I am not sure I am ready to buy a Buick made in China - or for that matter made in Russia or perhaps by ISIS in Syria etc.
I was not even aware that the Encore was made in Korea. At least it is South Korea.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/gm-to-impor ... la=y&alg=y
Selected portions of the above:
General Motors Co. , fresh off agreeing to a new union contract that is
expected to drive up its U.S. labor costs, plans to become the first major
auto maker to sell Chinese-made cars in the U.S.
The nation’s No. 1 auto maker by sales early next year plans to start selling
the Buick Envision, a midsize sport-utility vehicle made in Shandong province,
according to people familiar with the plan. The move would add a third SUV to
Buick’s U.S. lineup at a time when such crossovers are among the best selling
vehicles in the market.
Initially, the company expects to import a modest number between 30,000 and
40,000 a year. But it signals the beginning of a strategic production shift
for the Detroit auto giant and a bold experiment that will be closely followed
by other auto companies that have said they would eventually consider such a
In the U.S., Buick’s most popular offering is a small crossover called the
Encore that is built in South Korea. GM has used its Korean plants to supply
low-cost vehicles for more than a decade, but lately has been rethinking that
strategy due to rising Korean labor costs.
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