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.
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.
BMW makes a few cars in Mexico, but only one specific model is brought to the US and that’s the 5 Series Security, the automaker’s own armored vehicle. It’s made in Toluca, Mexico.
Most Silverados are made in the USA, but a few Crew Cab models are actually made in GM’s Silao, Mexico plant.
All Cruze hatchbacks that sold in the United States are made in Ramos, Mexico plant. However, that’s not the case with the sedan.
Made in the Tolouca Car Assembly Plant alongside the Fiat 500, the Dodge Journey is available with either a four, or six cylinder engine that can be mated to a front- or all-wheel drive setup. Buyers also have the choice of two or three rows of seating depending on the trim level.
While the majority of Ram pickups and vans are made in the U.S., some Ram pickup trucks and Ram Promaster models are also assembled at Chrysler’s Saltillo Assembly Plant in Coahuila, Mexico.
The Fiat 500 has been assembled in the Tolouca Assembly plant since 2010. The plant also makes the Dodge Journey.
The Ford Fiesta is currently made in Ford’s Cuautitlán Stamping and Assembly Plant. The plant, which opened in 1964 saw an extensive upgrade in 2010 to accommodate the manufacturing of the new Ford Fiesta for the North American Market.
Ford’s mid-sized sedan is assembled in the Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly plant. The plant, which opened in 1986, has the capacity to pump out 300,000 vehicles a year.
While past Fits have been made in Japan, the new generation Honda subcompact is made in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico.
The Honda HR-V, which is related to the Fit, is also made in Honda’s Celaya Plant in Mexico.
While the QX30 is currently made in Sunderland, England, Infiniti hasn’t been shy about its intentions to move manufacturing to North America. This is a part of a Damiler-Nissan alliance deal, where the two will share platforms, engines and facilities. The next generation QX50 is also rumored to go to Mexico as well.
The Jeep Compass is made in Mexico as well, alongside the Fiat 500 and Dodge Journey. That’s the Toluca Assembly Plant, that employs 3,715.
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. The upcoming Forte5 hatchback is scheduled to get made at the plant, and rumor is that the new Rio will as well.
Like its Ford cousin, the Fusion, the Lincoln MKZ is made at the Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly Plant.
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.
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.
The Versa and Versa Note are also made in a plant in Aguascaliente Mexico.
With three plants and the capacity to make 850,000 vehicles annually, Nissan is a pretty heavy investor in Mexican production. Alongside the Versa Note and Sentra, the affordable Versa Sedan is also made in an Aguascaliente plant in Mexico.
The 2017 Nissan NV200, and the Chevrolet City Express is made in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
The MMVO plant that makes the Mazda3 also makes Mazda2s, which aren’t sold in the US. Instead we get the same vehicle as the Toyota Yaris iA.
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.
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.
Like the Jetta, the Golf 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.
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.