In the annual “Made in America” rating, the Ford Mustang dropped to 22nd place. Last year he was the leader.
Ford Mustang GT was not included in the list of “most American cars” according to the American University. This is reported by the Internet portal Jalopnik. According to media reports, every year the Kogod business school, operating on the basis of the university, publishes a list of cars with the highest percentage of localization. This year, the leader of “Made in America” was the Lincoln Corsair, which consists of 86% parts manufactured in the USA.
According to the publication, the Mustang lost its title after the manufacturer began using a manual transmission produced in Mexico. If last year its localization was estimated at 88.5%, now the American Mustang is considered to be 50%.
In addition, if you ignore cars with the same index and just count the number of participants, then the Ford Mustang with manual transmission will be in 71st place. His brothers (Mustang 2.3L Ecoboost and Mustang 5.0L AT) with a four-cylinder engine and “automatic” share the 11th line with Ford Expedition.
It is worth noting that the manufacturer itself remained in the top. The first two places were taken by gasoline and hybrid versions of the Lincoln Corsair, ahead of the Tesla Model 3 Long Range and Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray. Overall, GM, Honda, FCA/Stellantis and Toyota entered the top 5 manufacturers.
If you do not take into account the draws, then the Honda Passport Trailsport is among the top ten. The percentage of localization of the car is 75%. This is higher than the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the same Ford Bronco.
At the end of October, Ford announced its withdrawal from the Russian market. The company sold its share (49%) in the Sollers Auto joint venture. The sale followed the complete suspension of all operations in Russia, including manufacturing, spare parts supply, IT and engineering support.