Before early 1970, products of U.S based car maker General Motors (GM) i.e Chevrolet and Opel were very popular in Indonesia.
After that, the Indonesian car market has been dominated by Japanese made cars, like Toyota, Honda and Mitsubishi, perhaps because their sizes and models are more favorable for Indonesians..
Although Chevrolet and Opel cars can still be found on the streets of Jakarta and other cities, but their quantity is very few compared to Japanese, South Korean or even Malaysian cars.
It seemed that the situation would change because according to Wall Street Journal, GM is planning to build a factory near Jakarta that can produce around 50,000 cars a year.
I hope that GM will realize its plan very soon so that there will be new job opportunities for the Indonesian working force.