Would You Believe the Most American Car is a Toyota Camry?

In days gone by, American automotive brands were the prime choice for drivers who wanted to support American manufacturing jobs, but the global markets have changed dramatically since then.

The new Toyota vehicles for sale here in Portsmouth are by-and-large not imports. Most of our vehicles were assembled at one of Toyota's 10 U.S.-based manufacturing plants, with a high percentage of parts and components manufactured domestically.

How can you assess which vehicles are the most American?

Every year, Cars.com compiles the American-Made Index (AMI) to find out which models are assembled in the U.S., and have at least 75 percent of their components sourced here. Topping the AMI for the second year in a row (and sixth time overall) is the Toyota Camry, which is built in Georgetown, Kentucky.

"This recognition from Cars.com is a tribute to Toyota employees, not only those at the plant who build the Camry, but the broader Toyota team who design, engineer, market and finance the vehicle in the United States," said Bob Carter, Toyota senior vice president of automotive operations. "We also support local suppliers and economies, and we have invested more than $6 billion into our Kentucky operations alone, which is growing with our new production engineering campus under construction there."

Come to Toyota of Portsmouth to check out new vehicles like the Tundra, Tacoma, Corolla, Avalon, Sienna, and Highlander which are all made in the United States.

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