Chinese automaker JAC Motors aims to build 40,000 cars per year in Hidalgo

Chinese state-owned automaker JAC Motors is currently in an expansion phase to produce about 40,000 vehicles per year for both the Mexican and export markets.

The president of the Board of Directors of Giant Motors Latin America, Elias Massri Sasson, told Notimex news outlet that the company currently builds two SUVs and the subcompact J4 at the assembly plant located in Ciudad Sahagun, Hidalgo for the domestic market, but there’s plans to take advantage of the Mexico’s trade agreements.

Interviewed during the inauguration of a new dealership in Mexico City, the manager said the company has opened 15 sales points in the first 11 months since they formally started operations in the country.

The official added that the automaker plans include closing the year with 30 dealerships in operation and 30,000 units produced, of which 1,200 will be marketed in Mexico.

Hidalgo is a central Mexican state sprawling north of Mexico City. The windswept state capital, Pachuca, features a neoclassical clock tower, colonial buildings like the Spanish baroque San Francisco Church, and the Museo de Minería museum, exploring the region’s mining history. To the west is Tula, an archaeological site with pyramids and large stone columns shaped like warriors—vestiges of the Toltec Empire.

Area: 20,813 km²

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It looks like this venture, initiated in early 2017, is picking up speed now.