Party in the war against the relocation, Mr. Trump has recently taken to the great names of the automotive world and its shadow is cast on the 29th edition of the great mass of the sector, which is open to professionals in the Michigan city (north).
Mr Trump, who will succeed Barack Obama on January 20, wants to force the automotive groups present on american soil to curb their relocation to Mexico, where many factories have been opened in the last decade thanks to the free trade agreement Nafta.
in the Face of pressure, the German automotive industry was keen to stress to Detroit that she had “quadrupled (sa) production in the United States between 2009 and 2016, from 214.000 to 850.000,” according to Matthias Wissmann, president of the federation VDA, which includes Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen.
“This is a clear commitment to the United States as the industrial base,” said Mr. Wissmann, taking, however, the opposite view of Mr. Trump in ensuring that”it would be clever not to question the absence of import taxes and duties within Nafta“.
If it is already made in the u.s. General Motors and Ford and japanese Toyota, Donald Trump, elected on the promise to bring back industrial jobs to the United States, has not yet attacked German manufacturer.
On the fifth wheel, Ford and Fiat-Chrysler have already chosen to offer a helping hand, the first by cancelling an investment of 1.6 billion dollars in Mexico and the second by fetching the United States, the production of a pick-up and announcing the creation of 2,000 jobs.
Toyota has also announced an investment of $ 10 billion in the United States in the next five years.
- Evocation of the legendary Combi –
“It is finally here,” said Mr. Trump in a tweet on Monday. “Thank you, Ford and Fiat!”
“I am grateful to him for this response,” said the CEO of Fiat-Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne, noting that it would be “irresponsible” investing more in Mexico in the current situation.
For his part, the chairman of the board of directors of Ford, Bill Ford, has welcomed Mr. Trump someone “highly accessible“.
The CEO of Renault-Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, has estimated on Monday that the ambitions of Mr. Trump and constraints of the builders were “consistent“.
“What we hear so far of the administration to Trump, it is +America first, jobs in the United States+. What you hear from us, it is +no risks associated with foreign exchange+ (…) what does it mean to build in the United States what we sell in the United States“, he demonstrated.
The day before, Volkswagen (VW) had tried to coax Mr. Trump by committing to produce its future electric vehicles in the United States. The group could expand the capacities of its plant in Chattanooga (Tennessee, south) where Vw employs up to 3,200 people.
But VW, which has been devoted Monday to talk about “returns” with a new 4×4 urban, and a prototype electric lines close to the legendary Combi, has been overtaken by the “dieselgate” that had erupted in September 2015.
It is indeed Monday, in full celebration of the automobile in Detroit, the Justice department has chosen to announce the indictment of a part of VW in the context of the scandal of the engine-fixing. Oliver Schmidt, a former interlocutor of the authorities of environmental protection u.s. for the German automaker, was arrested Saturday at Miami (southeast).
The show, which will open its doors to the public on Saturday, kicked off with the awarding of the prize of the car of the year the Chevrolet Bolt, the new sedan is 100% electric, General Motors.
Side new, Ford has played on the nostalgia by resurrecting two of his names in the most mythical: the small pick-up Ranger and the 4×4 Bronco.
Toyota, for its part, has presented yet another edition of its sedan average Camry, sure value on the market for 20 years, but whose pre-eminence has been challenged by the revving of the pick-ups, SUV’s and other 4×4 urban, which today represent more than 60% of the us market.