BMW remains ‘absolutely’ committed to new Mexican plant

BMW remains ‘absolutely’ committed to new Mexican plant

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The German premium segment automaker BMW revealed today the company is "absolutely" committed to the factory the group builds in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, despite President-elect Donald Trump has recently taken to Twitter to criticize some automakers on imported vehicles.

Ian Robertson, head of sales and marketing, said in an interview with BBC as its capacity increases, BMW plans to build plants across several parts of the world, not just in the U.S.

"Yes, we are building a plant in Mexico. Yes, we built a plant in Brazil last year. Yes, we are building plants in other parts of the world as our capacity increases. But that's part of a normal strategic manufacturing direction," Robertson said, adding and that the cars which would be produced in Mexico, would be sold globally, not just in North America.

BMW later confirmed the executive's comments to CNNMoney and CNBC.

"BMW is a global company and our new plant now under construction in San Luis Potosi, is part of our expanding global production network of 31 plants in 14 countries that supply our worldwide sales network in more than 140 countries," a spokesman said in an email sent to CNBC.

"Construction is progressing in order to meet the scheduled 2019 production start and the BMW 3 Series Sedan will be built at the plant from 2019 onwards. Production is planned for the world market, not only North America, and the planned capacity will be a maximum of 150,000 units," the company added.


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