The vast majority of US customers are ready to buy a "American-made" vehicle, but most of the 15 largest vehicles that make the most of the economy are actually produced by foreign auto manufacturers, according to a new rating published on Tuesday.
The most American production in 2019, which includes criteria such as the number of factory jobs and where parts are produced, is Jeep Cherokee, according to Cars.com's annual ranking. While built in Bellevue, Illinois, the Jeep is owned by the Italian-American Fiat Chrysler car maker. Of the first 15, nine were produced by Japanese companies Honda or Toyota. The Ford F-1
The Toyota Accord
"It is not a small task to move supply chains, much less to change when building a car or its major components – both factors that influence AMI's ranking. Such actions take years to plan, negotiate and implement, "she said in a statement.
| Older customers are more likely to take care of buying a car that most contributes to the US economy, while 61% of those aged 18-34 point it up as concerns, according to a neighboring study by Cars.com.
"The younger generations are no less patriotic than past generations but probably do not prioritize buying American to the same extent as their parents and grandparents because they grew up with imported brands and with digital access to goods from all over the world. world in all its lives, "says Mace.
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Half of the interviewees also said they were concerned about the potential for new tariffs for the industry. Together with existing obligations, the White House assesses whether to impose a general tariff for automotive imports in the United States.