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Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company created the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC) to promote the unique and significant economic contribution of the U.S.-based auto companies to the American economy and to advocate for an American Manufacturing Initiative. The new organization is an expansion of the three companies’ productive work together as members of the Automotive Trade Policy Council on international trade and economic policies. Together, these three auto companies represent innovation, research and technology development that can drive America’s economic leadership in a new century.

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Jul 21 2014
Written by David Skolnick | Posted on Vindy.com

After his first visit to the General Motors Lordstown complex, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, co-chairman of the Senate Auto Caucus, called it “a really inspiring experience.”

The Republican senator said Friday that he was impressed with the Chevrolet Cruze being built at the facility and the workers.

Lordstown “is producing a world-class car in a world-class production facility,” he said about the Cruze.

Jul 21 2014
Written by Stephen Edelstein | Posted on Green Car Reports

The aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck seems like a big gamble for the company.

The redesigned version of Ford's best-selling model promises to be more fuel-efficient, but many analysts have asked about aluminum's cost, durability, and ease of repair.

Yet a new study claims that buyers are, if nothing else, intrigued.

The study from research firm UBS found that buyers don't care what material their trucks are made of if performance is comparable--but became more interested in aluminum the more they learned about it, according to The Detroit News.

Jul 21 2014
Written by Larry P. Vellequette | Posted on Automotive News

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The 707-hp SRT Hellcat will generate the most smoke at the drag strip, but it's the rest of the re-engineered Dodge Challenger lineup that likely will fire the interest of consumers.

Dodge's overhaul of the 2015 Challenger improves its performance and adds interior amenities. It will appear in showrooms in the third quarter.

The basics: The 2015 Challenger is available in eight trim levels, from a base level SXT with a 305-hp V-6 and eight-speed transmission up to the 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker with a 485-hp, 6.4-liter Hemi V-8.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Jul 18 2014
GM News

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Being able to stay connected, even while in the car, is a high priority for many drivers and passengers on the road today. That’s why every 2015 Buick model will come standard with Apple Siri Eyes Free and Text Message Alerts. Most 2015 Buick models will also come standard with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, powered by OnStar with 4G LTE.

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Jul 18 2014
Written by Alisa Priddle | Posted on Detroit Free Press

Ford is confident the decision to go with an all-new platform for the 2015 Mustang will pay off in the performance enthusiasts want.

At the Ford test track in Dearborn Thursday, engineers provided the numbers buyers want to know: horsepower and torque, as well as details of a new suspension, larger brakes and other features designed to make the 2015 model stand out from past pony cars.

Filed Under: Research & Development

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