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Are Chevy Vehicles Made in America?

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We’ve heard from more than a few Livonia car-buyers who wonder whether Chevy is American-made—and if cars produced in this country can be purchased more quickly when you aren’t waiting for overseas shipping. Unfortunately, due to manufacturing shutdowns and slowdowns worldwide, there’s really no guarantee that buying a U.S.-made car will get the keys into your hand any sooner. 

 

 

That being said, many car-buyers still want to know how they can support American workers with their purchase. There may also be benefits to buying American when you take your car in for repairs, as U.S.-made cars are more likely to use locally-made parts that are easier to track down. Read on for a breakdown of where Chevrolet is made, and be sure to explore our research guides to learn more about the Chevrolet brand and lineup!

Where is Chevrolet Made?

So, where is Chevy made? Like most automakers, Chevrolet operates facilities both within and beyond U.S. borders. Where Chevy trucks are made will be different from where Chevy sedans are made, and there may even be differences between models, trim levels, and drivetrain configurations. And while a vehicle may be assembled in the U.S., it may use parts produced in other locations. Here’s where you’ll find Chevy production facilities in America:

  • Bowling Green, KY – Chevrolet Corvette 
  • Lansing, MI – Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Traverse 
  • Wentzville, MO – Chevrolet Colorado 
  • Arlington, TX – Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe 
  • Lake Orion, MI – Chevrolet Sonic, Chevrolet Bolt EV 
  • Kansas City, KS – Chevrolet Malibu 
  • Roanoke, IN – Chevrolet Silverado 1500 

Cars.com: 2021 American-Made Index

The 2021 American-Made Index from Cars.com considers five major factors in its ranking of qualifying vehicles:

  • Location(s) of final assembly
  • Percentage of U.S. (and Canadian) parts
  • Countries of origin for all available engines
  • Countries of origin for all available transmissions
  • U.S. manufacturing workforce 

Chevrolet models made an impressive showing in the 2021 rankings. Here’s where the highest-ranking Chevy trucks, sedans, and SUVs are made:

  • 5. Chevrolet Corvette – Bowling Green, KY
  • 14. Chevrolet Colorado – Wentzville, MO
  • 31. Chevrolet Suburban – Arlington, TX
  • 35. Chevrolet Camaro – Lansing, MI
  • 53. Chevrolet Traverse – Lansing, MI
  • 56. Chevrolet Malibu – Kansas City, KS
  • 74. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 – Roanoke, IN

Kogod School of Business: 2021 Made in America Auto Index

Similarly, the 2021 Made in America Auto Index from the Kogod School of Business measures the extent to which auto manufacturers serve the U.S. market with local production. Here, vehicles are ranked by percentage, based on the economic value of different components of auto manufacturing. U.S.-based manufacturers that use American engines and transmissions, as well as a high percentage of American- and Canadian-made parts, scored the highest. Chevy models made an impressive showing here, too:

  • 2. ​​Corvette Sting Ray – 72%
  • 5. Colorado Gas – 60%
  • 7. Camaro Automatic – 57%
  • 17. Camaro Manual – 57%
  • 22. Colorado Diesel – 60%

Discover the Chevrolet Lineup at Gordon Chevrolet, Inc. 

Questions about Chevy models, parts, or truck accessories? Our dedicated staff is happy to assist. Contact us or visit our dealership in Garden City—just a short ride from Canton and Plymouth!

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