Where 10 popular car models get their parts | Autos | tucson.com – Arizona Daily Star
Some of the most popular cars in the world have a lot in common. Many are relatively affordable and perform well with stylish design. What they don’t have in common? They’re made from parts that are sourced from different corners of the world. Some parts are produced primarily in the United States and Canada, while others come from manufacturing plants and producers from Germany, South Korea, Japan, and more.
CoPilot analyzed 2022 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to determine which countries contribute parts to 10 different vehicles. For every vehicle, data is available on the vehicle type; the percentage of parts from the United States and Canada—the NHTSA doesn’t differentiate how much of every vehicle is specifically made in the United States or Canada; the percentage of parts from other countries, if it’s 15% or more; the final assembly location; and the origin of the vehicle’s engine and transmission.
This data is in line with the American Automobile Labeling Act that requires any vehicle manufactured for sale in the United States to have a label with this exact information, which is why countries that contribute less than 15% of a vehicle’s parts are not included—and why only the origin of the engine and transmission are publicly available.
Read on for a look at some of the most popular car models in the world, and where they and their parts are manufactured.