In today’s complicated world, it can be difficult to assess how American a product really is. Some American cars, for instance, are assembled overseas, while many foreign automobiles are manufactured in the United States. The annual Kogod Made in America Index helps to clear things up by determining how American a vehicle actually is. This year’s results should come as no surprise: the Corvette and Volt are the two most American cars on the road today.
Placing the Corvette and Volt at the top of the list is definitely appropriate. While the Corvette represents the American sports-car tradition, the 2018 Chevrolet Volt represents American innovation and ingenuity, as well as a mounting demand for vehicles that are as fuel-efficient as they are fun. You can visit us here at Frederick Chevrolet to test-drive either one of these cars.
The Kogod Index — created by American University professor Frank DuBois — looks at how much of a vehicle’s value contributes to the overall well-being of the American economy. In doing so, the Index assessed vehicles based on seven criteria, including research and development, body and electrical components, and engine manufacture.
In the end, one thing is certain: if “made in America” is an important designation to you, there is no better choice than Chevrolet.