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In the first quarter of this year, one of three small sports tility vehicles (SUVs) sold in the United States appeared to be models produced and exported by South Korea's GM.

25, according to KPM, U.S. sales of small SUV models produced and exported domestically by GM, including Chevrolet Trailblazer, Tracks and Buick Encore GX, were 66,643 in the first quarter, more than 30 percent of all sales of the 15 small SUV models sold in the United States.

올해 1분기 미국에서 판매된 소형 SUV 3대 중 1대는 한국GM | 연합뉴스 (yna.co.kr)
 

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That's pretty good(after you do Google translate) that the Trailblazer is doing so well.
 

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Interesting, but kind of a meaningless statistic.................

Daewoo for the win?

These are the kind of cars that should be made in Mexico.
 
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Interesting, but kind of a meaningless statistic.................

Daewoo for the win?

These are the kind of cars that should be made in Mexico.
It shouldn't matter where these cars are coming from, as long as they are part of the GM network.
 

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Such a wonderful 'American' company. Barra should be tired patting herself on the back and counting her millions
 

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It shouldn't matter where these cars are coming from, as long as they are part of the GM network.
Would you brag about your Corvette if it came from Korea or China?
 

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Interesting, but kind of a meaningless statistic.................

Daewoo for the win?

These are the kind of cars that should be made in Mexico.
GM is making way more money off the Trailblazer and Encore GX then the Cruze. They could have developed the GMC Granite concept and those 3 cars could have kept Lordstown open.

I still say US first and Mexico next if there is no capacity at plants. Lordstown didn't have to die.
 

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Daewoo for the win?

These are the kind of cars that should be made in Mexico.
Yup, GM's acquisition of Daewoo Motors in 2001 is definitely a win whether intentional or not.

GM's San Luis Potosí Assembly plant in Mexico is currently one of the assembly plants for Chevy Trax. Also, both that plant and Ramos Arizpe Assembly were final assembly locations for other GM Korea designed vehicles in the past.
 

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I still say US first and Mexico next if there is no capacity at plants. Lordstown didn't have to die.
GM and SAIC have more than enough production capacity globally for Gamma II and VSS-F subcompact SUVs at Bupyeong, Shanghai, Yantai, and San Luis Potosí.
 

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GM and SAIC have more than enough production capacity globally for Gamma II and VSS-F subcompact SUVs at Bupyeong, Shanghai, Yantai, and San Luis Potosí.
GM needs to get out of its SAIC relationship. The US first phase trade agreement allows it to.
 

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GM needs to get out of its SAIC relationship. The US first phase trade agreement allows it to.
Are there problems with the GM-SAIC JV that would justify dissolution? Seems to me the two companies have worked together very well since the JV was established almost 24 years ago.
 

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GM and SAIC have more than enough production capacity globally for Gamma II and VSS-F subcompact SUVs at Bupyeong, Shanghai, Yantai, and San Luis Potosí.
Maybe San Luis Potosi needed to close. A lot more Americans buy buicks and chevys then Central Americans.

Honda, Toyota, and Hyundai can build cars in America to sell here. GM should too.
 
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Maybe San Luis Potosi needed to close.
San Luis Potosí Assembly is one of GM's newest, highest quality, and best run assembly plants in North America. In addition to Chevy Trax, it currently assembles Onix, Equinox, and Terrain primarily for markets in the Americas.

Utilization rates have always been high at SLP. There is no good reason for GM to close the facility, nor were there any such reasons in the past.
 

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Are there problems with the GM-SAIC JV that would justify dissolution? Seems to me the two companies have worked together very well since the JV was established almost 24 years ago.
Shared profits for one, making very low income from GM IP in Chainah
 

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San Luis Potosí Assembly is one of GM's newest, highest quality, and best run assembly plants in North America. In addition to Chevy Trax, it currently assembles Onix, Equinox, and Terrain primarily for markets in the Americas.

Utilization rates have always been high at SLP. There is no good reason for GM to close the facility, nor were there any such reasons in the past.
Oshawa was GM's highest quality plant in North America and GM closed it.

If the employees at SLP assembly were making $28 bucks an hour GM would have closed it too.

There was no good reason to allocate the Equinox, Terrain, Blazer, and Trailblazer to Mexico when there was plenty of capacity in high quality US plants to build the cars.

This is outsourcing and throwing American and Canadian workers under the bus plain and simple
 
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