When you think about cars, you can’t mention “The Big Three” (Ford, GM, Chrysler) without mentioning Toyota. Toyota has been the best-selling car in America for the past 14 years due to the innovative techniques and forward-thinking ideas that are incorporated into every vehicle. Toyota recently received an award on Cars.com as the most “American-Made” vehicle for the second year in a row and the sixth time overall. Keep in mind that the Cars.com American-Made Index rates vehicles that are actually built and bought in the U.S. Here are the three reasons the Toyota Camry took the top spot on Cars.com.
The percentage of domestic parts in the U.S. for a Toyota Camry is 75 percent
Models with a domestic parts content rating below 75 percent are disqualified along with models built exclusively outside the U.S.or models soon to be discontinued without a U.S.-built successor. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the U.S.sold domestic content for Camry is 75 percent.
The Toyota Camry is assembled in the U.S.
The Toyota Camry is assembled at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc. (TMMK) in Georgetown, Kentucky, and more than 270 supplier locations in the United States provide content for the current generation. TMMK is Toyota’s largest vehicle manufacturing plant in the world with an annual capacity to produce 550,000 vehicles and 600,000 engines.
The U.S. sales for the Toyota Camry are astonishing
Between the months of January and May of 2016, Toyota has sold over 160,000 Camrys.
Bob Carter, who is the Toyota’s SVP of automotive operations had this to say about Toyota’s recent feat.
“This recognition from Cars.com is a tribute to our Toyota employees who design, market and finance this vehicle in the United States. We also support local suppliers and economies, and we have invested more than $6 billion into our Kentucky operations alone, which is growing with our new production engineering campus under construction there.”