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Preliminary Sales Results; ANPACT Delays Expo Transporte

By Alejandro Enríquez | Thu, 03/04/2021 - 18:06

Domestic light-vehicle sales plummet 21 percent year-on-year. In the heavy-vehicle segment, ANPACT delays Expo Transporte to March 2022. The performance of green vehicles continues to gain strength, while GM announced production in San Luis Potosi will remain suspended until the end of March due to semiconductor shortages.

This week we introduce the country leader of Faurecia Mexico, Francisco Maciel, who explains how CASE vehicles are a turning point for the sector.

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Preliminary Sales Results

INEGI's preliminary light-vehicle sales results in Mexico showed a 21.6 percent annual drop compared to February 2020 – the last month of full activity prior to the pandemic.

Faurecia: CASE Vehicles a Turning Point

Faurecia explains how CASE vehicles represent a turning point for the sector while addressing the future of mobility. Do not miss this interview.

ANPACT Delays Expo Transporte

Expo Transporte is the major event for the heavy vehicle sector in Mexico. Taking place every two years, the last edition was in 2019 and it was originally scheduled for October 2021 in Puebla. Due to the pandemic, Miguel Elizalde, announced through LinkedIn that the event will take place on Mar. 9, 10 and 11, 2022. "We are certain Expo Transporte will be the center of the economic recovery," he said.

Good Forecast for Alternative Energy Vehicles in Mexico

Toyota Mexico sold 60,000 hybrid vehicles in Mexico between 2010 and Jan 2021, becoming a leader in hybrid-vehicle sales in the country. “The road that the Prius started in 2010 has given us year-on-year sale records in this segment,” assured Guillermo Días, Vice President of Operations at Toyota Motor Sales in Mexico.

Automotive Sector Leads Robotization of Mexican Industry

The automotive sector has become a primary driver of the Mexican industry’s robotization. According to data from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), 62 percent of all robots installed in Mexico are involved in the automotive value chain, followed by the plastics and chemical industries.

GM to Extend Production Suspension

The company announced in a statement that it will maintain production shut down in Kansas, Ontario and San Luis Potosi during April and May. The decision is driven by the ongoing shortage on semiconductors.

DiDi Helps Women to Achieve Financial Independence

The company announced that 64 percent of their female partner drivers said the app has allowed them to have financial independence and 83 percent declared it was their main source of income.

Honda's First Major Automaker to Sell L-3 Automation Car

The Japanese giant introduced a brand-new sedan for the Japanese market. The self-driving vehicle has certified Level 3 automation technology, making Honda the world's first carmaker to sell a vehicle of this kind, Reuters reproted.

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Alejandro Enríquez Alejandro Enríquez Journalist and Industry Analyst