General Motors Countered Trump GM imports a small number of a certain Chevrolet Cruze model from Mexico that is sold in the U.S. And the company sent a befitting reply through its statement: “All Chevrolet Cruze sedans sold in the U.S. are built in GM’s assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio. GM builds the Chevrolet Cruz hatchback for global markets in Mexico, with a small number sold in the U.S.” (Source: “Statement on GM Production of the Chevrolet Cruze,” General Motors Company, January 1, 2017.)
Donald Trump had earlier started this attack on Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) for moving jobs to Mexico. But General Motors had been quietly going ahead with plans it had made many years back.
GM advanced on its $800.0-million investment for its global small-car lineup that included a factory retooling in San Luis Potosi state. That plant and another facility in Mexico were to build the all-new “Chevy Equinox” sport-utility vehicle in the year 2017, as per people familiar with the matter. GM had further said that only the new Equinox will be built in a factory in Canada and two other sites. (Source: “GM invests millions in Mexico as Ford absorbs blows from Trump,” Chicago Tribune, October 14, 2016).