GM Uses Most Domestic Content When Assembling Its U.S.-Made Vehicles

A study from the Kogod Business School at American University in Washington, D.C. found that General Motors led all automakers in using the highest percentage of U.S.- and Canadian-made parts and materials, known as total domestic content (TDC), in the assembly of their vehicles at its U.S. plants.

Based on statistics from the study, General Motors used an average of 70.6% of TDC when building their cars in this country. Ford followed with an average of 67.6% of TDC used in all of its assembled vehicles. Rounding out the list were Fiat Chrysler Automotive (64.1%), Honda (62.6%) and Kia (60.2%).

The number one model with the greatest percentage of parts made in the U.S. and Canada was the Ford Ranger (all models) with 70%. Researchers at Kogod noted that Ford used more domestic parts than last year when assembling the Rangers, including engines built in the U.S.

The next four vehicles were made by GM: the Chevrolet Camaro AT, with 66% of TDC used in its assembly, and the Chevrolet Corvette, the gas-powered Chevrolet Colorado and the gas-powered GMC Canyon, with 64% of these vehicles built with TDC.

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