Sunday, October 3, 2010

Buick Lacrosse Will be Produced in Ukraine

Kiev: UkrAVTO, Ukraine 's largest car manufacturer, reportedly is considering a production location Buick LaCrosse model car from General Motors. This proposal was made by Chinese UkrAVTO partners. Lacrosse is currently being manufactured in China by SAIC, the partner of General Motors. Lacrosse plan will be produced at the factory Illichivsk UkrAVTO in Odessa region.

An initial agreement between UkrAVTO and the Chinese side has been reached and is expected to be signed in the coming days. Permits are still needed from General Motors, which could potentially veto the plans amid fears that the Lacrosse can be positioned as a competitor to the Chevrolet brand. Representatives from GM, has not been prepared for comment.

According to sources in UkrAVTO, this car will be equipped with 2.4 liter engine and priced at U.S. $ 40,000 ( or equivalent to Rp 356 million ). Automotive experts in Ukraine believe that this Buick will face difficulties in Ukraine because of the demand for U.S. production car in this country low.

Production has been reduced UkrAVTO including programs involving U.S. products from the Cadillac, Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep in Ukraine. According to Ukrainian A95 auto magazines, the brand has been imported into Ukraine since early 2009. The magazine also said that SAIC may be interested in a full transfer of production of the Buick LaCrosse to Ukraine to begin production on a more promising model of this. Liputan6