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15 American Cars From Detroit Companies Built Abroad with Lowest Domestic Content Percentage

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Cadillac CT6 PHEV

Unlike conventional Cadillac CT6’s which are being made in Detroit/Hamtramck Assembly Plant, hybrid models are still being imported. From China. For an American luxury car built in Jinqiao, China, CT6 PHEV sure raises some eyebrows. However, hybrid CT6 still sports 43% American content which is a premium figure considering all of those parts have to make their way back in container ships as assembled products.

Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra

GM’s mechanical full-size pickup twins Silverado and Sierra have sold close to 800,000 units combined last year (575,000 and 222,000 respectively). That’s mighty close to Ford F-150’s 820,000 units. Unlike the most popular American vehicle in history, however, large quantities of Silverados and Sierras come from abroad. From GM’s Silao, Mexico plant, to be more precise. Out of those 575,000 units, 222,000 Crew Cab Silverados come from south of the border. At the same time, 99,000 Crew Cab Sieras (out of 222,000 total) also come from Silao. Furthermore, GM’s full-size pickups only consist of 38% domestic parts which is well below average.

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