Geely will build two crossovers for Mexico market
Automaker continues to expand from its home market
Just days after reports surfaced that show the U.S. government is worried about an influx of Chinese EVs, one of the country’s largest automakers has announced production at its plant in Mexico has begun.
Geely Auto has officially started building SUVs at its new plant in Mexico. The facility will be building two vehicles for that market, the gas-powered Geely Coolray and the electric Geely Geometry C.
Speaking at the opening, Geely Auto CEO Gan Jiayue said: “Together with our Mexican partners, our focus is on users, driving strategies tailored for the Mexican market, crafting a forward-looking ‘new ecosystem’ and consistently delivering high-value vehicles to cater to local needs, gradually building an operation and service system that resonates with consumers.”
The company has not announced plans to bring these vehicles to the rest of North America, but having a plant in Mexico makes it easier. That plant’s output would fall under the USMCA trade deal, which would remove tariffs for the vehicles.
Geely Holding’s brands sold more than 2.3 million vehicles in 2022, with 615,000 of those coming from Volvo. Volvo does have a U.S. plant, which builds Volvo and Polestar EVs.