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Aug 15 2014
Chrysler Media Group

SRT ® (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports will make its debut into the Trans Am Series when Miller Racing fields two all-new Dodge Challenger SRTs at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Aug 15-16. Four-time series champion Tommy Kendall makes his re-entrance and first Trans Am start since 2004 in the TA2 series class this weekend.

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Aug 14 2014
Written by Matt Blunt | Posted on Cleveland Crain's Business

American businesses could be hiring more workers today if we ended unfair trade practices used by some of our trading partners. No matter how competitive companies are in Ohio, they struggle to keep up with foreign competitors that are given an unearned advantage because of currency manipulation.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Export, Filed Under: International Trade, Filed Under: Job Creation, Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy, Filed Under: Trans-Pacific Partnership
Aug 14 2014
Written by Marcia Pledger | Posted on Cleveland Plain Dealer

 Leading manufacturing association presidents came to Cleveland on Wednesday to remind Ohioans that currency manipulation and unfair trade practices continue to hurt American workers, businesses and farmers.

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Aug 14 2014
WTAM 1100 Cleveland

Leading manufacturing association presidents participated in a press conference at the City Club of Cleveland.

They called for U.S. government representatives to strongly address unfair currency policies in ongoing international trade talks with Asian nations.

Former Missouri governor Matt Blunt is president of the American Automotive Policy Council and is among those calling for congressional action to help level the playing field and create jobs here at home.

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Aug 14 2014
Reuters

General Motors Co (GM.N) will start construction this fall on a $174 million (104.24 million pound) stamping plant in Lansing, Michigan, that will make components for the nearby Lansing Grand River assembly plant, the company said on Wednesday.

The plant, which will stamp steel into auto components like hoods and door panels, will create or retain about 145 jobs.

It will produce components for Cadillac ATS and Cadillac CTS vehicles and a future product the company has not yet announced.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Job Creation, Filed Under: Research & Development
Aug 14 2014
Written by Alisa Priddle | Posted on Detroit Free Press

The 2015 Ford F-150 isn’t just about the most aggressive use of aluminum on a pickup body.

There also is a sliding rear window designed and made by supplier Magna International. From the start of the new truck’s development, Ford asked truck owners what they wanted from the glass that separates the cab from the open air of the bed.

“They said they wanted visibility, that it seals well when it is closed, but still able to open the center window and use the defog when it is open,” said Noah Mass, Ford manager of body exterior mechanisms.

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Aug 14 2014
Written by Henry Payne | Posted on The Detroit News

Driving Woodward Avenue this week after the flood you might consider an outboard motorboat or an ark to gather all the Detroit zoo animals. But come Saturday’s Dream Cruise, the sun will be out, and so will the cars. You’ll want something appropriate for cruising with the family.

How about a roomy, 707-horsepower four-door sedan that seats five and does the quarter mile as fast as a Ferrari Enzo?

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Aug 13 2014
Written by Diego Rosenberg | Posted on GM Authority

We all know 2014 marks the best General Motors lineup ever − maybe we can’t wax poetic like GM’s 1955 or 1965 lineup, but today’s models from the General are far away much more of a world-class standard. But among the vehicles that are sold in the U.S., some get more notice than others. Which GM product is the most underrated?

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Aug 13 2014
Written by Lauren Abdel-Razzaq | Posted on The Detroit News

Jerry Cuper ordered his first new car, a Plymouth Fury, in 1963. But when the car came in, the dealership wanted $200 more than what they originally quoted him and his father wouldn’t let him buy it.

Cuper was disappointed, but it was all for the best. Soon he saw a picture of a newly developed sports car, the 1965 Mustang 2+2 fastback. He decided to wait for that one.

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Aug 13 2014
Written by Rory Jurnecka | Posted on Motor Trend

Not two days after I'd taken the helm of the Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat (whew!) Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk that arrived in our parking garage, I couldn't take it anymore. The urge to run over objects large enough to cause at least minor damage to lesser vehicles had become too much to restrain. I turned towards the nearest empty parking lot and began climbing parking curbs and concrete medians to get my fix. I'm fairly sure any onlookers assumed I was blind. Is urban off-roading a thing?

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Aug 12 2014
Written by Sam Mceachern | Posted on GM Authority

Cadillac today announced the new range-topping Platinum Collection 2015 Escalade, a more upscale trim level of the full-size luxury SUV which offers new premium interior materials, upgraded technologies and other model exclusive aesthetic enhancements.

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Aug 12 2014
Written by Patrick Rall | Posted on Torqu News

While the 5.0L V8 will power the most powerful 2015 Ford Mustang fastbacks and convertibles, the big story for the next gen pony car is the new EcoBoost models – and today we walk you through the pricing for the new turbocharged S550 Mustang.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Environmental Stewardship, Filed Under: Research & Development
Aug 12 2014
Chrysler Group 360

Don’t let the new 2014 Fiat 500 1957, fool you. While it boasts a shiny new exterior and sleek interior with modern technology, this vehicle embodies the spirit of its powerful ancestor – the original 1957 Nuova 500.

The significance of the 1957 Nuova 500 is not to be undermined. For many, the vehicle symbolizes a time of renewal and restoration. The Nuova 500 concluded the rebirth of Fiat and of its product range, after the devastation of the Second World War.
 

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Aug 11 2014
Written by Matt Blunt | Posted on AL.com

American businesses could be hiring more workers today if we ended unfair trade practices used by some of our trading partners. No matter how competitive companies are in Alabama, they struggle to keep up with foreign competitors that are given an unearned advantage because of currency manipulation.

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Aug 11 2014
Written by Chris Ecclestone | Posted on GM Authority

Since it’s (currently) the most expensive in the Buick lineup, one could say that the Enclave crossover is the flagship of the Tri Shield brand. And for 2015, the three-row full-sizer is getting a bevy of changes and updates following the refresh that took place for the 2014 model year.

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Aug 11 2014
Ford Media Center

The 2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for the second consecutive year.

The organization performed multiple crash tests on C-MAX Hybrid, resulting in a “good” rating in side crash, roof strength, restraint and seating evaluations.

“Ford takes the safety of our customers very seriously,” said Steve Kenner, global director, Ford Automotive Safety Office. “We are proud C-MAX Hybrid has achieved a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.”

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Aug 11 2014
Chrylser Media

The Dodge brand recognizes that the heroic men and women who protect us must be equipped with the best performing pursuit-rated vehicle loaded with tactical equipment and technology.

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Aug 08 2014
Written by Nathan Bomey | Posted on Detroit Free Press

General Motors’ next-generation Chevrolet Volt will make its world debut in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Tim Mahoney, Chevrolet chief marketing officer, would not provide details, except to say it will have more technology than the current Volt.

Mahoney spoke Thursday morning at the Management Briefing Seminars near Traverse City.

Sales for the first-generation Volt fell short of expectations. GM is under pressure to deliver significant advancements to boost sales of the extended-range plug-in hybrid.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Environmental Stewardship, Filed Under: Research & Development
Aug 08 2014
Written by Dale Buss | Posted on Forbes

Ford keeps trying for game changers. EcoBoost engines were one; maybe the aluminum-bodied F-150 will become another. But one of Ford’s least-appreciated recent successes is the Transit Connect line of vans and wagons.

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Aug 08 2014
Chrysler Media

Dodge is rounding out its offering of Blacktop Packages for 2014, adding the three-row Durango to the lineup of Dodge vehicles with the sporty, sinister look. With the addition of Durango, the Dodge brand now offers the Blacktop Appearance Package on seven of its 2014 model year vehicles, including Charger, Challenger, Dart, Avenger, Journey and Grand Caravan.

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