Wednesday, January 13, 2010

China, India Could Reshape Global Auto Industry

        Do you think our country made the wrong decision to bail out the unions, I mean the auto industry.

Executives from the world's top carmakers said at the Detroit auto show that  China and India could pose a significant competitive threat in coming years. "They are a very credible threat and we discount anyone at our peril," John Mendel, vice president in charge of sales at American Honda Motor, said on Jan. 12.
While the globally competitive nature of the automotive industry requires mass economies of scale, the relatively young Chinese and Indian manufacturers are ramping up quickly, Mendel noted. And the Chinese automakers buying brands like Hummer and Volvo are gaining access to a valuable distribution network, critical technology and "instant credibility," he said.



Meanwhile, both countries are becoming increasingly important markets in the global sales strategy of top automakers with China surpassing the United States in total sales volume last year and Indian sales expected to double by 2016.


  1. Unions an anachronistic and should go the way of the Dodo, the Great Awk, the Wooly Mammoth and the dinosaurs. My father and all my relatives were union members, mostly the UMWA. There was a time when unions were needed. That time ended with WW2. Since that time, unions have been nothing but parasites and should be treated as such.

    Unions no longer have their members interest at heart. Their only interest is the union hierarchy and how much they can steal.

    And, yes, I have belonged to unions, the Teamsters and the Chemical and Atomic Workers union.

  2. One of the reasons the government bailed out Chrysler was that they were afraid that China would have landed the company.

    No way the Chosen One and his merry band of union thugs would let that happen.

  3. Chris W

    That's interesting...I seem to remember some years ago that the Jaguar model, then owned by Ford, was taken over by an Indian company

  4. GM is ivesting so much money in China. It was absolutely wrong. So and Italian company gets Chrysler and GM turns red instead.


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