Chinese GAG group to enter US market? (The Marchionne Connection)
The GAG group in China has been making cars for Fiat for years.
(But also for Honda and Toyota)
Now, with the Chinese market not growing as fast as it once was, they want to expand in the US. (Or so they claim)
And they need help. Who do they call? Their old buddy Sergio Marchionne of course!
Through Fiat/Chrysler dealers, GAG could sell quite a few cars.
And since Marchionne was looking for someone to build the Chrysler 200 and the Dodge Dart, they could start by doing just that.
Chinese built Chryslers and Dodge sedans. (If Dodge lasts long enough)
GAG claims they have already been testing a couple of their models to meet US standards.
So let’s see what they have so far.
They mostly sell their own cars under the Trumpchi brand, in China.
( I don’t think a Chinese car brand name with the word “Trump” in it would fly over here…)
The one above is the new GA6.
It is just about an inch shorter than the Chrysler 200 and is powered by a 1.6 or 1.8 Liter engine.And And it already looks a bit like the Chrysler 200.
Which would be perfect for Mr.Marchionne who is always looking to save a buck.
Imagine, a Chinese made and designed fake Chrysler with a larger profit margin!