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

The Trump administration wants 85% of the parts in every car sold in North America to come from the region. Under the current NAFTA trade pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico, about 62% of the parts in a car must come from North America.

Additionally, of the parts sourced from North America, Trump’s team wants 50% to be sourced in the United States and the rest in Mexico and Canada. Mexican and Canadian leaders say this is a deal breaker.

According the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), If the U.S. were to enact a 35 percent tariff on light vehicles imported from Mexico, CAR estimates the sales impact would be 450,000 units lost in the United States. That 35 percent tariff is what the Trump Administration would apply to vehicles not meeting their content and manufacturing requirements.

According to IHS|Markit, 1.8 million vehicles produced in Mexico during 2016 were exported to the U.S. market. Moving that amount of manufacturing requires capacity that many experts say simply doesn’t exist in the States, and the alternative for automakers would be to look to spread that capacity to other countries. They would then pay the Trump-stipulated 35-percent tariff, which would add between $5,000 – $15,000 to the sticker price on new cars – and result in the cratering of 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!