DETROIT, April 4 (Reuters) -- General Motors Co. on Tuesday unveiled a German-made Buick crossover wagon it plans to sell in the United States, and in so doing highlighted the U.S. auto industry's vulnerability to shifting trade politics.
The Buick Regal TourX, scheduled to launch later this year in the United States, is aimed at imported all-wheel drive vehicles such as those offered by Subaru and Zhejiang Geely Holding's Volvo Cars.
In a plan mapped out long before the Trump administration and Congress began talking about taxing imported goods, GM planned to build the TourX at an Opel factory in Ruesselsheim, Germany, near Frankfurt.
Asked how a potential "border tax" on imported goods could affect the TourX, GM product development chief Mark Reuss told reporters that such a levy might hurt, but added: "I don't know what the border tax is.
"How can you make a product plan based on something you don't know?" he asked.