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

AAPC Updates

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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Sep 05 2014
Written by Patrick Rall | Posted on Torque News

The Chrysler Group has rolled out all of the information on the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and as expected, the new high performance SUV gets some improvements including a bit more power and a new noise cancelling system, but in an unexpected move, there is no significant price hike with the new model year – as the price increases by just $115.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Sep 04 2014
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Chrysler Group LLC today reported U.S. sales of 198,379 units, a 20 percent increase compared with sales in August 2013 (165,552 units), and the group’s best August sales since 2002.

Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy
Sep 04 2014
Written by Melissa Burden | Posted on The Detroit News

General Motors Co. said Wednesday that its 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will offer best-in-segment fuel economy for pickups powered by V-6 engines, with ratings three to five miles per gallon higher than competitors.

The company said its 305-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 paired with an six-speed automatic transmission will get 18 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and a combined 21 mpg in the two-wheel drive configuration. Four-wheel drive versions will get 17 mpg city, 24 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined.

 

Sep 04 2014
Written by Bradford Wernie | Posted on Automotive News

The ad campaign for the 2015 Lincoln MKC launches this weekend on major college and professional football games and will run at least through next April, substantially longer than some other Lincoln campaigns.

By hitting the three biggest college football games and the opening weekend of the National Football League season, Lincoln hopes to get the same buzz it would get advertising on the Super Bowl, said Andrew Frick, Lincoln general marketing manager: “300 million impressions -- that’s the expected broadcast television views we’ll see through the launch weekend.”
 

Filed Under: Research & Development
Sep 02 2014
Written by Sally Davies | Posted on The Financial Times

Drivers who like to check their email or do their make-up at traffic lights, beware.

General Motors, the largest US auto manufacturer by sales, is preparing to launch the world’s first mass-produced cars with eye- and head-tracking technology that can tell whether drivers are distracted, according to people with knowledge of the plans.

Seeing Machines, an Australian group listed in London, has signed an agreement with safety-goods maker Takata to supply GM with tracking devices for up to 500,000 vehicles over the next three to five years.

Filed Under: Research & Development