2011 Ford ExplorerNew commitments to Made In America. Ford is building the new Explorer in Chicago and the Focus in the Detroit area, and it's slated the Ford Escape's replacement for a renovated St. Louis plant. GM ramped up production of its Cruze compact sedan outside Cleveland this past year, and the company is going to start building its upcoming Chevrolet Sonic (Aveo replacement) in suburban Detroit, not South Korea. But the Korean brands have upped their U.S. production in the past year, too, with Hyundai beginning production of the 2011 Sonata in Alabama and the Kia Sorento and both the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2011 Kia Sorento made in Georgia.
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