Cars Made in China in 2018

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Which Cars Are Made in China and Sold in the U.S.?

American automakers such as Buick have told the media that they don’t believe Americans care where their car is built, as long as quality stays consistent. That is why some automakers have invested in Chinese manufacturing facilities and have been testing the potential to sell Chinese-built cars in the United States in the last few years.

As of the summer of 2018, the tide is changing again, though it’s not based on consumer feedback. Thanks to the developing trade war with China, which has the biggest automotive industry in the world, the government has decided to penalize automakers who build cars there and bring them here. According to 24/7 Wall St, American automakers send about 250,000 cars to China every year and import about 50,000.

Regardless of your personal thoughts on the political situation, consumers should know what they’re dealing with when they’re shopping for cars. Since the last time we checked out the list of cars imported from China, some things have changed. Volvo, which is under ownership of Chinese car company Geely, added another Chinese-built model to its American portfolio. In September, Ford canceled plans to bring over the Focus Active, a small crossover, citing the fact that new tariffs would erase the slim profit margin on a compact car.

Chinese automakers remain undeterred, and several have announced plans to enter the American market in the next couple of years.

Here are the cars currently built in China and sold in the United States, along with a quick look at the potential newcomers.

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