With its strategic location and dynamism, El Bajío has become one of the most important centers of automotive development. According to INEGI, in 2014 it contributed about 29% of the national production of transport equipment; and so far in 2015, it has contributed more than 30%.

Volkswagen, Honda, Mazda, General Motors and Hino Motors Toyota are present in Guanajuato and the region is also home to approximately 200 companies engaged in the manufacture of auto parts.

In 2014, Mexico climbed from 8th to 7th place as a global producer of vehicles, consolidating its position as the world’s fourth largest exporter.