Although General Motors sells two Chinese-built cars in the United States, those being the Buick Envision and Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid, it will now ship Chevrolets from China to Mexico and the Carribean. It marks the first time GM will ship Chevrolet cars from China to North America.
Automotive News reports the Chevrolet Sail, built by SAIC-GM, launched in Mexico and the Carribean last week with a delivery of 2,900 cars. It’s the first expansion of the strategic partnership to include more export markets. The company also exports the Sail to other emerging markets in Asia and Latin America.
Last year, the Sail made news after it earned zero stars in Latin American NCAP safety tests. Following the crash test results, GM CEO Mary Barra announced the company would phase out cars without airbags for the 2019 model year.