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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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Apr 17 2014
Written by Paul Stenquist | Posted on The New York Times

The people at Ford are all misty eyed about Mustang’s 50th anniversary, which falls on media day at the New York auto show. It’s an emotional time for them as they celebrate the birthday of the Mustang and a milestone marketing effort in the city where it all started at the 1964 World’s Fair. To mark the anniversary on Wednesday, the company placed a 2015 Mustang on the Observation Deck of the Empire State Building.

But can a car company celebrate without a new model introduction? Of course not.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Apr 17 2014
Written by Gerry Edgerton | Posted on CBS News
General Motors ( GM) is bringing a subcompact SUV into the U.S. market to compete in the burgeoning segment against established models like the Kia Soul and other new ones like the just-introduced Jeep Renegade. The new Chevrolet Trax was displayed for the press at the start of the annual New York International Auto Show.
 
GM CEO Mary Barra, speaking briefly at the presentation, emphasized that the Trax is part of new and redesigned models Chevrolet is bringing to market. Already sold in 60 other countries, the Trax will reach dealers' lots here early next year.
Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy
Apr 17 2014
Written by Bryce G. Hoffman | Posted on The Detroit News

Chrysler Group LLC is expected to reveal refreshed versions of its Dodge Charger and Challenger muscle cars today at the New York International Auto Show featuring new sheet metal, new technology and the return of the Bumble Bee.

Dodge designers say they resculpted and refined nearly every body panel on the two cars, upgraded the interiors with more premium materials and added LED lighting to the front and rear.

The new Dodge Challenger gets even more than that, with a significant nod to the car’s legendary muscle car heritage.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Apr 16 2014
Written by John Rosevear | Posted on The Motley Fool

The last month has been a rough one for General Motors  (NYSE: GM  ) , as the company has faced tough questions and withering criticism over a long-delayed recall that may have contributed to a dozen fatal accidents.

But meanwhile, life at the General goes on. GM has a few new products to show off at this week's New York International Auto Show, including this particular bit of madness: a convertible version of the white-hot, supercharged Corvette Z06.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Apr 16 2014
Fox News

Ford is marking the 50th Anniversary of the Mustang with a special version of America’s original pony car.

The 2015 Mustang 50 year Limited Edition is a Mustang GT fastback that’s been dressed up with several retro cues.

Filed Under: Research & Development

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