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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 15 2014
Written by Terry Box | Posted on The Dallas Morning News

Ford rattled the pickup-truck world when it announced that its 2015 F-150 would be built mostly of aluminum. And now the automaker may be preparing to make waves in the SUV segment, as well.

According to Edmunds.com, Ford is considering converting the next-generation Expedition to aluminum body, as well as the strong-selling mid-size Explorer crossover.

If the Expedition gets an all-aluminum body, the Lincoln Navigator likely would, too, since both are built on the F-150 pickup platform.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Apr 15 2014
Chrysler Media

New 2015 Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger muscle cars are coming later this year, but there is no need to wait to get into one of these performance icons.

The Dodge brand has crafted the “Double-Up” program for Charger and Challenger enthusiasts. Eligible customers can lease a 2014 Charger or Challenger for 12 months, and leave the dealership with a guarantee that when they return in a year and follow program rules they will have the same lease payment on a new 2015 Charger or Challenger.

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Apr 14 2014
Written by Melissa Burden | Posted on The Detroit News

A refreshed 2015 Chevrolet Cruze will hit showrooms this fall, featuring a new front face similar to others in the Chevy sedan lineup, interior convenience features and more technology, General Motors Co. said Sunday.

The popular compact Cruze, getting a facelift after debuting in fall 2010, will be shown at the New York International Auto Show this week, as the carmaker hopes to attract attention onto new vehicles and away from its recall crisis tied to 2.59 million vehicles no longer in production.

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Apr 14 2014
Written by Chris Woodyard | Posted on USA Today

Think of it as a penthouse office on wheels.

To show how its new Transit van could get a foothold in the luxury transportation market, it dressed one up and showed it last night at the world's largest Ford dealership, Galpin out in Los Angeles. Next it goes to the New York Auto Show.

Called the Transit Skyliner, the conversion's interior is filled with swanky options like "throne" seats that can be controlled with a smartphone or tablet computer, and a theater.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Apr 14 2014
Chrysler Media

The Jeep® and Mopar brands have once again teamed to develop a variety of vehicles that will debut at the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, April 12-20. Now in its 48th year, the Easter Jeep Safari will be attended by thousands of die-hard off-road enthusiasts looking to enjoy a week of serious off-roading on some of the country’s most renowned trails.

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