TOKYO -- Don’t be misled.
If there’s hardly anybody around the Mexico booth at the Tokyo Motor Show, it’s only because the exhibitor already has accomplished its mission.
Japanese automakers such as Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda have been adding or expanding production in Mexico like crazy over the past few years. This booth is located across from the Nissan stand. Nissan’s Aguascalientes assembly complex built about 600,000 vehicles last year.
Mexico continues to show the flag at the Tokyo Motor Show. The Mexican booth may not draw crowds, but it has drawn jobs.
News Editor James B. Treece reported from Tokyo as Automotive News’ Asia News Editor from 1995 to 2007.