2018 GMC Terrain to be Hecho en Mexico

Shortly after debuting the 2018 GMC Terrain, General Motors announced the compact crossover would be moving to Mexico.

Currently the Terrain is produced in Ingersoll, Ontario, on a line shared with the Chevrolet Equinox, but due to increasing demand of the twins, Oshawa was kicking in with overflow Equinox production on the soon-to-close Consolidated Line.

Small SUVs are proliferating like the plague, the segment is expected to grow by 10 percent over the next 5 years, and in order to better feed consumer appetite for its pair, GM decided early in the development cycle to triple the number of plants–augmenting production at Ingersoll with two plants in Mexico–while simultaneously lowering production costs. Between GMC and Chevy, GM delivered 330,000 compact SUVs to American buyers last year.

The guy with the hair who was recently elected to the White House has already taken GM to task on Twitter for producing a small subset of American market Chevrolet Cruzes in Ramos Arizpe, so we’ll see how long before he’s back with more tariff threats.

Not all Hecho en Mexico Terrains will make their way into the United States–the country has 44 existing free-trade agreements around the world–but all Terrains for sale in the United States will be made in Mexico. The move offers more scale in reserve, while also allowing GM Canada to complete its decade long goal of shuttering the Consolidated Line in Oshawa.

GM’s CEO Mary Barra, said that GM made this decision years ago, effectively saying tough luck bub.

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