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AAPC Updates

FCA US 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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Jan 12 2015
Written by Mike Ramsey and John D. Stoll | Posted on The Wall Street Journal

Ford Motor Co. will debut a super car Monday called the Phoenix that will be the centerpiece to the company’s new racing and performance division, a person familiar with the matter said.

The super car is the successor to the Ford GT that the company built between 2005-2006.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Jan 12 2015
Written by Larry P. Vellequette | Posted on Automotive News

Dodge, recast as a performance brand, plans to use three high-powered halo vehicles and new advertising aimed at younger buyers to keep sales steady in 2015.

In May, Dodge gave up to the Chrysler brand its previous role as FCA US's full-range brand. The shift means that Tim Kuniskis, Dodge's brand head, must find sales to replace two vehicles: the Avenger sedan, which went out of production a year ago, and the Grand Caravan minivan, which disappears in 2016.

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Jan 12 2015
Written by Jared Bernstein | Posted on The New York Times

If the new Congress can agree on anything this year, it may well be the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal between the United States and 11 other countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Passions run high when it comes to trade deals these days, and the Obama administration is working hard to sell it to labor unions, which roundly oppose it.

Jan 09 2015
Written by Melissa Burden | Posted on The Detroit News

General Motors Co.'s GMC brand Thursday said it will debut the 2015 Canyon Nightfall Edition pickup, a midsize truck decked out in black.

GMC said the new onyx-black edition, which has a unique black grille, black assist steps, spray-on bedliner, special 18-inch aluminum wheels and many more features, will make its first public appearance at the North American International Auto Show next week in Detroit.

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Jan 09 2015
Written by George Zack | Posted on Bidness Etc

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) plans to launch its all-new 2016 Focus RS this year. The vehicle will come with stronger credentials than the previous model.

The Focus RS model was first launched in 2002. It came with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with four cylinders, and could produce 212 horsepower, which was closest to what the World Rally Championship cars were capable of.

Filed Under: Research & Development

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