2013 Cadillac ATS: Proud To Be an American
April 12, 2013
I've been doing some homework about what people have in mind when they buy American cars, and just what makes a car "American."
So it was interesting to notice this sticker on the driver's side door jamb of our 2013 Cadillac ATS. It's a bit of a mess from a design standpoint, what with the competing assembly plant, UAW and GM logos, to say nothing of the particularly ugly map of Michigan. But forget all that. The sticker is a statement of the car's American pedigree. The ATS was born in the U.S.A., dammit.
The 2013 Cadillac ATS is not the most American car if your measure is the percentage of domestic (meaning U.S. and Canadian) content. It stands at 65 percent, and there are several cars out there that have more than that. But that's just one way of assessing a car's American-ness.
What do you think makes a car American?
Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @ 6,657 miles