General Motors is considering selling vehicles it makes in China in the U.S. by 2011 – making it the first major automaker to import Chinese produced cars to the stateside. In document being circulated between GM and U.S. lawmakers, GM said that it plans on selling 17,335 units of China-made vehicles in the U.S. by 2011. It is looking to triple that number to 51,546 by 2014, reports Automotive News.
Of course this is expected to stir up some controversy among GM’s U.S. workers. GM said that the plans are subject to change depending on the outcome of the negotiations with the UAW.
The Detroit automaker said many of the vehicles will be similar in size to the upcoming Chevrolet Spark, which will be built in South Korea.
It said that even at its 2014 level, the China imports will account for only 1.6 percent of GM’s expected sales for that year.
Small cars are fine and all but how about sending over that Buick Park Avenue?
– By: Omar Rana