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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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Oct 30 2014
Written by Melissa Burden | Posted on The Detroit News

General Motors Co. Wednesday announced it will invest $63 million in an expansion of its Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant, part of a $300 million Michigan investment GM CEO Mary Barra previewed this week. While no new jobs are expected, the work is expected to retain 38 jobs.

The Detroit automaker said it will expand its 2.8 million-square-foot Lansing Delta Township plant by 263,000 square feet; construction has started and is expected to be completed by the end of 2015. The plant currently builds the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave SUVs.

Oct 30 2014
Written by Michael Martinez | Posted on The Detroit News

Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday it will unveil a new 2016 Explorer — the sixth generation of the midsize SUV — at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show next month.

The new Explorer will reach showrooms next year with a new look, added capability and additional driver-assist technology. It will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the vehicle.

"The new Explorer is still the SUV America fell in love with — a vehicle built for the perfect family adventure," Jim Farley, Ford's executive vice president of global marketing, sales and service, said in a statement.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Oct 30 2014
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Chrysler Group LLC’s Indiana Transmission Plant II (ITPII) has been awarded bronze status for its results in implementing World Class Manufacturing (WCM). The Kokomo, Ind., transmission plant becomes Chrysler Group’s first transmission plant and the sixth North American facility to achieve the WCM award milestone.

Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy
Oct 29 2014
Written by Mark Phelan and Greg Gardner | Posted on Detroit Free Press

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt, which will go on sale in the second half of 2015, will have a more efficient drivetrain that will deliver a longer driving range on battery power, quicker acceleration and a quieter ride when the gasoline engine is running, General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Tuesday.

GM will unveil the new Volt at the North American International Auto Show in January.

Speaking at the Detroit Economic Club, Barra said it "will store more energy with fewer cells that will go further between charges."

Filed Under: Research & Development
Oct 29 2014
Written by Evan J. Smith | Posted on Mustang 360

Over the past few years, the Ford Mustang has created quite a buzz at the SEMA Show, held every November in Las Vegas. This year is no different, as Ford Motor Company is set to rock the halls with a barrage of 2015 Mustangs. Ford has worked with top builders including Galpin Auto Sports, Petty’s Garage, MRT, Watson Racing and many others, to showcase over a dozen custom Mustangs in its 20,000-square-foot booth at Las Vegas Convention Center, Nov. 4-7, with even more new pony cars on display around the show floor.

Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy