Chinese Cars at Detroit Show

For the first time, two Chinese-built cars will debut at the North American International Auto Show in January, says Bob Thibodeau Jr., president of the Detroit Auto Dealers Assn., which stages the annual event. The Chinese cars reportedly are from General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. How they will be or visually appealing or saleable is quite a topic among Michigan dealers, says one of them, Bill

For the first time, two Chinese-built cars will debut at the North American International Auto Show in January, says Bob Thibodeau Jr., president of the Detroit Auto Dealers Assn., which stages the annual event.

The Chinese cars reportedly are from General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co.

How ‘Chinese’ they will be or visually appealing — or saleable — is quite a topic among Michigan dealers, says one of them, Bill Marsh Jr. 44, president of an 8-brand dealership group in Traverse City.

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