RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Responsible for introducing new technologies and with legions of fans, two of Brazil's best-selling cars will cease to be produced after 40 years on the market. Icons Fiat Uno and Volkswagen Gol are the last "popular cars," a segment that once accounted for 70% of automobile sales in the country.
Currently classified as "entry level cars," the cheapest of each brand, their prices are no longer as attractive. Technologically outdated, they are unable to undergo improvements in safety and energy efficiency.
Next year, legislation will establish a lower emission index for new cars. In . . .