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While no index is perfect, the AU Auto Index is the most scientific approach we have seen. The report looks at the correct components to determine U.S. domestic content in automobiles to reveal what vehicles are really the ‘most American.'

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While no index is perfect, the AU Auto Index is the most scientific approach we have seen. The report looks at the correct components to determine U.S. domestic content in automobiles to reveal what vehicles are really the ‘most American.'

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Showcases fuel efficiency and other green policy and vehicle advancements.

Focuses on increased hiring of a new type of workforce that is efficient and technologically advanced.

Involves building a strong U.S. economy based on our manufacturing leadership.

Involves building a strong US economy based on our deep manufacturing background.

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 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.

Nov 05 2014
Written by Chris Clonts | Posted on Motor Trend

A crowd 15- or 20-people deep cheered as the 2015 Ford Mustang King Cobra was unveiled at the annual SEMA show. They had reason to cheer, as the automaker said the King Cobra checks in with more than 600 hp and runs the quarter-mile in less than 11 seconds.

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Nov 05 2014
Chrysler Media Group

For a fifth consecutive year, the Jeep® Wrangler, Mopar's most accessorized vehicle, has been recognized as the “Hottest 4x4-SUV” at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The SEMA Award recognizes vehicle models that specialty equipment manufacturers believe are the best platforms for accessorization in order to showcase the year’s coolest products.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Nov 04 2014
Written by Greg Gardner | Posted on Detroit Free Press

The annual exhibition, sponsored by the Specialty Equipment Market Association, showcases accessories and greatly enhanced specialty versions of current and future vehicles.

The Silverado Polaris ACE+ is targeted for off-road vehicle enthusiasts. The outdoors-themed concept truck will be paired with the new Polaris ACE, a single-seat, sit-in off-road vehicle launched earlier this year.

The concept truck is based on the production 2015 Silverado 1500 crew cab with a 6-foot-6-inch cargo bed and the Z71 Off-Road package.

Filed Under: Research & Development

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