WASHINGTON, DC, JUNE 27, 2011 – Members of the Association of Global Automakers (Global
Automakers) garnered half of the top ten spots in this year’s Cars.com annual ranking of “Most American” vehicles. The listing rates vehicles built and bought in the U.S. based on popularity, sourcing of parts, and a variety of other factors.
“Our members see tremendous value in building vehicles in America using U.S. parts and suppliers it creates jobs, strengthens local communities, and improves the competitiveness of the entire U.S. auto industry,” said Michael J. Stanton, President and CEO of Global Automakers.
Outranking the Detroit Three car makers for the third year in a row, the Toyota Camry, manufactured in Georgetown, Ky., and Lafayette, Ind., earned first-place. The Honda Accord, built at the company’s Marysville, Ohio auto plant, came in at No. 2. The Honda Odyssey, Toyota Tundra, and Toyota Sienna also made Cars.com’s top ten list.
Global Automakers' members have invested more than $44 billion in the U.S. and directly employ more than 80,000 Americans with a payroll of approximately $6 billion. Global Automakers’ member companies have steadily increased their investment in the U.S. over the past 50 years and now have more than 300 manufacturing, R&D, engineering, and design facilities.
The Association of Global Automakers represents international motor vehicle manufacturers, original equipment suppliers, and other automotive-related trade associations. Our members’ market share of both U.S. sales and production is 40 percent and growing. We work with industry leaders, legislators, and regulators to create the kind of public policy that improves vehicle safety, encourages technological innovation, and protects our planet. Our goal is to foster a competitive environment in which more vehicles are designed and built to enhance Americans’ quality of life. For more information, visit www.globalautomakers.org.
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