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Ford EcoSport Ranked 56th On 2022 Made In America Index

Ford EcoSport production ended at the Chennai Assembly plant in India last July, a move that coincided with the crossover’s discontinuation from the automaker’s U.S.-based lineup. However, the EcoSport still managed to rank 56th out of 100 models on the Kogod School of Business 2022 Made in America Auto Index, which highlights new vehicles that contain the most U.S.-sourced domestic material. This was largely thanks to its six-speed automatic transmission, which was produced at the Van Dyke Transmission plant, a facility that has since been transformed into the Van Dyke Electric Powertrain Center.

The Ford EcoSport achieved this ranking thanks in part to the fact that 22 percent of its content comes from either the U.S. or Canada – one of the handful of measurements used in this particular study. The Made in America Auto Index uses seven points derived from publicly available data based on research performed by the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan to arrive at these conclusions – profit margin, labor, research and development; inventory, capital, and other expenses; engine, transmission, and body, chassis, and electrical components.

These rankings also take into account the economic value of the different components of automotive manufacturing. For example, the highest-ranked cars are made by U.S. based manufacturers that utilize American engines and transmissions, as well as a high percentage of U.S. and Canadian parts. In the case of components like the engine and transmission and the location that the vehicle is assembled that aren’t U.S.-based – like the EcoSport – those models are given a score of zero in those categories.

As for the rest of the Blue Oval vehicles present on this list, the Lincoln Corsair topped the rankings for 2022, while the Ford Ranger, Ford F-150, and Ford Bronco (with the 10-speed automatic) weren’t too far behind, as each tied for eighth place, and both the Ford Mustang (with the 10-speed automatic) and Ford Expedition came in 11th on this particular list. The Ford Explorer also ranked 15th, a spot that it shares with its platform mate, the Lincoln Aviator, the Lincoln Navigator came in 16thplace, Bronco models equipped with the seven-speed manual transmission ranked 18th, the Mustang GT with a manual gearbox came in 22nd place, the Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring plug-in hybrid which ranked 36th, and the Ford F-150 Lightning, wound up in the 40th  spot.

We’ll have more on the EcoSport soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford EcoSport news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. devin

    Hey ford i got a 2022 bronco,love it,,thankyou for a great bronco,so now i was thinking you could make a bronco pickup,,,like jeep did,,humm,lol but i realy would buy it ,,,just saying,, thankyou Devin A


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