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Will Your Next Car Be Made in China?
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Re: Ready for Export
  • 5/21/2017 6:53:24 PM
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Kq4ym writes "While lots or cars may be made in China where there's lots of car buyers, I'm skeptical that we'll see many of those in the U.S. in the near future."

I wouldn't underestimate Chinese export and market penetration capabilities.

Incidentally, China has launched a massive $1 trillion initiative to export its infrastructure resources to help develop infrstructure in other countries. See: Behind China's $1 Trillion Plan to Shake Up the Economic Order.

The USA could certainly benefit from Chinese investment in urban mass transit and intercity railway technology.

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Re: Ready for Export
  • 5/13/2017 11:01:12 AM
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While lots or cars may be made in China where there's lots of car buyers, I'm skeptical that we'll see many of those in the U.S. in the near future. Of course, products will be made and sell whereever they can compete in price and quality around the world, but the sales to folks in China would certainly be the low hanging fruit for any manufacturer there, or at least selling in the Asian area of nearby nations.

Re: Ready for Export
  • 5/2/2017 8:27:23 AM
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@SethBreedlove, there was good reason for the dislike for Japanese cars when they first started appearing on US roads.  They were built for the Japanese population, Japanese roads and not quite ready to compete in the US.  They have had a lot of time to get things right and have adjusted well to the US market.  I don't doubt that Chinese manufacturers could do the same and they have the advantage of someone else having gone before them and the history of US auto makers working with them inside China.  Right now I think the biggest concern most people will have is a quality of materials issue.  In the recent past we've seen issues with toxic toys and the infamous chinesium in parts and tools that continues to spawn jokes and frustration.  I think when it comes to Chinese cars being sold in the US they will have to come in at the bottom of the market with features that rival mid range vehicles and perform flawlessly to overcome their current image problems. 

Re: Car Picture Guess.....
  • 5/1/2017 2:52:19 PM
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While it is a big number, I would like to note that exports from China were actually pretty small. Most fo the production is internal consumption.

Re: Car Picture Guess.....
  • 5/1/2017 8:48:08 AM
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@rbaz - You were right!

@Robert - that's an enormous car for the China market.

mystery photo
  • 5/1/2017 7:31:23 AM
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For those of you wondering, the mystery photo was taken in China, and my buddy says it was a Chinese version of a Suburban/Yukon SUV.

Re: Car Picture Guess.....
  • 4/30/2017 11:16:29 AM
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PC, it looks like a 2003-2006 GMC Yukon with some minor cosmetic changes. I should know because I have one.

Re: Ready for Export
  • 4/29/2017 9:43:41 PM
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@Impactnow I am a little concerned about safety considering the country's reputation for factory safety. I hope safety standards will be upheld.

Re: Car Picture Guess.....
  • 4/29/2017 5:25:43 PM
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@louis -

It's some type of GM product because it looks a lot like some of the Chevy/Buick/GMC suvs. In particular, look at the Chevy Trailblazers.

Re: Ready for Export
  • 4/29/2017 1:08:40 PM
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@impactnow, the auto manufacturing industry will be dramatically transformed to something that we can't accurately envision today. It will be interesting how nimble and adaptive the Chinese will be to remain viable in the field.

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