Cancun, Q.R. — A new auto dealership is scheduled to open its doors in Cancun this week as JAC Automotive invests in the country.
With an investment of more than 35 million peso, the Cancun Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group (JAC Motor) is the third in Mexico. In May of this year, Chinese regulators granted JAC permission along with Volkswagen AG to form a joint venture to make electric vehicles. Something JAC is hoping to introduce next year into the Cancun market.
They say they are hoping to reduce the emission of pollutants following the electric car project promoted in Mexico City when in November, the city replaced 50 old taxis with new electric cars.
At a press conference they announced the Cancun facility is part of the expansion plan of the firm in Mexico, where they expect to reach 25 dealerships in 2018, after investing more than 400 million peso as the result of an alliance between Inbursa and JAC Latin America.
JAC Cancun general manager, Carlos Olvera, said that they will introduce a new vehicle into its stock every three months. Initally, the are offering two SUVs and will soon add a sedan to that inventory. Next year, they will also introduce electric vehicles at which time they intend to approach the Cancun Andrés Quintana Roo taxi union to focus on public passenger transportation.
The new Cancun JAC Motors dealership generates 30 direct and 90 indirect jobs. JAC Motors is a Chinese state-owned automobile and commercial vehicle manufacturer based in Hefei, Anhui Province, China.