When it comes to perception, they don’t come much more red, white and blue than the Chevrolet Corvette, known by many as “America’s Sports Car.”
That perception actually proved to be even more of a reality as the 2019 Corvette recently ranked No. 5 on cars.com’s annual American-Made Index, which considers several factors to determine just home-grown a vehicle is. Last year, the Corvette ranked No. 10 on the list.
GM also had four other vehicles in the top 15 this time, including the Chevrolet Colorado at No. 8, GMC Canyon at No. 9, and Chevrolet Camaro at No. 11.
Ironically, Japanese carmaker Honda dominated the rankings as it offers four vehicles assembled in Lincoln, Ala. (Odyssey at No. 2, Ridgeline at No. 3, Passport at No. 4, and Pilot at No. 7), and another assembled in Marysville, Ohio (Accord).
For the second straight year, the Jeep Cherokee, assembled in Belvidere, Ill., came in at the top spot.
The Michigan-based Center for Automotive Research points out that the percentage of passenger vehicles sold and built in America has hovered slight above 50 percent for the past few years.
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