The Curious Case of Renault Kwid; Brazilian Version to get 4 Airbags

The Renault Kwid ticked almost all the right boxes. Compact size, attractive price tag, great features and a snazzy design helping it stand out from the crowd. However, cost cutting has been a factor which has been a sad reality of the segment. The Kwid is no different. The manufacturer however has not let the … Read more

New Discovery Sport to Roll Out From JLR’s New Manufacturing Plant in Brazil

Jaguar and Land Rover have started the construction of their state of the art manufacturing facility in Rio de Janerio in Brazil. This Brazilian Real 750 million (Rs 1804.33 crore) worth facility will also have the first overseas Education Business Partnership Centre. The ceremony was attended by the state Governor for Rio, Luiz Fernando.

Read more

Toyota to stop Etios in Brazil: All-new Etios to come in 2016

Toyota Etios will be discontinued in Brazil if a report on is to be believed. It’s said that the company has cited ‘poor sales’ as the reason behind it but has also added that the next-gen all-new Etios will be launched in Brazil in 2016.

Toyota Etios sedan 2014

The blog mentions that the car managed to sell one lakh units of the car in 20 months whereas the rivals’ sales generally reach 1,22,000 in just twelve months. In Brazil, this Toyota competes with Hyundai HB20 and Chevrolet Onix. The report identifies the Toyota’s lacklustre interiors and subdued exterior as the main reasons for its unpopularity.

Read more