- by Lyndon_Henry, Blogger
- 5/21/2017 6:53:24 PM
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.
- by kq4ym, Data Doctor
- 5/13/2017 11:01:12 AM
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.
- by SaneIT, Data Doctor
- 5/2/2017 8:27:23 AM
@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.
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- by rbaz, Data Doctor
- 4/29/2017 1:08:40 PM
@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.