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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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Sep 12 2014
Written by Sean Syzmkowski | Posted on GM Authority

Speaking to a group of reporters in New Delhi, India, General Motors CEO Mary Barra shared that the company has plans on launching forty new vehicles across international markets in the coming years, according to a Reuters report. Whether that means all-new or ranging from all-new to slightly refreshed is another story, as does the time-frame.

Sep 12 2014
Written by Patrick Rall | Posted on Torque News

While I am much more of a Mustang GT guy than I am a Focus ST guy, I really, really enjoyed my time behind the wheel of the high performance Focus earlier this year. Because of that, I had slightly lower expectations for the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST because, frankly, I was disappointed in the difference in horsepower between the two ST models – but the smaller frame of the Fiesta allows it to make the very most of the ST package upgrades.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Sep 12 2014
Written by Giles Castonguay | Posted on Automotive News

Jeep will begin later this month its foray into the market for subcompact SUVs -- the industry's fastest-growing segment -- when it puts on sale the Renegade, the first model born from the coupling of U.S. and Italian engineering at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).

"It's the first example of cross-country collaboration," CEO Sergio Marchionne told reporters today at a news conference near Balocco, outside of Turin, Italy, where FCA has a test track. "It's great to see," he said, looking at the boxy SUV with its rounded edges parked nearby. "The damn thing works."

Sep 11 2014
Written by Sam McEachern | Posted on GM Authority

General Motors this week confirmed their vehicle-to-vehicle technology will debut in the CTS mid-size sedan for the 2017 model year. We know the technology will allow vehicles also equipped with the same or similar systems to connect, but what benefits does it have towards you as a driver? Jon Lauckner, GM Chief Technology Officer, Vice President of R&D and President of GM Ventures, decided to clear the air on what V2V actually does.

Sep 11 2014
Written by Bradford Wernie | Posted on Automotive News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Next month, Lincoln will kick off its first significant marketing campaign for the Lincoln Navigator since 2007, brand executives said at a press event here.

Lincoln began shipping the re-engineered 2015 Navigator to dealers earlier this month. It will begin ads after dealers are well-stocked with the new version in late October.

With full-size SUVs selling briskly, Lincoln has updated the Navigator for the first time since the 2007 model year.

Filed Under: Research & Development