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Involves building a strong U.S. economy based on our manufacturing leadership.

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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Sep 19 2014
Written by Melissa Burden | Posted on The Detroit News

General Motors Co. will build a new, top-of-the-range Cadillac car — bigger than the XTS — at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant.

GM CEO Mary Barra is planning to make the announcement Friday, the company confirmed.

The automaker has been installing new tools and equipment at Detroit-Hamtramck for the yet-unnamed flagship car. Production is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015, GM said.

Sep 19 2014
Written by Dan Jedlicka | Posted on The Weekly Driver

Maybe you’d rather have a Lincoln. The 2014 Lincoln MKZ sedan turns heads, and it’s been a long time since this automaker has built a car that does that.

Sep 19 2014
Chrysler Media Group

Coming off SRT (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports’ first Trans Am Series runner-up result in its most recent race, the team’s Dodge Challengers are eager to contend for a victory at Connecticut’s Lime Rock Park in the ninth Trans Am race of the 2014 season on Saturday, Sept. 20 – and will do so with a new, familiar face behind the wheel.

Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy
Sep 18 2014
Written by Mark Phelan | Posted on Detroit Free Press

The 2015 Cadillac Escalade looks like it should wear a set of longhorns, not detour around them.

That's just the start of the Escalade's appeal. The new edition of Cadillac's big, powerful SUV augments its size and presence with luxury, comfort and features no other big SUV tops.

Prices for the seven- or eight-seat 2015 Escalade prices start at $71,695 for a base model with a 420-hp 6.2L V8, six-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel-drive. Stepping up to 4WD raises the price to $74,295.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Sep 18 2014
Written by Alisa Priddle | Posted on Detroit Free Press

There are key aspects of the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang that designers knew not to mess with, but which were improved for the sixth generation sports car.

Among them: the tri-bar taillamps and the not-really-for-people backseat.

"There are signature elements and the tri-bar is one of them," said Chris Svensson, Ford's design director for The Americas.

The tri-bar taillamps have been a strong element for some time. The past generation were very two-dimensional, Svensson said.

Filed Under: Research & Development

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