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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 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.

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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
Sep 18 2014
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 The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, the most powerful muscle car ever, now boasts a fuel-economy rating as compelling as the 707 horses hurrying from its 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI® Hellcat V-8.

Equipped with Chrysler Group’s segment-exclusive TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, the new Challenger SRT Hellcat has earned a highway fuel-economy rating of 22 miles per gallon (mpg) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Filed Under: Research & Development
Sep 17 2014
Written by Melissa Burden | Posted on The Detroit News

General Motors Co. said Tuesday it will add about 750 new jobs and a third shift early next year at its Wentzville Assembly Plant in Missouri to help meet demand for the new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups.

The Detroit automaker said dealers have ordered about 30,000 Colorado pickups, which is seven times what it expected. Dealers also have ordered about 14,000 Canyons.

“We have had some great dealer early input,” said Brian Sweeney, head of Chevrolet sales and service in the U.S., in an interview.


 

Sep 17 2014
Written by Patrick Rall | Posted on Torque News

Ford Motor Company wanted to make the new 2015 F150 better than ever in every possible way so in addition to the new lightweight, rustproof aluminum body and a lineup of engines that offers a great mix of power and efficiency – the exterior components of the next generation F150 have been subjected intense sunlight exposure to ensure that they do fade during prolonged exposure to the sun.

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