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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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Jul 10 2014
Written by Diego Rosenberg | Posted on GM Authority

With a new patent-pending supercharger, intercooler (with three liquid-to-air cooling elements), and intake, Callaway’s Corvette SC627 is sure to make some C7 folks happy. For $22,995 on top of a base Corvette, you can add 167 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque (for 610 at the rear wheels) from the standard 6.2L Vette motor.

What’s cool about the SC627 is that max torque comes on at around 4,400 rpm – about the same moment as a stock Stingray.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Jul 10 2014
Written by Quinten Plummer | Posted on Tech Time

A 1.0-liter option, described as small enough to fit inside an airplane's overhead compartment, is available to car buyers seeking a fuel-efficient vehicle that doesn't sacrifice too much in the way of power.

It's the Ford 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine which is driving the 2014 Ford Fiesta and it's also planned to be available in the automaker's 2015 Ford Focus.

Jul 10 2014
Written by Joe Lorio | Posted on Automobile Magazine

Of all the many Jeeps that have worn the Cherokee name, none have faced more controversy upon their debut than the latest 2014 Jeep Cherokee. Called out for its car-based architecture and its untraditional styling, the all-new 2014 Cherokee has faced criticism, and yet this replacement for the discontinued Jeep Liberty has been a hit in the marketplace, driving the brand’s sales to new heights.

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Jul 09 2014
GM News

DETROIT – Versatility and value are helping make compact crossovers and SUVs among the hottest vehicles in the country. Chevrolet is helping meet the demand with its strongest lineup in history, including the Equinox and – early next year – the new Trax.

“Compact crossovers and SUVs make sense for so many consumers,” said Steve Majoros, marketing director, Chevrolet. “Suited to adapt to whatever life throws at them, our customers want a vehicle that can do – and go – anywhere, and they want it with expressive design and fuel efficiency.

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Jul 09 2014
Written by Molly Young | Posted on M Live

You want cool?

Then make plans to attend the annual Cool City Car Show on Saturday, July 12, in downtown Bay City.

Not only does the show take place in one of the coolest downtowns around, it also is to feature one of the country's newest and coolest rides — the 50th anniversary edition 2015 Ford Mustang.

Mike Thelen, car show organizer and general manager of Thelen Auto Group in Bangor Township — the company that sponsors the annual show — said he's never seen the newest Mustang in person and the vehicle is not yet available to dealers.

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