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A different 'American made' index puts Toyota & Honda on top
A different 'American made' index puts Toyota & Honda on top

Last week, we wrote about the 2016 Made In America Auto Index, compiled by the Kogod School of Business at American University. Today, Cars.com published its 2016 American-Made Index, and though the name might sound similar, its rankings are very, very different. The Kogod School of Business takes...Read More»

2016 Kogod Made In America Auto Index
Study: Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia 'most American' models on the road

When shopping for a new ride, many car-buyers fixate on one or two things--important things like fuel economy or reliability. But some go a step further and consider an automaker's business practices. If you're in that latter group, and if owning a car that's "made in America" matters to you, the...Read More»

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Someone Tell Trump: America Is The New Mexico (To Canada, Anyway)

Last month, Donald Trump ruffled feathers at Ford when he claimed that the automaker was cutting American jobs by shifting production to Mexico. Now, something similar is happening in Canada -- only this time, the cheap-labor boogeyman isn't Mexico, it's the U.S. The problem in the Great White...Read More»

JD Power 2015 Initial Quality Study
JD Power 2015 Initial Quality Study: Good News For U.S., South Korea, Europe, Bad News For Japan

Research powerhouse J.D. Power has released its 2015 Initial Quality Study of U.S. vehicles, and it's full of interesting info for anyone in need of a new car. Along with its Vehicle Dependability Study, the IQS is one of Power's most eagerly anticipated publications of the year. Both examine the...Read More»

Rusted car, Strezlecki Track, Australia (via Wikimedia)
Australia's Auto Industry Is Dead: Could It Happen Here?

Today, Australia's auto industry was dealt a death blow. In a press release, Toyota Australia revealed "that it will stop building cars in Australia by the end of 2017 and become a national sales and distribution company." Toyota Australia's president and CEO, Max Yasuda, and Toyota Motor...Read More»

2011 SsangYong XIV-1 Concept live photos
Korea's Ssangyong Coming To America In 2016

Technically speaking, China is the world's largest car market: in 2013, it became the first country on Planet Earth to surpass 20 million auto sales in a single year. But despite that staggering achievement, in many ways, China remains the Wild, Wild East. Like the Wild West of 19th century...Read More»

2015 Ford Mustang GT
Ford Likely To Finish 2013 As America's #1 Brand (Again)

Ford Motor Company expects to finish the year as the best-selling auto brand in the U.S., but will it? Ford is a popular brand to be sure, but in terms of sales volume, it can't compete with larger companies like Toyota and General Motors -- at least not on a global scale. But if we just focus on...Read More»

Beijing smog
U.S. Partners With China To Put Auto Emissions In Check

Once upon a time, when people thought about "smog", they thought of Los Angeles. Then China opened its doors a little wider, and we got a good look at Beijing. The pollution problem is only getting worse. As China makes its long, slow crawl toward something resembling capitalism, its middle class...Read More»

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The 10 States Most (And Least) Likely To Buy "American"

Americans have conflicting ideas about what makes a car truly "American". According to an AutoTrader survey released last year, "a vehicle that is made in the U.S. by a foreign automaker is more likely to be seen as 'American made' (57 percent) than one from a U.S. automaker that was built outside...Read More»

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Mississippi, Oklahoma Make Life Miserable For Motorists

Back in May, we gave you our picks for the best (and worst) states for drivers. Now, another organization has compiled a similar list, and we're intrigued to see some overlap in the results. Here at TCC, we based our rankings of U.S. states on five criteria: Gas prices Miles driven per capita Speed...Read More»

Traffic in China
Americans Own Fewer Cars Than Europeans, More Than Chinese

We live in exciting times. Cell phones and jet planes have made the world vastly smaller. The internet has radically changed the way we communicate and do business. And although poverty and disease remain huge problems around the globe, entrepreneurs, agencies, and governments are developing new...Read More»

2011 Honda Fit Sport
Hondas To Be As 'American' As Detroit Cars By 2015?

A few weeks ago, we wondered whether U.S. consumers found it more important to buy a car that's "made in America" or one that's made by an American company. The post generated some interesting discussion, with several readers pointing out -- quite rightly -- that in this day and age, it's become...Read More»

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