Chevy is one of the iconic American brands. The bowtie is one of the most recognizable logos in the world. Chevrolet was founded in Detroit, Michigan, with support from investors from Buick and General Motors. By 1918, General Motors purchased Chevrolet, which is formally known as the Chevrolet Division of General Motors Company.
Chevrolet has been a divisional branch of General Motors since its original purchase over 100 years ago. General Motors is also an American automotive company that also has international assembly plants in China, Mexico, and others. How many of their vehicles are still made in the USA? We did the research to find out. Our verdict is below.
Verdict: Where are Chevys Made?
Because Chevrolet is owned by General Motors, some Chevrolet cars and trucks are assembled in countries that also make General Motors vehicles. However, the United States makes many of the Chevrolets that are driven today.
Chevrolet recently brought back their Blazer sport utility vehicle. Many expected the Blazer would be made in the United States; however, Mexico completes its final assembly. The United States manufactures many of the parts that go into the Blazer as well as other Chevrolet vehicles.
Chevrolet Manufacturing Plants in the USA
|Facility Name||Location||Year Opened||Primary Models||Number of Jobs|
|Arlington Plant||Arlington, Texas||1954||Suburban, Tahoe||4,976|
|Fort Wayne Plant||Roanoke, Indiana||1986||Silverado 1500||4,433|
|Wentzville Plant||Wentzville, Missouri||1983||Colorado, Express||4,148|
|Bowling Green Plant||Bowling Green, Kentucky||1981||Corvette Stingray, Z06, Grand Sport, ZR1||1,445|
|Lansing Delta Plant||Lansing, Michigan||2006||Traverse||2,497|
|Detroit-Hamtramck Plant||Detroit, Michigan||1985||Chevrolet||858|
|Lansing Grand River Plant||Lansing, Michigan||2001||Camaro||1,437|
|Fairfax Plant||Kansas City, Kansas||1998||Malibu||2,385|
|Orion Plant||Lake Orion, Michigan||1983||Sonic, Bolt EV, Cruise AV test vehicles||1,125|
|Flint Plant||Flint, Michigan||1947||Heavy-Duty||5,241|
|Spring Hill Plant||Spring Hill, Tennessee||1990||Engines for Tahoe, Silverado, Suburban, Blazer||3,808|
The amount of American jobs that Chevy is responsible for is great to see, and these are just their assembly plants. Okay, let’s move on to their international facilities.
International Chevrolet Manufacturing Plants
|Facility Name||Location||Year Opened||Primary Models|
|Bogota Plant||Bogota, Columbia||1956||Aveo|
|Daewoo Incheon Motor Company Plant||Incheon, South Korea||1962||Aveo|
|CAMI Automotive Plant||Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada||1988||CUV, Equinox|
|Oshawa Car Assembly||Oshawa, Ontario, Canada||1907||Impala, Camaro|
|GM facility||Ramos Arizpe, Mexico||1981||HHR|
|Silao Assembly||Silao, Mexico||1994||Avalanche|
How to Tell Where Your Chevrolet is Made
If you purchased your Chevrolet from a dealership, it should come with a Buyers Guide. This information sheet tells you essential information about your car, like its gas mileage and MSRP. The Buyers Guide will also tell you where your Chevrolet is assembled and where the parts are made.
If you no longer have the Buyers Guide, you can also determine where your Chevrolet is from by looking at the vehicle identification number (VIN). Cars from the United States will have a VIN that begins with a one, four, or five, whereas vehicles built in Mexico will have a VIN that starts with the number three. Use a site like faxvin.com to enter your VIN and get a full breakdown of manufacturing locations and other details.