• SubieLvr avatar SubieLvr Posted: 11/26/2013 3:55pm PST

    The Sail chassis is already sold in the U.S. as part of GM Global Architecture program. Automakers have shifted to a 'Economic Location Advantage" model for vehicle production. They will, in most case, build where the economic advantage is maximized. Shipping cars from China is a cast prohibitive situation. In most cases, automakers cannot build a car at a low enough cost in China to ship it to North America and still be profitable (the Honda Fit one of the very few exceptions). Also, China has begun its transition into a medium cost/mature economic location advantage nation. Their growing middle class, skyrocketing wages, and increased government regulation will reduce the potential for future auto exports.

  • stevehn Posted: 10/22/2010 9:37pm PDT

    Corporate greed is killing American jobs. It plssed me of daily use goods were being made somewhere else and not here.

  • David Posted: 10/22/2010 3:33pm PDT

    Chinese cars are already here in Australia. The first was actually about 5 years ago when VW imported a Chinese-built product. It lasted 1-2 years. However, we now have a brand called "Great Wall" who sell 2 compact pickup trucks and 1 compact SUV. They are of course extremely underpowered 4 cylinder vehicles offering only manual transmissions, and 2 airbags. But it's a start. The SUV is actually very decent looking.

  • Matt Posted: 10/22/2010 12:03pm PDT

    Thanks GM after all we've done for you!
    I wonder how much lead we'll find in the paint or other toxic plastic parts?