Chicago (AFP) - General Motors will be placing a big bet the American public is willing to drive a car built in China when it unveils the Buick Envision.
The largest US automaker is certainly not trying to bring it to market quietly: Buick's latest sport utility vehicle will be introduced at a lavish party on the eve of the Detroit auto show in the hopes of maximizing media coverage.
"We expect it to be a great success," Molly Peck, US marketing director for Buick, told AFP.
Edward 1 day ago
This is one bet I sincerely hope GM loses. I, for one, will NEVER buy a car made in China. I hope GM falls on it's butt on this one. How in the heck can an American company build a car in a communist country and expect hard working Americans to buy it? It is way past time for us to get off the Chinese tit and make this country great once again. My god how long before American companies start building in mid-eastern Muslim countries?
Joe 1 day ago
Your money. Your choice.
Just don't you dare call me unpatriotic for buying a 'foreign' vehicle that was assembled by the UAW in Michigan when you buy a freaking GM vehicle made in China.
I actually put Americans to work with my vehicle purchase. And a good American job is not an easy thing to find anymore in this country, as anyone with half of a brain understands. You'll be putting Chinese to work with your Buick purchase. If there is any shame on anyone, it's on you, not me.
Blackadder 1 day ago
I bought a can opener made in china, had to take it back three times before I found one that would work.
Robert H 23 hours ago
I'm sure there are some Americans who don't give a toss where their stuff comes from, who made it and under what conditions, as long as the price is right. All I can say is that as long as cars are made here I will buy those. I've had it with bean counters off shoring jobs and bleeding our economy. There may not be much I can do, as one person, to stop others from destroying America, but I'll be damned if I'm going to help.
Mockingjay 14 hours ago
Just fricking perfect. First the big three moves most of its manufacturing, via their suppliers, to Mexico or elsewhere off shore. Now they move the final piece, assembly, there. But they are right. Americans will continue to buy foreign made goods without concern for their or their children's futures. We can all sell each other hamburgers and insurance or join the millions on the dole. We do still, for the present, manufacture weapons and wars. Can anyone think of anything else we manufacture within our borders?