So what you are saying is that CX-3 will by bult on Thai for SE-Asia Markets..I believe there is some pent up anticipation for the CX3 in SE Asia as its not released in all markets. I recently took a Thai partner on site tours and he immediately noted that he's anticipating its in-market arrival to replace his aging Camry - excited to check our my CX3. I don't think we'll see Thai-built CX3's in North America but this segment as great potential in SE Asian markets.
That is the most likely scenario. I've heard this plant also produces sky active components. Those parts may make their way into vehicles delivered to the rest of the world but doubtful that they will do full vehicle assembly of models like the CX3 for the rest of the world.So what you are saying is that CX-3 will by bult on Thai for SE-Asia Markets..
It does. For example a large proportion of the vehicles sold in Australia from many Japanese (Honda, Mazda, Isuzu, Toyota, Nissan) and US/European (Ford, GM (Holden)) manufacturers is done in Thailand. Some it is complete manufacture and for others it is assembly of CKD kits.Doesn't Thailand do a lot of manufacturing these days, especially motorcycles?
Auto Expert posted a good video on youtube about this but it looks like it has been removed.Anyway to tell by vin/other method the country of origin?
Toyota and Mazda sell huge amounts of cars to the area they call "The Pacific Rim".For me it's the moral issue of a company from a developed nation choosing to manufacture in one that is not to take advantage of poor labour laws and regulations to save money.