Polo (VW)

Nov 20, 2023

On November 17, multiple sources reported that Volkswagen Navarra's management has presented a 2024 production calendar to the works council, proposing 271,901 units, an increase of 15,500 units from the last forecast.

The breakdown includes 28,663 Polo models, 103,583 Taigo models, and 139,655 T-Cross models. Production is scheduled to start on January 8, 2024, with industrial days on January 2-5, 2024, and April 2-5, 2024.

The vacation period is set from July 5 to August 2, followed by industrial work until August 13, 2024. Pending agreement, August 14, 16, 19, 20, and 21 in 2024 will be designated as closing days.

Based on multiple sources

Nov 09, 2023

The Associacao Nacional dos Fabricantes de Veiculos Automores (ANFAVEA) announced that Brazilian vehicle sales (including trucks and buses) in October 2023 of 217,848 units represented an increase of 20.4% from October 2022.

Vehicle sales in October consisted of 163,198 passenger cars; 43,621 light commercial vehicles; 9,447 trucks; and 1,582 buses.

Among passenger vehicle manufacturers, FCA sold 35,511 units (21.8% share), VW sold 27,937 units (17.1%), GM sold 27,317 units (16.7%), Hyundai sold 16,217 units (9.9%) and Toyota sold 13,747 units (8.4%). Among light commercial vehicle manufacturers, FCA sold 21,204 units (48.6% share), GM sold 4,969 units (11.4%), VW sold 4,956 units (11.4%), Toyota sold 4,028 units (9.2%), Ford sold 3,017 units (6.9%).

The VW Polo was the best-selling passenger vehicle in October with 11,123 sales, followed by the Chevrolet Onix with 10,657 sales, Fiat Mobi with 8,037 sales, Hyundai HB20 with 7,421 sales, Chevrolet Onix Plus sedan with 7,114 sales, VW T-Cross with 6,724 sales, and Chevrolet Tracker with 6,669 sales.

The Fiat Strada was the best-selling LCV in October with 11,874 sales, followed by the VW Saveiro with 4,214 sales, Fiat Toro with 4,087 sales, Toyota Hilux with 4,026 sales, Chevrolet Montana with 2,924 sales, Ford Ranger with 2,591 sales, and Ram Rampage with 2,542 sales.

In ANFAVEA's sales report by fuel type, sales of flexible fuel vehicles were up 18.9% y/y to 170,742 units (82.6% share), diesel vehicles were up 15.5% to 20,052 units (9.7%), gasoline vehicles increased 97.0% to 6,473 units (3.1%), hybrid vehicles increased 88.0% to 7,182 units (3.5%) and electric vehicles increased 273.8% to 2,370 units (1.1%).

As of November 8, Scotiabank anticipates that full-year Brazilian sales will be 2.15 million units in 2023 and 2.27 million units in 2024, respectively.

(ANFAVEA releases on November 8, 2023)  1 / 2 (Fenabrave press release on November 1, 2023)  (Scotiabank release on November 8, 2023)

Nov 07, 2023

On November 3, Silicon Mobility, France based technology firm announced that its OLEA APP T222 Inverter has got ASIL-D certification, ensuring safe e-motor control software. It is designed for the OLEA T222 FPCU chip which has also got ASIL-D certification and the chip is providing best-in-class electrified powertrain control.

The software platform enables high-performance, real-time control of advanced power electronics and electric motors across various technologies and topologies. The in-house developed OLEA APP Inverter and OLEA T222 FPCU empower carmakers to deliver improved performance, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness in a one-of-a-kind automotive solution.

Based on Silicon Mobility press release

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