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American-Made Index: Which Automakers Affect the Most U.S. Workers?

By Kelsey Mays on July 1, 2012


Cars.com's American-Made Index gauges how American a car is on a model-by-model basis, but there are lots of other ways to determine just how American a car is. If you look at raw employment figures, Detroit automakers have a larger… Read More

American-Made Index: Which Automakers Affect the Most U.S. Workers?

By Kelsey Mays on July 1, 2012

Cars.com's American-Made Index gauges how American a car is on a model-by-model basis, but there are lots of other ways to determine just how American a car is. If you look at raw employment figures, Detroit automakers have a larger… Read More

Which Foreign-Owned Carmakers Build the Most in America?

By Kelsey Mays on April 25, 2012

Last year, Honda built more cars at its Alabama, Indiana and Ohio facilities than it did in Japan — 826,440 versus 710,621, according to data from Automotive News and the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association. It's the first time Honda's U.S.… Read More

Chattanooga: VW's Next Stand

By Patrick Olsen on April 11, 2012

Chattanooga, Tenn. — Honda wasn't the first foreign automaker to open an assembly plant in the U.S., but it was the first to stay. In 1978, German automaker Volkswagen converted an unfinished Chrysler plant in Westmoreland County, Pa., to build… Read More

Honda's U.S. factory: 'Canary in coal mine' to dam-breaker

By David Thomas on April 2, 2012

By James R. Healey USA TODAY When Japan's Honda Motor announced in 1980 its then-radical decision to build cars in the U.S., the auto business collectively said, "What?" Volkswagen, alone among foreign car companies, was trying limited U.S. production, assembling… Read More

Where Our Cars Are Manufactured

By David Thomas on April 2, 2012

In our joint series with USA Today, Cars.com looked at exactly where automakers are building cars in the U.S. We took a snapshot of assembly plants over three decades from 1982 to 2012 to see where domestic, European and Asian… Read More

America the Exporter

By Patrick Olsen on April 2, 2012

As the auto industry regains its footing here, both foreign and domestic automakers are exporting more cars from the U.S. than five years ago, and they plan to dramatically expand that effort over the next half-decade. The combination of plant… Read More