In-Depth: Armored Vehicle Business is Nowhere Hotter Than Around Sugarloaf

The demand for armored cars worldwide is similarly large only in Mexico, where countless armored vehicles also populate the streets in the major cities.

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - If you're on the streets of the Brazilian metropolises of São Paulo, Brasília or Rio de Janeiro, you can hardly escape the predominance of small pseudo-crossovers.

Regardless of whether it's Fiat, Renault, Volkswagen or Ford - the newer vehicles especially, despite their manageable dimensions, are incredibly self-confident and not always delicately decorated with rustic-looking planks.

Here a mounted spare wheel, there a gray underrun protector and then again rough sills and a few centimeters more ground clearance, together with off-road tires.

A Brazilian wants . . .

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