American Cars and Trucks: Best in the World?

U.S. auto industry's safer and more reliable vehicles get recognized.
2:06 | 03/11/12

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You are reporting bringing America back with the leader -- world news about those record profits from GM. The American car company now number one in the world will tonight hear some more welcome numbers in American car and an American truck now in the top ten in the world. When it comes to quality. And safety ABC's Jim -- in the driver seat tonight. The consumer reports test track in central Connecticut -- an American four door sedan. Performing what just a few years ago seemed impossible. -- -- a successful fifty mile per hour accident avoidance maneuver. At the hands -- -- damage remained at this month. Consumer reports -- to American made cars the Ford Mustang and the Chevy Avalanche pickup truck. -- above its ten best cars in the world evidence that state champion consumer reports and test driver. That American cars have been equality comeback. This is look anything like the Le baron that I use in the eighties now -- not. That fake wood on the side and one of the -- that closing the gap with Japanese and Europeans that just a few years ago. Dominated in design production standards and performance before -- say -- -- needn't bother looking at domestic scene of the the or uncompetitive and that unreliable. Now we're seeing many of them being competitive and bankruptcy -- bailouts have been good to American car companies cutting salaries pensions and health care. That used to be the first 4000 dollars spent on building each vehicle. Paid for labor. Now more goes into the car itself. It can't allow them to restructure their companies and really generate more revenue that they can put into product nice materials. Nice and solid. -- -- Feels like quality which in the -- and you'd be really cheap insurance and. Consumers seem to have noticed two GM is again the number one selling car in the world in well eight of consumer reports top picks are still Japanese. The American -- turn the corner. Jim Avila ABC news east -- Connecticut.

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