In this modern age of globalization, vehicles produced by American brands may source parts from Korea, build engines in Mexico, and manufacture vehicles in China. While many people takes this into consideration when purchasing a new vehicle, Mexican consumers don’t seem to mind all that much, as a majority of new vehicles sold by GM Mexico are built in China.
In fact, the six best sellers – which includes the Chevy Aveo, Chevy Captiva, Chevy S10 Max, Chevy Tornado Van, Chevy Onix, and Chevy Groove – were all manufactured in China, and represented a vast majority of GM Mexico sales over the course of H1 2023. Meanwhile, the two vehicles built in the United States or Mexico – the Chevy Silverado/Cheyenne and GMC Sierra – claimed a minority of GM Mexico sales.
|Model||Manufacturing Country||H1 2023 Sales|
|Chevrolet S10 Max||China||8,583|
|Chevrolet Tornado Van||China||7,940|
Indeed, it appears as though Mexican car customers may actually have a preference for vehicles built in China.
As can be seen in the graph above, the Chevy Aveo stands as the most popular vehicle sold by GM Mexico by a wide margin. To this end, General Motors recently launched the next-gen 2024 Aveo in April 2023. Available in either a five-door hatchback or four-door sedan, the all-new Aveo will continue to serve as GM Mexico’s best-selling product.
“The new 2024 Chevrolet Aveo responds to the needs of our customers, with great value within the offer of subcompact vehicles,” GM Mexico Marketing Manager Wilberto del Ángel said in a statement. “The 2024 Aveo will allow us to keep current customers in this segment and most importantly, win over more Mexicans. That is why we call it the best Aveo that has ever existed.”
As a whole, General Motors has been busy updating its Mexican offerings over the course of the past several years, with several mid-cycle refreshes and vehicle launches that include:
- 2024 Chevy Captiva
- 2023 Chevy S10 Max Pickup
- 2022 Chevy Tornado Van
- 2022 Chevy Groove
- 2022 Chevy Cavalier