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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 20 2014
Written by Sam McEachern | Posted on GM Authority

General Motors hosted its Detroit-area regional truck drive for select members of the media earlier this week. The event, appropriately held at the Open Hunt Club in Bloomfield Hills, MI., gave journalists the opportunity to drive several of its all-new truck and SUV offerings for the 2015 model year, including the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Oct 20 2014
Ford Media Center

From off-road prowess to street performance, custom versions of the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 – the smartest, toughest, most capable F-150 ever – will vie this November for the “Hottest Truck” award at the Specialty Equipment Market Association tradeshow in Las Vegas.

The SEMA award, won by Ford F-Series trucks for four years running, recognizes the most popular vehicles the organization’s members feature in their displays at the weeklong event.

Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy
Oct 20 2014
Written by Michael Wayland | Posted on The Detroit News

The Jeep that wasn't "Jeep enough" is finding its place atop the brand's lineup a year after driving into dealerships.

The Cherokee, which many Jeep enthusiasts criticized due to its non-boxy design and sleek headlamps, led the SUV brand's sales in September and is carving a place for itself in the midsize sport utility and crossover vehicle segment.

"People are blown away with the whole package," Jeep marketing director Jim Morrison said in a recent phone interview. "We're getting a lot of new, conquest buyers out of imports and domestics."

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

General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet brand will showcase performance concepts of several cars during the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show next month in Las Vegas.

GM's largest brand on Thursday, from its Heritage Center here, revealed some of the vehicles it intends to show at the large trade show, which is closed to the public. Chevy will showcase an SS Sport, two Sonic concepts, an Impala Blackout concept and a variant of the Cruze RS during SEMA, Nov. 4-7.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Oct 17 2014
Written by Alisa Priddle | Posted on Detroit Free Press

Love Mustangs? There's an app for that.

Ford and Tweddle have launched Mustang Owner, an interactive smartphone app to give enthusiasts information about the features of the 2015 Mustang. The app uses an augmented reality feature that scans shots of the car and imparts information.

It is available on Android and iOS platforms and can be found in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store by searching "2015 Ford Mustang app."

Filed Under: Research & Development