Camry, Corolla, Tundra Rank in the Top 10 Most American-Made Vehicles for 2014 Car buyers who are interested in American-made products might be surprised to learn that they can look no further than their local Toyota dealers. According to an article in the Wall St. Cheat Sheet, Toyota Corolla, Camry, and Tundra all rank among the top 10 vehicles which contain the highest percentage of components manufactured in the United States or Canada for 2014. The article cites information available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA ranks cars and trucks using information available due to Part 583 of the American Automobile Labeling Act, which requires that each new passenger motor vehicle be labeled with the U.S./Canada content percentage, as well as other related information. Recent buying trends have leaned toward American-made goods, despite the fact that the U.S. has come to count on developing economies like India and China to produce the volume of components the U.S. market requires at lower prices. The Wall St. Cheat Sheet has listed the top most American-made vehicles for each of 10 categories, according to the NHTSA data, and among them, Toyota's Camry, Corolla, and Tundra. The Camry is not only America's best-selling midsize sedan, but it also gets 75 percent of its parts from America or Canada. Another 20 percent of the parts are from Japan. The final assembly of the Camry is completed in the U.S., using an American engine and a Japanese transmission. Besides its largely North American origins, other selling points for the Camry include a long-standing history of dependability, fuel-efficiency, and a comfortable and spacious interior. It turns out the Toyota Tundra is made of more American parts than its domestic counterparts. Despite this fact, more people are buying domestic pickups rather than heading to a Toyota dealership and checking out the 75% American-made Tundra. The 2014 Tundra features strong V8 powertrains and a large double cab with traditional rear doors. Toyota has updated the pickup's exterior styling, as well as revamped the interior. The Entune smartphone-connected services are now available in the Tundra, and rearview cameras are now standard across all trim levels. The compact Toyota Corolla is made up of 60 percent North American parts and 30 percent Japanese parts, with the final assembly completed in Canada. The transmission, like in the
Camry, is made in Japan. The 2014 Toyota Corolla redesign brings better fuel-economy, more rear seat room, and an updated interior to dealerships across the country. The Corolla boasts the most significant changes of all of the 2014 Toyota models. The compact sedan now has a more aggressive look for its exterior styling, and it's longer, lower, and wider than previous models. In addition, all Corollas now come standard with LED low beam headlights. Toyota may not be the first name consumers think of when searching for American-made vehicles, but according to the NHTSA, the Corolla, Tundra, and Camry all contain 60 percent or more components produced in North America. These three vehicles were among 10 vehicles selected as being the most American-made by the Wall St. Cheat St., and they have many features to recommend them to buyers interested in purchasing vehicles produced domestically. To learn more visit http://www.northhollywoodtoyota.com
Published on Nov 20, 2013
Car buyers who are interested in American-made products might be surprised to learn that they can look no further than their local Toyota de...