OEM Investments in the U.S. in 2017

Investments focus on growing SUV demand as well as sustainability, mobility and autonomy

2017/12/15

Summary

BMW US Manufacturing Plant.
BMW US Manufacturing Plant. Source: BMW

Throughout both the 2016 presidential election and his first year in office, President Trump criticized automakers including General Motors, Toyota and Ford for importing vehicles to the U.S. from Mexico. At the 2017 North American International Auto Show, the first major automotive exhibition since the 2016 presidential election, many automakers highlighted both their previous and potential future investments in the U.S. While this seemed to be a response to President Trump's rhetoric, details indicate that the investments are more likely to be due to shifting trends in the U.S. market and in the automotive industry.

This report provides an overview of investments taking place in the U.S. announced by OEMs in 2017, and a production forecast of automakers in the U.S.



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