Tag: Uzbekistan

By on August 21, 2018

Foreign markets are no stranger to selling cars that have long gone out of production here in the States. The VW Beetle was produced for sale in Mexico well after the calendar flipped into Y2K, while the Nissan Tsuru — essentially a Sentra from the mid-90s which remained in production until 2017 — bit the dust after crash tests showed it to be the structural equivalent of a wet cardboard box. The Peugeot 405 stuck around as a new car in Iran longer than just about anywhere else on the planet.

GM has a plant in Uzbekistan employing 8,000 people, with the capacity to make about 250,000 cars a year. Some nameplates you’ll recognize, like the Chevy Tracker. A few are renamed versions of machines long-gone from the American market. And others are familiar names dressed up in strange sheet metal.

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By on January 8, 2013

“Chevy Runs Deep” is being dropped as the Bow Tie Brand’s marketing slogan of choice, as the last vestige of the Joel Ewanick area has departed the RenCen.

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By on September 6, 2012

There is one corner of the world where the glory days of General Motors are a reality rather than a memory; Uzbekistan.

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By on January 19, 2010

If Borat jokes aren’t your thing, at least stick around for the amazing pronunciation of “double overhead camshaft” at 1:42. Jenkouye!

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