When drivers think about all American cars, the Toyota Camry may not be the first vehicle that comes to mind. After all, the Camry is a Toyota, and Toyota is perhaps the best known of the Asian carmakers.
It was perhaps even more surprising, then, when the 2016 Toyota Camry was awarded the honor of “Most American Car.“
Even so, when you look the criteria used in awarding the “Most American Car” designation, it is easy to see that the 2016 Toyota Camry earned its accolades fair and square. It may be a Toyota, but the 2016 Camry is at its heart a true American car.
The “Most American Car” distinction is just the latest in a long list of honors for the iconic Toyota Camry, but it is certainly one of the most meaningful. Over the last couple of decades Toyota has worked very hard to manufacture more of its cars and source more of its parts within the borders of the United States, and the “Most American Car” designation is the culmination of that hard work and dedication.
In judging the entrants for the “Most American Car” designation, the editors of Cars.com, look at a number of factors, including the percentage of American made materials, the location of the final assembly and the dedication of the company to domestic manufacturing.
For starters, the automotive experts at Cars.com found that the 2016 Toyota Camry had a 75 percent domestic content rating, a far higher percentage than many of its competitors and more than many models from American based manufacturers.
The award committee at Cars.com also looked at a number of other factors in determining the “Most American Car” award, including the final assembly point and overall vehicle sales. Once again, the 2016 Toyota Camry scored big points, besting competitors from GMC and Chevy as well as several other Asian manufacturers.
Toyota has long been committed to the North American market, and not just as a place to sell cars. From its earliest days in the United States market, the iconic Asian carmaker has looked for ways to use more domestic materials, more American workers and more innovative production techniques. The awarding of the “Most American Car” designation to the 2016 Toyota Camry is the final culmination of this history of commitment to domestic markets.
If you have always wanted to own a Toyota but worried that it was not American enough, worry no more. The 2016 Toyota Camry is clearly Born in the U.S.A., and the “Most American Car” award is further proof. Just head down to your local Toyota dealer today to see this all American beauty in person, or consider buying Toyota Camry from used car auctions.
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