No plans to change production despite Trump tweets: GM CEO

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    No plans to change production despite Trump tweets: GM CEO

    http://www.ctvnews.ca/autos/no-plans...-ceo-1.3232683


    DETROIT -- General Motors has no plans to change where it produces small cars because of criticism from President-elect Donald Trump, the company's top executive said Sunday night.

    CEO Mary Barra said the auto business has long lead times for where it produces vehicles, with decisions are made two to four years ahead.

    Last week Trump threatened on Twitter to slap a border tax on GM for importing the compact Chevrolet Cruze to the U.S. from Mexico.

    As it turns out, GM only imports a small number of Cruze hatchbacks from Mexico and Barra said it makes all of the sedans at a factory in Lordstown, Ohio, near Cleveland.

    Asked if she was worried about a possible tariff, Barra said it was too early to speculate on that. GM's strategy, she said, has much more in common with Trump's goals for trade and jobs than differences. "I very much look forward to being part of the solution that allows the country to be strengthened along with business, along with our manufacturing capability," she said on the sidelines of an event unveiling the new GMC Terrain small SUV.

    Production of the Terrain will move to Mexico from a plant in Ingersoll, Canada, for the new model year. The Ingersoll plan will still make the Equinox, GM's bestselling small SUV.








    Barra is part of a group of CEOs that will advise Trump on economic issues.

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    Re: No plans to change production despite Trump tweets: GM CEO

    I guess the bigger question is; do they plan on continuing to import sedans and lie about it...........
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    Re: No plans to change production despite Trump tweets: GM CEO

    Quote Originally Posted by InCogKneeToe View Post
    Asked if she was worried about a possible tariff, Barra said it was too early to speculate on that. GM's strategy, she said, has much more in common with Trump's goals for trade and jobs than differences.
    That is certainly true and she does get some leeway because of that. When the regulations are changed I expect to see their end of the bargain held up.


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    I guess the bigger question is; do they plan on continuing to import sedans and lie about it...........
    The unfortunate thing about GM (and others) is that the left hand often doesn't know what the right hand is doing. That has to change.
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    Re: No plans to change production despite Trump tweets: GM CEO

    Up yours, Mary

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    Re: No plans to change production despite Trump tweets: GM CEO

    And so they should

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    Re: No plans to change production despite Trump tweets: GM CEO

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    I guess the bigger question is; do they plan on continuing to import sedans and lie about it...........
    There is a lot of production capacity at GM, probably some duplication that could be reduced
    if GM was really hard headed. Unlike Ford, GM and Toyota are probably relying on others
    within the new government to balance out the fear and rhetoric with clear vision policy
    before considering change....

    While its easy to draw the conclusion that Ford took flight on the back of Trump's comments,
    I think that softening car sales spelled the end of that third plant in Mexico. I just don't know
    why Fields felt the need to politicise the decision by referencing Trump when it's clear that
    this project was losing steam well before the election....

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    Re: No plans to change production despite Trump tweets: GM CEO

    Instead of tweeting, perhaps policy makers should focus on making the US an attractive export economy?

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    Re: No plans to change production despite Trump tweets: GM CEO

    Well considering he hasn't been inaugurated yet, that's about all he can do......
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    Re: No plans to change production despite Trump tweets: GM CEO

    Or is this just a try to lower GM stock prices so Marchionne can merge with them? It sounds like he has been talking with Trump about a GM-Fiat merge already.
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-with-rival-gm

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    Re: No plans to change production despite Trump tweets: GM CEO

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    I guess the bigger question is; do they plan on continuing to import sedans and lie about it...........
    MS Barra said today something along the lines of "we build them where we sell them." Well I am sure GM builds many more cars in Mexico than they sell there. The Encore is a great "seller" in the US- the best selling Buick, but it is build in South Korea. The same argument can be made about good "selling" vehicles such as the Trax (built in South Korea) and the Envision (built in China). Looks like there is some serious disconnect at the upper levels of GM.

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    Re: No plans to change production despite Trump tweets: GM CEO

    Quote Originally Posted by BlekherBob View Post
    That is certainly true and she does get some leeway because of that. When the regulations are changed I expect to see their end of the bargain held up.




    The unfortunate thing about GM (and others) is that the left hand often doesn't know what the right hand is doing. That has to change.
    GM seems to be making the same mistakes that they made in the 1990s with penny pinching and not retooling US plants to build products that sell.

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    Re: No plans to change production despite Trump tweets: GM CEO

    I have a feeling that at some point in the future they are going to have a very big chunk bitten out of their azz too. Mainly because the trials and tribulations of the past including the need for a freakin' bail out still haven't taught them much.

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    Re: No plans to change production despite Trump tweets: GM CEO

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    And so they should

    You Can't Govern by Twitter
    Not that he is going to be a dictator, but he doesn't have any authority yet...............

    He's not "Governing by Twitter" he's just cutting the MSM out of the loop, considering how slanted they are; is that a bad thing?


    Think of it like this; you ask you child how he/she is doing in school; then 3 months later you go to parent/teacher conferences, what story is going to more accurate?
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    Re: No plans to change production despite Trump tweets: GM CEO

    " MSM out of the loop, considering how slanted they are; is that a bad thing?"
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    So, do you listen to and trust RT out of Russia? Maybe just the fake news that has been spun over here?

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    Re: No plans to change production despite Trump tweets: GM CEO

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    Not that he is going to be a dictator, yet...............

    Think of it like this; you ask you child how he/she is doing in school; then 3 months later you go to parent/teacher conferences, what story is going to more accurate?
    I know many people that believe the child over the adults......electing Trump is a good example.

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