Uber’s Chinese rival coming to North America

11 Dec
Didi logoDidi Chuxing, the rideshare giant that drove Uber out of China, is turning its attention to Mexico in a bid to gain a foothold on North American soil. The move marks Didi’s first attempt at international expansion. The company has already met with Mexican trade and investment officials, and is in the process of recruiting drivers, with the...

U.S. NAFTA demands “not viable” according to Mexican Economy Minister

2 Dec
Workers assemble a Fiat 500 in Toluca, MexicoThe Trump administration’s proposal to require 50 percent of the value of vehicles to be produced in the U.S. remains a hotly contested sticking point in ongoing NAFTA negotiations. Mexico’s Economy Minister, Idelfonso Guajardo, underscored that point in front of reporters on Wednesday, after emerging from several meetings with...

As NAFTA battle lines are drawn, repercussions loom on dealership lots

20 Oct
FCA's Windsor, Ontario, assembly plantNAFTA negotiations have reached an impasse in several key areas, chief among them a series of regulations surrounding the automotive sector. While Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland referred to a “series of unconventional proposals” and Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo said, “we all have our...

Another shipment of Fords arrive from Mexico packed with marijuana

28 Jul
marijuanaEarlier this month, a dealership in Youngstown, Ohio received a shipment of Ford Fusions from the Ford plant in Hermosillo, Mexico. The cars came with all the features you'd expect to find on modern vehicles, with one major exception: instead of spare tires, they carried tire-shaped bundles of marijuana. As we reported, that wasn't the first time...

Wall, schmall: Ford Fusions arrive from Mexico with $1 million of marijuana

17 Jul
2017 Ford Fusion V6 SportWith all the talk of healthcare bills and tax reform battles in Congress, Americans might've forgotten about another of Donald Trump's pet projects: a border wall with Mexico. Last week, however, the president revisited that topic, declaring that he wants the wall to be transparent so that U.S. border agents will be able to see the bags of drugs...