General Motors, for the third straight year, leads the Made in America Automotive Index, published by American University’s Kogod School of Business.
The Kogod index is considered the most comprehensive in the industry, ranking models based on seven different data points.
Profit Margin: Location of the automaker’s global headquarters
Labor: Where the vehicle is assembled
Research and Development
Inventory, Capital, and Other Expenses: Location of assembly
Engine and Transmission: Location of production
Body, Interior, Chassis, Electrical: Location of production
The NHTSA AALA “Domestic Content” Score
18 other GM vehicles ranked in the top 10 including the Chevrolet Colorado and Malibu and the Cadillac Escalade.
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 the location of the company headquarters, design, research and development and where profits are ultimately recorded.
Current data from Consumer Reports shows nearly 80 percent of Americans would prefer an American made product.
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