General Motors is betting big on the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and 2018 GMC Terrain. GMC told us the compact crossover will shift production to Mexico after being assembled in Canada since its introduction.
The reasoning for the production shift is to provide additional capacity for the 2018 Equinox at the Ingersoll, Ontario facility, as GM sees the compact crossover segment’s hot streak not slowing down anytime soon. The automaker is forecasting a 10 percent growth in the segment over the next five to six years.
GMC also said, as are nearly all business decisions, that this move has long been planned and is not reactionary. The comments come at a time when President-elect Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to criticize many automakers for Mexico production investments.
The 2018 GMC Terrain will arrive at U.S. dealerships this summer, while Chevy will roll out the all-new Equinox during the first quarter of the year.