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While no index is perfect, the AU Auto Index is the most scientific approach we have seen. The report looks at the correct components to determine U.S. domestic content in automobiles to reveal what vehicles are really the ‘most American.'

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Involves building a strong US economy based on our deep manufacturing background.

AAPC Updates

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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Oct 29 2014
Written by Mark Phelan and Greg Gardner | Posted on Detroit Free Press

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt, which will go on sale in the second half of 2015, will have a more efficient drivetrain that will deliver a longer driving range on battery power, quicker acceleration and a quieter ride when the gasoline engine is running, General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Tuesday.

GM will unveil the new Volt at the North American International Auto Show in January.

Speaking at the Detroit Economic Club, Barra said it "will store more energy with fewer cells that will go further between charges."

Filed Under: Research & Development
Oct 29 2014
Written by Evan J. Smith | Posted on Mustang 360

Over the past few years, the Ford Mustang has created quite a buzz at the SEMA Show, held every November in Las Vegas. This year is no different, as Ford Motor Company is set to rock the halls with a barrage of 2015 Mustangs. Ford has worked with top builders including Galpin Auto Sports, Petty’s Garage, MRT, Watson Racing and many others, to showcase over a dozen custom Mustangs in its 20,000-square-foot booth at Las Vegas Convention Center, Nov. 4-7, with even more new pony cars on display around the show floor.

Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy
Oct 29 2014
Chrysler Media Group

The Dodge brand is bringing its A-game for its 100th anniversary, significantly updating both the iconic Challenger muscle car, and giving the Charger four-door sedan a full-body makeover, offering an impressive lineup of expanded powertrains for 2015.

For 2015, Dodge Charger is totally updated, features a standard across the lineup new state-of-the-art eight-speed automatic transmission and several new models, including the all-new Charger SRT Hellcat, SRT 392 and R/T Scat Pack models, all of which highlight the added performance to the new 2015 Dodge Charger lineup.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Oct 28 2014
Written by Jeff Bennett | Posted on The Wall Street Journal

General Motors Co. —trying to stir some buzz around the next generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in—said Tuesday it will move production of the vehicle’s electric drive unit to its home state of Michigan from Mexico.

Oct 28 2014
Ford Media Center

Ford has a new way to help police agencies save lives, prevent injuries and potentially help save millions of taxpayer dollars.

As agents of law and order, police officers monitor driving behavior to ensure the safety of the motoring public. But until now, unless investigators removed a police vehicle’s black box and pulled the data after a traffic crash, no one has been able to monitor police vehicle operating conditions. 

Filed Under: Research & Development