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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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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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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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Learn more about the scientific and technological contributions the modern auto industry makes.

Showcases fuel efficiency and other green policy and vehicle advancements.

Focuses on increased hiring of a new type of workforce that is efficient and technologically advanced.

Involves building a strong U.S. economy based on our manufacturing leadership.

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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Jul 17 2014
Written by Mitsuru Obe | Posted on Wall Street Journal

With an ultimate goal of stimulating economic growth, hopes are high that the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement will lead to a spike in cross-border business deals among member countries. Assuming that’s the case, Japan’s chief TPP negotiator posed an interesting question: why does the pact sidestep a key factor that affects practically all international business activity?

Jul 16 2014
Written by Sam Mceachern | Posted on GM Authority

General Motors is reportedly developing an all-new 55 kW max/30 kW continuous power inverter which will find its way into future hybrid and electric vehicles released by the company, including the next-generation Chevrolet Volt. The new inverter was announced by GM’s Sean Gleason at the Department of Energy’s Annual Merritt Review in June, where he revealed they are nearly two-thirds of the way finished the $16.6 million project.

Jul 16 2014
Written by Ken Chester Jr. | Posted on The Appleton Post-Crescent

Ford introduced its next best idea to the American motorist – next-generation Focus four-door sedan and five-door hatchback in 2012. Since then, the Focus has set a new standard in the small car segment, offering more technology and features than more expensive European cars, while delivering impressive fuel economy.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Jul 16 2014
Written by Samuel Reiman | Posted on Fox Sports

The new 707hp Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has been the talk of the car world in recent weeks, and so it should come as no surprise that when the 2014 Carlisle Chrysler Nationals rolled around, the Hellcat was a major talking point of the show.

With the car that features the most powerful V8 motor in the world, Ralph Gilles, the President and CEO of the SRT Brand and Senior Vice President of Design at Chrysler Group LLC, was not shy about showing off what his latest creation could do.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Jul 15 2014
Written by Terry Box | Posted on Dallas News

Cadillac is already thinking about adding more goodies to the striking 2015 Escalade SUV built at the General Motors Assembly Plant in Arlington.

The Escalade, sporting a new V-8 as well as the first exterior and interior redesigns in seven years, is one of three SUVs built in Arlington and is equipped with a version of the new Corvette 6.2-liter V-8.

But Cadillac brand manager David Schiavone told Automotive News that the division is considering adding a V-6 turbodiesel and twin-turbo gas V-6 to the engines available for the luxury SUV.

Filed Under: Research & Development