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Which Cars Are Made In Mexico?

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Thanks to lower labor costs and free-trade agreements across the globe, automakers are making many of their cars in Mexico. Here is a list of which cars are made in Mexico and sold in the U.S.

SEE ALSO: Are Cars Made in Mexico Reliable?

2018-audi-q5

Audi Q5:

Audi’s compact crossover is one of the only vehicles from the German automaker to be built in Mexico. While the first generation model was made around the world, including Germany and even India, but the second generation of the vehicle, the one that’s currently on sale now, is made in San José Chiapa, Mexico.

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BMW 3 Series

It may come as a surprise, but the newest BMW 3 Series is made at a few plants, including on in Tiexi, Mexico.

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Chevrolet Blazer

The return of the Chevrolet Blazer is built at the Ramos Arizpe Assembly in Mexico. 

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chevrolet-silverado

Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab / GMC Sierra Crew Cab

Most Silverados are made in the USA, but a few Crew Cab models are actually made in GM’s Silao, Mexico plant.

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Chevrolet Equinox / GMC Terrain

The current generation Equinox and Terrain are manufactured at GM’s Ramos Arizpe Assembly plant in Mexico, however, additional production for the North American market occurs at the automakers Ingersol, Canada plant.

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Chevrolet Trax

Like the Equinox, the Trax is made in GM’s San Luis Potosi Assembly plant in Mexico.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E

The first Mustang ever to be built outside of the United States, the all-electric ‘Stang is manufactured at the Cuautitlan Stamping and Assembly Plant in Mexico

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Honda Fit:

While past Fits have been made in Japan, the new generation Honda subcompact is made in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico.

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honda-hr-vHonda HR-V: 

The Honda HR-V, which is related to the Fit, is also made in Honda’s Celaya Plant in Mexico.

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Infiniti QX50

The Infiniti QX50 is one of the few Infinitis not produced in Japan. It is manufactured at the company’s plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

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Jeep Compass

The Jeep Compass is made in Mexico as well. That’s the Toluca Assembly Plant, that employs 3,715.

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Kia Forte / Hyundai Elantra

Kia launched a new plant in Mexico with the new generation Forte. Located in Monterrey, Mexico the plant is capable of producing 400,000 vehicles annually. 

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kia rio hatch sedan which cars are made in mexico

Kia Rio / Hyundai Accent

While Kia does manufacture the Rio in Korea, those models sold in the US come from the brand’s facility in Pesqueria, Mexico. The same for Kia’s corporate cousin the Hyundai Accent. 

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2017-mazda3 Mazda3:

The Mazda3 is made in the Mazda de Mexico Vehicle Operation plant, is located in Salamanca, in the state of Guanajuato. The first model produced ever made at the plant was a a U.S. market Mazda3 sedan that emerged on January 7 2014.

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Mazda CX-30:

Another Mazda made at the Salamanca, Mexico plant is the brand’s new compact crossover, the CX-30. 

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Mercedes-Benz GLB

Mercedes latest compact crossover is built at the plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico. This may sound familiar as it is a shared plant Nissan/Infiniti. 

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Nissan Kicks

Nissan’s newest little crossover is made alongside many of its corporate siblings at the company’s plant in Aguascaliente plant in Mexico. 

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Nissan Sentra:

The Sentra may not be fast, but every 55 seconds, one of Nissan’s compact or subcompact vehicles comes out of one of the plants in Aguascaliente. The plant managed to build 200,000 vehicles within 16 months of opening.

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Nissan Versa

With three plants and the capacity to make 850,000 vehicles annually, Nissan is a pretty heavy investor in Mexican production. Alongside the Versa and Sentra, the affordable Versa Sedan is also made in an Aguascaliente plant in Mexico.

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The Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo van continues to set the standard for compact cargo van design with its small exterior footprint, large cargo capacity, outstanding versatility and excellent fuel efficiency. It also offers America’s best commercial van warranty, with a basic limited warranty coverage of 5 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first. The powertrain limited warranty term is also 5 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Nissan NV200: 

The 2017 Nissan NV200, and the Chevrolet City Express is made in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

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toyota-tacoma

Toyota Tacoma: 

Assembly of the Tacoma is split between the U.S. and Mexico. The Toyota Manufacturing de Baja California Plant was established in 2002 and makes both Tacoma trucks and Tacoma truck beds.

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VW Jetta:

Made in the Puebla plant in Mexico, the sixth generation Volkswagen Jetta was primarily designed by Volkswagen Mexico under the supervision of Volkswagen Germany and 70 percent of the parts are designed and manufactured in Mexico.

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VW GTI

Like the Jetta, the GTI is made in the Puebla plant in Mexico, however, unlike the Jetta, the hatchback uses the new MQB modular platform that is shared with the Audi A3.

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VW Tiguan

The second generation Tiguan is slated to be made in a VW Mexico plant as well, and that’s the one we’ll be getting here in the US.

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Recent Updates:

November 9th, 2021 – Update all headings and corrected links. Removed Dodge Journey. Remover Chevrolet Cruze. Removed Ford Fiesta. Removed Ford Fusion. Updated Jeep Compass image. Removed Fiat 500. Removed Lincoln MKZ. Removed Infiniti QX30. Added Chevrolet Blazer. Added Infiniti QX50. Added GMC Terrain. Updated Kia Forte text for accuracy. Added Hyundai Accent. Updated Kia Rio text for accuracy. Removed Nissan Versa Note. Updated Nissan Versa image and text for accuracy. Updated Nissan Sentra image for accuracy. Added Nissan Kicks. Removed Toyota Yaris iA. Added GMC Sierra. Added BMW 3 Series. Removed BMW 5 Series Select. Added Mazda CX-30. Added the Hyundai Elantra. Removed Volkswagen Golf. Added Volkswagen GTI. Removed Ram Promaster. Added Mercedes-Benz GLB. Added Ford Mustang Mach-E.

54 Comments

Jerry G. says:

It looks like many the most popular and affordable quality type vehicles Americans like to buy are going to become a lot more expensive. If the sales of these models slump too low the auto manufactures will stop bringing them in to the US. This will lead to loss of jobs for the people who work in the importation and sales of these vehicles.

Many of the locally built vehicles in the US are using parts manufactured in Mexico and then shipped to the assembly plants in the US. Many of these vehicles can have as much as 30/% of their parts made in Mexico, and some from other countries in Asia and the EU. The auto industries are very global. Much of the technology and parts engineering is global between the different manufactures. They compete for sales and markets, but they share under agreement much of their technology.

In the end the American citizens are going to pay for the wall if it can ever be built, and they will find losses of jobs if there will be additional taxes for products coming in to the US from Mexico and other countries. These other countries can retaliate by not buying billions of dollars in US products, and or taxing the US products in their country. They will buy equivalent or the same types of products from other countries. This type of retaliation can be called a type of trade war. Not very good for all sides!

The exporting of immigrants who are doing the jobs the local people do not want to do is another thing that will be costly in the end. Employers have paid out cost for training and have become dependent on these workers. These workers have mortgages, bank loans, and are consumers. If these people are deported, it is the banks and mortgage companies that will be stuck with the unpaid loans. There will be less people buying various products, and thus will decrease business for many of the retailers.

Most of the high tech scientific people from other countries are very well educated and very specialized. The US companies employ these people because they cannot find local people who can fill in to these types of jobs. The US educational system cannot turn out these levels of scientists, researchers, developers, and engineers. Most of these types come from China, India, some from Canada, and Eastern Europe.

pismopal says:

So your solution is to continue to be screwed by the trade imbalance? This is the same old Obama type BS that will not fly anymore. If a pursuit of fairness in trade cause a war or even hard feelings..too bad. What is right is right

Jerry G. says:

There is no trade imbalance. The US exports many industrial and agricultural products to many countries. China, the EU, Mexico, Canada, and others are buying from the US.

With the new high terrifs being applied by the US, the other countries are going to also reciprocate. This is going to hurt a huge amount of US companies that depend on their products being bought in other countries. This is going to amount to many tens of billions of dollars of products that will not be bought by foreign countries. These countries are going to look for alternatives.

The idea is that all these countries along with the US are supposed to be friends with each other. By making these high terrifs against these countries, they are going to start buying more from China, the Far Eastern countries, and Russia. The global economy is going to shift away from the US. The US in the new global markets when considering the rest of the industrialized world is less than 20% of the total. We are not in the pre 1970’s era anymore. The world has changed a lot in both technology and economics. The other countries will simply get along with not doing business with the US. The new trading currency will soon become the Euro. The OPEC countries with the oil trade have been working on a new Petro Dollar which is based on the Chinese currency.

Basic economics indicates prosperity is based on trade. Nations trading with each other is how wealth and prosperity grows together.

pismopal says:

Let me shorten the dialogue by stating a fact….there absolutely IS a trade imbalance. What the hell do you think the beef is about?

Reg says:

Expensive?? hard to find a decent truck anymore. I will only buy a car made either in Canada or the USA,