Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, 18 GM Vehicles in Top 10 'Most American-Made'
With cars like the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and 18 others, GM has been dubbed the automaker with the "most American-made vehicles" for the second year in a row. GM once again led the "made in America" Automotive Index, produced by American University's Kogod School of Business. The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray tied the Ford F-Series pickup trucks for most American, with Kogod's particular criteria. In the index, where a company's global headquarters are located plays a substantial role. So models like the American built Volkswagen Passat and Toyota Camry would get dinged for not having their global headquarters based in the U.S. Other factors included location of assembly, location of R&D activities, location of transmission production, engine production, assembly, and "domestic content" score. The index is authored by Frank DuBois, a global supply chain management expert and professor at American University. Dubois developed the list based on data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration along with where a car is developed, and where profits go. Other GM cars that made the top 10 include the Chevrolet Impala, Malibu, Traverse, and Equinox.The Cadillac Escalade, ATS, and CTS also made the top 10, as did the Buick Enclave and LaCrosse, and GMC Acadia and Yukon. "This index undoubtedly provides Americans with a more defined explanation of the actual origin of a vehicle and its purchasing impact on the U.S. economy," said Gerald Johnson, GM North America Manufacturing vice president. Source: GM, Kogod School of Business
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