At least that’s what Hummer’s parent company General Motors is suggesting when it released a comparison of “GM & Toyota investments in America and its People.” Toyota has rolled out a new campaign showing how much they’re supporting the American people and economy – and GM is countering Toyota’s ads with some numbers of their own. Here are some of the figures:
Vehicle Imports into the United States
- Of the vehicles Toyota sold in the U.S. during 2006, 46.4% were imported
- Toyota imports increased by 319,000 vehicles to nearly 1.2 million in 2006 over 2005
- Of the vehicles GM sold in the U.S. during 2006, only 2.5% were imported.
U.S. Purchases for Materials and Supplies
- GM: $83 billion
- Toyota: $21 billion
- In 2005, nearly 1 million Americans earned their living building and selling GM vehicles
- Toyota’s U.S operations supported fewer the 400,000 jobs
U.S. Capital Investments
- Between 2003 and 2005, GM invested 13.1 billion in the United States
- It took 25 years for Toyota’s investment in the United States to reach 13.3 billion.
U.S. Manufacturing Facilities
- GM: 65
- Toyota: 10