Recently, Cars.com’s “American-Made Index” has made headlines, as Ford F-150's beat the Toyota Camry’s domestic content. This is an important bragging point because “Buy American” has long been a watch phrase for many in the U.S., whether out of patriotism or concern for the economy. The problem has been determining which vehicles are American.
By law, every light vehicle has a Monroney Label (the “window sticker”) with a domestic content statement that includes: The percentage U.S./Canadian parts content; The names of any countries other than the U.S. and Canada which contribute 15% or more of the equipment, with the percentage for each such country (a maximum of two countries); The final assembly point by city and state (where appropriate), and country; The country of origin of the engine; The country of origin of the transmission; and A statement which explains that parts content does not include final assembly (except the..
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