10 Most American-Made Cars Of 2012
When Fiat-owned Chrysler began cutting models after its bailout, the big Liberty was spared with good reason. Though its sales are well down from its 167,000-vehicle peak in SUV-friendly 2004, its sales have increased since the line was revamped in 2008. It's also been a great draw for Jeep, as 70% of Liberty buyers are new to the Jeep brand.
8. 2012 Chrysler 200 Convertible
Assembled: Sterling Heights, MI
Percentage Made In U.S.: 79%
After the Sebring was tagged as a poor-man's drop top and ridiculed by NBC's The Office as middle-manager Michael Scott's convertible of choice, that name had to go. The 200 not only brought back a semblance of respect to the affordable convertible, but jump-started sales for the foundering line. The 87,000 sold last year were not only a vast improvement over the 38,000 Sebrings sold in 2010, but the most the Sebring/200 line had sold since 2007.
7. 2012 Lincoln Navigator
Assembled: Louisville, Ky.
Percentage Made In U.S.: 80%