This Chinese automaker has a Trump dilemma

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The GAC spokeswoman said the use of the Trumpchi name is still under discussion. The company is aiming to launch in the U.S. market by the end of 2019.

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Two other Chinese carmakers — Geely and BYD — have have tried but failed to break into the U.S. in the past.

It’s not clear yet whether GAC, which was founded in 2008, will succeed.

As well as the Trumpchi question, GAC could also run into problems with President Trump’s demands that cars being sold to Americans be manufactured in the U.S.

GAC, which sold 1.7 million vehicles last year, has built a presence in other international markets already, in regions such as the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America.

CNNMoney (Hong Kong) First published April 21, 2017: 6:12 AM ET Social Surge – What’s Trending

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