The Made in America Automotive Index is produced by Associate Professor Frank DuBois at American University’s Kogod School of Business and it ranks automobile models based on seven data points to determine how much the domestic economy is responsible in the manufacture of those vehicles. The study improves upon the American Automotive Labeling Act (AALA) figures that are posted on window stickers of new vehicles as required by law.
The seven criteria that the Kogod study considers includes profit margin, labor, research and development and inventory as well as location of the engine and transmission production and source of body, chassis and electrical components.
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Edmunds recently posted their award winners in a survey of best retained values for 2016. These are the brands and models that have the highest projected private party residual value five years after their launch.
The Chevrolet Corvette was named as the winner in the “Best Midrange Sports Car” segment with honorable mentions going out to the Porsche Cayman and Porsche Boxster.
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Everyone is excited when they first grab the keys and drive their brand new car home.
Go back and talk to those people in a few months, though, and that’s how you will find the true test of a vehicle’s popularity.
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Three years into the rejuvenated Stingray run, the Corvette continues to earn praise from unbiased sources.
Kelley Blue Book has just named the 2016 Stingray the Best Buy in the Performance Car category for the second consecutive year.
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It’s not the sexiest award ever given to the Corvette C7, but owners of the 2016 Stingray and Z06 should still be grateful that some very smart scientists used their brains to make their cars better.
General Motors captured first place in a category at the Society of Plastic Engineers’ automotive division last week.
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It’s been more than 30 years since the 1984 Corvette made its debut.
But Chevy’s fourth generation sports car continues to earn industry recognition.
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Will the Corvette be able to continue its winning ways in Road & Track’s Performance Car of the Year competition?
The 2014 Corvette Stingray Z51 captured the magazine’s first contest in 2013.
To be chosen for the contest, a car had to have significant updates over the previous year’s car (leaving out the BMW M3, Alfa 4C, and Nissan GT-R) and had to be at the top of the performance bracket (leaving out cars like the Mazda Miata). In addition, manufacturers of the Lamborghini Huracan and McLaren 675LT said they didn’t want to compete this year.
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I finally took the plunge and test-drove a C7 Corvette last weekend.
My brief five minutes behind the wheel of a seven-speed Torch Red Z51 Coupe made me an instant believer in all the hoopla about Chevrolet’s latest generation of America’s Sports Car.
Going from the first year of the fifth generation (I have a 1997 Torch Red Coupe) to the first year of the seventh generation in one day showed me just how much the car has been improved, not that the C5 is a bad car by any means, though.
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AutoPacific, a market research and consulting firm focused on the automotive industry, is out with their 19th Annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards which are based on surveys of owner’s satisfaction with their new vehicles. For the fourth straight year, the Chevrolet Corvette has won Best in Class for the Sports Car category, and is one of five GM vehicles that was tops in its class.
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The 2014 Corvette Stingray and the 2015 Corvette Z06 have won plenty of awards over the past few months.
The Z06 added to that stack of trophies this week by being judged the “Sexiest Vehicle” in the Detroit News’ Readers’ Choice awards for the 2015 North American International Auto Show.
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