The auto industry has played a crucial role for the American economy. 1.55 million people were directly employed by several suppliers and automakers. Added to it, there are several other people who have been employed in the related sectors. These include several part stores and repair shops. There are several buyers who want to support these firms by buying domestic vehicle. A research done by Kogood School of Business, American University has revealed something really interesting. It says if buying American vehicle is someone’s greatest priority then the General Motors models are among the best choices in this field.
The Chevy Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave tied up for the lead in this year’s Made in America Auto list. This is because the amazing crossover trio is 80% American. Ford comes second in this context. Credit goes to the F 150 model’s 70% American parts. General Motors makes it to the top three with Chevrolet Corvette at 66%. General Motors holds an 8 way tie for the 4th place as well. These include more models from Buick, GMC and Chevrolet along with Cadillac Escalade as well.
According to an American law, automakers are required to tell buyers about the vehicle parts’ percentage from Canada and U.S. But Kogood School of Business feels the methodology to calculate the numbers create inaccuracies. This is the reason a separate study has been done by Kogood School of Business. General Motors puts Acadia, Enclave and Traverse officially at 90%. But the Kogood School of Business study puts them at 80%. However, General Motors still seems to remain as a leader in this context with impressive percentages all over.