Alabama leads nation in ‘American-made’ automobile production
According to a new study, three of the top four and four of the top seven American-made automobiles were assembled in Alabama, providing another impressive testimonial for the state’s booming automotive industry.
Cars.com recently released its 2019 “American-Made Index,” which studies a bevy of factors, including: the final-assembly location; the origin of parts in the car as reported for the American Automobile Labeling Act; the origin country (or countries) for its engines; the origin country (or countries) for transmissions; and the number of Americans its parent automaker employs at the factory level.
Four of the top 10 American-made vehicles were assembled at the Honda plant in Lincoln, Alabama.
Way to go @HondaAlabama for producing 4 of the 15 most American made vehicles chosen by @carsdotcom! Ranked at No. 2,3,4, & 7— #HondaAlabama led the nation with the most in the 2019 #AmericanMadeIndex! https://t.co/R2opcfXqyN #MadeinAL pic.twitter.com/RqC6OZFiDZ
— Governor Kay Ivey (@GovernorKayIvey) June 26, 2019
The Odyssey, Ridgeline and Passport ranked second, third and fourth respectively, while the Pilot came in at number seven.
To celebrate Honda’s American-made prowess, Cars.com even took a special look at the company’s Alabama plant.
One key reason why Alabama’s robust automotive industry continues to grow is the state’s world-class workforce development efforts.
The Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA plant in Huntsville will be another tremendous boon to the industry when it is completed.
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn