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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 22 2014
Written by Melissa Burden | Posted on The Detroit News

General Motors Co.'s GMC brand said Friday it is offering a new 2015 Sierra Elevation Edition, a sporty pickup with special features such as a body colored grille and black-painted 20-inch wheels.

GMC said the special edition will be available at dealers later this year. Pricing has not yet been announced.
 

Sep 22 2014
Written by Alisa Priddle | Posted on Detroit Free Press

The 2015 Ford F-150 isn't just about the most aggressive use of aluminum on a pickup body.

There also is a sliding rear window designed and made by supplier Magna International. From the start of the new truck's development, Ford asked truck owners what they wanted from the glass that separates the cab from the open air of the bed.

"They said they wanted visibility, that it seals well when it is closed, but still able to open the center window and use the defog when it is open," said Noah Mass, Ford manager of body exterior mechanisms.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Sep 22 2014
Chrysler Media Group

SRT ® (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports raced to a trio of victories in IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Trans Am Series action on Saturday.

Dodge Viper SRTs captured the checkered flag in both the GTLM and GTD classes in the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race at Texas’ Circuit of the Americas (COTA), while Cameron Lawrence gave SRT Motorsports its first Trans Am victory when he piloted a Dodge Challenger SRT to victory lane at Connecticut’s Lime Rock Park the same afternoon.

Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy
Sep 19 2014
Written by Melissa Burden | Posted on The Detroit News

General Motors Co. will build a new, top-of-the-range Cadillac car — bigger than the XTS — at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant.

GM CEO Mary Barra is planning to make the announcement Friday, the company confirmed.

The automaker has been installing new tools and equipment at Detroit-Hamtramck for the yet-unnamed flagship car. Production is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015, GM said.

Sep 19 2014
Written by Dan Jedlicka | Posted on The Weekly Driver

Maybe you’d rather have a Lincoln. The 2014 Lincoln MKZ sedan turns heads, and it’s been a long time since this automaker has built a car that does that.

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