The Chinese Are Coming - #21

The Chinese Are Coming - #21

THE FIRST CHINESE CAR PLANT IN AMERICA

Volvo is building a strong reputation for being the first at new things:

• First global automotive brand acquired by China. (By Geely from Ford for a piddling $1.5 billion in 2010).
• First global automaker to export from China to the U.S. - starting in 2015 with the Volvo S60.
• First to declare a shift to an all-electrified fleet of new products by 2020. 

And now, Volvo Cars is the first Chinese-owned automaker to produce cars in the United States.

The Chinese Are Coming - #20

The Chinese Are Coming - #20

TRUMP'S PREEMPTIVE STRIKE

By 2025, China will become an export powerhouse. Two factors will drive this trend: Scale and vastly-improved quality.

China's export drive is already gathering momentum, led - can you believe it -  by global automakers. Today, Volvo and GM already export tens of thousands of made-in-China vehicles to the United States. How many of the 41,000 Americans who bought a Buick Envision SUV last year know they own a product built in Shandong province?