Manufacturing Economy

The ‘Made in America Index’ tells you how much of your car was built at home

Frank DuBois developed auto index and said, “What I’m trying to do is provide more information to consumers. After a house, a car is the largest purchase decision you’re going to make. If you believe country of origin is a critical part of the decision, this index provides you more information than what you’ll see on a sticker at a dealership.”

 

Ford packs in V-6 power to create hot Fusion Sport

Ford's Fusion sedan has already scored with buyers when it comes to styling, and now the automaker hopes it will do just as well on hot performance.

In a bid to take on German performance automakers, Ford is adding a V-6 turbocharged version of the Fusion by the end of summer. Company officials say that customers have been demanding a Fusion Sport, as it will be called, including those of competing brands who might be willing to defect.

Jeep celebrates summer with 75th anniversary model ads

The third annual “Summer of Jeep” ad campaign features the brand’s 75th anniversary editions with a custom off-road song from one of its Super Bowl commercial.

The campaign recently debuted with two new 30-second television commercials featuring USA Basketball Men’s National Team finalist Paul George called “What I Stand 4” and “4x4Summer.”

Ford Nationals event taps into fond memories in Carlisle, PA

For Ford lovers, these types of feelings were easy to come by during the 2016 Ford Nationals event.

Around 3,200 Ford vehicles were on display at the event, which ran from Thursday through Sunday at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. Nearly 400 of the vehicles paraded through downtown Carlisle as part of the Parade Park and Party, which took place on Saturday evening and also featured live music, dining and shopping.

General Motors shows off Delta Plant improvements

The Delta Township GM plant builds the Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave, and GMC Acadia. But all of that has stopped.

The last 32 days, workers have training for something new.

"Everyone needs to be certified on any new tooling. Any new job stations that are set up so that you are certified on your job" said GM's Lansing Communications, Erin Davis.

General Motors has invested $583 million into the plant. $63 million for expansion and another $520 million for what it says could be vehicle programs.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Boasts Impressive Jeep Sales And Positive Minivan Sales Outlook

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has reported that Jeep sales have hit a record high and on the rise in the US, and minivans have also been increasing in popularity.

The vehicle manufacturer reported that its automobile sales in May was 204,452 in May alone, thus marking the 74th consecutive year where the company has registered gains year over year. Fiat Chrysler also reported record Jeep sales in the same month where it sold 90,000 units. This is the first time that the firm has made such high Jeep sales in the 75 years that it has been in operation.