Since 2005, the Ford Focus has been assembled in Wayne, Mich. Even though it’s built in the U.S., the Focus’ domestic-parts content – the amount of American-sourced parts in the car – has been decreasing over the years; it now sits at 50 percent for the 2009 Focus.
The Focus has gone from 75 percent domestic-parts content in 2007 to 65 percent in 2008 and now 50 percent. This isn’t unheard of with new cars, and it can change from year to year. In our American-Made Index we require at least 75 percent domestic-parts content to qualify; the 2007 Focus was ranked fourth in our June 2007 index.
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