In today’s era of modern globalization, it’s not uncommon for companies to source materials and parts from several different counties in an effort to save on costs, with automakers being no different. With this in mind, a recent study was performed to determine which automaker featured the most American-made vehicles, and GM wasn’t included in the top ten.
According to a report from Cars.com, Tesla EVs swept the top four most American-made vehicles for 2023, while entries from Honda and Volkswagen rounded out the top ten. As for General Motors, the Corvette was ranked as the 19th most American-made vehicle, while the GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado ranked 33rd and 34th, respectively.
Notably, this GM ranking is drastically lower than the 2022 Kogod Made In America Index, which had the Bow Tie brand’s sports car ranked as the third most American-made vehicle.
It’s worth noting that the discrepancy between this report and the Kogod study is due to methodology, as Cars.com uses several disqualifying factors when articulating rankings, which include:
- Models that have a gross vehicle weight over 8,500 pounds, which provides exception from AALA requirements.
- Models where less than 1,000 units are produced in a model year, which provides exception from AALA requirements.
- Models set for imminent discontinuation, or production moving outside the U.S., without a clear U.S.-built successor.
- Models not yet on sale at the time of the study.
- Models intended solely for government or commercial fleets.
- Models that don’t meet minimum sales or inventory thresholds.
- Models with insufficient information.
The above disqualifying factors rule out several GM vehicles, including the Cadillac Lyriq, Chevy Bolt EV, Chevy Bolt EUV, Chevy Camaro, Chevy Express, Chevy Silverado HD, GMC Hummer EV Pickup, GMC Savana, GMC Sierra 1500 and GMC Sierra HD.