Which Luxury Cars are Made in America?
With the recent legislation that incentivizes EV manufacturers make their cars in America, luxury brands like Audi and Mercedes-Benz are contemplating new U.S. factories. Which begs the question, which luxury cars are made in America today? There are several from both U.S. and foreign brands, including a few that may come as a surprise.
Cadillac is the most American luxury car brand
When it comes to American made luxury cars, no brand can beat what Cadillac brings to the table. Every car that Cadillac produces is made in the U.S.A, something that no other automaker can claim.
The vaunted Cadillac Escalade comes from a factory in Texas, while the Lyriq, XT5, and XT6 SUVs come from a Tennessee factory. The smaller Cadillac XT4 is made in America at the Kansas City plant, while their cars, the CT4 and CT5 come from a plant in Michigan. That means 100% of Cadillac cars that sell in America are from here, putting it in the number one spot.
Half of Lincoln’s lineup is made in America
While Lincoln is also an American luxury car brand, one of its four models comes from Canada. However, the Lincoln Aviator comes from a factory in Illinois. Meanwhile both the Corsair and Navigator ship from the brand’s Kentucky plant. However, the Nautilus is currently made in that Canadian plant at least through 2024, according to Ford Authority.
All BMW SUVs are made in America
While the brand’s sports cars and luxury sedans are made in Germany, all BMW SUVs are made right here in America. This includes the BMW X3, X4, X5, X6, and X7 gas-powered cars, as well as the all-new BMW XM turbo V8 hybrid SUV.
Mercedes-Benz models made in Alabama
While much more limited in scope, there are a handful of Mercedes-Benz models from American factories. The three-row Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV along with the GLE SUV and GLE Coupe are all made in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. That factory also produced the Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan until 2020, when production moved to China.
Volvo production came to the U.S. in 2016
While Volvo is much later to the game than some of its counterparts, you can now find made-in-America Volvo cars starting with the 2018 Volvo S60. Production of that model began in 2018 in the Ridgeville, South Carolinea plant.
In addition, the 2022 Volvo XC90 three-row SUV began production in the same plant in late 2021, meaning that Volvo’s smallest and largest vehicles both come from the same American factory.
More American-made luxury cars are coming
With the recent incentives for American-made EVs, we will undoubtedly see more luxury cars produced in America. Volkswagen is already on the hunt for locations to build a factory that would produce both VW and Audi EVs. And with Tesla considered a luxury brand, there is already one major American car company producing all its EVs on our shores.