Jun 30, 2017

Just Three American Cars Remain

Online car research site Cars.com, ranks the “most-American” cars and trucks and takes into account globalization of the supply chain. It found just three models qualified.
The definition of “Made in America” has been undergoing some changes, especially in the auto industry. Integrated supply chains and efforts to cut costs have made the auto industry’s globalization “irreversible.”
The criteria used: country of engine origin, country of transmission origin, U.S. factory employment relative to the company’s sales footprint, domestic parts content, and assembly location. The percentage of domestic parts that a car needs to be able to qualify is 60 percent.

The three "most-American" cars were Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Cherokee (made by Italian-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in Toledo, Ohio), and Ford Motor Co.’s Chicago-made Taurus.