Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Jeep Wrangler is One of the Most Truly Made-in-America Cars

Jeep Wrangler's assembly line in Toledo, Ohio, USA
The Wall Street Journal has published a list of the top-5 most truly made-in-America cars and trucks, and the Toledo, Ohio-built Jeep Wrangler is on that list.  Due to multiple ties in rank, the top-5 list actually encompasses 13 vehicles, but the point is clear that the Jeep Wrangler is a very American-made vehicle.

One would typically think that it's to be expected that an American vehicle brand that assembles vehicles in American factories would naturally mean that the vehicle is "American," but the reality is that the auto industry sources components from suppliers all over the globe, with sub-assemblies produced nearly anywhere, and final assembly occurring in factories all around the world.  In the Wall Street Journal's words,
Domestic brands have the most American-made content in the U.S. according to a new index released by American University’s Kogod School of Business. Professor Frank DuBois, a global supply chain management expert, led the analysis, which considered not only where each vehicle’s parts were produced, but also the location of the manufacturer’s headquarters and other details, all in an effort to help consumers buy American.  
“If you break down a single ‘American-made’ transmission, you’ll find many smaller parts, each stamped with its own country of origin. You may well find 80% of the parts inside that transmission didn't come from the U.S.,” said Dubois.
Of the 253 total vehicles indexed, the Jeep Wrangler is tied for 4th place as the most overall America-made vehicles.

4 comments:

  1. With great financing options available, many people are purchasing new Jeeps. The standard power train warranty for a new Jeep is five years or 100,000 miles. Buyers who are concerned about repairs will find peace of mind with a new Jeep and a generous warranty.
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  2. Not to mention Jeeps are a great way to get away from the bustling city and out into the greens and rejuvenate your mind and body.

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  4. I'm an employee of Fiat Chrysler. The frame which is currently being built by an American company is possibly going to be outsourced to lower bidding foreign based companies. Metalsa (Mexico) or Magna (Canada). I firmly believe such an American icon vehicle should be as American built as possible. Hopefully Chrysler makes the right decision.

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