This Foreign City Is Filled with Toyota Priuses—Some of Them Lifted with Off-Road TiresThis automotive regionalism is often due to the location of production plants or heavy concentrations of employees. Such a large percentage of people in the Detroit area work for automakers that local television car advertisements regularly quote employee pricing. Almost a decade ago, in researching a story, I stumbled across a curious anomaly in some of General Motors’ sales figures: The Chevrolet brand then had a 94 percent share of the new-car market in Uzbekistan.