Skip to comments.Chevy Blazer is coming back -- and it'll be made in Mexico
Posted on 06/22/2018 2:54:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Minutes after GM announced that the Blazer would be making a comeback in the 2019 model year, the labor union issued a statement blasting the plan to build the new Blazer at the Ramos Arizpe factory in Mexico.
"This news that the iconic Blazer nameplate will be built in Mexico is disappointing to UAW families and communities across this country," stated Terry Dittes, vice president at the UAW. "GM employs over 15,000 production workers in Mexico, pays the workers less than $3 per hour and exports over 80 percent of the vehicles to the U.S. to sell here. This is all happening while UAW-GM workers here in the U.S are laid off and unemployed."
GM said the decision to build in Mexico was made years ago and that the Blazer's engines are made in the U.S. The Blazer also could get caught up in a potential trade war, with President Donald Trump threatening tariffs on imported vehicles.
The new Blazer, due in showrooms early next year, comes as American buyers continue their shift from cars to trucks and SUVs. This year trucks and SUVs accounted for about two-thirds U.S. new-vehicle sales, with cars making up the rest.
SUVs based on car underpinnings, sometimes called crossover vehicles, are what buyers want these days, and the Chevy brand didn't have a midsize one with two rows of seats to compete
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And let it stay there. Boycott anything and everything from Mexico.
Boy, it really stings to agree with a union thug.
>Chevy Blazer is coming back — and it’ll be made in Mexico
Man those Chevy guys just stuck their Wang in a blender. Mexico’s about to elect a Marxist. The country will be Venezuela X 100.
Figures obama motors would be building cars in mexico.
Just tariff the heck out of it.
If people want to pay the tariff and buy a Mexican Blazer, let them.
Asking people to voluntarily sacrifice through boycotts is usually a non-starter. After all look at how successful the “buy American” campaign was in absence of a supporting government policy. This should be handled through government trade policy. Bring on the tariffs.
We will not be buying a Chevy Resplandoro
Unibody shite that looks like every other car. Good luck finding it in a parking lot.
What a failure this will be.
Just another FWD 4 banger CUV. (yawn)
Why will this fail hard and fast? Because it will debut along with the new Ford Bronco.
Which will be a real honest to God SUV.
Let's not get carried away
Precisely why they're making them in Mexico.
Too bad UAW doesn’t support Building the Wall.
There are answers to these problems.
Make sure the new Blazer is not separated from its parents at the border.
I’m surprised they didn’t just import something from China, as is befitting their ...er...quality standards.
Most Americans don't realize that there is a whole lot more to building a car than what happens in the assembly plant. Most autoworkers have never set foot in an assembly plant. They work in making the stuff that cars are made of: wheels, brakes, alternators, fuel pumps, injectors, head lamps, and on and on.
Thanks to the unions and their ridiculously high hourly pay.
The Leftard union goons can hate Trump or have the Blazer built in Mexico.
GM is Obama Motors.
Put tariffs on them.
UAW supported Hillary.
They can KEEP it..! No wait, they can’t afford it..!!! HA...HA...!
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