Buying a car made in America is easier said than done. A quick look at the auto industry shows global competition is stronger than ever. The top 12 global car companies represent the U.S., Japan, Germany, Italy, France, and South Korea.

When you consider the manufacturing of parts and assembly of vehicles imported to the U.S., then Mexico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, China, Belgium, and Australia become major players as well. The global auto industry presents a diverse mix of nationally- and internationally-owned companies, all fiercely competitive. Understanding the current auto industry can help consumers be more aware of where their products are made.

This video is part 6 of 6 in the Today's Cars series.

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