At a time when building vehicles outside of their home market comes under great scrutiny, General Motors announced the new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer will call Mexico home.
The automaker confirmed the new mid-size crossover’s country of origin yesterday, and the United Auto Workers union isn’t particularly happy about the final decision. Specifically, GM will build the Blazer at the Ramos Arizpe manufacturing plant. The facility also builds the Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Sonic, and V6 and V8 engines.
“This is all happening while UAW-GM workers here in the U.S. are laid off and unemployed,” the union said in a statement following the Blazer’s announcement.
The 2019 Blazer will ride on GM’s C1 platform, which the 2018 GMC Acadia and 2018 Cadillac XT5 share. Both crossovers are assembled at the Spring Hill, Tennessee, plant but the facility currently runs at full capacity with no room for a new vehicle.