Skip to comments.Toyota boss to Trump: No such thing as American-made car
Posted on 01/14/2019 11:47:19 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
Jim Lentz has a stern message for President Trump.
There is no such thing as an American-made car, he told FOX Business Jeff Flock during an interview at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
.... his biggest fear is tariffs and he is hopeful that the United States Mexico Canada Agreement, which will govern $1.2 trillion in trade, will be ratified by Congress by the end of the year.
Mr. President...it's important that we're able to compete with the rest of the world and keep our costs down. You're doing great things for the economy, let's keep this industry strong.
Lentz added that tariffs would be difficult for the Japanese automaker which already produces one of the most American-made cars the Toyota Camry, which has been a top-selling sedan for 17 years.
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the Japanese automaker which already produces one of the most American-made cars
So which is it? Looks to me like Julia Limitone is a fake journalist trying to make Lentz and Trump are fighting.
And some hack at the Fox News web site is putting this as a top story.
There’s no such thing as a 100% American-made car.
These globalist sellouts admit what they've supported all along.
Mr. Lentz, Toyota has fallen so far behind in quality, that your new Yaris economy sedans have to be manufactured by Mazda!
Transmissions made in Mexico (Ford) electronics from China/Japan/Taiwan/, chassis built in Canada (GM), etc.
“Theres no such thing as a 100% American-made car.”
But there should be.
that there is no such thing as an 100 percent USA car, I agree
but there are some cars which are at least 80 percent USA
such as.. engine and body and transmission (and computer stuff) USA
then they can source some smaller parts from foreign makers, ok on mirrors and seat belts and hood ornaments and gas caps
I am flexible, I just want to keep USA’s manufacturing base intact, plus jobs of course
we need the least-invasive policies that will preserve the core of America’s maufacturing capability
(and remember, when war arrives, we need to have these plants for war material production!)
How about my 1957 Chevy?
Exactly, and restoring the tariffs would be a good start.
There isn't a car anywhere that is made with 100% domestic content.
Here's the interesting thing: There probably never WAS such a car. At a bare minimum, U.S. auto manufacturers have been using foreign rubber for the tires on their cars ever since the rubber tire was invented.
At least my Camry was built in KY.
Same with Boeing, at least the 787. The wings are made by Mitsubishi in Japan and shipped to Seattle, as are many other parts from all over the world. Seattle is where it’s all put together.
Toyota boss to Trump: No such thing as American-made car
Even...”Americans” ourselves have changed...far, far toooo much....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stand Fast, Lads/Lassies!
Mr. Lentz .all my life I’ve built apartments, homes, office buildings and shopping centers and along that path I’ve used hundreds of “sub Contractors”... .duuh!!
So do you.
This doesn’t mean we don’t make (or lose) money. In the case of Japan Automakers....they make billions off the American consumer!
This is a tired old worn out insulting argument. Please find another.
I just want the majority of the profit and higher salaried workers to be U.S. Others can make the cheap, labor intensive parts. It is all about value added.
I was thinking Tesla. But nopoe.
It’s only 55% American made.
Kentucky Toyotas sell well in Japan, or so I’ve been told. Customers request them.
Then why is there a United Autoworkers’ union?
This link says A trio of General Motors crossovers based on the same platformthe Chevy Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Buick Enclavewere rated 90 percent American-made.
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