Three GM Crossovers Tie for Top Spot in 2017 Made in America Auto Index
A holiday recently took place in the United States, the Fourth of July or Independence Day, which is a tiny little thing celebrated by a modest populace that has reservations about ever insinuating that it is better than any other populace or that its country is greater than any other country.
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In accordance with this holiday, there was much celebration of things deemed American in nature, like hot dogs, for example, which is somewhat strange given that almost absolutely nobody can pinpoint the actual origins of most of the contents of a hot dog. Also, apple pie, and baseball, and pyrotechnics.
The leadup to this holiday was also marked by the release of the Kogod School of Business’s 2017 Made in America Auto Index. Determined by analyzing seven criteria including location of headquarters, origin of assembly and R&D, and production of engine and transmission, this year’s list found the top spot shared by a trio of General Motors’ finest: the Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, and GMC Acadia.
The Acadia is built alongside the 2017 Cadillac XT5 at GM Spring Hill Manufacturing in Tennessee, while the Enclave and Traverse are both built at Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant. All three had an American Automotive Labeling Act (AALA) score of 71% and a Total Domestic Content (TDC) rating of 85.5.
GM also had several other vehicles land in the top 10, including the automatic transmission-equipped Chevy Corvette at No. 3; the Cadillac ATS Sedan (AWD), Cadillac CT6 Platinum (AWD), and Chevrolet Colorado 4WD Z71 Crew Cab at No. 7; and Chevrolet Malibu LTD Hybrid at No. 10.
America! It’s a country! And things are made there!
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