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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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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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Jun 06 2014
GM News

DETROIT – The all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 is the most powerful production car ever from General Motors and one of a few production cars available in the United States that delivers more than 600 horsepower.

The Z06’s LT4 supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine is SAE-certified at 650 horsepower (485 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque (881 Nm) at 3,600 rpm.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Jun 06 2014
Written by Clifford Atlyeh | Posted on Car and Driver

You’re looking at a Ford Fusion that’s been modified using so many exotic lightweight materials that it tips the scales at just 2635 pounds, or about as much as Ford’s subcompact Fiesta hatch. (The last production Fusion we weighed rang in at at 3474 pounds.) A curb weight of less than 2700 pounds is unheard of in this vehicle class, and we haven’t seen a sub-3000-pound mid-size Ford sedan since the first-gen Taurus in 1986.

Jun 06 2014
Written by Dale Buss | Posted on Forbes

Fiat Chrysler is pivoting further in a new marketing direction as it launches TV advertisements on Saturday for the completely overhauled new version of its Chrysler 200 sedan.

The biggest change is that for the first time since the company emerged from bankruptcy, the car is the real star of a Chrysler-brand commercial.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Jun 05 2014
Written by Katherine Long | Posted on Seattle Times

Seattle — On the outside, it’s a basic, affordable, midsize Chevy Malibu.

But on the inside it’s a hybrid like no other, with two separate engines — one biodiesel, the other electric — that together give it the muscle of, well, a muscle car, not the faint and tentative speed of some hybrids.

For the last three years, a team of University of Washington students has designed, planned, tested, rebuilt, rewired and re-engineered the innards of the General Motors car.

Jun 05 2014
Written by Joshua Vaughn | Posted on The Sentinel

CARLISLE — To commemorate the 50th birthday of the Ford Mustang during this week’s Ford Nationals at the Carlisle Fairgrounds, Carlisle Bakery is rolling out a one-of-a-kind edible automobile.

Made from three sheet cakes and two pounds of buttercream icing, Carlisle Bakery is putting the finishing touches on a 1964 Ford Mustang cake. When completed, the cake will feed up to 150 visitors at the Ford Mustang 50th anniversary celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Red 102.3 stage at the Carlisle Fairgrounds.

Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy

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