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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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Aug 21 2014
Written by Ed Scannell | Posted on TWC

Leaders from three manufacturing groups held a news conference, calling on Congress, the White House and trade negotiators to get tough on countries engaged in currency manipulation.

China is their primary target, having tied the value of its dollar to the U.S. dollar instead of allowing it to be determined in foreign exchange markets.

They said U.S. manufacturing may be on a post-recession rebound, but it's being undermined by China's, Vietnam's and a handful of other countries' practice of currency manipulation.

 

Aug 21 2014
Written by Paul Lienert | Posted on Reuters

Ford Motor Co (F.N) plans to introduce a new hybrid gasoline-electric car in late 2018 to compete against the best-selling Toyota Prius, two sources with knowledge of the company's plans told Reuters on Wednesday.

The compact car will be Ford's first "dedicated" hybrid - that is a vehicle designed to be marketed exclusively as a hybrid, rather than a variation of an existing gasoline model, such as the automaker's Fusion hybrid, the sources said. The as-yet-unnamed vehicle will be built just outside Detroit, .

Filed Under: Research & Development
Aug 21 2014
Written by Sam McEachern | Posted on GM Authority

Cadillac hasn’t spoken much about its highly-anticipated full-size luxury sedan, possibly to be called LTS. However the automaker’s head of global product development, purchasing and supply chain, Mark Reuss, recently made a few comments about the impending Omega-based S-Class rival to Automotive News, where he revealed Cadillac is setting a high standard for the car.

“If we’re a serious luxury carmaker, it’s really important to us,” Reuss said. “This is a car that Cadillac needs, that will define its brand in terms of innovation and excellence. That’s the mission.”

 

Filed Under: Research & Development
Aug 21 2014
Written by Patrick Rall | Posted on Torque News

The Dodge Viper has always been the top dog in terms of performance from the Chrysler Group until the introduction of the new Hellcat Charger and Challenger, but if some rumors floating around the Mopar world prove to be true – the next generation Viper could pack a supercharged V10 that will blow away anything that has ever been built by an American automaker.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Aug 21 2014

For Immediate Release:

August 21, 2014
Contact: Colin Dunn (AAPC)
info@americanautocouncil.org
202-400-2609

 

AAPC Reinforces Call for Action on Currency Manipulation