Which Cars Are Made In Mexico?
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.
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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 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.
The return of the Chevrolet Blazer is built at the Ramos Arizpe Assembly in Mexico.
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.
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.
Like the Equinox, the Trax is made in GM’s San Luis Potosi Assembly plant in Mexico.
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
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.
The Infiniti QX50 is one of the few Infinitis not produced in Japan. It is manufactured at the company’s plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
The Jeep Compass is made in Mexico as well. That’s the Toluca Assembly Plant, that employs 3,715.
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.
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.
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.
Another Mazda made at the Salamanca, Mexico plant is the brand’s new compact crossover, the CX-30.
Mercedes latest compact crossover is built at the plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico. This may sound familiar as it is a shared plant Nissan/Infiniti.
Nissan’s newest little crossover is made alongside many of its corporate siblings at the company’s plant in Aguascaliente plant in Mexico.
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.
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.
The 2017 Nissan NV200, and the Chevrolet City Express is made in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
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 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.
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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