It’s those differences that have spurred chatter online about why GM doesn’t offer some of the Chinese models in the states, or why the American Lacrosse isn’t as sleek as the Chinese version.
It all comes down to market differences, or at least perceived market differences by GM. The Chinese auto market really isn’t that different from ours, with consumers demanding semi-luxurious youthful cars that are fuel efficient and well built for a good price. Pretty simple really, and it seems GM got it right in China while their business decisions in America have led to a near collapse.
Perhaps it’s time for the U.S. automakers to take a long hard look at China and apply some of their strategies at home. Or how about this possible outcome: GM stays in business, but builds the majority of their cars in China and exports them to the U.S. Why not? Chevy’s U.S Equinox has an engine built in…China.
Would you buy a GM vehicle that wasn’t made in America?