FACTBOX-Global carmakers respond to U.S. move to renegotiate NAFTA

Jan 15 (Reuters) - The United States has said it would withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico if talks on renegotiating the pact failed.

Such a move could hurt Mexico's automobile industry.

Below are reactions of major carmakers to the effort to renegotiate NAFTA, as well as the companies' Mexican production figures supplied by the Mexican Automotive Industry Association:


Jan-Nov 2017 production: 787,885 vehicles (-0.4 percent year-on-year)

Nissan is the largest automaker in Mexico, building its first overseas plant in Mexico 50 years ago. It exports about half its output to the United States, where it also has plants. The Trump administration was quick to criticise Nissan because it imports the highest percentage of car parts of any carmaker. Nissan told CNN it would not change its business model until terms of a new trade pact were clear.


Jan-Nov 2017 production: 733,713 vehicles (+12.9 percent year-on-year)

GM executives support plans to build more trucks in Mexico but do not rule out changes to those and other production plans in North America resulting from NAFTA renegotiation talks. General Motors has 14 manufacturing facilities in Mexico.


Jan-Nov 2017 production: 592,994 vehicles (+39.4 percent year-on-year)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it would shift production of Ram heavy-duty pickup trucks from Mexico to Michigan in 2020, reducing the impact of any U.S. withdrawal from NAFTA. The firm said it would invest $1 billion and create 2,500 jobs at the Michigan plant. The Mexican plant would be "repurposed" to produce vehicles for global markets. The company said it had no plans to change the size of its Mexican workforce.


Jan-Nov 2017 production: 440,172 vehicles (+13.0 percent year-on-year)

An executive at Volkswagen's Mexico unit has said there was room to boost regional tariff-free content for autos made in North America, a central element of the Trump administration's plan to overhaul NAFTA.


Jan-Nov 2017 production: 196,318 vehicle (-18.8 percent year on year)

Honda said in November it would continue production in Mexico, regardless of the NAFTA renegotiation, saying Mexico was a good location. In addition to cars, the Mexican Honda plants produce about 100,000 motorcycles per year.


Jan-Nov 2017 production: 294,243 vehicles (-19.0 percent year-on-year)


Jan-Nov 2017 production: 132,732 vehicles (-4.5 percent year-on-year)

Mazda and Toyota said they would build a $1.6 billion joint assembly plant in the U.S. state of Alabama that would employ up to 4,000 workers. The plant will produce 300,000 vehicles a year and should open on a 2,500-acre former cotton field in 2021, close to a Toyota engine plant.


Jan-Nov 2017 production: 142,164 vehicles (+10.5 percent year-on-year)

Toyota plans to build a $700 million factory to make Tacoma pickup trucks in Mexico. The Mexican plant and it plan for joint factory with Mazda in the United States is part of the firm's strategy to adjust to possible changes to NAFTA.


Hyundai Motor Group said it planned to increase investment in the United States by 50 percent to $3.1 billion over five years and might build a new plant there..

Both companies expect only modest sales growth in the United States in 2018.


BMW has said it was optimistic any renegotiation of NAFTA would benefit the firm. It has said it would continue to invest "significant amounts of money" in the United States.


The chief executive of Daimler has said Trump's trade policies were a risk for German carmakers. (Complied by Daria Kowalewska, Piotr Lipinski, Boleslaw Lasocki and Sylwia Lasek in Gdynia; Editing by Edmund Blair)