Originally Posted by bozack
Sorry for the old link, thought it was current as the issue just came up in the news...here is huffpo for all the libs who trust nothing but....
As for moving all production, you honestly think the company is going to flat out say that now? the fact is it is a slippery slope....they start moving some models, then some models become more, until they move everything but that which they have to (to stay compliant with govt contracts) overseas....
Makes no sense making cars overseas just to import them back to the US. Why the hell do you think several of Toyota's US models are the most American made cars sold in the US.
Shipping cars by cargo ship, then loading them on semis and rail cars, is way more expensive than shipping them by rail car followed by short semi rides. These aren't some tiny electronic devices that can be shipped by internationally by UPS/FedEx.
The VAST majority of cars, both foreign and domestic, sold in the US today are made in the US(and or Mexico and Canada).
The real story will be the eventual ramp up of auto production in Mexico which will happen sooner rather than later. Mexico or Brazil would be way better choices to produce US sold vehicles.
Bottom line is, they aren't going to start producing US marketed cars in China. It makes no business sense. They are trying to expand their, almost non existent footprint in Asia, and the only way they can do that is if they can make them domestically in China because if they don't the cars won't sell well because they won't be competitively priced. To the person who said its taking away from American jobs, its not. The number of jobs created in China would never be created in the US because demand for a US made and imported car wouldn't be high because of the higher costs.