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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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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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Learn more about the scientific and technological contributions the modern auto industry makes.

Showcases fuel efficiency and other green policy and vehicle advancements.

Focuses on increased hiring of a new type of workforce that is efficient and technologically advanced.

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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Apr 10 2014
Written by Andrew Wendell | Posted on Car and Drive

When Ford announced earlier this year that its new F-150 would employ aluminum for the majority of it’s construction, speculation that insurance, repair, and manufacturing costs would increase began to circulate almost immediately.

Apr 10 2014
Written by Michael Wayland | Posted on MLive

AUBURN HILLS, MI- The Ram Power Wagon is returning to the 2014 model-year with a new standard, more powerful engine.

The heavy-duty, off-road pickup is powered by a standard 6.4-liter V8 Hemi engine capable of 410 horsepower and a peak torque rating of 429 lb.-ft. It will feature a payload of up to 1,490 pounds and towing capacity up to 10,810 pounds. The previous standard engine was a 5.7-liter V8 Hemi.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Apr 09 2014
Written by Jeff Bennett | Posted on The Wall Street Journal

General Motors Co. GM -2.23%  on Tuesday announced a $449 million investment in two Michigan plants to bolster the development and production of its Chevrolet Volt and Cadillac ELR hybrid-electric vehicles.

Apr 09 2014
Written by Alisa Priddle | Posted on The Detroit Free Press

The Ford Focus has climbed to the top of the compact car heap globally and will try to maintain that position with major updates for the 2015 model year.

The changes stop short of a total revamp, but include a new engine, suspension improvements, better steering, an upgraded interior and more standard equipment.

Americans will get a first look at the freshened Focus next week at the New York auto show. The hatchback and wagon variants were shown last month at the Geneva, Switzerland, auto show.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Apr 09 2014
Car and Driver

Chrysler uses a pile of buzzwords to describe the all-new 200: “iconic,” “industry first,” etc. It’s as if the Chrysler folks thought they were speaking at TED and not the Detroit auto show.

Normally, the car media scoffs at such hyperbole, but buried in all the thought leadership, paradigm shifts, and needle moving lurks something long absent in the company’s mid-size sedan portfolio: bravado. Or, at least, what passes for bravado when you’re launching a Camry competitor with a base price of just $22,695.

Filed Under: Research & Development

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