FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2016
FCA US, Ford and GM Lead 2016 Kogod Made in America Auto Index
WASHINGTON, D.C. – American Automotive Policy Council President Matt Blunt issued the following statement today on American University’s 2016 Kogod Made in America Auto Index, which found that American auto manufacturers FCA US, Ford and General Motors (GM) comprised 24 of the top 25 most “American-made” vehicles and lead scoring across all vehicle segments including sedans, SUVs and pickups.
“We are proud of the roles FCA US, Ford and GM continue to play in driving domestic economic growth and manufacturing innovative American-made vehicles. The U.S. automotive industry has been flourishing in recent years and reinvests much of its profits here at home through robust manufacturing and research and development efforts, further growing America’s automotive workforce.
“The Kogod Made in America Auto Index is unique in that it uses a scientific methodology to measure the real extent of how American-made a vehicle is. The index is truly comprehensive, incorporating metrics such as locations of part production – including the engine and transmission – as well as levels of U.S. employment, domestic research and development.
“FCA US, Ford and GM are leaders in the domestic automotive industry, and continue to drive domestic job growth and stimulate investment – all while remaining competitive in global markets. FCA US, Ford and GM are job creators, having added over 30,000 jobs in the last two years alone. We are pleased that these ‘Big Three’ are once again receiving recognition for their commitment to ‘Made in America,’ and that consumers are taking note.”
Click here to learn more about the 2016 Kogod Made in America Auto Index.
The American Automotive Policy Council, Inc. (AAPC) is a Washington, D.C. association that represents the common public policy interests of its member companies FCA US, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company.