Mexican auto industry insiders are predicating a significant increase in sales and domestically owned suppliers by mid decade. GM imports more than half of the components for its Chevy Suburban, which is made in Silao, Mexico. Sales of cars and trucks in Mexico should grow from 942,431 million units in 2001 to 2.9 million-3.3 million units in 2006, according to Ricardo Carrasco, auto industry general manager at the Mexican bank for foreign trade, Bancomext. Production also is ...

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