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Only Seven Vehicles Are Truly American-Made . . . Really?

Posted by Brad Forbush on Jul 16, 2015 12:10:08 PM

American_MadeYou'll probably find this hard to believe, but "American-made" autos are quickly becoming a thing of the past unless something changes.  As the U.S. auto industry becomes more globalized, fewer and fewer cars meet the standard to be labeled American-made, and today there are only seven that make the list. I found this a bit shocking, so I did some digging to find out just who came up with this list and how are they defining "American-made?" 

What I found is eye-opening.  According to the "American-Made Index," created by online auto sales megasite, Cars.com, the number of American-made cars has plummeted from 30 to 7 within the past five years. The good news is that the percentage of American consumers who will only consider American-made for their next car purchase is on the rise.  For 2015, the seven cars that are on the American-made list are:

2015 American-Made Index Rank
 
1. Toyota Camry
2. Chevrolet Traverse
3. Toyota Sienna
4. Honda Odyssey
5. GMC Acadia
6. Buick Enclave
7. Chevrolet Corvette
Sources: Automakers, Automotive News, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

So, why do so few cars make the list? Read the full article by Cars.com here.

 

 

 

 

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics: Fleet Considerations

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