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Trump Take Note: Mexican Auto Exports Again on the Rise

Despite presidential push, more coming to U.S. market.

by on May.09, 2017

The Nissan plant in Aguascalientes.

Since launching his presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump has seemingly been at war with Mexico, taking particular aim at that country’s fast-growing auto industry. He called out Ford, in particular, for moving small car production south of the border, and also warned General Motors it could face a big border tax for importing Mexican-made vehicles.

Since January, the new president has frequently pointed to new U.S. automotive investments, while also highlighting Ford’s decision not to build a second plant in Mexico. But a new report from that country’s automotive trade association may be less well-received by the White House.

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Overall, Mexican automotive exports rose 16.1% in April, compared to year-earlier numbers, while production jumped a more modest 3.2%, according to the Mexican Auto Industry Association, or MAIA. For the first four months of the year, meanwhile, total exports jumped 15 percent.

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Mercedes Expecting to Join Nissan in New Mexican Assembly Complex

Next step in partnership would produce Mercedes and Infiniti models for the Americas.

by on Jan.26, 2012

Mercedes-Benz revealed this early A-Class Concept at the 2011 NY Auto Show.

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Nissan and Daimler are looking to take a significant step forward in their rapidly expanding partnership – the German maker expecting to set up a new plant that would be located adjacent to the new Nissan assembly complex going into Aguascalientes, Mexico, TheDetroitBureau.com has learned.

The Daimler plant would be used to produce a wide range of small luxury products for both the German maker’s Mercedes-Benz brand and for Nissan’s Infiniti division, such as the Mercedes A-Class and Infiniti Etherea  – sources telling TheDetroitBureau.com that these could include both conventionally powered and electrified offerings designed to help both makers improve their corporate fuel economy averages.

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Officially, neither Daimler nor the Renault/Nissan Alliance would discuss the plan, though a spokesperson for the German company referred to a recent comment by CEO Dieter Zetsche in which he confirmed that further joint ventures are under study.  The two makers decided to launch a limited series of efforts in 2010 and have since announced several additional joint ventures including one revealed early this month in which they will produce a new line of four-cylinder engines at the Nissan powertrain plant in Decherd, Tennessee.

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Nissan Announces New Plant for Mexico

$2.0 bil factory will support growth across the Americas.

by on Jan.25, 2012

Nissan targets 85% "localized" production with the addition of a new plant in Mexico and another in Brazil.

Nissan will invest $2.0 billion in a new Mexican assembly plant complex intended to support its rapid growth plans across the Americas, with the factory scheduled to produce as many as 175,000 subcompact cars a year when it opens in 2013.

The new complex will complement Nissan’s two existing operations “South of the border,” and bring to 13,500 the number of workers the Japanese maker employs in the booming Mexican auto industry. That doesn’t include th e9.000 additional jobs it is expected to create in the country’s parts making network.

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A new supplier park will be built on the site of the Nissan plant, which will go up in Aguascaliente, one of the centers of Mexican automotive production., and many of those additional jobs will be located there, Nissan officials noted.

“Mexico is a key engine for Nissan’s growth in the Americas,” said Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn.

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