiny new Fords, Fiats, and Chevrolets tell the tale of an economy in full bloom that now boasts the fourth largest auto market in the world. What happens once those vehicles hit the streets, however, is shaping up as a national tragedy, experts say, with thousands of Brazilians dying every year in auto accidents that in many cases shouldn't have proven fatal.
The culprits are the cars themselves, produced with weaker welds, scant safety features and inferior materials compared to similar models manufactured for U.S. and European consumers, say experts and engineers inside the industry. Four of Brazil's five bestselling cars failed their independent crash tests.

Unsafe cars, coupled with the South American nation's often dangerous driving conditions, have resulted in a Brazilian death rate from passenger car accidents that is nearly four times that of the United States, according to an Associated Press analysis of Brazilian Health Ministry data on deaths compared to the size of each country's car fleet. In fact, the two countries are moving in opposite directions on survival rates _ the U.S. recorded 40 percent fewer fatalities from car wrecks in 2010 compared with a decade before. In Brazil, the number killed rose 72 percent, according to the latest available data.
Dr. Dirceu Alves, of Abramet, a Brazilian association of doctors that specializes in treating traffic accident victims, said
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