Which Cars Were Made in China and Sold in the U.S. in 2017?

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Smartphones, Computers … and Cars?

About 10 years ago, Chinese car manufacturers were boasting about their plans to take over the United States with affordable new vehicles. Some consumers saw examples of these vehicles from companies such as Geely and Chery at auto shows, and the results weren’t impressive. The cars themselves looked unfinished; the awkwardly translated promotional materials demonstrated that these brands didn’t understand the American car-buying public. After reactions ranging from indifference to outright ridicule, the Chinese car companies quietly retreated.

Yet, they didn’t give up. Now, Geely owns Volvo and has started building and exporting one of the brand’s sedans from China. Some Detroit-based brands have already begun building American-branded vehicles in China and shipping them back to the U.S. for sale, and others are exploring the idea. This is a drastic change to all we know about buying American cars.

Right now, Chinese-built cars in America are the exception to the rule. But, just as we got used to buying Chinese-made electronics from familiar brands, the car industry is likely to follow suit. Our appetite for cheap cars keeps growing, and China, already home to the largest auto manufacturing industry in the world, can satisfy that demand.

Check out the following slides to see the cars that are currently built in China and sold in the United States, as well as the U.S.-market cars that are slated for Chinese production.

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