General Motors May Export China-Made Vehicles to U.S.
With four new plants planned for China by 2015, General Motors may look to begin exporting some of those models to sell in America.
Speaking to Autoblog, GM China president Bob Socia commented that, “It could very well happen. You know, I’m not sharing any plans with you, but we try to keep open as to what makes sense. And Tim [Lee – GM’s president of international operations] is the right guy to talk about your manufacturing footprint. If it make sense to tool up a vehicle in one location as opposed to two, from an economic perspective, Tim will say that’s what we should be doing.”
Ignoring any potential backlash, Socia continued, commenting that, “There’s no reason why we can’t be exporting to the States, and obviously the States are exporting here.”
Currently GM has not announced any plans to export GM models from China to the US, though with plans to ship as many as 100,000 to 130,000 vehicles outside its borders by 2015, some may make it to America.
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