What a NAFTA Renegotiation Could Mean for Car Prices in the US

The Trump administration’s goal for car sales in the US is for each car sold to have parts that are 85% regional. Under the current NAFTA deal, 62% of parts come from N. America. Of the 85% of regional parts the president and his team want 50% of them to be sourced in the US. Canada and Mexico see this as a deal breaker.

The Center for Automotive Research predicts a 450,000 unit loss of sales on imported light vehicles if the 35% percent tariff proposed by President Trump were enacted–this 35% tariff would apply to all vehicles not meeting content and manufacturing requirements.

IHS/Markit claims that 1.8 million vehicles produced in Mexico in 2016 were sent to the U.S. sales market. Experts say the U.S. simply doesn’t have the capacity to take on that level of manufacturing. Automakers would be forced to look elsewhere for their needs and would then have to pay the tariff. This would add anywhere to $5k-$15k to the sticker price of a new car. This could well result in a dangerous slump in the automotive business.

 

A New Conquest for Jody Victor®?

I doubt that Jody Victor has time to watch television but if he did he may think there was an imminent zombie attack on us all. There are constantly new zombie movies and series popping up on the airwaves. The US military even took part in a zombie attack simulation (really, they did, look here).

So, if you feel a need prep yourself for the inevitable, check put this great vehicle. I can’t think of a better way of attack (or run) from a horde of zombies.

Jody Victor: Conquest

This is the Knight XV from Conquest Vehicles in Toronto Canada. Built on a Ford F550 Super Duty platform chassis upgraded to their specifications. This incredible vehicle features either a Ford 6.8L, V10 with 326hp and 462 lbs torque or a Ford 6.7L Power Stroke, V8 Turbo diesel engine with 300hp and 660 lbs torque. This may be just the thing if you find yourself in a sticky situation!

And by the way, you will patrol in style in this 13,000 lb beast (19,000 GVW). Check out the interior view, WOW!

Jody Victor: Conquest Interior

Take the time to check out this hotter than hotter than hot SUV here at Conquest’s web site.

I think a little trip to Toronto for Jody Victor and sons Steve and Joe is in order!