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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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Jul 30 2014
Written by Patrick Rall | Posted on Torqu News

Thanks to the same collection of information that revealed that there will be a Hellcat powered Dodge Charger, we have learned that the 2015 Dodge Viper SRT will come with 5 extra horsepower in the new model year – bringing the total output up to 645 horsepower.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Jul 29 2014
Written by Melissa Burden | Posted on The Detroit News

General Motors Co. said Monday it will offer wireless smartphone charging in the 2015 Cadillac ATS and 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe to help address growing demand for charging devices in the car and eliminating the need for cords.

GM said the technology will be added to the Cadillac CTS and Escalade SUV at the end of 2014. A GM spokeswoman said 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups will get the technology soon, while a company spokesman said the technology will be “deployed widely” across the company’s vehicles.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Jul 29 2014
Written by Brad Wiley | Posted on Autoweek

Recently we had the opportunity to ride shotgun in a few pre-production examples of the 2015 Mustang around Ford’s Dearborn Development handling course. While there’s no substitute for actually driving the new Mustang ourselves, a test-ride did offer a glimpse into what we can expect once we're allowed behind the wheel.

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Jul 29 2014
Written by Chris Woodyard | Posted on USA Today

The first copy of the most powerful production muscle car ever made is going to up for auction to benefit charity.

The 707-horsepower 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat, with a vehicle identification number (VIN) of 0001, is goes on the block at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2014 auction, Sept. 25 to 27 in Las Vegas.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Opportunity Village organization of Las Vegas, Barrett-Jackson says.

The Hellcat has a 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V-8 engine that can roar through the quarter mile in 10.2 seconds, with a speed of 126 miles per hour.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Jul 28 2014
Written by Melissa Burden | Posted on Detroit News

General Motors Co.’s Chevrolet brand is providing 12 plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volts to the nonprofit MBAs Across America program, which is traveling the country to help small businesses.

The automaker held a celebratory event Friday at its Renaissance Center headquarters. GM CEO Mary Barra and Detroit Deputy Mayor Ike McKinnon welcomed the students who spent the week in Detroit working with seven local businesses.