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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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Nov 06 2014
Written by Benjamin Preston | Posted on The New York Times

Ford made a big splash at the Detroit auto show in January when it introduced its redesigned, mostly aluminum F-150 pickup truck. Now, the automaker is sending the truck, which it says is 700 pounds lighter than the outgoing model, around the country to give journalists and dealers a closer look.

Nov 06 2014
Written by Henry Payne | Posted on The Detroit News

The 707-horsepower, 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat goes 0-60 in 3.7 seconds, hits a top speed of 204 mph, and reaches a quarter mile in 11 seconds flat.

You know, a family car.

I wink. I smile. But in the Age of the Sport Ute, Dodge's large sedan is pure genius. It may be the 21st century but we Americans still prefer riding high in SUVs like the horse-drawn carriages of the 19th. To compete with these domesticated elephants, Dodge offers the Hellcat and its Charger siblings. Performance sedans for those who want vroom with room.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Nov 06 2014

For Immediate Release:
November 6, 2014
Contact: Colin Dunn
info@americanautocouncil.org
(202) 400 - 2609

AAPC Statement on Japan’s Devaluation of the Yen

Nov 06 2014
Written by Yoko Kubota | Posted on The Wall Street Journal

Toyota Motor Corp. said it expects record profit in its current fiscal year, buoyed by a weaker yen that helps exports and a model lineup that is steaming ahead in the U.S.

The world’s largest auto maker by vehicle sales turned in another blockbuster quarter powered by sales of its profitable sport-utility vehicles in the U.S. Toyota’s July-September net profit rose 23% from a year earlier to ¥539 billion yen ($4.7 billion), topping profit at global rivals Volkswagen AG and General Motors Co.

Nov 05 2014
Written by Gabe Nelson | Posted on Automotive News

More than 1 billion mobile devices, from smartphones and tablet computers to computerized wristwatches, use Google Inc.’s Android operating system.

Next up? Chevrolets and Cadillacs.

So says supplier Harman International, which won a $900 million contract from General Motors in 2012 to supply a next-generation infotainment system. Harman’s system will be based on Android, and is scheduled to launch in GM vehicles in late 2016, Harman CEO Dinesh Paliwal revealed last week during a conference call discussing quarterly earnings.

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