It's hard to find many products made in the U.S., these days. That's not, however, to say people don't want to buy 'U.S.-made'. In fact, for many, it's a selling point. Unfortunately, there are some common misconceptions of what U.S.-made actually is, especially in the auto market. Contrary to popular belief, American automakers do not necessarily offer the most American cars on the market.
Case in point: The Toyota Camry sedan is poised to beat out all other makes and models as the most American vehicle on the market. And, that's not just us talking. That's according to data from the federal government's yearly analysis of U.S./Canadian Parts-content.
Backing up the pertinent governmental figures are Toyota's own. The Japanese automaker explains the breakdown of American-made and foreign parts in the new Camry. While eight percent of the car's parts are made overseas, 92 percent are made locally in the states.
Think that's good? It gets even better. The gas-powered four-cylinder and V6 2012 Toyota Camry models are expected to be assembled in the U.S., as well. To explain: the fed's content index does not take into account the finished product's country of origin (COO). Other points of interest surrounding the forthcoming Camry, include:- Three available powertrains - all better than last year's
- Enhanced fuel economy
- Paramount safety ...We're talking 10 airbags, super high-strength steel roof safe
- Torque-optimizing technologies
- Toyota Entune - for engaging apps (i.e., Bing and Open Table) as well as services unrelated to travel (i.e. stocks, sports-game scores)
- And more!