In 2018, Mexico accounted for more than a quarter of General Motors' North American production for the first time. That proportion will rise further if the company goes through with ending production at five plants in the U.S. and Canada this year.
Kia and Alfa Romeo have for the first time ever been named finalists for the North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year Awards. The nine vehicles still in the running for the 2018 awards also include two chances for Honda to extend its winning streak to a third consecutive year.
GMC's Denali line, mixing chromed-up exteriors with French-stitched leather seats, has effectively become a second North American luxury brand for General Motors. The Avenir line, which arrives in Canada later this year, looks to do something similar for Buick.