That’s still somewhat true, though through accelerated globalization, auto parts are being manufactured all around the world and then shipped in and merely assembled on site. 2014 is the first year when Cars.com only had 10 cars meet its “American-Made Index” criteria, and most of them had Japanese badges…
In order to qualify for the list, a car needs to “have domestic-parts content of 75 percent or higher.”
The number of cars that meet this simple criteria is going down; it was 30 models in 2012, 14 models in 2013 and now it’s down to just ten, after cars like the Buick Enclave, Chevy Travers and GMC Acadia had their domestic parts percentage dip below 75.
Check out the USA Today video and list of cars after the virtual jump.
By Andrei Nedelea